My first Rogue Trader miniature is complete! And here he is in all his glory. I spent a little longer working on this model than I would have done for a Warhammer one and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I tinker a bit here and there as I work on my chariot, though this afternoon I found a longer bit of time to finish things off.
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I used the same method as I always do when painting orks to complete the skin. Plenty of washes ensured that the metal looked a little more like metal. One of my focus areas for painting is improving the way I produce steel, iron and bronze and I really enjoyed trying to improve the representation of these materials.
As has become customary, a rear view shot. Another personal improvement was the way I paint fur. I used a red/brown mix as a base, washed over with a dark brown ink before highlighting with bronze flesh and white. It was quick and easy a produced good results.
Top down shot to show off base. Nice and simple. Painted yellow. Chestnut wash over the top. Once dry I mixed yellow inks, orange inks and dark brown inks. Again, when the inks were dry, I drybrushed with flesh and white. A Bestial brown coat tidied up the base.
Now that I have finished an ork, I suppose it is time to try my hand at a Space Marine. Last year, when I grew sick of the state of GW generally, I kind of imagined myself never painting a marine again. They just got so, so dull to paint. With RT metals though, every marine is an individual so things should be much more interesting.
Rear view shot of the next model, note that I have an original metal backpack on there rather than the later plastic one!
Now then, which chapter shall I choose?