Friday, 14 April 2017

Purple Sex Marine






I painted this Renegade as a gift for a friend. I was pretty pleased how he came out (no pun intended).

He's actually one of the later resin casts and I think came in a pack of four, each being the classic Jes Goodwin model for each of the Chaos powers. I just love this Marine's pose. He is relaxed and haughty, demonstrating the arrogance and posturing of the Slaaneshi cult. Jes is a master of the one-piece sculpt and I just love painting casts like this.

The paint job was really simple. Leadbelcher spray over a black undercoat, then washes of ink on top for most of the plate. Additional details were blocked-in as necessary. I used the technique I'd established on my Harlequins for the pastel-pink whites. Base with a mix of white with a dash of red, wash the recesses with a darker mix, then highlight up to white. The green eyes and very simple green grass base were deliberately chosen to contrast against these warmer details.

The decals are actually from super-old sheets printed in the early 90s. I still have all my old sheets in all their shabby, cut-up glory. I'm pleasantly surprised how well they still work after 25 years.

Secretly I imagine that when he talks, this Marine sounds like Kenneth Williams.

8 comments:

  1. Kennethion of the Legio Infamius?

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  2. Ooooh, matron! ^^

    Absolutely loving the choice of palette here: much more S&M gear-y than the typical pink and black.

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    1. Thanks Gretchin. Yeah, the colours worked out well. You can never tell until you start slapping them on (ooh errr).

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  3. I've just repainted my noise marine and this guy is just as good, those Chaos marines by Goodwin are just awesome.
    I love the paintjob with very contrasting colours and textures. Really suits him.

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    1. Hey Assless. Big fan of your work! Yeah, Jes' stuff is so lovely to paint. That's why I'm all over the Eldar.

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  4. Excellent work. The washes over leadbelcher give a great hammered metal look.

    his model has aged really well compared to some of the others of the era... with a contemporary plastic bolter and backpack it should fit right in with an army. Now if only there were new plastic noise marines...

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    1. Thanks Lasgun. Definitely. Testament to this is that the Warp Spiders have never been updated. They're just perfect to this day!

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