Monday, April 17, 2017

KOW - Avatar of the Father

As mentioned in yesterday's blog post, I have been painting up the model I'm using for my Avatar of the Father in my Herd. This was one of the eight Mierce Miniatures' Monster I got for my birthday during their recent sale. It is the third of that eight I've painted up in the two and a half weeks since they arrived (so they are not sitting on the shelf!).

The Avatar is the last model I have planned for my Herd army and will mean that I have 3500 points of painted Herd.

This was quite a hard model to paint. I tried to get an inky black and found that it is very hard to achieve without the model looking very dark and detail starting to get lost. The lighting isn't the best - I must get my light box back - but you get the idea how he came out.

This is probably one of my least favourite Mierce sculpts. While it fits the description of a winged avatar, I think it is a bit contrived and awkward. The wings are nice but overall I'm not a huge fan of the model.

He comes on his own rock which I have incorporated into the 50mm square base he is on.

So that's it for the Herd, next projects are the continued basing of Goblins and then the multibasing of existing Orc and Salamander (Lizardmen) army.

My next army painting project will likely be Night Stalkers.

 

7 comments:

  1. The problem with bird/human hybrid models is that I will always compare them to one of my all-time favourite models - the old gw lord of change. http://miniset.net/files/set/gw-99119915038.jpg - nothing can stand up to that

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    1. You and me both....I love the old LoC and the Kairos model

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  2. Congrats on finishing the army, Pete.

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  3. Congrats! If you have a full army shot somewhere that would be nice to see.

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    1. I'll try and get one done in the next few days 👍

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  4. It has fully emerged to crown Singapore's southern shores and undoubtedly placed her on the global map of residential landmarks. I still scored the more points than I ever have in a season for GS. I think you would be hard pressed to find somebody with the same consistency I have had over the years so I am happy with that. party toyz

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