Sunday, 4 October 2015

The eyes...the eyes!

Whilst I am working on the Marsh Reavers at the moment, as well as various 40k models, and trying to make some watery/marshy terrain (which will be in my next post), I have got around to completing the Eye Tyrant. I am really pleased with how it has turned out.

I was slightly apprehensive when I first started - a grey undercoat, washed with Carroburg Crimson, and drybrushed with Lothern Blue - it looked far to much like a novelty from a West Ham United souvenir shop. But a few dry brushes of different shades of purple eased the effect really nicely.

I wanted to get blue into the design so that it matches with my other Fimir models - blue kilts, shields, banners, etc. So I made sure the eyes started off with a coat of Kantor Blue, then a brush of Lothern Blue, a brush of Bleached Bone, and finally a pupil drawn on using a micro pen. I think the colours of the eyes give a piercing effect, rather creepy really - after all, it is a daemon summoned from a realm that it really is best not to think about!