Here’s a Skaven Warlord I posted a WIP of a while back. He took third place in GW Stockholm’s The Fang competion last month.

Photos by the incomparable Martin Peterson.


Here’s another golden-oldie-vacation-repost. Since I first posted this guy, he won second place in GW Stockholm’s painting competition The Fang in 2011.

This orc is proof that models don’t need to be “dynamic” to be good. The grounded pose makes him more powerful than if he were screaming his lungs out.

The skin is based with Camo Green, and shaded with various amounts of Devlan Mud, Camo Green and Scorched Brown. Highlighs are Camo Green and an old favourite of mine – the now OOP Bilious Green. I then finished off the skin with Bleached Bone and some glazes of purple ink.

The red bits look really striking, but were deceptively simple to paint. Just Scab Red, Devlan Mud and Blood Red, with some yellow mixed in for the dragon scales on his loincloth.

Here’s an old post, showing a WIP of those award-winning Dark Eldar Warriors 🙂

Here’s my first squad
of 10 Kabalite warriors. Nothing special, but I’m amazed how well this and all the other Dark Eldar kits assemble. After scraping off the mold lines, the only thing that needs filling are their shoulder pads. All the detail is splendid. I’ve only converted an arm or two, and used one of the Raider passengers for the Dark Lance specialist. Even so the entire squad feels like it has personality. I’ve never felt that when assembling any other 40k squad without heavy modification.

The last image is
a close-up of the Sybarite – and today’s lesson. When assembling models, always plan a little, and check the lines created by arms, weapons, everything. See how her hair follows the same flowing line as the chain and tassle on the banner pole? That line is continued by the pistol in the other direction, and is reinforced by her slight forward lean. The sword arm, however, breaks the line and creates a bit of tension in the pose. That, my friends, makes a dynamic figure. Posing things with their arms in the air doesn’t.

Don’t forget stuff like this. Composition is important.