Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Genesis Chapter Captain

Captain Tories of the Genesis Chapter 2nd Company

Finally... A captain to lead my Genesis chapter into battle - and hopefully to victory. I must say the dice gods have not been kind to me as of late. I put a considerable amount of time and effort into this model and am very pleased with how he turned out. The dingy white on the banner vs. the brilliant white on the cape and robe was done intentionally. This way you're eyes are drawn towards the body of the model rather than its banner. I may still go back and work on the banner a little bit to make it less contrasting, but in the mean time I'm going to see what comments people have about it. On to the 'how to'...
  • I started from a Chaos Black undercoat and painted the power armour Mechrite Red.
  • Shading was done with a Devlan Mud wash and highlights by drybrushing Blood Red.
  • All of the gold areas were first painted Shining Gold followed by Brown Ink and highlighted with Burnished Gold. Additionally the bolter casing was lightly drybrushed with Mithril Silver to make it stand out a little more.
  • The inside of the cape and the robe were first painted with Codex Grey then highlights were done with Fortress Grey followed by Skull White.
  • The Purity Seal ribbons where painted Bleached Bone and then given a wash of Gryphonne Sepia and then highlighted with some thinned Bleached Bone.
  • The blue tassels, cape and purity seals were painted Ultramarines Blue and then washed with Asurman Blue followed by highlights of Ultramarines Blue. To coat the cape evenly I made sure to use a large tank brush for the wash and a small flat drybrush for the highlighting.
  • The metallic areas of the Bolter and Powersword were first painted with Boltgun Metal and washed with Badab Black and highlighted with lite a drybrushing Mithril Silver.


  1. Great job.

    I like the muted banner vs. the clean cape. It does exactly what you want it to.

    Have you thought about just adding a few tiny highlights on his face and chest area to bring him out a little more?

    Like the cape makes your eyes focus on the model and not the banner... maybe highlight his face/chest to really draw your eyes in there.

    Just a thought.

  2. He looks AWESOME! The model stands out, the cape really looks great, it really does draw you into the model. Good work on that banner too. Great job.

  3. Looks awesome!

    How are you with writing? If you practice a bit first you can get some on that banner, doesn't take long for someone of your skill to get that down :)

  4. Thank you for the comments guys.

    Ron - Adding tiny improvements like that always cross my mind for all of my models. Someday I'll act on it, but in the mean time it's on to the next squad. :)

    Spectral Dragon - I've tried my hand at words and I can never seem to make them fit. I start out OK, but by the end I'm squeezing the letters. So I avoid it for as long as I can, but eventually I will go back and fill in the banners and such.

  5. Banner text is easy really, I never thought about it but I have a very specific technique I use that might help you.

    Let me see what I can do with posting something about it.

  6. Oni, use a micron pen to write on the scripts and banners. Then a quite seal with some varnish - job done.
    Awesome paint job as always fella


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