I had to concede defeat on painting this in non-metallic metals, unfortunately. I spent a weekend trying to get the axe-heads right, but couldn’t manage it; and, after starting-over several times, thought it was best to paint it in regular metals. Painting has its ups and downs, but I’m not too unhappy about this, even if metallic paints are a bit tricky to use, they do suit models meant to be viewed from several angles.
I’m selling this model on Ebay, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Candlelighters charity – which provides support to children who have cancer; and to their families. One of my mother’s colleagues recently lost their 15 year-old daughter to leukemia; so if people wish to bid, they would be more than welcome.
I’m going to make a Space Hulk diorama next; which is something I’ve been looking forward to doing for a while. The artwork and atmosphere of the game has always been evocative; and it coincides well with the Deathwatch release, which has some great atmospherics of its own.