Sunday, October 4, 2009


Jawaballs painting contest - part 3

I have finished the work on my contest entry and just submitted it. After asking for feedback on my Release Candidate on an Austrian forum I got superb feedback- it seems I got a little snowblind during working on him. So I invested another 2 or 3 hours into the model to incorparate the ideas I was given and this is what I did:
  • I picked Sgt. Lorenzo because I like the model a lot and originally sticked to the original paint scheme. During the project I found some spots where I believe my choice of colors is better and therefore stepped of the original a little. The red tones and the method of highlighting them was one of the points. I rarely highlight red with orange or yellow. Instead I usually start with a very dark red over a black undercoat and layer up to a brigt shiny tone. I reduced the color pallete to get the focus back on the model. All gems and lenses are painted green (except for one- can you find it?). My Power Weapon fits into this scheme as well.
  • I added a base to field the model in 40k games. I do not intend to use him in Space Hulk games anymore- because I play it with Imperial Stormtroopers but I made it modular anyway.
  • The cauldron on top of the armor was replaced with a banner and I used a decal for the first time in ten years. Because I used Microsol and Microset it cones along very well. On the back I painted a freehand in NMM gold to make the backview more interesting. Another freehand can be found on the Stormbolter-again NMM gold. In the end I weathered the lower parts of the model to fuse it to his base.

I am very pleased with the outcome and would be interested in your feedback!

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  1. Nick said... October 4, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Amazing job. I had intended to enter the contest but with procrastination and seeing your awesome job it would be futile :)

    Great work. Love the banner especially.

  2. Cannonfodder said... October 4, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    Thank you. But seeing other's work should never stop you from entering. Care to show pictures anyway?

  3. oni said... October 5, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Great work all around.

  4. Michael said... October 6, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    discouraging to see such a well painted model in the competition ;)

    although I suspected as much, I see my chances of winning becoming nonexistent.

    but I will still enter of course.

    but great job, the painting is superb!

  5. Dverning said... October 6, 2009 at 5:46 AM

    Very nice work there! I love when there's a big blog contest like this as it's really neat to see so many different takes on the same theme. Very inspiring.

  6. Cannonfodder said... October 6, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Thanks for your replies. I am on a trip abroad right now and am surprised to find that i can blog on my phone. Sadly the browsing experience is rather unconformatable. Looking forward to seeing more entries.