Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lucius the Eternal

"Where the daemon treads, there treads the weakling after. Where stalks the dark hunter of the night, creeps behind the craven fool. I say you can find out the servants of darkness and tell them by their mark. For believe me, each bears a Mark, each bears an outward scar of the devilry within. No man is born so unnatural that his body does not revolt at the foul pollution spawned inside. 
And by these Marks can you tell them. By the horns of the beast - for they have turned themselves from the light and should be slaughtered like the kine in the fields. By the scales of the snake, - for they slither in dark places and should be beaten with a rod. By the feathers of the eagle - for they have vexed the gods with vain flight and should be brought down with a stone..."
From Realms of Chaos Slaves to Darkness
Games Workshop Copyright 1988

Lucius the Eternal is the 4th commission I've done to date. At first I wasn't interested in the figure because Games Workshop's paint job make him look clownish and silly. After painting him though, I think he's a pretty sweet model. This commission took about a week to do and there was some discussion with the client about the color-choices. I had originally painted him with less color, just black, white and red. The client's feedback in really bringing out more potential on the model and in the end produced a more pleasing figure.

I'm still taking commissions so if you're interested in a piece, email me at timandlucka at gmail dot com.

7 comments:

Oh, it's you, Bob... said...

He's gonna look so awesome standing in front of his squad! I feel that Ned Flanders squeal coming on again...

Pete W said...

I think the balance of colours is better on this figure overall, OSH and I really like how it's come out.

The sword is my favourite part though I do love that sickly flesh colour the face has.

NockerGeek said...

Very nice. A bit more muted than most Slaaneshi models you see, but it works. Great job!

Mike Howell said...

Very, very nice.

I see that you are a fellow alum of the "paint a high quality mini and then take a lousy photograph" school of hobbying. ;-D

Old Shatter Hands said...

@Mike Howell, LOL!
Yes, I didn't have time to break out my tripod for this one. Such is life with a newborn.

@Nocker, yep, I like muted colors in general. GW's version of lucius just looks silly because they've given him too many colors. This one is a little more controlled.

Dave said...

I think the colours make him look like a member of the black legion rather than the emperors children but it does work. I especially like the flesh tones and the sword. I agree that the gw scheme is too bright but I would have gone for a blend of their original purple and bone loyalist scheme personally.

Still nice job!

Drathmere said...

I really like the paint job on this. I purchased the model but have had him sitting on my shelf for ages awaiting some inspiration!