Saturday, 13 January 2018
From Mike D: St Celestine (25 pts)
Like a lot of folks, I suppose, I buy and paint more GW models than I ever play. I was big WHFB player, but since the Old World folded I buy figures because they look great, and then when it comes time to put them into a feasible army, I just am not able to keep up with all the changes to the games. Case in point, this great St Celestine model that came out in "Triumvirate of the Imperium" set at the end of 7th ed. 40k. I bought the box because I loved the figure, but it sat on my shelf, and there wasn't any urgency on my part to get it painted and on the table. Originally, this was supposed to my entry to for "Flight" theme, but I missed the deadline.
In past year or so I've also started using an airbrush for priming and base coats. This model is one of my first attempts at doing something a bit more technical. I painted the armor and the Celestine's wings with the airbrush. Also, this is my first shot using the photo background Santa gave me this past Christmas.
This is sensational stuff Mike, wow! Like you I have form for buying things that catch my eye and I can certainly see why this one ended up in your collection. You are really getting to grips with that airbrush too, the graduation of colour on St Celestine's wings works brilliantly. I am sorry that this missed the bonus round, it would have made a cracking entry.
With regards to points, I simple can't mark St Celestine as a single figure, it is so complicated and spectacular that I will consider her as a vehicle in this case, giving you 25 points for the submission. Bravo Sir.