|The 28mm WW1 figure is just included to show the scale of these figures, |
there is nothing small about Kingdom Death!
(including the game itself which weighs in at 17lbs for the core set alone!)
All of my Kingdom Death figures are going to be played with and I want them to be very visual, so a lot of the highlights and shadows are a lot more pronounced than most of my painting. This is being done on purpose to show up and emphasis the details from tabletop. While not as clean looking in these close up pictures as some of my figures, they do really pop at tabletop distance better than a lot of things that I shade in using more subtle colour variations.
The images show some glare, and again not sure why as the figs have been dull coated and have no shine at all. I had issues with giving the lion a face that portrayed some feeling and some realism, it took a few attempts but I am happy with the final result. I added a black nose, faded in some pink, and blended in some dark lines from the corner of the eyes. I left the eyes without pupils to give a more menacing appearance.
Next up is the Screaming Antelope, and I would be screaming too if I had a mouth there!
I chose to leave everything very dark again, since there is no natural light source in the KD world. The fur and skin on top are dark browns shaded up to light tans to give high contrast.
I started both of these using the airbrush for the base colours right after work today and they took about 4 hours from start to finish, which is pretty fast for me. Without the airbrush to block in colours and do the first highlights (with a 0.2mm tip) they would have taken a lot longer.
While again not my normal style, I think the overall effect came out pretty well.
I really have no idea what these are worth though, so defer to Curt's judgment. I know that Kingdom Death counts as 40mm scale, and included the 28mm figure to show just how big they are, but have no idea what that makes them worth.
Thanks for checking them out everyone! I am now going to go start a test Dropfleet Commander cruiser and work on some Epic 30k, I should have more to post sometime this weekend.
More KD badness, awesome work Byron. I love the tawny warm colours of the Lion and the effect of the raw, exposed musculature on the Screaming Antelope is excellent (it looks very, very painful - I'd be screaming too). I've played against the Lion but I look forward to facing the Antelope sometime in the new year. Knowing the brutalness of Kingdom Death it will probably all end in tears.
As to points I'm going to put them at 12 each, so 24 for the pair. Great stuff Byron! I look forward to seeing the upcoming cruiser and the 30K Epic figures.