October 7th was my birthday, A great time was had, I travelled to Nottingham and played a fantastic game of Horus Heresy, I ate and drank at Bugmans, toured the newer exhibits in the museum and particularly importantly (for you dear readers) I bought myself some Birthday presents!
To-wit, Perturabo and a Land Raider Proteus.
More on the Proteus later, rest assured that post is coming.
But Perturabo I’ve wanted since I first saw him.
Lots of metals, few colours, plenty of detail, Here is a model which I felt I could do justice.
A character model in a style that matches my range of techniques to a tee.
So, over the next few days, during the course of about eight hours of painting. I toiled and produced this!
I think this may qualify as the first Primarch to be painted for GW:Manchester’s Speed Freaks competition!
I didn’t win, but then I’ve never cared about winning as much as participation.
No more talk, behold his majesty!
Honest critique: I feel his tabard needs more work, and I totally didn’t notice the hip chevrons at all.
But all in all, I’m very pleased with the result.
There will be more character pieces in future!