Monday, 27 January 2014

Nocturna Models Crusader XIII C [WIP - Cloak & Tunic]

Work on Ser Gregor Clegane is coming along nicely as I make steady progress on the paint job conversion of the Nocturna Models Crusader XIII C resin miniature. This phase saw me completing Ser Gregor's cloak and tunic as well as a version of the House Clegane heraldry on his chest.

Ser Gregor Clegane - Work-In-Progress on his cloak and tunic

As with my previous experience when painting the face, the job of painting the cloak and tunic was made so much easier by the fantastic sculpture of the resin miniature. A well sculpted miniature always makes a painters job easier, and in this case the sculpted folds of the cloak and tunic made determining where light and shadow fell on the clothing a fairly easy task.

Both the cloak and tunic on the Nocturna Models miniature was wonderfully sculpted

Some possible additions to tunic (or even cloak) might be to bloody it up or to make it look dirtied up. But such stains on the clothing will have to wait until after Ser Gregor's chain-mail armour has been painted. If you look closely you will notice some rents in the armour which would be ideal locations to paint blood while other areas show wear and tear which could be suitable for dirt stains. I want to wait and see if I can get away with not having any stains at all on the cloak and tunic.   

Chain-mail armour is still unpainted

Admittedly, the colour choice of Ser Gregor's cloak is not an official one as the character as depicted both in the books and HBO series do not indicate bluish-grey as part of House Clegane's colours. I used it because it complemented the yellows of his tunic, not unlike the original X-Men uniform.   

A shield will be placed on the upper mid-section of the cloak

Painting the symbol of a dog - a version of House Clegane's herladry - was very difficult for me to conceptualise and make into reality. More so as I have never tried to paint any designs or symbols onto a crumpled clothing before. I tried my best to distort the heraldry based on the folds of the tunic.

House Clegane heraldry on the crumpled tunic of Ser Gregor

What remains to be painted are the hands, weapons and shield of the Nocturna Models Crusader XIII C resin miniature. They have been primed in light grey using the Tamiya Fine Surface Primer.

Weapons and shield of the Nocturna Models Crusader XIII C resin miniature

Thanks for following the progress on my version of Ser Gregor Clegane, a character in the Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. The toughest task lies ahead of me namely a detailed heraldry depicting three hounds on a shield. With the shield's larger size (a result of this resin miniature being in 1/28th scale), it will harder to get away with a badly painted freehand design. It's a task that I approach with a fair bit of apprehension. Till then, have a good week ahead, and be well and happy!  

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18 comments:

  1. Very good job on the paint, once again I am admiring of this face, very much alive !
    Greetings .

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Vincent. ^^

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  2. Fantastic details and colors, great paintjob!

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    1. Still someway to go before completion but I am glad you like it so far. =)

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  4. Hola
    Pinta muy bien,fantástico
    un saludo

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  5. Nice work on the freehand.

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    1. I was tempted to not do anything on the front of the tunic but I guess any design is better than nothing. Thanks by the way. =)

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  6. The yellow is fantastic, and the contrasting blue really makes the whole model pop. Lookin' good!

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    1. Thanks Prof! I have had more experience working with yellows so hopefully the blending is getting smoother with every try. Thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated. ^_^

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  7. Your job on the skin is absolutely awesome !! The yellow (very difficult colour) is perfect with this blue and I like the coat of arms !!

    I really wait for the final result !! ^^

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    1. Thank you very much Morikun. ^^ The skin tones look very nice mainly due to the wonderful flesh tones from Reaper paints.

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  8. Whoah!! Look at that face!
    Great job man..

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    1. Thanks Lord AK. =) It looks nice because the face was sculpted really well.

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