|Nocturna Models 54 mm The Crusader: work-in-progress as Bronn the sellsword|
|Stage two involved painting Bronn's belt, boots, scabbard, sword and the base|
|Reddish hues are complementary to green hence the dry brushed grass on the base|
One bad habit I'm trying to get rid off is the tendency to rush through the painting process of such parts of a miniature. It seems silly to spent hours upon hours to perfect certain parts of the figurine (e.g. skin tone or clothing) only to rush through others (e.g. belts seem to be prime candidates) but that's what I sometimes tend to do. While I've largely curbed this unwanted tendency, it still tends to resurface once in a while if I'm not careful. For Bronn, I made the painting of the bits and pieces more interesting mainly by trying out new colour schemes for leather using Vallejo acrylics.
|Scabbard was painted and glued to figurine|
|Back view of the work-in-progress Nocturna Models 54 mm The Crusader|
|Bottom right buttock/lower thigh area is ripe for a free hand painting of the Lannister lion symbol|
Although Bronn's bits and pieces should be considered finished, that's not entirely true especially for his sword and base. Both can be improved upon - by adding dirt/blood on the former and a patch of artificial grass on the latter. I'm not entirely sold on the paint effects for the sword but will likely go ahead with the artificial grass as it would add soft realism (for want of a better word) to the piece.
|Put a ring on it ... no, not ala Beyonce ... more like Lannister gold on his finger|
|Absence of skin tone sticks out like a sore thumb at the moment|
|Bronn's sword - nothing too fancy, bare steel with no Lannister gold in sight (for now)|
So what's next for Bronn? Only the second most important stage of this particular miniature's painting process namely a freehand painting of the House Lannister heraldry on Bronn's armour. (The most important being Bronn's skin tone.) This stage actually sparks off a freehand painting binge involving all my Game of Thrones pieces currently on the work table. More of that in the coming posts. For now, thanks for reading my blog and have yourself a great weekend.