...that I love Space Hulk? (adore it, really).
To put it as simply as I know how, I needed a change from the rigors of Arrugginiti rust these last several days. Moreover, painting time has been somewhere between "rare" and "extremely rare" as I tie up loose ends here before our grand Roman holiday. Just as well, I always keep little side projects on hand for just the occasion.
I've slowly been chipping through these Space Hulk minis for about a year now, and I'm nearing the end with them (the Terminators, that is. I've only painted about ten of the Tyranids... can you call them Tyranids in SH context?). At times, I can be pretty impatient with shiny new models like these. I think most of us suffer from this at one time or another. But I've actually enjoyed playing the long game with this project. I think these new Space Hulk models certainly reward patience and extra attention, particularly as they are just dripping with details and personality.
And besides , I've got plenty of other Terminators custom made to work as proxies...
I meant it when I said slowly. Even this Librarian has been in various stages of progress for over six months now. When there's time I would pick out a color or a specific detail that needed work, and just focus on that for a brief period. Well. I'm pleased to announce that he is finally finished. I think.
With regard to his color scheme, I've never been thrilled with the doctrine that Librarians should (must?) wear Ultramarines Blue, so I opted for something a bit off the beaten path. I wanted to try a vibrant, intense color that might make the figure look as if he is seeping power from every pore, every nook in his armor, etc. I've not highlighted all the way to Skull White, but there's a bit at the edges. As such, he comes off looking rather gray-blue. I like to think his armor may have been more pure once upon a time, but that the physical and moral stresses of Deep Space travel have taken a toll.
...and for those of you that may have noticed, and who may be wondering, the answer is yes. I bought two. Have I ever mentioned that I love Space Hulk?