Thursday, August 2, 2018

Deathwatch Librarian w/Jump pack - TO DONE

Deathwatch Librarian with Jump Pack

It is time to present this librarian as DONE for the 2017/2018 hobby season.  While I freely admit I could lavish much more attention on the final highlights and cleanup, this model has reached a point where I'm happy to call it done and move on. Do not let perfection be the enemy of good!

This model sits well with the Watch Captain with jump pack and together they provide some useful, mobile character support for my Deathwatch force. During the final session, I put time into the jump pack, completing its details and adding the missing highlights.  I'll come back to the two scrolls on the top of the jump pack at some point, once I decide what I want to do there to add character.

The base also got some hobby love with a dry brush of P3 Menoth White, followed by P3 Menoth White Highlight.  The base was then shaded with GW Agrax Earthshade.  While Dry brushing, I allowed a controlled about of paint to get on the feet and cloak to tie the model in with its environment a bit.  I also touched some of the shade onto the hem of the cloak and splashed a bit on the boots and greaves as well.

Here, I present some gallery shots of the completed miniature.

Deathwatch Librarian with Jump Pack front

I am really liking the pose of this conversion.  Very different than the original and looks intentional, as if settling back to take the recoil of the plasma pistol, or perhaps taken slightly off balance by the weight of the ax. In my imagination, this librarian has just checked his forward progress and rounded on some new threat off to his left.

Deathwatch Librarian with Jump Pack left side

Boy, do I still need work on my power weapon effects!  I like the colors, but the crackling energy is found wanting...

Deathwatch Librarian with Jump Pack back

How on earth did I miss that sloppy highlight on the top of the left jump jet, just above the scroll detail?  Yikes, I'll touch that up soon. Close up digital photography can really help highlight these issues that seem to get missed when the model is in hand.

Deathwatch Librarian with Jump Pack right side

Take that, xenos scum! I very much like how the Librarium shoulder pad came out.  This was my first attempt at lining the inside of a shoulder pad. Typically, I just shade the pad and highlight the outside edges.  I'll continue to work on this as I complete other space marines.

Well that's it for this guy. Here's a big ol' seal of DONE for the project.

Thanks again to 40kaddict for the inspiration.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!