Saturday, August 14, 2010
Brother Thornicus is the first finished (sorta) member of the most holy Thunderbirds chapter. His base needs flocking, but the rest of him is more or less complete.
Blessed with the Dreadnought armor, Bro'Thor is honored as "Paperweight of the Thunderbirds" after being destroyed in turn one of both of his battles. He takes the lickin' so his fellow Marines can stare into the face of fear and repent, for the end is nigh.
So he looks like he's lined with lipstick by some white trash Saturday night floozy. Yeah, it's my first time..go easy. Other than that, I'm somewhat happy with how it turned out. The base is Mechrite Red, with Blazing Orange for the highlight. I like the way it looks, but it's missing some depth. My research of other paint schemes has turned up an effect I really like: dry brushing the base coat over the primer (I used Chaos Black), leaving some of the black showing through in a fade effect. I'll try it on some troops, then possibly the Land Raider.
But for now, enjoy Brother Thor. Perhaps after I flock the base, I'll build a second base for him so he can lay on his side. He seems to excel in that.