Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 21: Dark Reaper Exarch

Okay, so I'm a few days behind but I'm catching up. Tuesday's mini is the 2nd Generation Dark Reaper Exarch. Out of the three different Dark Reaper lines this one has always been my favorite. The old ones just look old, and the new ones have a weird egg-head that I can't get past. The new heads look like they'd be perfectly at home on a Lego body to me.

I started painting this guy years ago. I'd free-handed a Tim Burtonesqu swirl design on his gun, but I started to detest it. Instead of fixing it or starting over I moved on to new minis and shelved him. No time like the present to finish it up though. To make things easy on myself, I just got rid of the design. I'll probably go back and reehand a few skulls or the Aspect symbol on the gun just cuz that would look good.

One fun thing. It isn't as noticeable in the picture, but I found a decent way to make a nice warm purple color without using the or Warlock Purple. I just painted a standard progression from Lich Purple to White Scar, and hit it with a red wash. It looked surprisingly good, and should be simple to duplicate.

Should have Wednesday's mini up in a few hours as long as the twins cooperate.


1 comment:

  1. :-) As I'm repainting a bunch of my ancient Eldar, that looks amazing I have to say...