So I have been working like mad trying to finish my army for The Nova Open. My intentions? I want to compete for Best Painted and/or Renaissance Man. Haha, lofty goals huh? Well, last year I was .01 points away from winning Ren Man with an army that I admit was not my best. This year I decided to bring nothing less than the best I can do, on every model. To a degree. There are many different interpretations of what is "best". Some people think nothing but flawless blending with no highlights at all is best. Some think that purely realistic with massive wear and tear is. I have decided that this time, my best will be a very stylized and almost "cartoony" army. I am working Non metallic metals, and all of my models have many layers of shading, blending and layering, but they are finished with a bold, stylized line edge.
Joe Johnson proved that you can win Best Painted with a very untraditional style of painting. His "Salmon Pink" creamsicle marines have won the award many times out here on the east coast. It was his inspiration, along with techniques I have developed recently as my painting style evolved that brought me to my current army look. Rather than trying to copy what has come before, I wanted to create something new and different, but no less beautiful. That is evidenced in my scouts and assault marines.
With that I give you my Sanguinor model. I decided to include him in my list very recently, and wanted to give the model my first real try at NMM gold.
I will post an update of this soon!
Let me know what you think.