Well hello my lovely readers :). I have yet more hobby progress to share. At the beginning of the week I finished my second crew member for the carnival venom.
When I took the first lot of pictures I noticed a few flaws in my paint job, and spent a little more time rectifying the mistakes, and he is much improved in my eyes. Photographs can be overly harsh sometimes, making a mockery of subtle blending and showing something which looked fine to the eye slightly clunky in the pics. Unfortunately over the last year my eyesight has deteriorated slightly, and I now need to wear glasses to read, watch tv and paint little models. I have not recieved them yet so I am muddling through in the meantime. It has not had a massive detriment but I do notice the difference on details that I would not have missed before. I think most of the time I am being over critical of my painting (which is good in one way as I do strive to improve, but can also mean I never bloody finish anything sometimes) but mistakes have been creeping in slowly.
Anyhow enough of my woes ;) here is the gentleman in question. I went with a very bright core of orange for him, with the more muted, rich purple to tone it down and tie it in with the red armour. The blue hat I had not decided on till the very end, but I really like the richness of the colour amd it does complement the others nicely, as well as adding an interesting spot colour. I liked it so much I extended it to the gems at his waist, which also balances the model a little more, so the blue is not so top heavy. Anyway what do you all think of him? I hope he will not clash with the venom, but once he is varnished and mounted I will be able to tell. My gut tells me it will be fine, and it has not failed me yet, but you never know!