With all the kickstarter excitement and work, I managed to steal some time to complete a single miniature commissioned miniature painting. He is none other than Captain Sicarius of the Space Marine. Though I don’t collect Space Marine, I still do enjoy painting Space Marines… that awesome feel and power and its a Space Marine!
Captain Sicarius is made of GW’s finecast. With the last few commissioned Miniature Painting Service projects, I still feel that finecast is still not a perfect cast. There are always minor hole bubbles in the cast. Though some are minor which can be ignored, but those in obvious position will still need some green stuff patching. Well, if comparing to other makes of miniature, there are others which produces better quality.
Captain Sicarius was painted as an Ultramarine as requested. The base blue was painted with Citadel Ultramarine blue, followed by a diluted wash of an old range of Citadel midnight blue. Once dried, it is highlighted with a mix of Ultramarine Blue and Skull White. The red cape was painted with Citadel Scab Red, washed with Nuln Oil, then highlighted with a mix of Scab Red and Skull White. The grey interior of the cape was painted with the same method but with a mix of black and white to create grey. The edge of the cape was also dry brush with Citadel Snakebite Leather followed by some Tamiya weathering powder.
The gold portion on the Space Marine was painted with Vallejo Gold, washed with Citadel Gryphonne Sepia, then highlighted with a mix of Citadel Gunmetal and Vallejo Gold. Client wanted his favourite Rolling Stones logo somewhere on the Space Marine, so I left a Rolling Stones logo on Captain Sicarius’s left knee guard. The rest of the details were then picked out slowly with its respective colours.
I sure had lot of fun getting Captain Sicarius up in its glorious Space Marine feel. Next stop, I am on the way to finishing my first Flames of War unit… Stay tuned! Cheers!