Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skeletower of Doom

I finally finished my Deathknell Watch! I have to say I really enjoyed working on this piece. Yes it is festooned with skulls and there are some bits that are straight up ridiculous. For example, I left out the skeleton flagger.

"Goddamn it, turn the plane left! LEFT!"
I also left off as many Empire symbols as possible without having to re-sculpt anything. I wanted it to be more generic looking, as it will probably rarely get used in Warhammer. Even then, I play High Elves and Chaos. So, yeah, the big Teutonic crosses went bye-bye.

Obviously I went with the same coloration as the base, but overall tried to keep a darker feel. I tried to lend it a damp, aged look. I'll let you be the judge of whether I succeeded or not:

The roof area I tried to give a little extra attention, so with the skull-comets I tried a bronzey look. It didn't come out quite dark enough, but I still like the way it looks.

And of course I left it free to be removed from the base so I can still have access to all that beautiful work I did earlier.

All in all, I'm very happy with the results and can't wait to get a few battles around this baby! Maybe something with a wizard on the top...

Happy gaming!

1 comment:

  1. Cool. I had heard about GW's preoccupation with skulls. That is quite a lot.