Paintectorate of Menoth – Judicator Part 3

Over the weekend I attempted to finish my Judicator… sadly, she wasn’t quite done come Monday morning, but I will finish her by the time this post goes live on Thursday.

Here she is on Saturday afternoon…

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At this point the Menoth White Base was almost finished (it looks better on film than it did in real life!), and I’m almost ready to start the highlights….

After that I did the shading (which I forgot to take a picture of!) and on Sunday I started painting the Menoth White Highlights. After 2 coats, this is what we had…

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The left arm’s shading is… well, I’m unhappy with it. Basically what happened was that the “Sepia” wash I was using had dried up a bit and concentrated, so it came out WAY more brown than yellow… I ended up washing the area with a very thin wash of Menoth White Base which muted the effect, but I’m still unhappy with it.

But not so insane as to paint it again. That would take damn-near forever. And it looks *okay*, but not great. I’m much happier with the right arm.

Anyway, 2 more coats of highlight later, and I did my first coat of Sanguine base…
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White highlights are done at this point, and I just need to do the Sanguine highlights… which I do in this picture here!

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She needs one more coat of Sanguine highlight, and then all I have left to do are 4 black Menofixes (shoulders and fists) in black, and the orange of the furnace-fire (rocket pods, back, eyes, arms). I’m hoping to get all that done tonight (Monday night), and have her finally assembled and ready to play on Wednesday!

(The sharp-eyed among you can see my next painting project to the side: 2 full units of Knight Exemplar, a Knight Exemplar Seneschal, and 2 warcasters… pFeora and pKreoss… I don’t think I’ll have them FINISHED by Wednesday by any extent of the imagination, but I’m hoping to have them base coated at least so I don’t feel too embarassed about putting them on the table! They’re already coming along faster/better than their Errant brethern!).

Edit 1:

So it’s Tuesday, and I managed to get the blacks finished (including highlights, although those are basically impossible to see in the picture!), and started the reds/oranges in the furnace areas/eyes. She’s almost done… you can also see that I redid the left arm’s shading, against my better judgement… it was just too dark before. Hopefully I can get that finished tonight.

Last thing I have to do is the yellows for the furnace stacks, a little bit of white highlight on the head, and then I think she’s ready to hit the battlefield!

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Edit 2:

She’s done! Well, everything but the base.
Here we see her getting the last drops of paint before assembly…

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The furnace fires are done (I’m reasonably happy with how they turned out… not professional-level by a long shot but okay…) and I realized that I forgot to paint the reliquary on top, so I fixed that too. Here’s a closer look at those two areas…

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Like a said, pure amateur hour, but I’m happy with it.

And now she’s assembled! And the glue is drying! So I don’t want to touch it so the greenstuff/crazy glue combination will set as rock-hard as possible, but I’ll take pictures tomorrow morning and post her up. We’ll have to see if she survives the trip out to the games tomorrow and back… otherwise I may have to… shudder… pin her.

Anyway, last pictures up tomorrow, and then this post goes live Thursday!

Edit 3:

She’s done! I’m… 85% happy with her. I don’t like the oversized hands (still), but the paint job… it’s acceptable. Not awesome, not my best work, but she looks pretty okay.

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Now I just have to figure out how to base her… but that’s for a different day. For now, I’m happy with Dread of the True Law, happy to put her on the table, and happy to start painting something else (I think my… 7 unpainted warcasters will probably be next. Probably).

Thanks for reading!

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