...and I'm Glad he did. This is one of those figures that I fall in love with when I first hold it in my hands...figures like this are few and far between...the Ratnik Dwarf Minstrel...MM15 Dwarf with Arquebus...MM90 Mage and Skull face...are a few of the others that have stirred such feelings. While this feeling can be great motivation...it can also create some anxiety for the painter. I was intimidated by the figure...the level of detail is quite impressive...and I didn't want to FUCK it up!
...in fact, with Johann, this anxiety began even before that...with the Johann figure you have choices to make..before you paint! The figure is cast as one piece and looks like this...
|Note: Picture blatantly stolen from Clam's Blog (I hope you don't mind man!)|
|Again...thanks Clam for the pic|
Again...he looks very cool with that stylish beard...a beard which any self respecting dwarf...chaos or no...could appreciate. But it covers up the exquisite sculpting on the breast plate...what to do...what to do?!
Well I couldn't decide....I wanted it both ways...so I took a risk and attempted to sculpt a GS beard onto the first figure that would look like a beard...but that could also be believable as hair for the face on the Chest too.
Here is what I ended up with...
|This is actually my own picture....|
Alright enough yammering from me...here are the detail shots...
|Front...."You talkin to me?"|
|...Here comes the Shield!|
|There it is! So Sweet!|
|There is a good teaser of the shoulder pads...|
|And a Detail of the Right Shoulder pad.|
So there he his...Johann in all his glory. You will notice that I based him on a 30mm Round lipped base...Thats because I don't see Johann joining a CD unit like the others...he is stand alone...in fact I might just find a pedestal I can put him on...so he can oversee work on my painting table.
Next up...something a little different...