Friday, 18 August 2017

Deathwatch White Scar biker

"OK men, we will be fighting on narrow, rusty walkways and gantries suspended hundreds of feet in the air. Any questions?"

"Can I take my motorbike?"

White Scar Jetek Suberei and his bike and his battle budgie. This was a fiddly model to paint, but I got there. I'm happy with the new technique I tried on his power sword- I'll refine that in future. I'm also happy with the chunky tyres- the dark grey helps set off the black armour. I slightly offset the model on the base to accentuate a sense of motion.

The lightning strike on his leg and on the bike were a minor hassle. I've given up on going for a really monochrome scheme, and so there are a few more splashes of colour around the place, including the bike's display. It's a bit hard to see, but I like how the scar on his face matches the damage on his helmet.

I don't know if that's what was intended or if I misread the sculpt, but I love the purity seal on the cyber-eagle. So daft.

This larger model took a bit of effort, but with last week's terminator done as well I feel I've broken the back of this squad and only have five more marines to paint.

Skullometer: 8
Total Squad Skullz: 43


  1. Fantastic work on the miniature - but best of all was your opening to this post. THAT'S HOW YOU BLOG, my lads!

    1. In the grim daftness of the far future...

  2. Very nicely done. Always a pleasure to see your work.

  3. Lol @ "skullometer". Though I'm surprised yours isn't broken yet.

    He looks great, I find models like this tremendously intimidating, simply because trying to paint a thing sitting on another thing feels so complicated. But obviously it's not... Anyway you did a great job tying the biker and his ride together with a unified paint scheme, but helping him to stand out as well.

    1. My Skullometer is pinging wildly off the scale!

      Thanks for the kind words- the black hides any problems related to the rider deep in the shadows, but the highlights are a struggle.