Christmas 2020 is upon us and I have a
little lot of time reserved to get down to some serious painting. Before the new models pile up I had to get this one photographed and put on the blog. I actually completed this Screaming Bell a few weeks ago, but as I wanted to actually be able to take some time off during the holidays, didn't have the time to photograph it. Anyway, here's my third Screaming Bell in all its glory.
|As an aside this marks the second model I've based on an laser cut MDF base. I should do a post about those somewhere in the future.|
|Feeling a bit bold I actually used a light grey to edge highlight the robes after applying a lot of glazes. I should do that more often.|
As I painted this one back to back with the classic Screaming Bell, the wood was painted in the same manner (a bit of a missed chance in hindsight). On the plus side it does make for a very good neutral backdrop to make the seer come into its own. I played with glazing om the robe. Using a zenithal spray of grey and white on black as a starting point and carefully adding layers of Lamenter's Yellow. When it all dried I (uncharacteristically) went with very light and localized washes of Gryphone Sepia to accentuate shadows. Stuck on its cork, I decided on black clothing for the bell toller. A bit of a mistake as it fades into the vehicle to be honest. On the other hand, it does make its hands and snout stick out.
I would be remiss if I didn't end this (for now) final entry in my Screaming Bell collection with a side by side shot. As you can see the 2002 version is actually a bit shorter than its 1993 counterpart. It only wins height wise thanks to the grey seer. The new plastic kit dwarves both. I almost pity the Skaven that have to push that thing. Almost...
Now on to holiday painting. 'Tis the season to shrink the lead pile Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
As a small bonus, here's the before picture of the model as I received it from its previous owner. Why do people always ignore the 'prime your miniatures' advice? I'll add it to mysteries of the universe to ponder over a drink this holiday.