Well, I had to put some of my competition/joy projects on hold, but it was for a good cause. Someone commissioned me to work on a few Killa Kanz and a Deff Dread. The patron asked for my "Gaming Standard" level painting, so I set to work. He basically gave me creative license to paint the lot as I see fit, but made one unique request: include Space Marine insignia, particularly Ultramarines, on various parts of the models. Apparently his clan of Orks are very envious of the Astartes and seek to replicate their imagery, while also looting what bits they can from them in battle.
My goal was to achieve a very worn and rusted effect in order to contrast with the bright blues and white representative of the Sons of Macragge. Without further ado, here's the Dread, completed except for the base:
IMAG0671 by jmcolbeck, on Flickr
IMAG0670 by jmcolbeck, on Flickr
IMAG0669 by jmcolbeck, on Flickr
IMAG0668 by jmcolbeck, on Flickr
Again, this was my "Gaming Standard," which I consider to be table top quality. The base needs to be finished, and I will dig into the Kanz soon. We had a crazy week thus far with the release of Diablo III, and preparations for an upcoming Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix in Minneapolis. I also had some delays on this (and other) projects because of some strenuous family situations.
Anyway, I accept commissions, so feel free to give me a holler if you have a project in mind. Thanks for viewing!