Though my previous estimate of completing the Doomies in another two sessions is probably off, I did get in some decent work today. As you can hopefully tell by looking at them, I got the skin done. Less noticeable is the leather bits, which also got finished. To round out the day I did a coat of Red Gore to firm up the red which had gotten rather dark after the wash. While I have a firm idea of what color is going where, the firmness is most squishy when it comes to the trophy heads. Like all good maniacs, the Doomies have taken plenty of trophies and display them on their belts, or in your face in the case of the leader. Pending a good, close examination to see if any are Skorne heads, Ogruns, anything other than human, I'm thinking of doing some sort of wash or unusual (for me) shading on the heads to show that they're not fresh. Having never done decaying/putrefying skin before, I'm not sure where to start. My current inclination is a green wash, though purple seems like a good idea too.
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Because I need another paragraph to put in the second picture, I'll continue. Tomorrow is D-Day for NGF. I'll be bringing a box of Devastators and my handy modelling box, which has all my tools and materials for assembling minis, when I pay him a visit tomorrow. My natural inclination when assembling is to save the one I'm most excited about until the end so I can get all my learning out of the way before I care about a stray cut here or there. Since I want to set the hook firmly on the first strike with NGF, I'm considering going the opposite route. As much as I want to give him the full treatment on cleaning, basing, posing, all the modelling goodness, I think the better tactic will be to just have him open the box and see what catches his fancy. My big bag of marine kits may stay at home to avoid option overload, as staring at 30-40 sprues might be a bit much. In the meantime I have to actually go get that box of marines. And go make that money to get marines with.