I started this model with a number of goals in mind, all aimed towards improving my skills as a painter. I forced myself to paint over a white undercoat (I usually paint over black, or with a zenithal priming), and utilise no black, or white, at any point on the model. I've really struggled with getting great contrast and I think it is because I've desaturated the colours by mixing in black or white to try and deepen it.

I was very free with my brush, trying for a number of different textures and varying smoothness across it all, and try to mix cool and warm tones as well.

On the whole, I am very happy with this model! This has really restored my faith in my own painting ability, after the last few models which I've been a bit down on, this one just all flowed off the brush and I enjoyed every second of it. Just one thing, this isn't the final plinth, I am waiting on some to arrive from Dark Messiah.

Thanks for all your great comments and critiques on my last models, I appreciate it! And feel free to continue here on this one, as the only way to get better is to keep working at it!

I did a step by step of this guy on my blog: www.bigdenopaints.blogspot.com

  • Jinkoo Park


  • Oliver "HonourGuard" SpäthPLUS

    I am not the biggest fan of this model itself, but you did a really great job! Love it. Gold from me ;)

    • Trent "BigDeno" Denison

      Thank you Oliver!  Your work is some of the work I am most inspired by, so this means a lot!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Nice work, Trent.

  • Anthony Wang

    Trent!! Didn’t know you got into non gaming painting…I was like hey this is cool wonder who did it…Big Deno??? Haha lovely work bro

    • Trent "BigDeno" Denison

      Hey mate!  Hahahha yeah I’ve started dabbling a bit more into the painting side of things.  Still got heaps to learn but enjoying it a lot.

      Where your painting at!?