Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

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Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby Roninjr » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:26 am

The Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince.
First of all I'm not sure which of the two "Monster" categories to enter this mini in. So I'm entering it in both with the expectation that the judges will better know which of the categories it best fills and thus allow. It's a Balrog miniature from the GW line but I've converted it for use as the Greater Demon Prince in a 40K Chaos army for a friend. I started out by cutting down/away the portions I would sculpt over or onto. I then built up the details required as per his requests. Focusing on the two "Chaos Brands", the loin cloth with chain, and the flames at the feet, I used "Green Stuff" and Vallejo's "Plastic Putty". I was actually surprised by how much gap filling this miniature required. I used a combination of the GW, Privateer P3, Vallejo Model & Games paints on this model. I used a size 1 Vallejo RK 25 Sable brush and painted it using a very thin layering technique which seems to work very well for blending. I'm keenly aware that there are many areas for me to improve upon and I hope to receive some constructive criticism and advice to help me. Thanks and good luck.

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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby CMcF » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:57 am

Nice job I really like your GS work.
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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby lotrlord666 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:28 am

really good that

i agree nice green stuff usage
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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby A Luna » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:32 am

Holy shizzle...!! Its really hot;)
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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby Darkgod » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:38 am

i like the base where did you get it

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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby Durf » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:00 pm

the paint job is A+, but I don't think there is enough skulls on the base...

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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby Roninjr » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:31 pm

Sorry, it took me so long to respond. The base is from "Epicast USA". It's there #803 Skull Display base, 60mm. It's a cool base but it was very difficult getting primer to stick to it. Yes, I washed it in warm soapy water and allowed it to dry, but even then it took far too many coats of primer, and when dry would still easily wipe off at the rim. It's diffidently not something I would use for a playing piece. Only for display. I hope that helps.

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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby Darkgod » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:00 pm

cheers m8 i'll be looking on there

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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby mikzorz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:31 pm

the flames and cracks in the skin have been blended perfectly! kudos!

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Re: Balrog, AKA The Greater Demon Prince

Postby Roninjr » Sun May 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanks all, I appreciate it. It took me a crazy long time to finish this miniature. It always feels good
when you complete a project and it's well received. :D

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