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.
Working and hoping to improve. Roninjr
Last edited by Roninjr on Wed May 06, 2009 11:50 am, edited 2 times in total.
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.