Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Agents of the Imperium - Expeditionary Navigator painted

I was getting a little weary of painting crimson, so over the last few mornings I've worked on Fortunato Locarno instead! He's going to be part of my Thousand Sons force so I needed to tie him in thematically, but I wanted him to have a contrasting color scheme - Good ol' Tzeentchian blue and yellow it is, then!

House Locarno assigned Fortunato to the XV Legion in the early days of the Great Crusade and he served with distinction, showing an almost preternatural ability to guide the Thousand Sons vessels to their destinations swiftly and unerringly. Afforded training by the Corvidae Cult, he gained unprecedented prognosticative powers, however in later years dark whispers that his abilities were enhanced via dark pacts with servants of the Architect of Fate proved to be all too true...

I'm not completely happy with his shoulder weasels (which thanks to Dave Taylor, I can't get out of my head). I wanted to go with the blue-white similar to that found on the Sons and the Spireguard, but I'm not fond of how the spots turned out. Not sure how to save it without overly gumming up the details with overpainting, though. Hrm...


  1. The white weasel fur looks good, but the spots are where it loses something in my eye. Perhaps a bit more transition from stark white to black?.. perhaps a black spot on top of a grey spot, to show the variation in fur tones?

  2. I like the spots. Non uniform and random. Works fine.

    You've done this lovely sculpt a wonder sir. I'm even more envious now.

  3. Try a broken ring around the spot. Like a Leopard spot?

  4. @CJ Kilbride: Aye, the spots don't really work. They're too stark, the black and grey is a good call.

    @Dai: Thanks very much, man!

    @Anurien: Indeed, that's exactly what it needs - thanks!

  5. For a minute there, I thought he was cloaked in souls. Now I can't stop thinking "shoulder weasels" either. :)

    I second the leopard spot ring idea. That should break it up nicely.

  6. Looks very cool - but shoulder weasels, I laughed at that! :)

  7. What an amazing mini!

    "shoulder weasels" - Ha! Brilliant!

  8. @#2501: Hah! If I was a better painter, trying to paint up some tortured faces on them would be fantastic!

    @Pawn Cocktail: Thanks very much!

    @Sir Tainly: Haha! It does sort of stick in the head, doesn't it? :)

    @Admiral Drax: I appreciate it, mate!