Isn't that picture pretty? It's the cover of the book 'Angel of Fire' which I read not long ago and really enjoyed. I never really liked Macharius before (possibly due to the antique model), but after reading the book this is no longer the case. In particular, I liked the depiction of Macharius as being similar to Alexander the Great. I decided to paint a model of Macharius, mainly inspired by the book's cover.
I converted the model so it looks more like the artwork above, which meant removing the staff from his hand and the sword hilt from his back, and swapping the two. I then had to add a new blade to the sword, taken from a Nemesis Force Halberd. I also used green stuff to reposition the arms and make them a bit more open. Originally I considered basing the model on the front of a Baneblade like he is on the cover, but I decided that it wouldn't be easy enough to recognise and so I put him on an imposing pile of rubble.
I initially tried painting the model in non metallic metals, but I struggled to make it look golden, so I decided to use normal metallic colours as instead. The gold has a hint of red, but not as much as usual as I was trying to achieve a more brown gold. The gold on the breastplate and upper legs has been completed so far, but I may have a problem because I've forgotten what colours I used in what order. Ah well, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Thanks for reading!
My name is Chris Nelson, I'm a hobbyist. I started around eight years ago with Lord of the Rings as my first system, however I prefer painting to gaming.
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