Image from Privateer Press.
A few weeks ago now, a friend of mine and employee from my FLGS (Game Vault) sent me an email asking for a favor. Part of the email is below:
|...I was wondering if you could help me in a really big way. One of our employees past away this last December and he was a very close friend of mine. The week before he passed he handed me a stack of Warmachine miniatures, he and I were going to paint them and work on them together, that would be the last time I saw him. That bag of stuff has been sitting in my station at work for the past 6 months just eating at me.|
Bob suffered a heart attack when he was home alone, and it truly was a tragedy, he was only 35 years old. Because of this I wanted to set up for the next big event in the store, I wanted to finish up these models and have them auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the American heart association in his name...
What else is there to say to a request like this? I know Matt and he's gone out of his way on a number of occasions to help me both as a friend and an employee of Game Vault. He's always been willing to get me whatever I needed even if it meant giving something of his when the store was out.
I think my reply was two sentences and consisted of something like "Don't think twice about it" and "When can I come get the model from you?"
And that brings me to where I am now. I have this killer looking Warmachine model to paint. Apparently he's some HQ type model and is quite powerful. This is what I get after looking through the book about him. His name is Nemo. Actually it's General Adept Nemo to be exact.
Since I have no idea how to paint this guy, I went looking and found this image.
Image from Privateer Press
Quite the interesting looking fellow if I do say so. Very old and lots of lightning effects all over him. This guy is going to be a real challenge to do well. It's definitely going to put my OSL skills to use.
I'll get to do some weathering along the bottom and I told Matt I'd sculpt some paving stones on the base to mimic what he was doing with the rest of the army as well. My hope is to get him to match the color scheme in the picture. I suspect I can get him close and hopefully it will work out well enough for the army.
You can see the follow-up WIP post here.
My Project Link: Warmachine: General Adept Nemo
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