Plastic Eversor Assassin complete

plastic eversor assassin conversion

plastic eversor assassin conversion

And here's the completed model. I painted him up to match the official color scheme but kept him a bit more muted overall. The only real color that makes him stand out is the red on him. The grey highlight on the black is a cool grey as I wanted him to be more cold and impersonal than warm and inviting. Besides, I figured it would help tie him into the cool greys on his base too.

I do like the contrast the bone helmet creates against the black armour. It really makes his head pop out from the rest of the figure. The smaller skull on his chest plate and the side of his gun help tie it all together.

The only weathering I did on this guy was with some powders at his feet to tie him into the base. A few weeks ago, I mentioned trying to make my own powders out of pastel and the epic failure that was. I ended up picking up a few light grey powders from Secret Weapon Minis to try them out. I got my hands on Slate Grey, Ash Grey and Ancient Earth. I hadn't planned on getting the Ancient Earth powder, but the color looked so cool.

Eversor Assassin weathered

Using powders over black seems to be a bit tricky. I varied the colors I used and found it took a couple of passes to build it up to where it started to look natural. I kept the powders down around his feet to simulate the little bit of dust he would have kicked up moving around the battlefield. I figure this guy is not like a regular troop and he's going to be much more careful with how he moves around a warzone.

Like all powders, the loose stuff comes off after applying it and then you can see how much is left after each pass. When you're working over a color (and not black or white), you get the change in hue that helps show the difference. When working over black, you're not getting that change in hue, you're trying to build it up from a dark nothing. The opposite is true with putting powders over white... it takes next to nothing to get a substantial change.

All in all, he was a fun build and it gave me a chance to try using light colored weathering powders over a black surface. He's not going to win any awards, but he looks the part and I can imagine him returning with his trophies as proof of a job done.

And as a side note, if anyone is interested in buying this guy, drop me an email. He's not going to do anything but sit in my display case so I'd much rather see him go to a good home and be put to use.

If you want to see what went into building him, that post is here.

Make sure to check out these posts as they might help:
Making your own weathering powders, don't do it.


Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!

12 comments:

  1. I wasn't sure I was going to like this model based on the last post, but after being painted... This model is spectacular. Job well done sir.

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  2. That may be the most bad-ass kit-bash model of all time.

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  3. Eh, I'll be honest, while the painting is excellent, don't get me wrong, I still just don't like it, the whole kitbash just feels "wrong" to me, maybe it's the head? But the lack of a neuro-toxin glove and that fact that the gun just doesn't look right just doessn't sell it as an Eversor Assassin for me. Still an excellent and far more impressive job than I could call up though.

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  4. A great model there mate, well done!

    I have to agree with the above comment though - its the head which doesnt do it for me! In all honesty it reminds me of the Canadians out of South Park! ;)

    Other than that, i love the build, the look and the paint job!

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  5. I really like the model. Great work Ron.

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  6. Excellent work! I actually like the skull quite a bit. Looks much better with paint on it, and it will look great on the table.

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  7. I appreciate the honest feedback guys. The pros and the cons. The helmet definitely gives him a certain look/feel... just as any other helmet would do.

    Maybe that's the best thing to come from this whole project. A simple change of a head on a model can do wonders.

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  8. He looks great! I think it's quite cool how you used bits from an eldar model to create an Imperium model. I don't know why but he looks a little cheerful...I think it's because of his head.

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  9. I think it looks just fine. That particular skull has always looked a bit off (to me, due to the eyes being so close together) but I really like it in this context. I want to make one now, anyone want to sell me those bits?!!

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  10. This is a little late, but I know where the heads are from. I got the same ones from the warhammer fantasy zombie sprue. They had one of those at the Lost and the Damned conversion set that came out along with the 13th Black Crusade.

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  11. Son Of James: Better late than never, thanks for sharing the info!

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