Forge World Bloodthirster in progress

As promised, some WIP shots of this guy being painted. He's actually completely done now... I'm just waiting for his base to dry and then the wind to die down this afternoon so I can take him outside and varnish him.
He took most of yesterday and half of today to paint.

And a close up shot of his face. This is in the beginning, so it looks a little rough. In the end, I toned down the glowing eyes a bit more to make them look "better."

Once I get him varnished, I'll take some better pics of the completed model.

UPDATE: The wind did settle down this afternoon and he has been varnished. That means he's 100 percent complete. I'll be taking him to my FLGS tonight to snap some pics of him. I'll post all the shots tomorrow along with some explanantions on how I painted certain parts.

My Project Link: Bloodthirster Bloodbath

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!


  1. Wow! That's for both the painting and the time it took to get it done. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. The face is a masterpiece. Well done.

  3. cool eyes! man your quick at painting!

  4. bloody hell Ron, when you said you'd get it done by the week end, I was kinda yea ok but I'm impressed, skin looks spot on and the gold is really nice, do you have any "how to's" kicking about?

  5. Loving the model and the paint job so far, can't wait to see the finished product. *Hopes the wind died down*


  6. Thanks guys, the wind did settle and he's 100 percent done now.
    Full pics of the model tomorrow with some detailed explanations.

  7. Beautiful. Just Beautiful. To be candid, I think the eyes look tremendous as they are, but we are all our own worst critics. I'm looking forward to seeing how they improved, though I can't quite imagine how.

  8. I love this model and I am really liking the paint job. The eyes are great just the way they are.
    Heck, just to have the LOS blocking terrain this guy provides is a reason to field him, he is a monster.

  9. Can you feel the hate and jealousy coming off of the compliments?

  10. Seeing the glowing eyes makes me want to do one with reverse highlighting. A Bloodthirster that glows from the inside.


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