I didn’t paint this one, but I wanted to share it and it’s tale anyway.
There was an auction at my local Games Workshop a couple weeks ago, along with some mini-games for prizes. They had as prizes some mail-order only models, and I knew there were about three things I wanted as prizes so I went down to see if I couldn’t make it happen.
I lost every single game. Poop.
Towards the end of the day, one of the local kids won a game and upon looking through the box of prizes realized that there was nothing he wanted. I was standing around and he asked if there was anything I wanted, and I sort of sputtered out “Oh yes!” and picked out the Ork Flash Git. I’m amazed – I’ve been known to give prizes that I don’t care about to kids, but that’s because I have a job and I can really afford to buy just about any model I happen to desire. Good kid.
At the auction, the last three things put up for auction were staff paint jobs, as they usually do, and there was one particular staffer who’s work I admire. I bid $10 on him up from $1 and won his work without a fight. As I paid my $10, I tossed the Flash Git at him, saying “I play Deathskulls”.
(At the end of the day I also purchased the Animosity Orks, so look for them in a painting/modelling project soon!)
- I really have no idea, but I wanted to point out a couple awesome things he did.
- The squig is my favourite part. Tiger squig! It also has a targeting reticule for an eye. Awesome.
- The skin is incredibly well highlighted, I can’t even begin to figure out how many layers and what colours he used.
- All of the metal has been painted it’s primary colour, and then has a little splotch of some metallic colour painted in random locations, where the paint has chipped.
- He used a similar highlight scheme as the skin (with different colours) to paint the gun-barrel wood grain.