Righto, the first round of busts for relic are complete. Thanks again to the Megagpope for doing such a fine job on the Ultramarine Captain, but in the words of the original BMF Samuel L Jackson "Oh, you're finsihed? Allowed me to retort"
The Commissar is just a baddass figure, I mean look at that chin. Judge Dredd would respect that chin. I personally love that the model had no eyes to paint. Adds to the menace of the hat and the general scowl you associate with Commissars. I really like how the face and sash turned out, less so with the metals. It's not easy to see by the black is actually a very dark blue (which is a new technique i'm trying with black for highlighting).
The Canonness has a great face to paint, but the rest of it is rather plain. I Following the art I decided to add some dusting effects to dirty up her armour somewhat, with mixed results. Again, happy with the face, less so with the metallics and the black. This time I used dark green for highlighting.
The Callidus Assassin is a very very straight forward model. In many ways its hard to pain this well, as she really is just a jet black jumpsuit with a bright pony tail. I look like how the hair and eyes turned out, but im especially pleased with how the "wet look" vinyl/pvc/rubber bodysuit ended up. For the record it's the old citadel gloss applied liberally by brush. It's WAY too shiny to use for protecting models normally, but it looks very good on black bodysuits (I have used it on eldar aspect warriors before to paint the mesh undersuit)
All in all, these models have been a lot of fun to paint and the change in scale has been really rewarding. Only 6 more to go and then ill have to wait for an expansion..... and you know this game will have one of those.
I only wish they had come up with this idea earlier, Horus heresy would have been fantastic with busts of the Primarchs.