I am pumped to show you this guy so, please, no haters or trolls haha. Nah you lot are alright, that’s why we are friends innit?!
As promised when I showed you this model a week ago I said I’d get him to you over the week. I knew as soon as I pieced him together I was going to enjoy painting him but more on that later.
First, why the name Viduus I hear you ask (in my mind anyway… yeah there are lots of voices actually)…
Errr yeah Why Viduus?
In Roman Mythology, Viduus (Divider) was the God who separated the Soul from the Body after death. Awesome huh? 80% of the time my names for my little plastic friends come from somewhere meaningful I just don’t bother explaining it every time but in this case I felt compelled to.
The pictures I have for you are doubled because one version has a filter and the other has only had the lighting tampered with. Let me know which you prefer. I like both for different reasons. We will start with the Light tampered ones.
Baron Viduus The Soul Taker
Some really lovely detail on this model but nothing over the top.
I went for a simple colour palette of light and dark greys.
Love that face and the hairdo is Ace! Never before has that kind of hairstyle been cool. Bald on top with long straggly hair around the sides haha. Actually my wife and I saw a fella the other day with the same style and we agreed he was a deviate.
I wanted Baron Viduus to look a little old and decrepit so I think the grewy with the pale skin work well together. I also added some green to the shoulder pads just so he tied in a little more with the rest of the Nurgle army. Other than that he doesn’t have much of a “plague” look about him but mehh it’s my army so shut your faces.
The Grip/Knuckle Guard on his giant sword is very cool and looks like a Day of The Dead Skull. I was tempted to paint it in a similar fashion. Bright colours.
One of the two additions/conversions I did for Viduss was add a pile of skulls onto his back. If you remember from the first post about Viduss these skulls carry the stolen souls of fallen God-Men.
I was really pleased with how the fur turned out too. It looks dirty and old.
The axe (it was made from three sections) was the other add on I made. I cant remember what he was supposed to be holding, maybe a gun?
Note the drip trail of blood.
So that’s it of the light tampered pictures.
These next lot of pix below are basically the same but with an effect filter. I think they have come up really quite cool but you can be the Judges.
Note to self – I think I’ll work on the base a little more for Viduus. Despite it being three dimensional stairs it looks a little two dimensional. Maybe some dry brushing and a little more sand will do the trick.
I hope you like Baron Viduus. Love to hear your thoughts.