@Will - no problem will, am glad your finding the thread useful, as for the chips, u do have a few different types of contrast that help em stand out, light/dark, colour and temperature contrast are all their, although having said that am still mystified its worked so nicely
as for the column, its here to stay, the pole and flag is a nice idea but I just havnt got any to do somethin like that, am gunna make the column work, somehow, although its becoming a very big concern at the moment as iv got to get epoxy resin poured quite soon to allow it time to set, which means the base is pretty much gunna have to be done, tuesday
yea so progress time. iv gone in and added chips to the whole of the contemptor, iv actually gone in an highlighted the bottom edge of the chips and then underlined the top edge and on the larger chips just added iv added a lighter brown, this is just to give the chips more depth so they look gouged into the mini rather than painted on, at least thats the idea, after about 14hrs of doing that Iv lost the will to live
iv also added a stripe down the midsection and on his gorget, this is just to add a little extra detail.
iv done about an hrs worth of work on the oils, i still need to refine the streaks, add darker source points (like how the ones on the knees look) iv also been lightly adding the rust colour to the larger chips and around the khorne symbol, this is just to add a bit of tonal variation and help intergrate the chips more, although I may end up coming back and adding texture with a cool pigment effect.
also, did I mention I need to get him finished for sunday? am flying out to barcelona on friday for games workshops golden demon comp, erm so yea, no pressure!