Here is the other shoulder pad were I again made more of an effort to have a bigger contrast in the blended red areas, you can actually see the light to dark gradations. My Knights of Blood Terminators in the pictures the blending is non existent, so either my camera skills are improving or my painting is?? I also used a micron pen for the lettering on the seals.
You will have noticed that his head is missing, well I painted that separately and also I was not sure of how I was going to represent his damaged face. One idea was to sculpt the mask on but my greenstuff skills are nowhere near good enough for that. The other idea was to get a head with a metal bionic half and sculpt the hair part on with greenstuff. The third idea came from Ron at FromtheWarp where he painted a tabard out of cardstock to look like leather strips, see link here http://fromthewarp.blogspot.
Next post Tycho will be revealed with all his body parts attached.