**This is Kingdom Death NSFW!**
The Sunstalker is Kingdom Death’s biggest and most expensive model to date. Masterfully sculpted by Allan Carrasco and with the raw resin apparently costing 70 Dollars it is also their most expensive release yet. Just like the King the Sunstalker was first introduced via the Kickstarter project and later saw regular release in its resin collectors version. I’ve worked on this model and the Sunstalker Infant simultaneously and basically applied the same techniques just on a bigger scale.
Onto a white foundation I dry brushed a mix of Vallejo pale yellow and white primer, then blended it towards the pure white glow in the centre of the model.
Just like with the Infant the initial skin tone is a mix of Heavy Skintone and Heavy Siena, which turned out very brown. Nevertheless I left it for the first moment and went on to some details. It was all done quite quickly.
As the whole thing looked a bit plain, especially on the yellow and white skin parts I added some veins using a fleshtone ink. I think it gives the model a finished and living touch.
The most painstaking work was to paint all those fingernails on the ears in the end. But I think it was another good step away from a blank feel, which was my first issue when being nearly done. Everything worked out, but nevertheless it still had so big uncoloured areas.
I’m sure you’ve already spotted the tip of its foremost tentacle, but Kingdom Death wouldn’t be Kingdom Death without another ace in the hole. So the back of the model holds another glands-shaped surprise and also some nice structures that actually make the rear view more interesting than the front.
Overall I think the colour scheme worked better on the adult Sunstalker than on the Infant. I also really like how the “eyes” (here again: the real eyes are on his nipple-tentacles) and the maw of the monster are like deep, black abysses in the overall lighter coloured model.
The tentacles cover a total area of 18cm in diameter and I haven’t found a fitting solution yet, but I definitely plan on basing the Sunstalker in the future. Because of the colours used here, the next KD model you’ll see on the blog from me, will only have a little yellow on it, but I’m quite excited on how it’s developing.
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