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So there's this minotaur, y'see. He's about 50mm tall from toe to brow, 93mm overall without the base. I'm not sure of the figure's origins, but I suspect it's a Games Workshop piece from the chaos arrows on the belt.

 

It came without a base, and the feet were angled out-of-line with eachother, so I constructed one of some thin craft plywood squares and glued sand on top of that.

 

I've been trying to color it as a black Angus bull, but it's really hard to express contour shading on a deep glossy black. Any recommendations?

 

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That is GW's Doombull / Minotaur Champion from the 90's.

 

Chaos Army when it was still a mix of Beastmen, Warriors and Deamons , core troops depended on what general you chose and the other races were specials then.

 

Good Work so far

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The color is coming out a purple in the photos, so a blue-black or very dark blue-purple would be a good shade tone.  Bring up the main tone with a mix of the normal purple and a slightly lighter grey if the photos are accurate.  Mid tone should be a mid-blue-violet so you're walking across the color spectrum. 

 

Also, I second the Doombull from GW, although I was unaware it was a Doombull Lord/Minotaur champion.  This is one of the few GW minotaurs that looks good to me.

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