Sunday, 18 December 2016

More Astral Claws Terminators

This week I've been working on some more Astral Claws models, and have now almost finished a squad of Terminators.

These guys have been a lot of fun to paint, and their silver armour positively glows in natural light. I also enjoyed doing their thunder hammers, which add an extra level of interest to their colour scheme. 

I'll probably be adding some decals to the shoulder shields, as well as on the leg sections, but other than that these guys are almost done. Next up will be Huron himself, who will of course be leading the squad into battle. 

The schedule for work into the New Year is already building up! I've got a Stormraven, a drop pod, some Centurions and a couple of smaller projects on the horizon. I'm particularly looking forward to doing the Stormraven in Astral Claws colours: it's going to be the largest metallic model I think I've ever painted... 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

A new project: Astral Claws Terminators WIP

Now that the Eldar commission is done, I've now making a start on the next project: a squad of close combat Terminators, of the Astral Claws chapter. This unit is going to be part of a larger Forge World themed army; I recently finished some Space Sharks Terminators for the same client.

As ever, my photography sucks. The light tends to make the silver finish look quite flat, whereas in real life it has a richer, burnished-steel type appearance. 

I really like how these models have a clean, almost majestic appearance. It certainly plays against the grubbier, war-torn armour of the Space Sharks, and the blue and silver really mix well. I decided to go for a warmer gold, as I wanted that to complement the cold steel of the rest of the armour. The hammer came out well too, I think, because it plays nicely with the palette of the rest of the model. 

I'll hopefully be doing the rest of the squad in this colour scheme, and should have those finished shortly...