Sunday, 19 March 2017

Chaos Space Marines: Maulerfiend

Another model from the Chaos Space Marines commission I'm painting at the moment: a Maulerfiend!


I had to take these photos in poor light, so they don't really do the model justice. It has a really nice, deep red colour on the armour plates, and the metallics really scream. The brass edging is done with a nasty silver chipping around the sharper points; as though this is an old Maulerfiend, really battered...


Another view of the tendril-things (I don't play Chaos!).


Another view of the rear of the model...


More shots of detail work...


Next up: another Maulerfiend!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Chaos Space Marines: Helbrute

Some more progress on the Chaos commission I'm doing: today I finished the Helbrute, together with several magnetised weapon options.



View of the back...


Side view: showing the tarnished metal of the heavy flamer...



And another view...


And a final shot of the Helbrute together with its many weapon options. I've also got the paint up another weapon option (a tendril-arm thing? I'm no Chaos player!), which I'll be doing this week.


Next up will be a Maulerfiend!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Stormcast Eternals: Lord-Celestant on Stardrake

So this has been a pretty slow painting week. I'm gearing up to paint the next model in the Chaos Space Marine commission that I've been painting, but progress has not been as fast as I'd like. As a result, today's post is one of my own models that I finished over the Christmas break: a Lord-Celestant riding a Stardrake!


Got to say, this miniature was a lot of work but it was definitely worth it. It occupied most of my painting time for about a month, which is unusual for me.


I know that GW has been criticised for the pose of this model, but I think it's pretty great actually. The head and neck have some nice dynamism, and the wing pose means that the model is at least transportable....


Here's a shot of the rider. I spent less time on him than the dragon, simply because that's the real focus of this piece. Still, he looks quite impressive with his massive warhammer, riding into battle.


The wings are where the real time went. I broke out my Aztec airbrush, and sprayed them in successive thin coats, creating smith graduations between Khorne Red, Evil Sunz Scarlet, Fire Dragon Bright, and then Yriel Yellow. I then applied thinned Nuln Oil across the membranes. It was a lot of work, but I think that it was worth it.


I used the standard Stormcast recipe for the gold: Retributor Armour, then a wash of Reikland Fleshshade, then Auric Gold, Liberator Gold, and finally Stormhost Silver.


Here's another shot of the finished Stardrake...