In my last post I showed you guys the pictures of Kabuki Miniatures’s Celestial Knight AKA The Emperor of Mankind, from package to built model. Well, guess what, I finished painting it a while ago and personally I am very pleased with how he came out.
The model has a lot of delicate details on the armor, from top to toe. His cape also looks very nice. A lot of work in edge-highlighting and even drybrushing, washing and glazing went into the armor. Upon completion I think I used about 12 steps of painting until I was satisfied with the shade of gold and the blending of the colors and such.
The only adjustment I made to the made was swapping it’s original scenic base with the spare one I had lying around from the Horus model I convertd to Abaddon. In the end it gives a cool look when placing Horus and the Emperor towards eachother, as if in some epic stand-off.
Anyways I hope you guys like how it turned out. I am most pleased..
Like I promised, there were some exciting things happening (for me that is). Today my order at Kabuki Studio was delivered. A week ago, I ordered their Celestial Knight miniature which, as some of you may already know, represents the God-Emperor of Mankind.
Better even, it represents the Emperor in his prime, being in the Horus Heresy. So to start with this, I opened the package and checked the parts.
The model is just packed with details, but keeping in mind that his entire armor will be painted in gold, this would give me a lot of edge-highlight work to do. Looking at the models’ parts I also noticed that there were very little to no mouldlines at all (here there some small, but that what you get when casting with moulds and resin). Same goes for flash, which was almost not present, except for the parts were certain parts were close to eachother, like in between the feathers of the eagle and in between his arm and the guard of the sword. Also,included with the model is a base with a round lip and unusual size to Warhammer (which would be used for gametypes like Warmachine and possibly Infinity) and a scenic base of some sort of flight deck or walkway. Overall, the parts look excellent. They were not casted with a block of resin underneath, like I am used to when ordering models from Forgeworld. What you see in the picture is how it is actually delivered.
After all the parts were cleaned up, I started to assemble the model. One of the things you’ll notice when opening the blister as well is that it does not come with an assembly guide of some sort. But the model is so straightforward in building, all the parts are self-explanatory. If need be, check the card/blister front for the exact location of the parts. But I put this model up in under 5 minutes. Once it’s done it really looks awesome. Ball-jointed shoulderjoints allow you to pose the model as you see fit regarding the poses of the arms and the same goes for the head. In his lightning claw is a small slot in which you can attach the foot of the double-headed eagle that comes with it. I personally chose not to attack the eagle, but I still assembled it, just for fun and to show you guys the set in it’s entirety.
I will fill the slot up with some greenstuff and after that he will be basecoated and put into the paintline.
So that’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I am still enjoying it. All in all, this is a fantastic model detail-wise, it’s super easy to assemble and it’ll give me a lot of fun painting him. I hope that I can start working on him soon and show you guys how it turned out.
It’s been a while since I last posted something. I am very sorry. The last year has seen some major troubles, domestic and personal, so I had little time and motivation at that point to keep this up. But I am back, alive and kicking, and to jump right in, I got something for you.
halfway through this week I finished my next Primarch model. Here’s Vulkan, Lord of Drakes, the Promethean Son, Primarch of the XVIIIth Salamanders Legion.
First things first. THE DETAILS!!!! There are a lot on this Primarch. And as if that wasn’t enough, there had te be extra details on the details. Vulkan has several flame-shaped trims on his gunhand, chest and shoulderguard, which were first painted in several shades of gold, but then there had to be actual flames painted, as if those colors were merging with the gold. After a few attempts, I was happy with the result and used this on the rest of the details as well.
Then there the cloak, which should represent drake scale taken from the Great Drake he had slewn back on Nocturne. For this I started out with a specially mixed dark shade of green, washed and glazed it with washes and green glaze untill I was happy with the base shade, then drybrushed with a lighter green, and fianlly drybrushing only the bigger scaled parts with karak stone, to give it that sense that even the scale is starting to age.
But the base color of his armour was a trick. I didn;t want to go with just one of the basic colors GW supplies, so I had to mix the color from 3 different paints, covered the entire armour with it, then washed and glazed it with several colors of washes and glazes until I was happy with it.
Overall seen, I had a lot of fun painting him. It was a bit of a challenge for me, since I have never painted Salamender before and this model is just packed with details, but I think the result is satisfactory. What do you guys think?
Last time I uploaded a post, I showed you the first piece of a board I am painting that will be mostly used for Horus Heresy games. In this post I will be showing you the next piece of the board. I had a lot of fun painting this, not only because the tile is so detailed and such, but because it came with a small personal challenge. The surface of this board would have to be painted in the same way as the crashed Thunderhawk so that both tiles could be laid next to eachother and not see any difference in shade, texture and such. And I am very pleased to say that it worked out very well.
The piece I am talking about is the Primus Redoubt, redubbed the Iron Redoubt to stay in theme. The surface of the board is, explained, painted in the same theme as the crashed Thunderhawk tile, a desert styled environment. I knew I wanted the bunker itself to be a medium light grey so it could be drybrushed with a light grey so I could give all the edges and detail some extra attention. And don’t think the bunker is just some straight-on, flat surface, because when you would look at the bunker closely, you can easily see the very concrete-like look it has.
This tile has something more than the CT tile, which is a certain amount of craters and piles of rubble. These were painted in a medium grey, washed with black shade and drybrushed with a lighter grey but leaving the inside of the craters untouched, giving the idea that the inside is where the missile/projectile has exploded and the ground has not recovered from it since.
All the metal on the board, like gantries, ventilator shafts and such, were painted in a medium iron metallic, washed blue and drybrushed again with the medium iron metallic, then a soft drybrush of light iron metallic to add more chipping effect to it. Ultimately, the entire bunker was then drybrushed with a very light sandcolor drybrush paint on places whereyou could imagine the wind would have swept up sand and landed on the bunker itself, so mainly the outside of the bunker close to the ground and here and there some patches on the inside, to help give it a nice weathered look, like it’s already been there for a while.
And then there is the ”eyecatcher” of the redoubt, the Double-Barrelled Destructor Cannon. This one is very similar to the one you would find on a Legion Falchion, so very cool.
I painted it in the colors of the Iron Warriors Legion. First painted it in a medium metallic iron, the washed the entire thing blue and drybrushed it back in iron, giving it a nice, cold metal kind of look. Then, I painted the black and yellow hazard stripes on the major ”hull” so it would really stand out from the bunker. Next painted all the small details like computer and stairs on the side in the same medium metallic iron and, using GW’s glazes and tamiya clear colors, painted the screens themselves in the colors of my desire. Then, I painted the trims in a brass color, washing them with a sepia multiple times untill it was the shade I wnted it to be. This gives it a real nice weathered, old look. Then ultimately, when the entire cannon was completely painted, the last thing to do was decals. I found an old sheet of GW’s Chaos Space Marines decals and took the Iron Warriors emblem from it twice, one for each side. I applied it using Humbrol’s decalfix. Then I took a decalsheet from the Imperial Guard Baneblade set and cut out the number 23. This alsonwas applied using decalfix. After that was dry, I used a brush and a small amount of black paint and covered the edges of the decals, blending it in completely to the model, no edges visible anymore. The cnnon and the bunker are now dedicated to the Iron Warriors Legion, 23rd Grand Battallion.
If you find that the hazard stripes give you some trouble, go check my previous post on the Chaos Warhound dubbed ”Titan from the Warp” I explain how to paint hazard stripes very easily. You van apply them on anything of your liking and this way has helped me a lot. It may take a while but I am sure you will find the endresult most pleasing.
So that’s it. Down here you will find the pictures of the Iron Redoubt. Go check them out, and next time I will be uploading the next parts of the board.
It’s been a very long while since I last posted something here. I’m sorry for that. Reason is that I took a break of unknown length from everything Warhammer 40.000 and Horus heresy modelling, painting, etc. But guess what…. I’m back!!
A while ago, I ordered some tiles from forgeworld to create a gaming board. Now, we all know that the tiles forgeworld sell all look very cool and detailed, and so you can imagine I was/still am a bit worried I can do these tiles justice looking at the amount details, both structural as well as enviromental. But guess what. I finished 2 tiles already and the comments so far are surprisingly exceeding my hopes. So I figured I would show you what I’ve been working on and see what you guys think of them.
First up is the Crashed Thunderhawk. I had a huge amount of fun painting this tile.
I chose to paint it in the colorscheme of the Iron Warriors, as these tiles will be mostly used for Horus Heresy games, plus I just love their colorscheme. The enviroment itself was painted in a more neutral look, not dedicating it entirely to a specific planet or location so the gaming board could be used to recreate all matters of battle missions, from the desolate wastes of Isstvaan to the sludge infested grounds of Tallarn and so on.
I hope you guys enjoy how it looks. More will be uploaded soon through the course of the coming weeks. I promiss I will keep you updated on this as much as possible.
“Faith is the soul of any army; be it vested in primitive religion or enlightened truth. It makes even the least soldier mighty, the craven is remade worthy and through its balm any hardship may be endured. Faith ennobles all of the worlds the soldier undertakes be they so base or vile, and imports to them the golden spark of transcendent purpose.”
Here is my go on Lorgar Aurelian, the Urizen, Primarch of the XVII Legion, the Word Bearers.
I had a lot of fun on this model. Both like Horus and Fulgrim, this model had a lot of details, making it a very characteristic model. He has all the little details referring to the Word Bearers, and also to his history, like the Colchisian runes running all over his armor, the book on his right shoulder pad, a remembrance to the old ways of the Word Bearers when they were still known as the Imperial Heralds and the overexagerated amount of papers and scrolls hanging from his armour, all carrying parts of honours, wise words and such…
Also the runes carved into the rock give you the idea that he is already subdued to the Eightfold path, but they are also actualy Colchisian drawings, brought into the stone.
This was also the forst model for me on which I had to paint light effects. And to be honest, for a first time aaproach, I think I didn’t do bad.
Heya people. Been a while. I’ve been very, very busy the past few weeks with my work and all.
But as promised (I know, a little late) here are some pictures I took at the event, and the first pictures is me with Simon Egan, one of my favourite sculptors/designers of Forgeworld. everything after that is showcase of models and one hell of a table.
I had a great time. I came home with a Sons Of Horus canvas bag, a Legion Falchion 5 Justaerins with all the weapons and 2 Dimachaerons
Pictures will be uploaded soon (and yes this time I will upload them soon)
Greetings to all
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