Hey thanks man. As for the paint job, its just a real heavy nuln oil over Khorne Red. I then dry brush the shoulder pads, pick out the raised areas of armor between the gold trim (or some edges where I can find them) highlight Khorne red over the nuln-oil washed areas, and finish it off with a second highlight of Mephiston Red.
Also, yeah I did tweak the models all just a bit. Mainly I just bent them forward to make them look like they were moving forward instead of landing. Just used a little plastic glue to melt the plastic connecting them to the base, or just pinned them if the hold was too tenuous.
About the raised poses, it really doesnt bother me probably because I’ve got huge terrain pieces all over my board. We designed our terrain to have lots of line of sight blocking for everything from an Imperial Knight, to a Wraithguard or Assault Marines (my brother has a ton of Vanguard Vets and Assault Marines for his revilers). I found it to be easier to just make bigger terrain, but thats just me.
Anyway thanks Dann, always look forward to your feedback. Speaking of Harlies, Scorp82 just uploaded his army progression video on Harlies on the +channel. Can’t wait to check it while I paint!!! So stoked for that army to hit the channel and I’m sure you are too. Anyway bud thanks for the great feedback. Talk soon!@Dread-
Thanks buddy. Really glad you dig the claws. Was worried it wouldn’t work but as soon as I put down that Squig Orange I liked it. Thanks bud @Looshkin-
lol… thanks bud. Don’t worry I’ll blame myself! My art background should have taught me better! lol Just kidding. Super glad you like the progress so far. Also… I have a decent amount of boltgun silver on the back of the model with his thrusters, but I hear you. I’d like to have a bit more… maybe on the straps going over the breastplate? I’ll try it on one of my other dudes and see how I like it. It may be just one of those things though where the colors are a little off balance, but I get weird about having too many metallics… and the dark red and silver starts making me think Word Bearers which I dont want to invoke (Lorgar you punk…. lol) But I’ll give it a shot nonetheless. Anyway thanks bud I appreciate it!@Irisado-
Thanks so much Irisado. I’ve been super excited about modeling and painting this unit… and I wanted to do those “heat claws” as I call them ever since I painted the fiery hammers for my Dark Angels. Thanks so much for the kind words Irisado, your feedback is always appreciated @Alienscar-
Hey Alienscar! Thanks man, really glad you like him, especially the claws. I really wanted to do something a little different with these dudes, so I’m glad it worked. Yeah as for the modelling, all I did was sort of bend the model forward a bit. Some of the dudes needed to snipped off the scenic base bit (which comes with the model) and just pinned at an angle but it was totally worth it. They come in a variety of poses, some of them “landing” type poses which works for the old deepstrike rules where you had to clump them together as you can fit more of them in a tighter area. I had problems with my Swooping Hawk conversions because they had bits sticking in all directions… but the way these come stock it would have been handy… except you dont need to clump your dudes anymore after deepstrike! Plus they are World Eaters so I need maximum aggression! lol
Also yes! You nailed it in regards to painting. Just a nice heavy wash, with a little clean up to bring the raised areas back to pure khorne red, a little Mephiston here and there (mostly dry brushing) and its done! The other guys in the squad have been handled slightly differently, but I’ll mention that in future posts with photos of the other squad members.
Anyway thanks so much for your feedback Alienscar I always look forward to your comments. @Ynnedwraith-
Hey Ynnead thanks man. Yes I was very keen on decluttering the model. The Balthazar Gold being washed in Nuln Oil along side the armor really helps. Also keeping the scheme reds, oranges, yellows and golds helps a lot (with a little boltgun for the ribbed areas in the knee joints and shoulder joints). The GW paint scheme is SUPER bright… with Retributor Gold trim and all that which to my mind is waaaay to bright. But I guess they want to remain consistent with older paint jobs. But I think it looks a lot better with darker hues. Anyway thanks man I appreciate it!@Everybody-
Well guys I want to make a big announcment! We are interviewing Gav Thorpe about his newest novel Jain Zarr- Storm of Silence! I’m really looking forward to it. We will be talking about the novel, Eldar background and even Codex creation of years past, so please let me know if there are any questions you would ask and I’ll try and work them in! We are recording Sunday @3:00pm EST, so please send any questions you may have. Feel free to post them here if you like.
Anyways guys thats it for now! I’ve got more models on the way and hopefully some games next week. Until then stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on the interview!