Saturday, April 12, 2014
Heldrake is Ready for Battle!
Well, at least the model is. I still need to finish the base. This one took me a lot longer than I thought. I did say that this will be a b**ch to paint, and I was right! Of course, it didn't help that I didn't break it down into neat little subassemblies - I just assembled the whole thing, then started painting. Kids, don't try that at home ...
Having said that, I'm quite pleased with it. A deep blue base, light gold fringes, blue-grey fleshy bits, leadbelcher metal bits. Then good old brown ink wash and agrax wash. Then went back to touch up and highlight gold up to silver. Pretty standard approach, except this was a beast ..
I've undercoated the base. There's a huge chunk of a Valkyrie's port side hull on the ground, with various other debris. Should be able to finish it next session.
So once this is done, I'll go back and finish up the 10 Horrors - which should be quick enough. Then we go back to the AirCav - the new Astra Militarum update changed the army slightly, and I'll be painting a few more models for it. Yes, Ravenwing reinforcements got delayed again! Talk about pure undistracted focus!
Next update I'll give a first impression of the new Astra Militarum.
Keep rolling them dice!