January 31st, 2021
In Progress Shots
Going to have a few new posts here. Finally got a chance to post recent projects that I managed to get wrapped up. This first one is a built heldrake from Warhammer 40,000. That first shot is the finished product sans varnish and even comes with a fully finished base. Woot!
As far as builds go, the Chaos Heldrake is especially challenging and not all that logical, if you ask me. I would see many posts about them on social media and most people complain about and bemoan the painting of the trim and such. While I did find the trim tedious, I actually found the build more vexing. The pieces were tough fitting together and there were many mold lines. In many places you had to fit pieces together before adhering them to another. Finally, the final pose of the Heldrake was not as pictured and teetered quite literally as incorrect and unbalanced.
That said, the final piece, as I knew it would be, was worth every second of blood, sweat , and tears.
It really is a stunning kit and makes for a great centerpiece on the battlefield.
As is clear by the name and paint theme, this is fashioned after the motifs seen used by the Night Lords including midnight blue, gold trim, and lightning accents. The mouth weapon option for my Heldrake was the baleflamer.
Trim Scheme: Antique Gold, Agrax Earthshade, then highlights of Antique Metallic Gold and Metallic Inca Gold.
Armor Blue Scheme: Deadly Nightshade / Navy, Nuln Oil, Too Blue
Lightning Bolts Scheme: Wysteria Glycine, White, Too Blue
Metal / Skin Scheme: Metallic Gunmetal, Armor Wash / Nuln Oil, and Metallic Aluminum
Eye scheme: thinned White, thinned Burnt Orange
Baleflamer scheme: Burnt Orange, Nuln Oil, White, thinned Burnt Orange, thinned Yellow Light, thinned White
Brands used: Citadel, Apple Barrel, Plaid, Crafstmart, DecoArt, FolkArt, and FormulaP3.
Basing Scheme: Leaf Green, Model Train turf gravel and sponge bush, using Elmer's Extreme PVA glue and glue for model terrain.
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