söndag 25 november 2012

Forge Mauler

My work on the Forge Mauler Fiend continues. For this model I wanted to try something new. My previous models had been painted in a worn color and then battle damaged. This time I wanted to try it the other way around, make a bare rusted metal and then apply a flaked paint scheme to this.. So I stared out with a black base coat, then I drybrushed it white metal. After this I applied some inks to get a deeper rusted colors as a base. Then I added the brons trim to the edges. After this I drybrushed the whole model from a dark  tin bitz all through to mitrhil silver. Once at this point I had a model looking suitably rusted metal. Then I applied some chaos black in patchy areas on the armor plating. This was then painted in the edges with codex grey and fortress grey to make it look like flaked black paint, pealing of from the bare metal beneath. Later on I decided that the demon flesh should be red. This will tie it together with my Khorne berserkers and my Fallen Dark Angels.

This model will be played as an alternative between a mauler and forge fiend, depending on what is needed. Later on I would probably add a pure Forge fiend if my funding allows. I really like these models, highly detailed and great looking. However, the pose is static so one would not have to many of them with out it starting to look odd, or one would have some serious modeling to do to alter the pose.

tisdag 20 november 2012

Mauler Fiend

Well, well, well....   so I am late with my blogg update again. Now we have moved into our new house and have started to unpack our boxes, however far from everything is unpacked, and that goes for my figures and a lot of my spare parts. I have however set up my new work space  it is somewhat smaller than my old one, strange how that is, you move from 103 square meters to 120 and your hobby space shrinks. Now, it was some time since I last painted so I felt that it was time. I could however not find any suitable model that was ready for paint. Now, in my absens there has been some developments on the mini front. Dark vengeance has been released and a lot of new nice chaos minis. So on my way home today I dropped by one of the local hobby stores and bought me a Mauler/Forge Fiend. I love the Mauler pose and the Forge Fined Hades cannons. I planned this to be a quick build, no mods and no green stuff so that I can start painting. But in the end I could not hold off, I did not like the smokestacks on the back of the model and since i liked the Mauler posed the most I build the model as a Mauler but I replaced the smoke stacks for the Hades cannons. I have not bothered to green stuff the joints yet, they will not be visible but I might still do it just because I know that they are there. Well it was a quick build and I like it, now I can start painting again. Once all the mechanicum stuff is out of the boxes I will continue with green stuff and so to get them into charter before paint.
I do have to watch my self though as there are so many new nice models out there and I still have quite a substantial amount of mechs to paint so, this Mauler will be a short side track.
I also post a pic of the CCW knight with a scitarii heavy weapons trooper standing on the carapace. I am happy with the look of the model, however, it is quite unstable.

Well this is it for now, I will be back with pics as I start painting.