Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Heresy Era Sons of Horus - Contemptor and Predators Waterslides and Weathering!

Really been enjoying working on these models and am nearing the finish line! I took advantage of a brief break in the weather yesterday afternoon to get the initial sealant pass on the models and once it had dried set to with the waterslide transfers and weathering! The initial pics of this stage against the green cutting mat I work on looked poor so I broke out a little parchment paper and made a poor man's photobooth (needs work, I know).


The contemptor got a transfer on the kneepad and top carapace, and a few chips and scratches here and there - I generally go with the "Less is More" philosophy, and try to apply the weathering to locations that would theoretically be getting bumped and bashed.


The Plasmacutioners got much the same treatment, with a couple eye motifs, and the "XVI" legion numerics, followed by some sponged-on weathering using Vallejo Beastly Brown, followed by a sponging of Gunmetal, then some highlights in Shining Silver on the hard edges. I tried to pick out the 'underside' of some of the weathering here and there with the Vallejo Tank Crew Highlight to give them a little extra depth.


Second verse, same as the first! Once the chipping was on, I thought I'd add some mud/dust along the bottom of the tank to represent the churned-up earth. Went with the same colors I'm using on the bases, and tried to do a streaky pattern to represent the grime spattering backwards along the hull as the tank rumbles forward. I think it needs a bit of sponge work to break it up a little and add a bit more texture, but overall I'm pretty happy with how it's coming along! Probably one more quick session and then just a holding pattern for a break in the rain to do the second sealant pass - after that, the water effects and grass tufts for the dreadnough base and they'll be complete!

10 comments:

Monkeychuka said...

Those Predators are marvellous. Colour scheme, model, weathering is all awesome. Is that a bit of cheeky freehand on the front or a decal with weathering over it?

Siph_Horridus said...

That looks smashing mate, nice amount of dry and decals look great.

Rory Priest said...

Looking well, just the right amount of weathering to fit your style.

Mordian7th said...

@Monkeychuka: Thanks very much, man! It's just a decal and weathering, my lines aren't THAT steady! :)

@Siph_Horridus: I appreciate it!

@Rory Priest: Cheers, bud!

Todd Sherman said...

Looking good man! .. Almost done? Just in time to knock out that DreadTober entry! 8) ..

Colonel Scipio said...

Beautiful. Almost goes without saying by now, but the level of skill with these bold colours is amazing.

Zzzzzz said...

You managed to leap out of that chair then ? Good work !

Pawn Cocktail said...

Fantastic work - Awesome realisation of the Sons of Horus colour scheme.

Mordian7th said...

@Todd Sherman: Hah! Indeed - Gonna be a busy October, hobby-wise!

@Colonel Scipio: Thanks very much, man!

@Zzzzzz: Haha! You bet!

@Pawn Cocktail: I appreciate it!

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!

Joe B said...

Wow Mordian, I fall behind for a few weeks and you build and paint another amazing army :-) Your SoH are looking awesome, really like the gold and red plasma weapons