Wednesday, 11 July 2018

"Take me from my home, and I will sail to the stars of your empire. I will serve as a son must serve. But let Colchis stand as I have shaped it: a planet of peace and prosperity."

— Attributed to Larger Aurelian, Primarch of the Word Bearers, inscribed upon a golden plaque that hung from the immense doors leading into the Spiral Temple of the Covenant in Vharadesh

This has to be one of my favourite sculpts from the entire Horus Heresy range. It is, in my humble opinion, one of the most underrated sculpts, and requires an accomplished skill set to get the best from the model.  I painted this miniature when it first came out with the under glow and sinners red armour (I believe I was the first to do so) to neatly sidestep the problem we encounter when trying to paint the Primarch's golden skin.

The facial tattoos were a homage to Bohun's imperious work on this piece. A true masterwok that you should check out. 

If you'd like to create under glow effects like this I explained the process in the Erebus seminar:

Here are a couple of screensavers for you (I wanted one for my phone, so I thought I'd post it up). Feel free to use them for personal use:

Friday, 29 June 2018

Magos Technicus Tertius Archamius Sallowain. Taghmata Ovversyne. 

My IXth are in desperate need of an IT department. With the assistance of Achamius, I can confidently say that our drop assaults will be much more efficient. I decided to use Green Stuff Worlds Martian green for the carapace and painted the robes fast and loose, painting in the style of John Blanche. There are a few details I'd like to pick out (such as the two LED's next to his face) but all in all, I'm pleased with the overall feeling this miniature imparts. 


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

No other assassin appeals to my12-year-old self, other than this guy. He's so pure, a killer absolute. I loved reading the description of his internal biology, a hellish concoction of chemicals that could only be regulated by his heartbeat. As soon as that stopped, well, 2nd edition explosions were a sight to behold!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Heresy has been compared to a hydra; for every one that occurs, two are born.

Monday, 11 June 2018

I wanted to concentrate on the depth of colour on a true metallic surface. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Alpharius, the serpent, Lord of the Alpha Legion. 

Well, what can we say about this guy? No, really, what can we say? It's all secrets and lies, nothing as it seems. I tried to reflect this ion the paint job. I went for the metallic shifting tone, of the blue to green on his scales - but I also embellished the silver filigree with gold, turquoise and purple. 

If you would like to paint this miniature there will be a full 4K tutorial available shortly here: