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: