The Leviathan is finished for now. I’m going to go back and add a little bit more weathering, mostly streaking and add pigments to the base, but I need to start another project.
I’ve loved painting this, but I really enjoy working on dreadnoughts anyway. Just like my Castellax in my Mechanicum army, big stompy robots are cool!
So, Greg over at http://www.feedyournerd.com/greggles-tabletop has been running a little event during October, originally between a few bloggers but now a whole lot more, called #dreadtober. The idea was to get folk to paint up a dreadnought in appreciation of their awesomeness.
I’ve just managed to paint up the Leviathan in time to take part in the event. No prizes or anything, all for the fun of it.
Head on over to Greg’s blog and take a look.
Leviathan Dreadnought part 3 tomorrow!
Made a start on painting the Leviathan. It’s such a great kit, and a real pleasure to paint. Along with the base, I like to get the legs done first and then work my way up.
I used AK Interactive “Paneliner for White and Winter Camouflage” to define the details. Mixed 50/50 with AK odourless thinner, it seeps along the panelines easily, and any excess can be removed with a brush dampened with clean odourless thinner.
Couldn’t resist making a start on the weathering, really must restrain myself!
Update on the torso to follow soon.
Started the preparation of the Leviathan Dreadnought. Painting it in parts as usual, but a lot more this time!
I won’t be easy to reach a lot of the detail on the Sarcophagus once built, so I’m going to have to leave it in bits and build it once it’s painted.
The arms are full of great detail, both of which I magnetised to enable me to change load out once the guns are released.
Picture of the two parts combined.
Painting starts tomorrow!
The vindicator is finished, the client having contacted me to say he wanted to apply his own decals. Final coat of matt went on this morning, should hopefully have it packed and on its way Monday or Tuesday.
The same blues were used to match the Land Raider I painted earlier this year. I had the opportunity to see my clients army at the Horus Heresy Throne of Skulls a few weeks back, and the Land Raider fits in well with his infantry.
So, on to the finished product. It’s a great little kit, and goes together really well. Think I’ll get one for my Fists at some point.
Leviathan Dreadnought is up next, and I can’t wait.
So, I popped down to Nottingham once again, this time for the Warhammer 40k Open Day. To be honest, it was a bit last minute as I’m only really interested in Horus Heresy gaming, but it would be good to see any new Forgeworld kit.
Soon as I got into the Studio area, I was accosted by Paul Rudge from FW and shown the new Leviathan Dreadnought. And what an awesome looking model it is!
It just so happened that the sales stand had a couple left when I got there, so it was inevitable I’d walk away with one! This is now in the front of my building que, with updates to follow very soon.
The other exciting piece was Nathaniel Garro, the Hand of the Sigillite. Another cracking sculpt from FW and I’ll definitely be adding it to my Imperial Fists once he is released.
At the Horus Heresy Weekender earlier this year I picked up my first comission for an Ultramarine Land Raider Armoured Proteus. It was a cool project and allowed me to paint something different.
The client was really pleased with it, which is a great relief when it was my first one! I met up with him again at the Horus Heresy Throne of Skulls last weekend and he asked me to paint a Vindicator Laser Destroyer he’d just bought. It’s a great little kit, and I was suprised it came in a box rather than the usual bag.
The instructions were typical of those found in other Forgeworld kits, but are adequate for building the model.
I got the model built and primed earlier this week, and I’m looking forward to getting started on it. Updates to follow this week!