This will be the first of two set of images showing a squad of custom built Costodes which I painted. Ever since I got the giant Horus Heresy in pictures book a few years ago, I thought custodes would be a very fun project!!
The metals posed a big challenge, with so much darn gold! I tired to keep certain areas very war, and place the deepent, warmest colors next to each other to create that 'pop'. I also had to sculpt numerous purity seals on the halberds.
Here we go: