- Blood Bowl Teams
- Step By Step: Painting a Predator
- Using the 'Shaded Basecoat' Technique to paint Saurus warriors
- Step By Step armor for Tomb Kings Horsemen
- Step by Step painting of a Gamezone Cold One
- Painting a marble and tile flying base
- How I photograph my miniatures: A window into my photo booth
Friday, June 15, 2012
This was probably the most elaborate of all the Solarus dreadnoughts. The weapon arms were something I had never done before, which is saying something. I have painted 4 or 5 dozen different arms in my day :-)
Here are some more images, with a variety of arms...
Magnetizing these arms (and all of the Blood Angels dreadnought arms), present a challenge with the 'hollow' nature of the shoulder housing. It took some engineering to get that done.
For those of you familiar with the story of the Silver Pharaoh, you have been expecting to see the two headed tropical bird carrion! So, here are the first few just completed:
In case you have not seen the story concerning these birds, here is the paragraph describing them:
Far from restoring the glory of my kingdom, its cities fell into further ruin. Even my own Tomb City was not to be spared, though it suffered from a different manner of violation. Once a shining city of gold, almost none was to be found. These treasures had not been stolen away by looters, but instead had transformed into what looked like silver. It was not any form of silver familiar to me. Rather, it would constantly change in color and even in form, as if it were quicksilver. The braziers in the temples and tombs now glowed in strange colors of azure, green and even purple. The flames would seem to burn blue hot, yet they cast no warmth. Instead, the coldest chill I could imagine emanated from them. Even the carrion were different. Their feathers had turned the shades of exotic birds that I used to keep in my palace. Some now had a second head, mirroring the God.
Here are some WIP images of the birds:
The pillars were made from sculpey, with all the designs carved in once it had been baked. That was some seriously hard work! Wrapping the carving around the curve of the pillars was excruciating.