Everyone already knows that these are a pain in the you know what to play against, and I am pretty sure they know they are not so easy to paint, either! As I was standing in the tournament check-in line at Adepticon, I could hear people discussing the painting of Hell Drakes each time the line moved past a board with one (or three!) of them on it.
I think I posted some WIP images of this showing how many individual parts I painted before glueing them all together. It had to be at least 20.
Painting both sides of every wing was just a tad bit time consuming, to say the least.
I did utilize the weathering powders in more of a 'painterly' fashion on this piece. It helped me get some interesting effects on the golds in areas that would have been very tough to reach otherwise.
I also used them more in a standard fashion for the streaks, but knowing I could actually use them to paint some of the other colors was really neat!
I have many more images that I will post over the next few days as CMON Expo plays out, so I hope you don't get sick of them!
Time to go!!