Category Archives: Chaos Space Marines

Painting Blog – Heldrake finished

Finally finished this monster!

I can’t say it the best miniature I have ever painted. The raised metal areas are a real pain, and the “feet” of the miniature are ridiculous. They really make the whole model deserve its nickname of “Helturkey”.

But I do like the overall shape and the the theme of the model. Pilot merged with Daemon merged with vehicle. But I think it could have been executed much better in areas. Plus the model is a real paint to glue together.

Anyway, here are some pics! I will be finishing the base later tonight.

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Painting Blog – Heldrake Progress

Another update on my Heldrake.

I managed to get the neck pretty much done (still needs blood added to it) and started on the head.

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The reasoning behind using the flesh tone I have picked is because I am heavily inspired by the Akira mutations, as seen in the film “Akira”! If you haven’t watched the movie (for shame) this is what I mean.

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I did attempt to paint the pipes varying colours to show different levels of pressure on the skin, but it ended up looking a little weird.

Anyway, I am hoping to finish the head tonight, then it will just be a case of painting the torso and then it’s done!

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Dan’s Painting Blog

As well as providing hobby news and general articles, I will be using the site as something of a blog for myself. I will never feature the blog as a main article, but I will have it easily accessible for anyone who likes following that sort of thing.

You’ll have to forgive the rather poor title image until I can whip something better up!

Anyway, its been a while since I did anything like painting. My pc died a week or so ago and ever since then I have been building a new one, and the hobby side of things has had to suffer because of it.

Anyway, here is the stuff I am working on at the moment.

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The Heldrake is a pain of a model. All those rivets, all that metal raised areas are enough to drive you a  little mad. To top it off I am not particularly happy with how the metal looks on the wings. I tried a new technique out and I am not that happy with it. So I am tempted to go back and do the metal again.

 

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