I have recently been painting Constantin Valdor. My mother passed away very recently due to Covid 19, and in order to occupy my brain I have really been working away at painting.
This is a very busy model, but it’s a pretty amazing purely because it is who it is. It would be great to paint up the Emperor if Forge World ever release a model for him.
During the most recent lock down due to COVid-19, I have taken to painting up miniatures I have had for ages, but not got round to it. One of which was the 30K version of everyone’s favourite Primarch, Magnus the Red.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this model. For a start it is excellently sculpted, and the pose is suitably dynamic, and lets be honest, it’s Magnus, so he is brilliant.
However I hate painting resin, even Forge World’s very high quality resin has been spoilt by just how good Citadel plastic miniatures are. Some of the details on resin figures just don’t come out well in the production process (specifically the very fine detail), and it’s kind of infuriating because it makes painting certain elements of it a chore.
Still, the best Primarch ever has yet another space in my display cabinet!
Kor Phaeron is finished, and here is a pic of his good self and Erebus representing! 😀
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I am not entirely sure I am that keen on their bases, or the scenic base. Nothing wrong with it, just not sure it fits my other Word Bearers.
Here is some pics of Kor Phareon on his own. I love how this guy walks into his suit of terminator armour, and the contrast between the heretical red armour and the loyalist grey is pretty damn sweet.
My own real issue with this model is the face. It looks like he has had a stroke. This may actually be intentional. His creaking body has been pumped full of so many drugs and undergone so many surgeries, that his features represent that. But it doesn’t look sinister, it just looks a bit derpy. Other than that, I am pleased with these two. Loads of the detail is difficult to pick out on these models, and I think I managed to get away with it!
Not had much time for painting recently, but I am plodding along as best I can with Kor Phaeron.
I am very glad they changed their colour scheme during the heresy, finding this grey armour a little dull to paint! 😀
The best character in all of 30k is finished! High Chaplain Erebus!