Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bearers of the Word, Muster

Welcome one and all to another post that starts off with an apology for failing at updating, sorry about that . . . 
Inspiration for my scheme

As usual though, after a long hiatus I have pics of finished minis to make up for it.

 Its been along time since I painted anything for the Horus Heresy that wasn't for my Sons, the last thing I painted was that test world eater, who coincidently has been repainted to make it into this squad, he was the test again, and just turned out well enough to not need another re-re-paint.

Quite happy with how the metallic red has come out, it is a Vallejo model air colour, "Signal Red", there are several layers of GW washes to bring it down to a more muted colour though.

The eyes on these are yellow, not green as in the inspiration picture, not for some paint theory reason, but because I don't actually own any green paints! Surprised the hell out of me actually.

The only things I can't get to work are the inscribed geometric symbols in their armour, I  have actually repainted armour panels that I just felt it wasn't working on, like the chest of the guy with pelvic parchments.

I'll have another couple of posts on these guys coming up, and have a few more at the base coat stage. Funnily enough, while base coating my airbrush carked it, so these are the first models I have painted, entirely with brush, in a very long time.

It is also actually a really hard scheme to photo graph well, so I apologise for the quality of the pictures, I really need to set up a proper light box one of these days.

Thanks for looking, and hopefully I'll have something else for you all shortly.


  1. Always good to see the birth of a new project.

    Like the red scheme, will you be trying out the geometric symbols again?

    I'd sure we'll get to see their daddy arrive at some point, you should just get all of the Primarchs.

    1. I might try them out in a white instead, doing them in the same colour I did the scratches in just saw them get all confused and lost.

      I have a Lorgar somewhere, I really should paint them all at some point.

  2. I love that red metallic, it is gorgeous!

    1. Thankyou :) It was a revelation when I found the paint at the model shop.

  3. Wow they look fantastic. Worth the wait ;)

  4. Sheep, this metallic red turned out great. Which GW washes did you use? And did you say you brushed it on? I have avoided the Vallejo Air paints because I'd assumed they were too thin to brush on, but these appear to be a good counterexample to that...

    1. Cheers mate, the quick tut is:

      Grey undercoat
      2x coats of signal red
      Dry brush mithril silver
      Baal red wash
      Serephim sepia
      Nuln oil
      Then scratches with mithril

      You do need two coats of the red to start with, but you should be doing that anyway, so I think they can be used as normal paints with great success.

      Hope that helps :)

  5. Those are gorgeous, man - truly exemplary work!

  6. Quick question: what color primer did you use? I will have to find a pot or two of this paint. Looks amazing!

    1. Thanks mate :)

      The primer is actually tamiya grey undercoat, it's the best rattle can primer I've ever used.

      A couple of comments above I gave a quick run down on how I painted the models :)