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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Angron on the Rampage!



I finally got round to finishing up Forge World's Angron.  The  model is very detailed and the narrative pose makes for a fun painting project.

In this scene of Angron's Betrayal at Istvan IV I stuck with the casualties being portrayed as Loyalist World Eaters and Death Guard. 

The model has a scenic base that incorporates a playing base but the positioning of the two Loyalist casualties makes accessing the play base difficult.  Since the whole scenic is just a bit to fragile for actual play it'll always be a display piece anyway!

 Here you see the horizontal position required of one of the casualties in order to get the bases to mate up.  It makes for some awkward cabinet dynamics as well.  Come on... share already!
 After doing most of the mini with Reaper Master Series triads I experimented a little with the new GW technical paints.  I have avoided the new GW paint line since I've never liked their pots and the color progression was clumsy but the technicals sounded interesting. On this I used the Blood for the Blood God which is satisfyingly gloppy and dries with a fresh, wet, look.    I'll likely use it more in future.  The dry rust was less satisfying and ... not entirely dry... more like a thick paste that was in the process of setting up.   I think I'll give it a pass in favor of actual dry pigments for regular use.

I'm looking forward to experimenting with the self-cracking earth and the thick, translucent Nurgle's Rot.

Now to stumble off in search of a suitable target!

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