Helbrute: Painting in Progress #2

I’ve been working on my Helbrute the past few days and made some reasonable progress. Since the last update I’ve picked out the details on the skin (hoses, cables, etc), and laid down some base colors on the armor insets. Here’s some shots.

I should have gotten a better shot of the hoses behind the head. I did them in orange but it’s hard to see. You’ll spot a few others throughout the body. Anyway, I wanted them to blend in with the skin tone but be a little different, so that’s why I went with orange. I want this to feel more daemonic and less Dreadnought so I wanted to play down the hoses a bit.

I did work the TMM technique on the few metallic areas I’ve done but didn’t get great shots to showcase that. I also tried out the heated metal technique on the multi-melta that I saw from Ron on From the Warp years ago. I think it came out pretty well.

I’ve got a few more metal areas to work on and then I’ll get to the armor plating, the larger pieces, and really work on the TMM technique there.

Whatcha think?

  • Nice progress Thor! Looks like you are really taking your time on this guy, and having a blast at the same time!

    • Thanks.

      Definitely taking my time and it’s a nice change of pace. I certainly won’t spend this much time on your average model but every now and then it’s just fun to relax and experiment.

  • Nafnaf

    I really like the heat burn on the multi melta. I am going to have to try that myself. The red/orange base is also looking good :)

    • The heat burn is one of those subtle techniques that just adds a bit of realism, which in turn takes the model up a notch – I think anyway. It’s super easy to do and I just followed that tutorial by Ron. Man, I wish Ron would make a return.

      • Warren Falconer

        I second that he was an amazing guy. Spent an afternoon emailing back and forth with me to get my lense glow correct on my space marine hats. The hellbrute is looking great cant wait to see the trim on him done he will really pop then.

        • When I was working on my Obliterators and doing OSL for the first time he came here and commented a lot through the process to help me get it right. He’s a rare breed and definitely missed in the community.

          Started on the trim last night. This is going surprisingly faster than I thought it would.

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