Herald of Khorne: Painting #2

I have not worked on this model in a bit over four weeks but it’s time to get back to painting my Herald of Khorne and making progress on my army.

This is a small update to show where I left off, which is further along than my first progress post. So, to show you all what I managed before my extended painting break, and to motivate myself, here he is so far.

I think I managed to get the lighting better this time to avoid washing out the blending. I can’t seem to stop the reflection in spots 100% though despite filtering the light.

At this stage the reds are done. That’s not to say I won’t go back in and mess with it here and there, but I’m calling the red done. Actually, I have to finish some scratches and highlights. The boltgun/gunmetal areas should be done at this point also, barring cleanup and touch-ups. The bronze is base coated, shaded and time to give it the TMM effect (true metallic metal).  Some of the black skin is done in spots but I have to go through and make sure I got it all. Then to get those details done, etc, etc, etc.

With the red done the rest should go relatively quickly. It’s still going to take a while but with the bulk of the hard work done I should be able to sit back and enjoy what’s left.

  • Really starting to come together there man. I am just jealous that model is only for Khorne. Looking forward to seeing the full thing done.

    • Thanks. With the bronze on there it looks a lot better than before. Starting to look like a Juggernaut.

      They are great models. I think the Khorne models as a whole are the better of the four Gods. I wish Bloodcrushers were better than they are but I may still eventually field a unit anyway just because they look cool.

      • Sadly I have to agree with you on them getting the better models. I am hopeful for Tzeentch Daemonkin sorting some of that out.

        • Oh, I’m sure they’ll get a nice big/revised Lord of Change or Fateweaver.

  • Nice one! The jugger is a brutal looking model. Are you keeping the hooves black?

    • Thanks.

      I haven’t decided on the hooves yet. I kind of want them to stand out a bit instead of being the same color as the skin.

      • I would probably bleached black, not grey but more bone. Trying to make it look as if the black of the skin had been worn thin around the hooves and the bone breaks through.

        • I was thinking a bone color but I’m not sure how the bronze on the hoof edges will look next to bone. Probably look alright.

  • Looking great Thor. One day you are going to see some chaos on my blog…on that day, you can know it was due in part to your constant awesome articles on painting your wicked cool models :)

    • Much appreciated.

      The models are a huge draw for me. The bad guys in damn near anything (movies, art, books, games, whatever), always have this cool aesthetic factor that the good guys lack in my opinion.

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