Helbrute: PIP #3-1

Helbrute: Paint in Progress #3

Slowly I keep chipping away at this model. Not a lot of major progress since the last update but I have gotten paint on the metal trim. That took a lot longer than I thought it would, and I still have some spots to smooth out (you’ll see some bleed through), but it really pulls the model together.

You’ll have to excuse some of that excess light. My next project after this model is finally setting up a light box area so I can take some proper shots.

So, now to finish up those metal areas where I forgot the second coat, which I didn’t notice in spots until these shots. Then to clean up the inset areas where I slipped with said metal paint and move on to shading those parts. Just noticed a black spot on the back hose to the multi-melta…bah!

Anyway, he’s getting there…

Update: He’s all done! Check out the Helbrute painting showcase.

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That is a lot of metal trim. I can see why it would take so long, I’d be worried about hitting the flesh you’ve already worked on with metallics!

Gary marsh
Gary marsh

Coming along nicely, I really like the split paint scheme.

Roemer's Workshop

When I was painting my Black Legion Heldrake I started out with the gold before all else. I used the Vallejo liquid metal range and lost control of the paint in so many places that by the end I was glad I started with the golds.

So I fully approve of your method and say good luck!


Very nice. Now I want to paint up some of my Hellbrutes, thanks a lot Thor. Heh. Also, I’d be interested to know how you plan on making your light box. I’m currently using a fake light box for my pictures, just a white bottom and white back with a south facing window in the front for lighting. With that setup you can only take pictures when it is around noon time and cloudy so it diffuses the light, doh! So yeah, I’m interested in seeing how a proper box is made.


This is coming along nicely! The total picture is starting to emerge which is my favorite stage when I am painting.

Are you planning to play with TMM on the claw and trim? There are plenty of nice curves and details to play with but without a lot of large areas you don’t have to be quite as clean to pull it off.