Huron Blackheart: Paint in Progress

With three weeks to go until the Standish Standoff, 40K tournament, I’ve finally started putting paint on my counts-as Huron (yet to be named).

Let’s jump into some shots. Sorry for the quality on some of these. I snapped shots real quick this morning before heading into work.

As you can see it’s in varying stages of completion. With everything being magnetized (torso, arms, backpack and legs), I’m working on completing one part at a time. I did want to get some paint on everything though just to see things pulled together a bit.

The legs and base are nearly done at this point. I’m waiting on some snow flock I ordered to come in so I can wrap that up. I found a great tutorial on doing snow bases that I’m going to use for this. I like my method but it’s not nearly as convincing as the one I found. That method gives some texture to the base and I really think it will elevate what I’ve been doing.

At this rate I should be done with this model, the last I need in my list, before the event with some breathing room. I’m sure I’ll have another update later this week.

What color should I do the head? It’s the one element I haven’t figured out yet.

Update: Check out the counts-as Huron fully painted.

  • TheRhino

    Looks good so far. Is the tabard washed with black or brown?

    • The tabard has been a process. It was washed with black first and then I used a red glaze and after that washed it in brown. Not my normal process but I’m experimenting.

      • TheRhino

        Ah, that explains it. Are you still working on the transition from light to dark on it? it works as is right now, but I wasn’t sure.
        I find it really tough to blend red in such a small space.

        • *shrugs*

          I did the brown wash last night before bed and didn’t get to see it until I took the shots. I wasn’t completely happy with it prior, hence the last wash, and I’m still considering it.

          I think it looks pretty good right now though. Any further washing will just dull it down too much. Maybe a red glaze again but I don’t see that doing much for it at this stage either. Probably anything further I do right now will just either be insignificant or ruin it, so I think I’ll err on the side of caution and call the tabard done.

          I’ve only done the red on larger things for these guys like capes and now you mention it, it has proven difficult. I know I never put so much work into the large pieces to blend it together.

          • TheRhino

            Yeah, it looks good right now. I just wasn’t sure because you said you were experimenting.

  • Great progress. Glad to see some paint on this guy. Did you post the snow base to twitter? I can’t remember…my mind is a bit befuddled lately.

    • Thanks. I’ll get an updated shot up here in the next few days.

      Yes, I posted that on Twitter. I haven’t done a hobby update on him since doing the base so haven’t had the chance to squeeze it into a post yet.

      • Awesome. Do a little guide if you can, it came out really nice!

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