Thor’s Workbench: Heldrake in Progress (WIP #1)

HeldrakeI absolutely love the Heldrake. It’s been one of my most consistently performing units game to game and I like the model as well. It has also been a model I have not been looking forward to painting because there’s a lot too it. I enjoy painting detailed and intricate models but this thing just has so much surface area that I know damn well it’s going to take me forever with what little time I’ve had lately for painting.

That being said, I did finally break down and start on the Heldrake. I played in a tournament this past Saturday and it did very well for me so it’s earned some paint. It is also a model I use in every single list and I naturally focus my painting efforts on units I use constantly.

The model is magnetized and so I’ll just take it one magnetized piece at a time and I opted to start with the head. Being the smallest part I can work on I figure it will give me a chance to work out my process to make doing the larger pieces easier. So, here’s a shot of the head which is complete.

Heldrake WIP 1 Heldrake WIP 2




If you’re wondering about the visible join line in the head it’s because the head is magnetized, each head half so it holds the weapon in place.

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