Thor’s Workbench: Heldrake WIP #6

HeldrakeI didn’t have a chance to work on the Heldrake for a week but I’m working on it today and finally reached a point worth doing an update for.

At this stage almost everything is base coated. I have a few details to pick out, namely claw-like parts, but I’ll have to do that after I wash the ‘skin’ and stuff. Which of course makes my next step some more washes then cleaning that up and finally highlighting. Then I’ll need to go in and pick out details mentioned before. The final stage will be doing some OSL for the ‘vents’ to give it a fiery look.

I opted to make the fleshy parts muscle-like. Obviously this is the early stage and just a base coat. I continued the look to the tail cables for a unified look. I saw another painter do it and I liked how it came out in the end. Picking out the metal in the fleshy cables would be a nightmare and this approach will look good when done and saves me some time.

I’m close but I know these last stages are going to take a while. The armor elements are all done so these last stages need to be done very carefully. I never thought I would see it this far along and I can’t wait to wrap it up.

  • The blue half looks great. I’m not in love with the “fleshy” cables so far, but time will tell. Glad to see you haven’t given up on them.

    If you do, and want to sell your army at 85% off retail though, do look me up! :)

    • It looks better once it’s washed, which I’ve done since this shot. I washed it heavily with red to give it a tone more like exposed muscle. Now I’ll layer it back up to the color above but it will be much more subdued.

      I couldn’t see these guys. They’re my favorite aggravation :)

  • The half scheme is quite effective on this model. Did you make the metal brighter on the black side or does it just stand out more against the black? It’s very striking!

    The muscle does look very bubblegum-like at this stage. I’ve seen the final result on some of your other models though so I’m confident it will look great when it’s done.

    • It’s just the lighting and contrast that makes it stand out more.

      Yeah, in these shots the muscles are very bleh. A base coat without shading or highlighting is hard to judge by. However, I did get the muscles all done this weekend and the bone is washed. The shots I do later this week will definitely look much closer to the final product than this does. I’m really hoping to get this thing finally wrapped up this coming weekend when I have some more time.

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