Thursday, 24 October 2013

FW Heresy Era Mechanicum Magos

Absolutely awesome model, very detailed but be aware getting the large resin gate from the back of the trailing edge should be done with a cutting disc or saw as side cutters will very likely break something, like it did on mine *sigh* and also one of the 'vanes' on the rad cleaner barrel was so thin it actually snapped off during drybrushing....think i may just make another from green stuff as the original was an extremely thin piece of resin.

Other than these minor mishaps, a pleasure to assemble, not too much cleaning of mould lines to be done, just a bit here and there then glued to the base and ready for undercoat.

I chose my usual black spray undercoat, as a large proportion of this model will be metallic of various types, with the robes being the largest chunk of non-metallic (red of course) colour.

As the metallic area's are in the majority I started here by drybrushing them all with Tin Bitz (Warplock Bronze) then a wash of Devlan Mud (Agrax Earthshade). Once dried I followed this up by drybrushing with Boltgun Metal (Leadbelcher) this results in a quite nice brushed steel look I think.

The robes were then base coated in Scab Red (Khorne Red), given a heavy wash of Devlan Mud (Agrax Earthshade) and once dried raised areas were picked back out in Scab Red (Khorne Red)

**Seriously GW, who the hell thought up these new names??

Here's some early pics I took at around about this stage.









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