Saturday, 6 October 2012

Pre Heresy - World Eaters - On the Painting Table

If you didn't get a chance to see this post on The Horus Heresy Blog link

These guys really have a striking colour scheme but with myself painting white has proven difficult in the past, mostly due to the fact that I don't have a white or light grey primer. This means I have several layers of white which can get pretty thick and messy quickly.

After priming the model in black I used a mix of codex grey and white as a base colour.

I then painted in a black wash to add shadows etc. I was a bit too messy here and it meant more clean up after ward so try and be careful with the wash.

Now I painted in the rest of the white armour with Skull White, trying to leave the wash in the recesses. Next the blue armour, I used a base colour of Regal Blue, followed by a mix of Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue leaving the recesses in the base colour. Once dry I washed the areas with Asurmen Blue to smooth it all out. The red details were painted up with a base of Scab Red followed by a highlight of Blood Red. the world symbol was based in Scorched Brown and a highlight of Graveyard Earth, the sea was the same mix as the Blue Armour.

Here is the finished model.

Here is a another picture of the side of the model showing the icon I sculpted with greenstuff.

You can keep going with the layer and wash etc to add even more depth to the model but as a table top model its pretty good as is.

What I would rather do though is add some battle damage and weathering to take it to the next level, so stay tuned for the next post to see how that turns out.



  1. Very nice! I really like how that turned out.

    I honestly like the look of the white built up over the black primer to the "white primer and washes" method I was using. Next go around I'm going to try a grey primer instead...

    Keep up the great work!