Wanted to end the year with some more Night Lords so here is the final claw additions of the year.
I was getting really unhappy about photographing on white because I could not get the colours to work the way I wanted them to. So I watched the McCordall video on shooting black on black, made a new backdrop for the Lightbox and had a go.
I may try and get some black velvet felt for the fabric instead, but these already look better like this. Hard to believe that the only difference between these five and the last five is that the red in the Khorne half of the company shoulder pad is a shade darker.
All the other changes came from the backdrop fabric, the Lightbox on a lower light setting and a reduction in the camera exposure settings.
Looking forwards to more photos that try and capture the grim dark nature of these guys in 2021.
These five are a load more Bolter equipped models. I was pleased with the pose of the kneeling Plasma gunner too and this one with the sniper scope.
Another of the resin cast models, still not worked out what they are.
I have five of these Dreadclaws to paint up this is the first. The others were in a bad state and were sent off to Renew Models for vapour blasting and have just come back so no excuses now not to get these finished!
Again custom decals developed for these and pretty pleased with how they have worked out.
Might look at trying some weathering powders on some later models, but I am also painting up two drop pods for the Blood Angels using zenithal methods so we will see what a difference that makes too.
Eight Legion, C Battallion, 19th Company, Anvillus Dreadclaw No. 3
I am going to develop the grey and blue theme on the armoured vehicles as they seem to complement each other well.
I have a lot of vehicles to paint up but wasn’t really very pleased with efforts on armour from last year. My wife bought me an Element Games painting course with David Soper for earlier this year but due to COVID-19 it never happened so I have had a go.
I also had a go at making some Skull Reapers company graphics. Pretty pleased with the artwork to reality concept, but need to work on the application and varnishing stages with later models.
Suitably adorned with icons of terror, death and gore. Oh and chains.
Magnetised the Bolter turrets so that they can be positioned too.
Think that the weathering worked okay. May try some more rust and weathering powder effects on later models,
Grimdark justice in a Banksy style. I took inspiration from WW2 US Army Corp vehicle markings. This one translates as Troop Transport, Eight Legion, C Battalion, 19th Company Tank, 1st Rhino. Produced by Mondus Occulum Forge on Mars in M30.