Horus Heresy Characters - VI Legion Hvarl Red-Blade #1

It finally happened, Book VII Inferno dropped. And being the VI Legion fan boy that I am, I just had to build a new Praetor. Hvarl Red-Blade. 

You'll notice a familiar miniature, the ForgeWorld Tribune in Tartaros armour. Couple that with a BoP Mk III Heavy Bolter, Tartaros Sergeant Shoulder Pauldrons and Wulfen Axe and rondels. Some liberal cutting, re-posing and green stuffing.

I still have an issue with what head to choose, but I believe I will settle on the one below.

And this is how he looks, ready for paint.
More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k Thousand Sons Contemptor Dreadnought#1

So  I ordered  a Dreadnought for the CK Studios course, unfortunately it arrived two days late. That being said, I was still pumped from the course, so I started to build a the Dreadnought.

One thing that always bugs me about Dreadnought builds is the static poses that you see.  So I did my best to put some movement into this build. I tried my best  to  imitate and mirror the Konrad Kurze pose.

Now I just have to work out how I want to kit this Dreadnought. I am thinking Heavy Conversion Beamer and Power Fist.

 What do you think?

Horus Heresy 30k Adeptus Custodes #4

While I was decompressing from the airbrushing course, I got stuck in and began finishing off another squad of Custodes I had previously started.

This takes my Custodes Guardian squad up to a full complement of nine (9).

CK Studios Introductory Airbrushing Course #5 - How it all turned out?

So now we have all the theory sorted, let's put this into motion. As mentioned before, this is how it turned out, but how did we get to this?

Zenithal Highlight on the black primer coat.

Base colours go over the primer coat. You'll see in the photo the triad+ of colours used. They are all  Vallejo.
For the Death Guard Linen White VGA Hemp, VGA Bonewhite, VGA Aged White and VGA Aged White.

On the shoulders, I used the following for the Green, VGA Black Green, VGA Sick Green and VGC Goblin Green. You will notice, I haven't quite gotten the hang of the colour modulation on the Shoulder guards and Power Fist.

So what do you do if you mess up your colour modulation? 
Well it's simple, you paint over it. The layers this style of airbrushing are so thin, it is easy to go back in and re-establish the dark tones and highlights .

I will mention I swapped out the base and used one that I had already made for a World Eater Contemptor.  I also re-posed the legs and magnetized the arms …

CK Studios Introductory Airbrushing Course #4 - The Overall Technique

 So after being bombarded with all this theory, how do we put this together?