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Horus Heresy Characters - Khârn kit-bash #3

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Blooming Heck! Just when I go build my own, GW comes out with a new version of Khârn, in plastic!
Awesome .. but how did I stack up ? Well below is a picture of GW's new Khârn.


And this is the progression of my kit-bash version. Not too far from the mark, hey ?


And with a 30k Sarum Pattern Helmet.


Regardless, I will be grabbing this little miniature when it is released

Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Contemptor Dreadnought Part #1

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Today I want to bring you up to speed on another World Eaters Contemptor Dreadnought that I have been working on. You would have seen a sneak peek of it from my Combat Claw Tutorial. Being a proper Forgeworld Resin miniature, I thought I would make an effort to distinguish this fellow from his kit bashed plastic cousin. They will form a Contemptor Talon in my World Eaters army, hence the similar load outs. In hindsight, I should have swapped the Claw and Chain-fist around, opposite to the plastic conversion, but as I got caught up in making the tutorial I totally forgot to do this.

But just to show you a comparison between the two. Here is the Forgeworld original


And this is the plastic conversion. Same but different, hey?

And when I add more of a scenic base, this miniature comes to life, especially as it modeled punching through a wall section






So it's off to give this miniature a wash and lay down paint, in the spray booth.
More to come.



Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought #1

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Whilst I was painting the Leviathan, I thought it might be useful to dust off a Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought and paint it up in the colors of the VI Legion, at the same time. This is progress so far.


Starting with the bare resin miniature.


Base colors and Sepia ink washing done. I have to go back in and begin highlighting, do some bluing on the Kheres Assault Cannons and exhaust stacks.






A few more hours still left on this one. I might have to add some more detailing to the base, too.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Venerable Leviathan Dreadnought #20

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And this is how it finally turned out after I added back some edge highlights to Senor Snippy Claw.








I am fairly happy with it. What are your thoughts ?

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Venerable Leviathan Dreadnought #19

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This time I start the chipping effects. I do this using the sponge technique. I start out with GW Technical Typhus Corrosion on the edges. Given I have already Sepia Inked the recesses, I try not to go overboard with the Typhus Corrosion. After the Typhus Corrosion has dried I repeat this effect with VGA Aluminium, keeping to the same areas I had already hit with the Typhus Corrosion.








Next up, how it all turned out. See you there.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Venerable Leviathan Dreadnought #18

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This time around, I will show you the results of spraying Sepia Ink into the recesses between armor plating.











Next up I start chipping effects. Stay tuned.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Venerable Leviathan Dreadnought #17

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I finally managed to grab some time to start weathering the Leviathan. This is how the Leviathan turned out, after a first pass of oil washes.











Next post, I will cover ink weathering. Stay tuned.


Tutorial - World Eaters Contemptor Dreadnought Part #4 - Combat Claw

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In this tutorial installment, I am going to cover how I rebuilt the Plastic Contemptor Combat Fist into a Combat Claw.



First up you need to grab your B@C sprue




 Once you remove them from the sprue, you'll end up with the following pieces.




Go ahead and assemble the top portion of the arm itself, NOT the fist section.  You may want to think about magnetizing the shoulder socket at this time. Once that is complete and dry, place it off to the side, for later. OK, so now you have the fist.  You now need to take some clippers and carefully clip the finger tips from the power
Next, you'll need to go grab your Blood Angels Furioso Castaferrum (Box) Dreadnought and sort out the pieces for the power claws. Likely no one has one of these laying about, because Blood Angels in 40k are a pile of poo, codex-wise, and box Dreadnoughts are still sub-par, until GW fixes hull points and armor value and converts these things to monstrous creatures with high toughness. But that's another conversati…