Monday, 25 July 2016

30k Solar Auxilia Malcador Infernus - Complete

Hi Gang,


Well not totally complete, as I still have to paint the trailer and touch up a few bits as I've seen them in the pictures. I had a pretty productive weekend, as I nearly completed my Leviathan Dreadnought and then I painted this monster from nearly just undercoat to complete. A pain in the arse though as it requires so many different drying stages for either glaze or wash that are frustratingly slow!

Still, enjoy the pics and let me know what you think :)









The word that kept coming up over and over in my head whilst wanting to paint the solar Auxilia was Baroque. I wanted some kind of ancient looking machine with a certain grandness to it that conveyed a real sense of age and finery. Did I succeed?

Peace out,

Rob


17 comments:

  1. I think you did "baroque" very well. It has a nice... old, I suppose, feel it, like the parlour of an old villa- might not be the feel you wanted, but it's nice to see brass and crimson used somewhere other than Khorne.

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    1. Thanks D :) that is the look I wanted, faded antiquity like ragged red velvet chairs and soot blacked windows. I looked through your stuff as inspiration for colours :)

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  2. That looks fantastic! Very moody looking - I dig it!

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    1. Ditto. Nailed it. Lovely work

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    2. Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to having a force painted up in this scheme. I am thinking my Militia might follow the same colours too

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  3. I'm a fan, its what I'd love to do if I didn't just keep adding stuff so mine stops being subtle like this and ends up cartoony

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    1. Grass is always greener mate! I would love to produce your cleaner look, when I compare our armies I always feel yours "pop" that extra bit

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  4. Glorious matey, glorious :)

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  5. Very swanky! I feel your pain on the drying time for washes/glazes, too. I did a bunch of that toward the end of working on my Kytan (hopefully pics up in the next couple of days), and had to find myself something else to work on on the side to keep myself from trying to go back and do more before it was dry.

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    1. Ah the Kytan! I look forward to seeing it!

      This look was built with bloodletter glaze over a silver coat, follwed by carrabourg crimson then weathering and highlights. I think I could probably make it the same a simpler way but I'm not confident enough to change the recipe :P

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  6. Lovely work as always Rob!

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    1. Thanks Mike :) I'll have to bring it up to fife to warm your white scars up ;)

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  7. Oh yeah, that is nice. That is the prefect feel for this tank.

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