Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Double Trouble - Redemptor Dreadnoughts - Axion and Uther

Fine morrow to thee,


So these big bad boys were really fun to paint overall, if something of a tough task. I have a really strong dislike of painting flat open panels, I've just always struggled with them. These guys were intended to be very much centre pieces to my army, but as per usual I gave up half way with that rigorous standard and just blitzed on to get them to a playable standard. They won't be winning any prizes, but I'm happy enough with them as is for now.

Standard fare of needing to add marking and damage etc etc, plus greenery on the base. But good enough to plonk in a battle for now.














As usual, there is fluff behind these buggers, but I need a loooong session to sit down and just write out everything properly for the Sons of Wrath, so don't be expecting it any time soon!

Peace out,

Rob

9 comments:

  1. They look great Rob, even your ‘rush’ jobs are a great standard. The predominant dark scheme is a good contrast from the Orange higher rank Officers. Nice. A little vegetation amongst the rocks will look sweet when you get around to it, a splash of colour.

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    1. Cheers Siph! It is amazing how much bases do for a mini once you start putting the time and effort into them. It really blew my mind when I started listening to people about that!

      Incidentally, they did pretty well in their first game.

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  2. Looking good. I especially like the second one, you did a great job with the modeling on his PowerFist and the boulder he's crushing. I tried to get mine holding a lamp post from some Sector Imperialis kit, but the fingers don't close quite right for that without more modification than I felt like doing at the time. The first one, I think it's just the angle in a couple of the photos, but he almost looks like he's falling over backwards. Probably comes across better in person. Definitely a great sense of motion there, tho.

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    1. Good lord that took aaaages! I really love the kits for these though. Thanks for the advice on the chest guns, mine are just snap fit essentially now in case I want to swap them out.

      It is just the photos sadly, I have few flat surfaces in the house and that exacerbated the problem!

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  3. Love the stripes on them. I know what you mean about disliking flat areas but the stripes break up those spaces and markings and damage will make all that heartache and worry redundant once they're added. Remember - never judge a model until it's finished [even if you've 'finished' it for tabletop ;) ].

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    1. I am constantly referencing your dark talon and nephilim for flat surface ideas, I wish I could paint consistently like that.

      Cheers Dave!

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  4. Welcome back Rob! Missed your updates on here :)
    Congratulations on the wedding to your lovely lady, very chuffed for you :)
    Love the look of these new guys. Your painting has come on so far since the old days on the dark city

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    1. Hey Naf :) I missed them too! I'm chuffed too, life is very very good.

      Thanks too, I am inspired by your smoooooothness in painting but still a long way off the old NafNaf standard :P

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    2. Also, we don't talk of those dark dark days....

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