Ok, gripes aside, I am pretty excited about the new Burning of Prospero box set. Space Wolves, a Space Wolf Character, Thousand Sons, Thousand Sons Character, Custodes, and Sisters of Silence.....And the models are freaking NICE. I mean, don't get me wrong - I love me some Battle at Calth models......so much that I assembled 2+ boxes of them to assemble 2 different legions....but that new box is just SEXY.
I had a couple of spare BaC models, and decided to give myself a break from painting yellow.....by painting a single character model from each of these upcoming legions!
Taking some Space Wolf bits (I have a ton of them), I modeled a Space Wolf Jarl, Ornulf Fullblood. The color pallet stayed pretty tame on this guy - Primed black, then shot with GW Mechanicum Battle Grey, followed with highlights of Dawnstone and Fenrisian Grey. All grey areas were pinwashed with Nuln Oil. The reds were done in Mephiston Red, glazed with Carrowburg Crimson, rehighlighted with Mephiston Red, and then Evil Suns Scarlet. Golds are Retributor Armor, washed with Agrax earthshade, and then highlighted with Retributor Armor and Runefang Steel. I applied decals from the generic Space Wolf decal sheet and the Grom Hellgaze sheet. I like how he came out - more grey than the modern 40k Wolves with the blue grey.
Thousand Son Sorcerer, Nechtanebos of the Rehati
This guy got a bit of extra treatment. I used the standard Mark IV marine, but positioned him on an open book (from one of the Dark Angels Vehicle frames). I used the pointing hand from the Devastator box, and the staff arm from the Grey Knight Strike Squad. I included some scroll bits, as well as a open hanging book from a high elf model. Initially, I was going to go for the whole metallic red (painting the model silver and applying numerous coats of red glaze) but I did not have a red glaze and my numerous attempts to make one failed. So I went with red. The model was primed light grey, and then base coated with VGC Air Blood red. The red was pinwashed with Carrowburg Crimson, and then layered with Evil Suns Scarlet, followed by highlights of Wild Rider Red, and then final edge highlights of Fire Dragon Bright. Golds were done identical to the Space Wolf. With no decals to work with, I hand painted the Thousand Sons symbol, and then did the black script work on the books. The blue areas were painted with P3 Arcane blue, washed with Drakenhoff Nightshade, and then re-highlighted with Arcane blue.
Well enjoy folks - I am off to get ready for another fun filled day at work!