Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Warhammer 40k Chaos Heldrake WIP

Do you know what's hard?

Painting 6 Heldrakes for a major ITC event in a few weeks is hard.

I had no idea how hard it is to paint a heldrake, let alone 6, but I'm giving a go.

As you can see in the picture, I've got all my space dragons clipped, sanded, primed and now I have black to red gradients painted on all of the parts that need the coverage.

Now, I've begun the arduous task of hitting all of the "veins" and edges of the dragons. Luckily, Leadbelcher is a base color from Citadel and I can usually get one coat coverage. I may not have time to edge highlight...

At present, I have one model done and awaiting magnets, one model nearly done - but has the wings magnetized, and the rest are sitting in boxes waiting for their first coat of silver. It's taking me about 7-10 hours per heldrake just to paint the silver. Oy.

After I get all of the silver painted, I plan on adding a black oil wash and then air brushing some energy spots on the baleflamer and maybe the eyes and the jet engine exhaust ports.

If I don't get these done in time for LVO, I may be bringing Grey Knights.