Today I’m showing the new Dark Elf War Hydra. A model that initially upon first viewing I really did not like all that much. I felt it had a almost sock puppet look to its heads, but upon painting I kind of like it now. I still think the model should of had more teeth like the old model and could have been a little skinnier looking.
On another note I have just returned from a short holiday visiting family in Belgium. Whilst in the area I visited Antwerp, Brugge and Brussels. I got to see the GW store’s in Brussels and Antwerp. Brussels store was quite small, whereas Antwerps was absolutely huge. I think they must have the most sexy GW store I have ever seen. So if you happen to be in Antwerp give it a recommended look and if in Brugge check out the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse statues that they have in the centre of town.
What do you think of the new War Hydra?
I just finished my Hydra too and think it is a fantastic model eventhough I also didn't like it when I first saw it. You choose a great coloursheme and painted it very well!
Have you entered it in games workshop's painting competiton?
Hey thanks for the kind words. I did enter the GW competition 🙂
Thanks for your reply! I am not sure I am very happy with that… Just kidding. I think you certainly have a big chance to win.
Awww c'mon. I wont win the competition, I can imagine some guys have spent a long time doing the entry. I painted this him whilst drinking some beers and watching the film House of the Devil. He didn't take to long.
- Mr Saturday
Nice work. 100 times better than the GW ad model. With a decent paint job, it's actually a pretty good model, bar the weird chest claw.
I just noticed that, the chest claw thingy is a bit weird 🙂
- Bill Kang
Your painting finally does the model justice…. 🙂
Thanks Bill, I tried 🙂
Had the pleasure of visiting the Antwerp store recently as well.
Lots of gaming and hobby tables, but most of all… SPACE !!!!
Yep I'm jealous. Makes me want to leave London. I saw a lot of Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp and was left feeling in awe and sad I had to return to the UK. But I would miss London if I never saw it again.
Some weirdness with one of the eyes in the top picture I think (it's white?). Unless that's how it really is 🙂 This looks fantastic – honestly I think the model looks best with the heads painted in a unified color with the rest of the body, instead of the heads being a different color (orange or whatever) like in the official GW paintjobs.
The eyes like that. I guess its supposed to look like its been poked out, abscessed, blind or something similar to that. Thanks for the thumbs up on the model 🙂
Oh! Ok cool 🙂
Trying to figure out your process here. Airbrushing for sure, but do you also use oil washes? Really curious because it is very unique.
Hey Tim, Its basically 50/50 airbrush and regular brush. I do use oils, but on this it was basically sepia/umber wash on parts and a bit of drybrushing.
great paintjob! really love your work. your painting style gives the models a realistic look.
nice to hear you where in my hometown antwerp 🙂
looking forward to seeying you work on my eldar wraithknight in december 😉
Hey Tim, Yes I'm jealous of both Antwerp and the store. Its a beautiful place to live 🙂
Wow you have actually made me like the Hydra model, I was really not keen on it and put mine together as the Kharibdyss. Now I have seen your one makes me want to get another and make it as a Hydra.
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Love the venomous look of the model.Your painting definitely does it justice. As for the stores, if i am ever in the area, i shall certainly check it out