With only three units of Necrons left to paint, I’m starting to gear myself up towards my 2014 main army. I think this might be the Black Legion. I really enjoy painting this scheme and there are some amazing models in the range like the Heldrake and the Chaos Space Marine Raptors. More angles and thoughts after the jump.
I’ve painted a Helbrute before, and I didn’t like the outcome (see here). It was way too bright and pink. I wasn’t even trying to paint a slaanesh Helbrute. So I learnt a lot from that model, so when it came to painting the Black Legion Helbrute I knew I wanted a darker daemonic flesh that blends all the way to black.
I area highlight my blacks with soft blends. It’s subtle and realistic. Take a second look, that’s not light reflection on the blacks, it’s painted on. I also added some yellow icons which were freehand painted. The horns were very tricky to paint and took a while but I feel they came out well. I also like the gore effects on the hand.
Thanks, I think I nailed it as well.
Very nice. IMHO the best part is the face. Fantastic flesh effect. It really looks like the kind of tortured skin you would imagine from a nightmare war machine of chaos.
It was intentional to have the "pilot" a different colour to the warp flesh. I even painted the spikes around the maw to look like teeth.
I love both of your Helbrutes mate!
Thanks mate. 🙂
That was sure quick and looking cool 🙂
Thanks dude, I think it took 4 evenings and 1 day to complete which isn't bad by my standards.
That's an amazing job. Makes me want to paint mine now even though it, a Helbrute, rarely makes it into my lists.
Awesome paint job 🙂 though I do not use my hellbrute, I am now definitely going to paint it as well
Daaayum! That came out great, Garfy
Looks just incredible! Please share how you did the flesh, looks purely amazing!
Full tutorial here.
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