I was able to make more progress on the first of my two Armiger Warglaives this week. This is a picture heavy post as I tried to capture more angles of all the work. For a small guy, there is still a lot of painting to be done here.
I attacked the armor highlights first. GW Wild Rider Red was added as an edge highlight to all the red panels, while Vallejo Silver was added as an edge highlight to the metal trim and other bits of the armor like handles and rivet heads. I didn't hit up all the rivet heads at this point, but eventually I'll get to all of 'em. Here's where things stood after the first pass of highlighting...
Next I tackled the rest of the base colors on the arm weapons. Prior to this, I was mostly focused on the body and legs.
Lots of GW Tin Bitz added for details. More GW Mephiston Red was added to further break up all the silver metal and in other cases some of the red was replaced with Vallejo Oily Steel to improve the realism of the weapons. I didn't get to the highlights for the weapon arms yet, though I did put some time into the chainsword teeth.
Next I added details to the body where all the cool wire and hose details are.
Nothing extreme, just some GW Tin Bitz added to a few key lines, including a couple on the face. Then some GW Tin Bitz found its way onth the legs as well, again, to break up all the silver metal and add some interest. I liked how the stock GW paint jobs did this. Still no metals highlights at this point.
Here are some parting shots of the assembled model. Some additional pin washes with GW Nuln Oil have been added to the armor plates, though I'm not sure it's too noticeable here vs. the first couple shots above at the start of the article. All of thenew paintwork for these sessions has been shaded as well with GW Nuln Oil to blend it all in.
Everything is coming together great! It's time to put on the transfers and see to the final highlights and cleanup. Then I have to paint the base, of course, and get everything assembled and pinned down to the base. Hopefully that work will all fit in a final WIP post next week some time. I probably won't get in two posts next week, or much extra painting time either, due to the US Memorial Day holiday.
Best of luck for your projects this week!
Cheers and Happy Gaming!