It walks! Welcome to the latest installment of my series on building and painting Armiger Warglaives. The new Imperial Knights codex is right around the corning and I'm excited to get this guy done. I got highlights of GW Wild Rider Red on the the weapon arms and cleaned things up a bit there. Then I took a break to work on the bases a bit.
The weapon arms are now matching the body in detail and highlights, I think. Thought they are almost completely washed out in the pics...
When I take paint to the model again, it will be to touch up all the rivet heads and highlight the brass and bronze bits. Feeling a bit of burn out, I took a break to look at the bases for the two Armigers. Drybrushing and washing is something it is easy to batch paint, so I set to both bases even though the second Armiger isn't even close to ready for it.
I started with a coat of Vallejo Dark Earth (71.029) sprayed through the airbrush. When that dried, I highlighted it with Vallejo Khaki Brown (71.024) using a heavy dry brush focused on the edges mostly, then the high points of the textures on the earth.
Next I added spot shades of GW Athonian Camoshade to the bits of black lava I spread around the base to give the impression of moss and other greenery clinging to the parched land. Over this, and while it was still wet, I added spots of GW Biel-tan Green to represent denser patches of vegetation. Then I dabbed some GW Carroburg Crimson around the base of the chaos terminator body and some Secret Weapon Miniatures Fallout Wash around the broken hose.
Here's where I left things for the night, washes still drying.
I am happy with the results so far. I may experiment with a few tufts of grass...or I may leave it be and just carry on with some more color...or maybe both! You'll have to check back to find out. I love building and painting these custom bases and it can be hard to know when to call it quits.
One more post to finish off the first Armiger now. Then I will either complete the second, or perhaps take a break to put some Deathwatch back on the painting table. It's going to be hard to stop painting knights with the codex due out so soon...
Cheers and Happy Gaming!