The Despoiler!

In my years as a miniatures painter and gamer, I’ve somehow never painted Abaddon the Despoiler before. Well here he is, Warmaster of the Black Legion of 40K, in all his glory. I included a couple angles to show off his signature weapons, his sword and the Talon of Horus.

The black and brass armor (with gold adornments) was easy enough, but then I needed color to bring him to life. So, keeping the red hair he’s often depicted with, but darkened to a less garish tone. I added bone at various parts of the armor to break up the metal and black.

The biggest color splash is his Daemon Sword Drach’nyen. I wanted something that would be obviously otherwordly and not a piece of technology. The blue-violet-red  effect was careful wetbrush blending, drybrushing, then a layer of gloss to make it gleam.

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