Archive for Black Legion

The Warmaster Horus!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2014 by Sean

The arch-traitor, heretic, and fallen son, Horus, The Warmaster, Primarch of the Luna Wolves (later the Sons of Horus) is complete.

This miniature, like Feruss Manus before, was huge. He was quite complicated, with lots of detail, broad areas of armor, visible machinery, and a wolf pelt and cape bigger alone than many other miniatures. His base was a nice affair- a broken statue to the Imperium piled over a marble staircase. Like the other Primarch models he has both a standard 40mm base for use on the gaming table, along with a decorative display base. The stone was given a white alabaster marble effect, with gleaming white edges. Skulls barely stand out from the rubble, while twisted girders add some color.

The client wanted Horus’ armor to be black, representing him just after his fall. The deep black and burnished gold and brass contrast nicely with the white base. His wolf pelt and red cape give the character some warmth and motion (and break up a largely monochromatic color scheme).

I included several angles to highlight the details in such a large figure.

Edit: Upon request, I’ve added some closer pics to better show details.

Next: Vulkan, Primarch of the Salamanders!

The Despoiler!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on July 12, 2013 by Sean

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.