Tag: Warhammer 40k

Tutorial: Krieg Command Squad

The Krieg are the faceless mass of humanity pressed into the unrelenting war against the alien, the daemonic, and the damned. This video tutorial covers: An exploration of colour recipes and how to paint Feldgrau green (two ways in fact!) How to use dry brushing to create the impression of a wool overcoat. How to…
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Blackshield Commander El Cid.

It is a basilisk unto mine eye,  Kills me to look on’t.  Dramaturge Shakespire. The Age of Darkness (approx. 004.M31 – 014.M31) spawned many terrors to the universe. The nascent Imperium convulsed in the fires of the Horus Heresy, emptying vast resources of munitions, manpower, archeotech, and most vitally – Astartes. It became apparently early on that…
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Abaddon the Despoiler, Warmaster of Chaos. Commission

“From Shame and Shadow recast, in Black and Gold reborn” Black Legion mantra. There are few characters who are as important Warhammer lore as Abaddon. He has been through several iterations, from the greatest threat to the Imperium to the ineffective armless general moniker meme culture bridled him with. Abaddon stands at the top of…
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Principia Belicosa: World Eaters Special Characters

“What would you know of struggle, perfect son? When have you fought against the mutilation of your mind? When have you had to do anything other than tally compliance’s and polish your armor? The people of your world named you “Great One”. The people of mine called me slave.” Angron. Betrayer, Aaron Dembski Bowden. Angron…
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White Scar Praetor

Blood will have Blood, Sorrow piles upon Sorrow, Vengenace breeds Vengeance. Ancient Terran Proverb, What is your first memory of the Scars? Mine is Paul Sawyer’s (former White Dwarf editor) White Scar army. A beautiful mix of conversions, pen black lining and bright orange-red with gleaming white. The Scars have come a long way since…
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Throne Quaphsiel 7:33 – Blood Angels Leviathan Dreadnought

The inspiration for this piece came from Master of Mankind, an offhand comment by the Bringer of Sorrows to Arkan Land describes Baal’s culture resembling that of the Holy Roman Empire. Little details like this provide a context to explore the artwork and develop pieces like this. Those large open spaces on the carapace cried…
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The Triumph of Ultramar. Leviathan Dreadnought Triumvirate.

Special commissions come in once in a while here, and this certainly meets that criteria. The brief; paint 3 Leviathan Dreadnoughts that embodied the spirit of Heresy era Ultramarines. From the outset, we knew the XIIIth had a visual language set in Roman-Greco mythos. A direct historical translation wouldn’t sit right as the Ultramarines draw…
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Lucifer Part 2.

I wrote this article 2010 about the thoughts behind the construction of Lucifer. Enjoy! How many Wings does a Seraphim Have? Lucifer came about as a reaction to seeing the Sanguinor model for the first time. Like many of you reading this, my jaw just hit the floor. What a sculpt, and what a paint job.…
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Drazhar, Master of Blades commission.

Drazhar The Living Blade. I approached this piece by mentally breaking it in half. The armoured plates were given clean, direct lines, building the luminescence to a mirrored sheen. Drahzar ascends his surroundings, untouched by the gore of the battlefield. The base is a counterpoint, with quick almost chaotic movements of the brush to build…
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