I'd like to think there's no shame in loving those because as long as it makes us happy and annoys no one, then it just makes the world a better place.
Well the model above just happens to be one of those. I must have discovered it in a WD a loooong time ago and I was immediately shocked by the concept.
Let's start with what doesn't work in this model to end on a postitive note shall we ?
I love it because it's just a shameless attempt at making a cool and fun model. Sure it looks like the enraged crossbreed between a lawn mower and a wheelchair and sure it does look like it wouldn't be of any use in battle and would very easily be incapacitated in actual combat (a stick through the wheels comes to mind), but it's saying loudly and clearly what it means : FRENZIED BLOOD ROBOT.
The first couple on the left is to make the base wih warplock bronze and a dark brown to form the base then another couple of either lighter brown. The second couple is just here to provid echoice, I only use one but select it depending on the look I want, the deeper one will be used if the model is meant to have flashy colours while the brighter one will be used if the model is to be generally dark (I always work on contrasts). For this model I opted for the brighter one.
Apart from the base coat applied with a normal brush, all the steps will be done with the worst brush I have at hand. We all have some like this :
First step is easy, just basecoat all the rusted parts in Warplock Bronze :
Now take your next brown and repeat the exact same process but a little more ligtly and try to cober a little less areas (see the lighter traces left by the brighter brown) :
You should get around something like this :
Now just open your pot of agrax earthshade (or equivalent) and apply it loosely all around, just make sure you don't drown any area (it could leave annoying white marks) and that it covers all the areas :
After that I only had to push highlights on the black parts to use the same technique used on my renegades and my assassin (tutorial here).
With teh final wash of black, I only had a few details to pick and mettallics to finish :
All in all this was a fairly easy and rapid paint job. I didn't really try to polish it too much. I only tried to replicate some red OSL in the recesses to give it an inner fire and try (to my level) something like what Don Hans achieved with brio on his late chaos squats :
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And with his flock of marines ! (I realise I need to paint my khorne renegades ASAP now...
So here we are, I hope you managed to like a few things despite the length and model implied ;)
Can't say what's gonna come next for I don't know myself but I've been doing a lot of modelling lately (hence the decreased number of painted models). Some good shall come out of it ;).