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The Horus Hersey – The Primarchs

The Horus Hersey – The Primarchs

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About the Project

Well, after the enjoyment that has been my Chaos All Star Blood Bowl project, I needed something else to fill my time as I await more Blood Bowl Chaos players to be released or arrive. So with that in mind I decided to start collecting and painting another series of individual models. In this case the Horus Hersey Primarchs......

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Sanguinius

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Managed to get a bit more work done on Horus last night – he now has arms!

I shall get some pics up, and hopefully get him finished this weekend.

So naturally, my mind has turned to whose up next?

The answer being Sanguinius himself, I also have Fulgrim on the stocks but I haven’t even prepped his miniature yet.

So, as I normally do I started looking about to see if I could get any good painting guides, or see what sort of videos are out there for Sangy.

I typed my search into the world wide web, and the void spat back at me “not a lot”.

It’s almost like people haven’t really bothered with this mini, maybe due to the hefty price tag.

However what inspiration I have managed to glean has led me to pull together the rough painting guide for what I am going to work towards – some of it is still incomplete however – no idea what to do with his pelt.

So any advice on that greatly appreciated!

This is what I have so far….

Face

Bugman’s glow – (shade) Reikland Flesh – Eldar Flesh 

Hair

Uriel Yellow – (shade) Cassadora Yellow – Uriel Yellow

Armour

Retributor Armour – (shade) 50/50 Mix Agrax Earthshade / Reikland Flesh Shade – ^Dry^ Auric Armor Gold – ^Dry^ Liberator Gold – (shade) mix Reikland Flesh Shade / Lahmian Medium – ^Dry^ Necron Compound

Wings

Celestra Grey – (shade) Drakenhof Nightshade / Lahmian Medium – Ulthuan Grey – White Scar

The Warmaster

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Next up (in between work on Magnus) is Horus himself.

I have so far under coated him with Chaos Black and did some of the trim in Balthasar Gold.

However, I think I should maybe gone in with a lighter gold, as it looks quite dark now.

I had planned to wash it with Agrax Earthshade then go back in with Balthasar Gold, but I am not sure what gold to then highlight it with.

I was wondering anyone got any trips on where to go with it?

 

UPDATE – I went with Balthasar Gold, Agrax earthshade wash, Retributor armour.

Colour scheme so far:

Face 

Cadian Flesh – (shade) Reikland Flesh – “highlight” Cadian Flesh -*highlight* Kislev Flesh  

Armour  

Abaddon Black – *highlight* Dark Reaper 

Metal Trim 

Balthasar gold – (shadeReikland Flesh – Balthasar Gold *highlight* – Runelord Brass *highlight* 

The Warmaster

Abaddon - Not really a Primarch....

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Now, this is a total cheat, neither is here a Forgeworld Mini or a Primarch.

But he is the Warmaster of Chaos, and a fantastic mini.

When I bought him the guy who served me in the shop commented he had been waiting for this miniature all his life – I looked at him suspected he was in his very early 20’s and replied “yes you probably have”.

Many years ago a friend of mine bought the original Abaddon by Jez Godwin and like a lot of people at the time, fell foul of Abaddon being largely disabled due to his arms never staying on.

Glad to report, that hasn’t happened with this guy yet!

Face 

Rakarth Flesh – (shade) Reikland Flesh – *highlight* Rakarth Flesh – (shade) Carroborg Crimson localised the eyes and mouth 

Armour 

Abaddon Black – *highlight* Eshin Grey – *highlight* Thunderhawk Blue 

Armour Trim 

Retributor Armour – *highlight* Liberator Gold – (shade) Reikland Flesh – (shade) Agraxearth shade – *highlight* Silver 

Metal 

Leadbelcher – (shade) Agrax EarthShade – (shade) Nuln Oil – *highlight* Silver 

Skulls 

Rakarth Flesh – *highlight* Screaming Skull – (shade) Seraphim Sepia – (shade) Agrax EarthShade – *highlight* Pallid Wych Flesh 

Abaddon - Not really a Primarch....

Magnus the Red - WIP

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Once again, another cheat here, this is Magnus the Red in his Daemon Primarch form.

 

Currently going a bit slow this one, took a while to build him for a start, and I have stalled a little bit time I decide which pieces of armour to glue on.

Point of interest, at the moment the breast plate seems to just stay on him, so I might not bother gluing that on and just leave it in place.

Once Magnus is complete, I still have Fulgrim, Horus, and the limited edition Sanginius to start work on, and that’s before I buy any of the others!

UPDATE – Few more shots of where we have gotten to with Magnus, not sure about which armour to fix to him, i have painted his breastplate, but glued the eye on his belt, so the breast plate doesn’t really fit properly now!

So far we have done:

Base

Chaos Black spray

Skin

Screamer Pink – ^Dry^ Wazdakka Red – (shade) Carroburg Crimson – ^Dry^ Wazdakka Red – (shade) Druchii Violet (Hand & Feet) – *highlight* Pink Horror – (shade) Druchii Violet (Hand & Feet) – *highlight* Emperor’s Children

Metal

leadbelcher – (shade) Nuln Oil

Horns

Rakarth Flesh – (Shade) Reikland Fleshshade

Magnus the Red - WIP

Konrad Curze - The Night Haunter

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My personal favourite of all the Primarch’s, and having just recently finished reading the book I am glad to present the almost finished man himself.

For the face we opted for:

Rakarth Flesh – (shadeDrakenhof Nightshade – Rakarth Flesh – (shadeDruchii Violet (eyes and mouth) 

The armour we did:

Kantor Blue – (shadeDrakenhof Nightshade – *highlight* Kantor Blue – *highlight* (Altdorf Guard Blue) – *highlight* Hoeth Blue 

Metal Trim:

Gehanna’s gold – (shade) Agrax Earthshade – *highlight* Liberator Gold

The Flesh loin cloth & Exterior Cloak:

Cadian Fleshtone – (shade) Agrax Earthsahde – *highlight* Kislev Flesh – (shade) Carrobourg Crimson & Bloodletter Glaze

Claws & Metal

Leadbelcher – (shade) Agraxearth Shade – (shade) Nuln Oil – *highlight* Storm Host Silver 

Interior Cloak:

Mephiston Red – (shade) Nuln Oil – *highlight* Wild Rider Red

Iconography on Boots

Ushabti Bone – (shade) Nuln Oil – *highlight* Screaming Skull

Robute Gulliman

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Bit of a cheat this one, but as I don’t particularly like the Forge World mini (he looks quite boring apart from the base) I opted for the recently released Warhammer 40K model.

 

The Big Blue guy Robute Gulliman.

Robute Gulliman
Robute Gulliman

Angron

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Not the first Primarch I actually bought, but from an investment point of view (at around £60 a go) I thought he would be potentially the easiest to start with.

As he wears all Gold armour (I Jokingly said this to a guy in a Warhammer shop and he got a bit annoyed at me stating “He doesn’t wear Gold! he wears Bronze!!”) Any way here he is pre- daemon prince form.

Balthasar Gold – (shade) Reikland Flesh Shade – Brass Scorpion – Runelord Brass – *highlight* silver

Face

Bugman’s glow – (shade) Reikland Flesh – Cadian Flesh tone – Kislev Flesh

Tattoos

Free handed in using Mephiston Red

Cloak

Dryad Bark – (shade) Agrax Earthshade – ^Dry^ Gorthor Brown – ^Dry^ Rakarth Flesh

Inside – Rakarth Flesh – (shade) Agrax Earthshade – *highlight* Rakarth Flesh

Angron

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