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Very skilled work.

However, his hair looks too close in hue to Space Wolves armour. Possibly it would work better with a different Chapter on the trophy rack.
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Very skilled work.

However, his hair looks too close in hue to Space Wolves armour. Possibly it would work better with a different Chapter on the trophy rack.
All deliberate. I'm trying to use less colours so the model isn't too busy. Hence blood claw was chosen so the armour and shoulder pad colours would tie in with some elements of Abaddon like his shoulder pad, the flames and the hair.

If I'd painted the marine a completely different colour, it would have been too prominent and stole the show a bit. The blood was also used to tie elements together and to tell a story. Put a lot of thought into this model.

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Wow that is an awsome conversion much better than the current GW one or the new forge world preheresy one



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All deliberate. I'm trying to use less colours so the model isn't too busy. Hence blood claw was chosen so the armour and shoulder pad colours would tie in with some elements of Abaddon like his shoulder pad, the flames and the hair.
I meant the helmet on the trophy rack; possibly blood angels to match the mid-hue of the flames.
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Really nice work mate, normally not a fan of dead models on bases but you managed to work it in well. Is this the start of a new army for you?
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Like Battman said, better than either GW or FW ones. Good work.
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Beautiful work! However Dave is completely right.

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I meant the helmet on the trophy rack; possibly blood angels to match the mid-hue of the flames.
The helm on the trophy track looks somehow related to Abaddon's hair because they are so close in color.

Either a slightly darker blue gray would have done the job, or a totally different chapter color.

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That is simply stunning. There's absolutely nothing to fault on that model. I think tying the SW colours in with his hair and trophy rack worked really well. The detail is superb without detracting from the center piece of this mini diorama that is Abbadon.
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