Thanks for your kind compliments. It's much appreciated.
The Heldrake took me about 10 days. I finished it last night. I think on average I worked on it about 2 hours every evening.
Sorry it is so picture-heavy Boc! The other photos are of some prototype Thousand Sons and a converted Herald of Tzeentch with a Disc (incomplete).
the_barwn: I am using Pirate Metal Troy's technique of shading for my 1ksons found here: https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ad.php?t=13008
. So kudos to him! Sadly I don't think he posts here anymore so cannot thank him.
So I just adapted this technique to fit the Heldrake!
But here is a quick breakdown of colours used since you asked what blue I used:
Undercoat vallejo matt black.
Basecoat Regal Blue.
1st layer shading 50-50 mix of Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue.
2nd layer shading Enchanted Blue.
Then for the talons I just drybrushed Boltgun Metal over vallejo matt black.
Then I used a mix of Scorched Brown (about 20%) and Shining Gold to get the customised Bronze colour for the metal over the wings.
Then finally, Shining Gold was used for the spikes on the back (and parts of the head) and also to highlight the custom Bronze.
I am really pleased with how it turned out and am happy people (so far!) seem to really like it! I think it's one of GW's better models and is fun to paint.
Next I will post progress on my Pink Horrors. I am going to try and get some Thousand Sons done, along with Thousand Son-style Havocs and a squad of Cultists over this weekend. But realistically I will probably only get 50% of this done.