Tanks this pretty shouldn't be used for war :p
It looks absolutely stunning from the top down, can't wait to see it finished.
Although these marines share your love for the arts they apparently do not share your thoughts on leaving them for display at the chapter armoury.
Also: Ask and you shall receive, the Repressor is "finished" after a total of 24 hours spent painting it.
Originally Posted by Pirate Metal Troy
Dude, how the hell...It took me 9 hours to paint some dreadnought legs, and that's all simple highlighting. I am ashamed.
I guess I have learned something from my dabbling with watercolours
It goes faster the more freehand I do, which is a great reward to keep going as well!
Famous even amongst the Brethren of the Phoenix themselves this vehicle has since its induction into the chapter had a web of mystery over it. Initially a vehicle used by the Sisters of Battle this shrine and many others had to be abandoned during some of the most intense battles seen by the Sisterhood. The Birds of Paradise, nowadays the most elite of the Phoenix brethren, was then but a contingency of tactical and assault squads led by the chapters masterful tacticians, managed to reclaim the vehicles left behind, sadly many brethren had to give their lives for this to be accomplished. The Sisterhood while thankful in the more official manner fitted for the Inquisition also made sure these sacrifices did not go completely without reward. Given to the Master Forger of the Birds of Paradise company was this repressor, for the chapter to utilise as they see fit. Marked twice with the blessing of the Emperors aquila as well as the blessing of the Sanguinary Priests it was to become a beacon of light to all of the Brethren of the Phoenix. Since then it has been known to be a bringer of hope and an omen of victory wherever it travels. Because of this it has earned its name: The Auspice.
The Birds on the side of this vehicle can be interpreted as Phoenixes or perhaps the Huma bird
of Persian origin. They can represent the rebirth after ones life has come to its end. But also the bringer of an everlasting source of light, which is the key element in the battle against darkness within the human mind and the the flickering of the true belief (in the Emperor and the sacrifice that Sanguinus did).
The weathering is made from a drybrush base of Khemri Brown mixed with Devlan Mud wash drybrushed along the lower edges of the vehicle, The splatter was made from a mix of Grey Ash weathering powder from Forge World mixed with Water and Devlan Mud wash and splattered across the vehicle. A number of other techniques from the Imperial Armour: Masterclass Volume One was used as well.
I like the light colour of the weathering, think it suits well with the deeper red I have going. I also envision these guys doing alot of "desert" fighting in their sector, often stumbling upon ash planets of different types where mud and sand would have a lighter hue.
C&C welcome as always.