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Most of you are aware that I have another blog on here with my Dark Eldar, however I need a new challenge (do not worry they will be ever expanding), which brings me to this lovely project.

First over 5 years ago, Black Library released what is considered a good series of books on the Horus Heresy. I suffer from dyslexia and one of the things my assessment suggested was to improve my reading skills and spelling by focusing on a series of books that interest me and go from there. Ever since this decision my appetite has grown over the years wanting to know more of this huge event that takes place in own hobby history.

Sometime in September 2012, Forge World decided to go along the path of the Horus Heresy. I grabbed the book and Angron as soon as it was physically possible (UK GAMES DAY 2012) and I have to say the book and Angron are a true work of art.

So why the World Eater Legion? There is something about this Legion, the fear that just the mention of them words brings to hostile/rebel worlds. It kind of links in with the Dark Eldar and the fear and striking ability they show. However what differs most is the no matter on the numbers that have been killed they become even deadlier.

I did have to wait a couple of months for a replacement part to arrive from Forge World as I was missing one of the marines being butchered to death.




I have primed the two World Eaters from the Angron display base and yesterday I began work on the first one.






Now the thing I am trying to figure out, be it from the Betrayal Book, FW website or other blogs, is it a crisp clean white or is there is it more of a slightly pale white.

I will also attempt the blood splatter and battle damage especially on the assault marines. Yes they are waiting for me with shoulder pads and chain axes , this is after my slow and steady work the Primarch Angron

Further update during the week.

Comments always welcome.

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Considering your other work Zero, I shall be watching this with great interest! :eek:k:
 

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Looking good so far man! I look forward to following along.
 

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Since I'm only new this is the first I've seen of your work and so far I'm loving it. Looking foward to seeing what the future brings, have some rep brother
 

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Looking good ZE

Edit: In referance to your white question, I would chose either pale white with bright white highlights or dirty white, as I find just white left along (even with washes) Looks incredibly flat and dull.
 

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Have yet to start painting my Angron because I don't have the right color paints yet. What blue did you use for the shoulder pads on the World Eater?
 

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Considering your other work Zero, I shall be watching this with great interest!
Why thank you kind sir!

Expecting good things here. No pressure
I do not feel pressure, just kill on site and then ask the questions later!

Looking good so far man! I look forward to following along.
Thanks Midge, I have always been a fan of your works.

Since I'm only new this is the first I've seen of your work and so far I'm loving it. Looking foward to seeing what the future brings, have some rep brother
Welcome along this ride, new brother. Good to have you along.

I will definitely be subscribing to this thread.
Thank Khorne, I will be needing your support as usual, especially more so that you have the name of our god!

Looking good ZE

Edit: In referance to your white question, I would chose either pale white with bright white highlights or dirty white, as I find just white left along (even with washes) Looks incredibly flat and dull.
Thank Lethiathan, you have an interest thread coming along too, I am a fan.
Yeah was currently working on Ceramite White with Lahmain Medium mix. It seems to of come out well and might just leave it as it is now. See pictures above and see if you agree?

Have yet to start painting my Angron because I don't have the right color paints yet.
I have started looking at the gold armour first and seeing what will be a good platform. So far I have gone on a Balthasar Gold base colour and then testing out either 1 wash of Nuln Oil and/or a wash or 2 of Reikland Fleshshade.

What blue did you use for the shoulder pads on the World Eater?
Using the FW painting guide,
Step 1 - Abaddon Black Undercoat
Step 2 - Basecoat Kantor Blue
Step 3 - Highlight with Teclis Blue with a little Lahmain Medium on the raised areas. I did then a small wash of Nuln Oil to take it down a little notch.

Please find the link below for the painting guide.
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/downloads/product/pdf/h/Horus_Heresy_Painting_Guide.pdf
I tend to disagree with the amount spent on the models from FW that you would want to sponge the armour or models. Personal opinion of course.

Thank you for the support and comments so far. Fully appreciate them.
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ZE, I find that to be brutally honest the white on the guy you've painted is a little flat, I'd personality paint chip it. I would sponge chip as it comes out well, and the random patterns make it more realistic.if you want a really good white I'd recommend investing in vallejo burnt umber pigment and AK interactive pigment fixer. Mix the 2 into a smooth wash and apply to the wash, then tone the middle areas back with white and it makes w great faded white look. I combine it with a wash in recesses again (i use p3 ink for this (brown)) to keep the recesses dirty. I find this makes the model look nicely grimey but test on an old model because its a permanent effect
 

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First of all thank you for all the subscribers and followers on this post. I promise I will have an update soon. Just been a mad couple of weeks with work!

On the final reply I can see your point in your post and in defence I did say it was a work in progress, still a couple more layers to apply to the edging. Weathering powders as well another learning curve to work on. This legion and painting style is something that is going to challenge me as a painter and gamer!

The more info I read on the World Eaters legion the more I find that are not like their brother legions in taking pride in their armour. They seem like a flattish white before heading the way of the blood god.

I am trying to achieve a closeness to what FW World Eaters have produced with my own little take on it

My concern is that the cost of FW kits that people including FW would want to sponge on colours and then chip paint them. Each to their own of course.

Please bear with me on this and I think I might just crack it. The next step would be to able to reproduce it over and over again.

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I have started looking at the gold armour first and seeing what will be a good platform. So far I have gone on a Balthasar Gold base colour and then testing out either 1 wash of Nuln Oil and/or a wash or 2 of Reikland Fleshshade.


Using the FW painting guide,
Step 1 - Abaddon Black Undercoat
Step 2 - Basecoat Kantor Blue
Step 3 - Highlight with Teclis Blue with a little Lahmain Medium on the raised areas. I did then a small wash of Nuln Oil to take it down a little notch.

Please find the link below for the painting guide.
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/downloads/product/pdf/h/Horus_Heresy_Painting_Guide.pdf
I tend to disagree with the amount spent on the models from FW that you would want to sponge the armour or models. Personal opinion of course.

Thank you for the support and comments so far. Fully appreciate them.
ZE out
Cool, thanks.

Didn't say this before, but good going so far. Looking forward to seeing more
 

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Cool, thanks.

Didn't say this before, but good going so far. Looking forward to seeing more
DeathJester921, thank you and here is a little teaser of what I have been working on I between my Dark Eldar and reading Betrayer.

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This is very much a WIP with still about 50% to go. Metal base and highlights, Jump-pack, Chain-Axe, another arm and shoulder pad are in base coat colours as well.

Weathering wise. I will be using a tub of Secret Weapon Pigment - Green Earth.
I could of gone for a grey weathering but due to the lightness of the armour it did not show up as well.

I am actually enjoying painting the Pre-Heresy World Eaters. It is on a different scale to my Dark Eldar.

Now back to it.
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Looking great as ever, Zero!
 

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Nice to see a khorne fella around!! I like the idea behind your project and the "teaser" marine looks very nice, i like how you nailed the dirty white look and the dirt/rust in the recesses and the rivets. I think white is one of the most difficult colors to paint. But hey, blood slpatters look great on it ;)
 

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Looking great as ever, Zero!
Thank you Tawa

Nice to see a khorne fella around!! I like the idea behind your project and the "teaser" marine looks very nice, i like how you nailed the dirty white look and the dirt/rust in the recesses and the rivets. I think white is one of the most difficult colors to paint. But hey, blood slpatters look great on it ;)
Thanks Lemmy1916
Blood splatter on a World Eater, would never of heard of it.

After a weekend of partying, gaming with the Dark Eldar and then a birthday party, I have managed a little bit more on the first one.

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I have the bolt pistol, chain axe and base to tackle. Hope to get a little more time on it tomorrow.

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I know it is not really but it feels like ages since I last picked up a paint brush.

Update on the first World Eater.
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I do like the way it has come out. I was thinking blood splatter but it is something I am yet to try and test.

Weathering powder, again not too much on the model apart from the obvious parts.

Now for the next 4 to work on.

Comments always welcome.
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Looks good! The colours are really nice, and the weathering is done just right, not too OTT.

Look forward to seeing more of these!
 

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Looking great Zero! The white is really nicely done, clean and crisp.
 
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