Saturday, March 15, 2014

Weathered Sons of Horus Drop Pod And Legion Praetor

I finally committed to weathering my drop pod today. Sometimes so much work goes into color modulation that it feels horrible covering up all the effort. Today I sponged on battle damaged, sprayed dust, and then added soot streaks to the pod. I am on the fence with the results. I may switch things up when I complete the storm eagle. Sometimes a technique works really well on a model ala my Imperial Knight and then just does not translate well to another one.

Since the photo booth was out I decided to capture some higher resolution shots of my Legion Praetor as well. I am still getting the hang of using the booth.


  1. Wow, I think the weathering looks fantastic! It's just enough to add that aspect of realism to the model but doesn't over-shadow the awesome paint job underneath. Great job!

  2. Good lord, your stuff just keeps getting better :) And you're fast, so very fast!

  3. I'm glad you guys like it. The pod has been 99% done for a while, so this was just damage + smoke streaks. It is hard to get a clean paint job, so when I intentionally smudge it up I am always worried. It may be time for loken to get painted up. That means painting Abaddon as well which is less interesting to me personally, but needed for the diorama. Big A. feels one dimensional to me, hence the ambivalence.

  4. I think the weatherings fine, just enough in my opinion. What are you planning on adding to the army next?

    1. I was thinking of finally finishing and old imperial lightening, and then painting loken