August 27, 2010

Raven Guard Venerable Dreadnought.

The day the Raven Guard Upgrade Pack came to my hands, a Raven Guard Venerable Dreadnought came also, as well as a Dreadnought Plasma Cannon and a Dreadnought Drill Arm with encased Flamethrower.

The first time I saw a picture of the FW RG Vet Dreadnought I thought it was too simple to be a proper venerable dread, but since it came to my hands I´ve learned to love it.

Indeed, the major mistake I saw at the first moment (the lack of barroque decorations on this guy) came to be the major success, cause Raven Guard is a secretive and sneaky chapter, so they need to be as simple and black as possible, well, it´s not like the dread would infiltrate anywhere, but... I like´em plain and simple.

Here is the guy.

Do you see the wing in the sarcophagus??

About 8 layers of white (in different tones) went into the hightlight of them.

I´m specially proud of the plasma cannon, don´t know why, but I really like it.

A cenital view to show you the "old" gold of the sarcophagus and a tiny detail: the upper part of the smoke vents are painted in gold (to make it a bit more a jewel of the chapter).

I usually paint the mechanicum symbol gold, but I painted it in the official scheme and I like it a lot.

As ever comments and criticism will be welcome.



Old Shatter Hands said...

Great job on this model. The paint job is great. One problem: the base. It needs more detail or texture. It seems like you send a lot of time getting a great paint-job but the base seems to be lacked the same effort. Such a big base could really use some embellishments.
This great paint-job deserves a better base.

Grajo said...

Thanks mate.

Yep, I know.
I thought about this, but cannot think in a proper theme for the base, I did this provisionally until and idea come to my mind, but if someone want to spare some ideas I will be more than pleased to know them.

Cyphus said...

That's a great looking paintjob! Would you care to share how you painted the antique gold effect as well as how you highlight your black? They both look awesome.