This is my new Chapter Master model. He is made up of bits from the Limited Edition Captain model #2, Vanguard bits, Sternguard bits and the Masters of the Chapter Storm Shield. He has come out as well as I could have hoped for. There were 5 major parts to work on; the body, the hammer, the shield, the banner and the cape. All have come out pretty well and combine to make a strong centrepiece model to protect Tigurius and work alongside my 2 Sternguard Sqauds.
The thunder hammer blending was done using an airbrush. The colours used were VMA Mahogany in the centre initially, then working out Evil Sunz Scarlet, Troll Slayer Orange and Flash Gitz Yellow. The ends were highlighted very softly using VMA White. Watered down Bloodletter Glaze pulled it altogether.
The cape uses the progression directed by GW; Khorne Red, Crimson Carbourg Wash, Khorne Red again then a few changes from here – Memphiston red followed finally by Evil Sunz Scarlet.
The banner allowed me to try out non-metallic colour painting. I opted to do the cape trim and banner elements using this technique. I don’t know where to start with describing this. I ended up using lots different mixes of Agrax Earthshade wash, Screaming Skull, Flash Gitz Yellow, Zandri Dust and Bestial Brown. It has come out ok and it is something I will look for opportunities to roll out on future projects. This being my first try ever, I am generally happy with the end result.
The rest I think is fairly self-explanatory – GW Dawnstone, GW Admin Grey and Vallejo Liquid Gold Old Gold across much of the model.
This is bar far and away one of the strongest combinations for a Chapter Master in the game (until 7th ruins him?? – hopefully not!). I hope you like my version of this particular build. More Sternguard next. HTB.