Behold the Predator Executioner as it rumbles out of the Calth manufactorum! I've done my best to tie it in to the other models in the army but I've found that surprisingly difficult. With the heavy use of gold trimming on the Cataphractii I needed to find a way of applying some of that to the Executioner.
The vent soot was done by drybrushing Abaddon Black.
The only difference between this model and the other Ultramarines I've done is that here I used three layers of Guilliman Glaze as I found that this helped eliminate a lot of the brush strokes.
I've done the headlights using a technique I was shown by the 'Eavy Metal team at Gamesday 2012 where by you start with a wide use of a darker shade and build the brightness up as you reduce the radius. To achieve this I've used Hoeth Blue followed by Lothern Blue then Lothern Blue mixed with White Scar and lastly a blob of White Scar.
|The front panel was a little bit warped when I got it from Forge World |
so the transfer will probably be painted over to help flatten it out.
I scuffed the bottom with a bit of drybrushed Leadbelcher and I intend to put some dirt in the tracks using some Stirland Mud but I haven't got one handy so I'll have to wait until I can get to a hobby store.
Painting this model reminded me why I tend to have infantry based armies...It's a chore and I can't seem to get a uniform spread/lack of brush strokes. People recommend using spray guns but I've had three and none of them have worked properly. Personally I have always felt that you should buy models you are going to enjoy building and painting, not ones purely for army lists. I know that's not everyone's approach but that's my two cents worth.
On a side note, I received a note from Forge World saying my order has been dispatched (I had to wait for some of the models to be released before they shipped it out.) Hopefully they will be here in time for my birthday next weekend.