Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wizardry in Progress 6/5/19

Another light week over here as I relax a bit and recenter, before jumping back into projects.

This week I decided to paint up the converted Death Korps of Krieg Death Rider biker and see how he looks fully painted! It really tied him together and he looks like he belongs like this, that's always a good thing.

Let's check it out.

Death Rider on Dirt Bike

Ever since I started looking at Imperial Guard and found out about the Rough Riders, I knew I needed to do a squad of them. But there are no longer any kits available for them and it requires kitbashing to make your own.

I had decided on Steel Legion and the idea of Rough Riders on horses didn't jive with all the mechanical transports in the army. But, the Genestealer Cults bikes were there, tempting me.

For Adepticon, I decided to make a test mini using the Jackal Alphus and a Death Korps of Krieg infantryman. I had already been working on some Infantry and a Chimera and had some models left over from the infantry kit. So I knocked it out, but didn't get it painted before I left.

He's been sitting on my desk since I got back from the convention, while I work on other models in the army.

I started on him Sunday night and began by painting the bike Zandri Dust, but after painting the coat I realized that it wasn't going to look good if the bike and coat are the same color. So I repainted it with Stormvermin Fur, the color I used for the camo pattern on the tanks.

I wasn't sure what to do with the spear shaft at first. Then I realized that if they are meant to be expendable, they probably would have wood shafts rather than steel ones.

The headlights were fun to do, I painted them like I would do gemstone paints, with high contrast metals and then used a custom mixed yellow and 'ardcoat for the color of the lights themselves.

Other than that, everything else on the model has been painted following the standards for the rest of the army. I added some mud splatter the lower half using my basing paint, and I'll add some dust effect to him later too.

He's got me fully sold on this project, and I have more parts on the way to continue on. It should be awesome once he has a fully squad to fight with!

But that's it for now.

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