Friday 14 July 2023

Terrain is everything - Haemotrope Reactor - TO DONE!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer my Haemotrope Reactor. This is an avoidance project - I'm already trying to avoid the last bit of metallics on my Deathwing Terminator.

But it's still hobby and its turned out so well. So well in fact I regretted not getting my Thermic Plasma Conduits to a similar starting point so I could batch the lot. 

I mean that does run the risk of burn-out - too much in one go. But even so there were milestones that I could have reached and easily swapped onto something else.

It just would have been really handy to be working on similar aspects, even if I'd focused on just the reactor when it was appropriate to do so.

Anyway, I love the colours, just the odd bit of BLESSED VERDIGRIS contributing so much.

The red glow on the outside of the coils is a mixed result. I really like them, think for just a thinned wash the glow effect is decent.

But, it might extend a little too much beyond the edges and is approaching a similar tone to the rust, so to my eyes it's almost rust, what do you think?

And here are the white background pics too.

A lot of rust, maybe too much?

If I got another I think I'd have less rust but I think this is what I was hoping for with my Servohaulers.

It's great to have all of these industrial pieces tied together. Again, I can't help regretting not getting my Plasma Conduits ready in time.

That little red glow on the bottom of his eye grill. I don't know what possessed me to do it but I love it SO much. It reminds me of something, maybe from an 80's videogame [which never had this fidelity of graphics] or action film but there is a nostalgic thrill I get EVERY time I look at it. I don't know how else to explain but it moves me in a way I've never felt before

Add in those ridiculous BLESSED VERDIGRIS stains and faked dial lenses 🤤

Additional details, plus the random selection of pipe colours. The orange ones were going to be yellow/black stripes but I didn't think they'd stand out so kept them orange, but different enough not to be rusty

Really proud of this, and another GREAT Big RUSTY Stamp of Approval .

Just one last thing to share - I love gloss varnish, especially when you first put it on and it creates this weird UV glow effect. Part of me wishes there was a paint to achieve this in one application.

Not quite as cool on the coils but still interesting. And also multiple applications of VerniDas gloss varnish to build up the dial lenses. Had to make sure gravity helped turn them into domes. Even a few weeks later there was still shrinkage and had to reapply drops. But they looks so cool.


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    1. Thanks, although when it's running at full tilt it gets quite hot! 🔥😜