It’s been a while since I had anything to post (or a working camera), but here is a finished Angron model I did for a friend. This mini/diorama was a blast to paint. Forgeworld did an amazing job with Angron. The model is packed with tons of small details, and the dynamic pose captures Angron’s character perfectly. Even the marine casualties are incredibly dynamic and detailed with battle damage. I can’t wait to see how they do Fulgrim, as he is apparently next.
Rather than going with the Istvaan III theme, I decided to theme mine on the events of the recent HH novel ‘Betrayer’, where the World Eaters and Word Bearers go and lay the tag-team smack down on the Ultramarines. I also decided to give the gorget on Angron’s armour a fancy blue glow, as his depiction in the Horus Heresy artbooks feature this and I think it looks pretty cool.
For the actual painting, I experimented a bit when painting Angron’s armour. I originally tried painting the brass armour using metallics but I didn’t like the way it turned out, so I redid everything using NMM techniques. I had never painted brass NMM, so I of had to make it up as I went along. I ended up incorporating some colours from the P3 line of paints for this, which were Umbral Umber for some of the shading, Coal Black to give a bit of greenish tinge to suggest corroded brass/bronze, and Rucksack Tan to to the midtones. I used these to add to and modify the technique I usually use for NMM gold, which uses GW’s snakebite leather, golden yellow and skull white as the main colours. I’m very happy with the results, though because of the way I painted it I’m not sure I can exactly replicate the effect, which sucks because I have another Angron model that I would like to eventually paint up to add to my own collection. The base I did using weathering pigments to give the rocks and rubble a dusty look. This is the part that I might still touch up a bit, as pigments are a bit clumpy and thick in places.