Monday, 7 March 2016

Sons of Nostramo #13: The Leviathan Walks

Good evening all.

I'm here to deliver on a promise - I said I wouldn't be posting anymore WIP shots of the leviathan before he was finished, and now he is...


I've thoroughly enjoyed painting and converting the model - this will be the primary engine for my talon and so the others will be less time consuming.

One of the most time consuming aspects  was the scenic base, adding on the detailing and bulking out the texture to allow for a natural stance. I particularly enjoyed painting up the musculature on 'Frank's' face.



I was unsure about how much lightning to add to the finished job but with the wealth of corpses on the carapace I thought that the armour plates could take  a fair bit of detailing - I think the others may be less so in the future.

I went for minimal transfers to add the odd flourish here and there but that wouldn't overpower the end result.

And so here he is in all his corpse laden glory (or should that be gory). I'm sure I'll return to it to snag fix certain bits but I can call him done (for now).





Stay tuned for more 8th legion walkers and other weapon options for the Leviathan.

Ohh and if you were wondering 'Frank' is from the 1st Legion...

Let me know what you think guys in the comments below.

Drop it like it's hot

KF

Edit* now with added mud to blend him into his base...


24 comments:

  1. Awesome!! Great job! :D I need one!! Lol!

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  2. Looking great! Really like the Lightning!

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    1. Thanks - it's nice and quick to do and looks pretty effective :-)

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  3. Yep pretty cool :)

    Can't wait to start on my dreadnoughts *_*

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  4. Love it, the skulls are amazing and I love how the lightning'd plating surrounds them.

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    1. Thanks Dalton - I think the corpses are my favourite part :-)

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  5. Very nice Fluff. It has come together very well. A great looking Model.

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  6. Pretty awesome. I'm working on a Salamanders Leviathan right now. Its such an amazing model. I really want a second one. These things are really intimidating and having 2 or 3 would be terrifying.

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    1. Seems like a must then for a legion specialising in terror tactics :-D

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  7. Loving the look you achieved on him. Plus those two cannons look terrifying, what are the rules on them?

    Is the base dry in those photos and just has a wet mud look?

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    1. Hey Rory. Yeah the base is dry it's an effect mixing citadel paint with their old water effects liquid, just paint it on and it make a glossy mud sheen or build it up to keep the depth of the pigment colour. I mixed up a pot full when I started doing the army and it's still going strong.

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    2. You can download the rules on the FW homepage.

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  8. The wet mud really is rather good.

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    1. Thanks Captain, it's a shame that Geedub stopped making the water effects :-(

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  9. Thanks for the feedback guys I appreciate it :-)

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  10. He looks like a Deamon of murder. Amazing, astounding and awesome!

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    1. Thanks Colnel - glad you like him :-)

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  11. I absolutely love this. Great level of detail but cohesive too. Well done!

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