Wednesday 20 February 2013

Temple of Skulls and Drop Pod

Well hows about another update? This time we have my drop pod, and some terrain... the Temple of Skulls! I've literally slapped the paint on the Temple of Skulls in a few hours, and its to a standard that'll look good on the table. Firstly though, the drop pod!

I really enjoyed painting this, and didn't expect too. Its got some really nice shapes to it, highlighting it in the same way as my Termies was nice too, I think it looks gritty and used. I've also added some weathering in the form of paint chips.

I think they look ok too, I'm not going insane with small ones too for a realistic effect, it was just as much an experiment as it was to adding somehting that looks cool. Its definately something I'll be doing to other vehicles in my force!

And here is the Temple of Skulls. I've been in a frenzy to get some stuff done so wanted a quick but effective way of getting this done, and I think I've pulled it off. The basecoat was a mix of a couple of old pots of chaos black and skull white, remember those names? I drybrushed the entire thing with skull white, then washed generously with some agrax earthshade, followed by some Baal red and then a little Nuln Oil to add some shading to certain areas. Skulls picked out with white, and the Chaos Star in the middle was basecoated with the old foundation paint, Iyanden Darksun.

I'm really happy with how its turned out, if I get some time I'll do a couple more details but I could not help myself adding a blood trail up the steps. Adds to the whole effect of it being a place of unholy worship. 

So there we go! My next update will unlikely be until next week, as theres a busy few days ahead. We have a mini tournament at club on Sunday, so I'll be sure to take pictures and perhaps even a little video footage... I know I've been promising this for a while but I swear it shall happen soon!


  1. That drop pod looks sweet dude! Love the check work, did you use anything like masking to help? Or just free hand it?

    Also that scenery is cool too, love the blood trail!

    Keep up the good work, oh and the vets look ace!

    1. Masking? Pfft, freehand all the way man! Yeah blood trail had to be done, just looked like it needed to happen.