I am waiting on the release of Contrast to get properly started on my first vow, primarily because of Abaddon's cloak and fur trim.
That said, I've managed to finish the bases I'll be using:
Nice and bright for contrast with the black and warm, dark gold of my paint scheme. I have a bunch of industrial scenery I'm painting in a similar way, the idea being that they're all modelled in the process of invading a manufactorum world.
I'd already started on Haarken Worldclaimer and three Legionaries before the ETL was announced, which is why my first vow only includes the other seven Legionaries from the box, but I figured I'd work on finishing the other models anyway while I wait:
Still very WIP, but I felt like he was at the point where I could glue him into the base, which I had finished earlier this week along with the
Christmas Sanguinalia tree above.
Edit: Obviously, I rebased Haarken Worldclaimer a little bit - just snipped the dirt away from around the dead Primaris and added the blood to make it clear he's been thoroughly maimed.
Anyone have any suggestions for doing the same with Abaddon? Unfortunately, unless I paint the dirt as chunks of coal or something, it's not going to be possible to simply replicate this trick since the Primaris Lieutenant he's standing on is actually sunken into the ground a bit . . .
The only ideas I have right now is to see if I can hack up either a different model for him to stand on or repurpose a spare bit from another kit, like a dreadnought arm or tank weapon. Guess I'll see!
Edited by Ascanius, 08 June 2019 - 02:32 PM.