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After finishing something as big as the Heldrake, whatever came next would end up being a little dull. So I decided to make a start on finishing the last ten cultists I had (knowing I need to paint at least another ten or twenty more in future!).

Here is a rather poor photo.


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Painting Blog – Heldrake finished

Finally finished this monster!

I can’t say it the best miniature I have ever painted. The raised metal areas are a real pain, and the “feet” of the miniature are ridiculous. They really make the whole model deserve its nickname of “Helturkey”.

But I do like the overall shape and the the theme of the model. Pilot merged with Daemon merged with vehicle. But I think it could have been executed much better in areas. Plus the model is a real paint to glue together.

Anyway, here are some pics! I will be finishing the base later tonight.

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Nearly finished! I was hoping to get this done last night, but I underestimated how annoying all the raised metal areas would be to paint, so I have yet to add all the finishing touches to it. Hopefully one more night on it and the whole model should be complete!

Wonder what I should do next – Probably more cultists – sigh.


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Another quick update on the Heldrake!


Hoping to have it finished tonight!

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Managed to make something of a start on the Heldrake’s body. Still early days and the spine needs more work, but the skin took me ages. All the areas with mixed flesh and piping was particularly time consuming, but at least now it is done!


This basically leaves me with the red and silver areas to do and the model should be finished. Whilst this part is annoying, it isn’t as time consuming as the flesh parts!

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Heldrake’s head has now been given a lick of paint. I will be touching this up as the last thing to be done. The metal work needs more depth and the eyes need a little more detail added to them. But I am so far happy with it.


I decided last night that I wanted to get the body started before I finished the head so that I could just sit and focus on it without wondering how the body would fit into the rest of the paint scheme!

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Painting Blog – Heldrake Progress

Another update on my Heldrake.

I managed to get the neck pretty much done (still needs blood added to it) and started on the head.


The reasoning behind using the flesh tone I have picked is because I am heavily inspired by the Akira mutations, as seen in the film “Akira”! If you haven’t watched the movie (for shame) this is what I mean.


I did attempt to paint the pipes varying colours to show different levels of pressure on the skin, but it ended up looking a little weird.

Anyway, I am hoping to finish the head tonight, then it will just be a case of painting the torso and then it’s done!

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Another quick update on Helldrake progress.

Last night I got the feet done.


The fleshy coloured pipe on the back of the claw will eventually be touched up with some blood effects. Much like my Hellbrute was. It should also give you the sense of the colours I will be using for the rest of the piped/fleshy areas on the model. It means I can retain a general overall theme for the army on the table top, and I personally think stretched out flesh on a daemon engine is cool!


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Helldrake Wings complete

So last night I finished the second wing for my Helldrake.



So I sat there, as you do, playing with the miniature as a whole, and seeing how things will sit together once finished. I realised at that point, that this bugger is much bigger than I realised. I have honestly no idea how I am going to store this thing for travelling. Even when it isn’t sat on it’s flying base it’s still a damn big bugger. I think I am going to need a damn big box.

As an aside I started working on the claws.



They look like cool little chaos drones or something!


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Painting Blog – Helldrake updates


Just a quick update. Really difficult to take pictures of this at the moment, but this is the progress so far.

Nearly finished the second one too, so should be able to make a start on the neck and head some time this weekend!


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