I started working on the next 8 Warp Spiders and thought I would share the process with you guys.
It is almost a step by step guide and I hope this helps you guys out there especially since there is no guide for Craftworld Altansar I have seen. Now this is only my interpretation of the colour scheme.
|Base coat was added after I base the models with sand and coarse grain|
|I then blocked in the greens into the inner parts of the barrels and the locks of hair in Dark Angels Green. Did this after waiting for the wash to dry overnight as well.|
|A close up of the cone heads. The armour will be highlighted further to accentuate the ridges|
|Drybrushed Codex Grey onto the guns quite gently, keeping neat as I went along|
|Close up will reveal a very gentle tinge on all the black guns. I will return to highlight these at the very end|
|Highlighted the edges of the armour with Pink Horror which had a slight reddish tinge hence I used the Red Wash earlier|
|You can spot the gentle highlights to the edges of the armour. I will return with Emperor's Children as the final highlight|
|Added in a layer of Ulthuan Grey to the helmets and mandibles|
|Leave the rings around the studs grey to create shadow so that your white comes out shaded.|
|Base the gems in Scab Red|
|Hit all the studs and Warp Generator connectors in Boltgun Metal|
|I hit all gems on the Warp Guns with Dark Angels Green.|
|While the front is drying, I highlight the gems at the back with Blood Red|
|Final highlights to the heads using Skull White|
|Keeping it thin, I left the recesses grey to give shade to the white|
|I highlighted the internal of the barrels Goblin Green. I also hit all the gun gems in the same green|
|Here is what they look like before the final stages of shade to metallic areas and highlights to gems and the Warp Generator green glow|
|Highlighted all the tubes in Putrid Green, just gentle streaks to create the inner glow. All gems received the same treatment|
|Close up on the said barrels/tubes|
|Added a dot to all the gems, creating the final highlight. It's amazing how much more that small dot does to gems!|
|Added the flock to the base, similar to the rest|
|A close up of the 2nd unit of Spiders.|
Final stages include the following:
|I am taking the Shrine markings off this really old issue of WD to separate the two units|
The Shrine markings will help me separate the 2 squads. I would also like to add the rune on their helmets but I want to finish up the rest of my other minis first before I come back to them.
Will also be adding one last layer of highlights to their armour.
I hope you guys enjoyed this article. It took me about 2 weeks, each day about an hour of painting to get here so keep painting people!