Sunday, November 23, 2008


Eldar Firehawk - Mastering lava

Progress this weekend on the Firehawk. I managed to pull off a considerabel good lava effect. I built up the colors form Vallejo Red Gore to a 50-50 mix of Sunburst yellow and pure white. For the next time I learned that I need less reds and more yellows.
The orange colors provided by GW and Vallejo are both crap if you ask me. I bought some GW orange just in case my paint was the only bad one- don't bother using it either. Anyway- next steps are to rework the black parts to give them more depth. I think about darkening the skullparts as well as the black grey is still too bright for me. I plan to accomplish this with a black glaze.

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  1. Harun said... November 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Dude, that is AWESOME!

    Not only is the paint job jaw-dropping - LOVE the skulls - God I wish I could paint freehand like that!

    But the conversion is terrific too.

    Great job man.

    I would love to see a step by step lava painting tutorial.

  2. Cannonfodder said... November 6, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Thanks for the nice words. Painting lava isn't that hard after all (and so is painting skulls)- but considering your input I might post my way of doing it in the future.