Its been a while since i posted on this project, but i have got a lot done since i last posted!
The first think i did was repaint all of the gold trim (and theres a lot of trim!) It was at this point i did start to doubt the wisdom of this idea, but i powered through. Once that was done i was able to progress with the other bits quite quickly.
The heraldry on the knees needed a lot of attention. They previously looked very dark and boring. I was a bit limited on the left knee as the detail was already modelled onto it. I re did the gold of course, and then i used an airbrush to get a fresher finish on the scroll work. The gold also looks a lot better now - and i can actually replicate the recipe!!
The right knee was a blank canvas so i quartered it to maximise its usage! Hazard stripes make up the top quarter (as per my recent Hazard Stripe Tutorial) with a yellow quarter opposite. The remaining 2 quarters were left blue. The blank quarters will eventually sport some Legio Astorum transfers.
The carapace heraldry was given a lot of airbrush attention to get a smoother gold effect, and a fresher look on the scroll work. The shield on the middle is plain blue, again waiting for some transfers.
I had an interesting little idea while repainting this. I decided to magnetise the void shield generators. This would help me keep track of the void shields that are still active during the course of a game! I'd simply remove a generator when a shield was lost, and add one when it was restored.
Finally, i repainted the head. I kept it yellow as per the Legio Astorum colours, but gave it a much brighter look. I also managed to achieve a much better degree of shading by using the airbrush.
So I'm nearly there! Just the weapons to paint and Praetorian will walk again!