Saturday, 12 May 2018

Night Lords Hellbrute

Welcome to another Night Lords shindig!

Tonight's special guest is a Hellbrute from the Dark Vengeance boxed set. This guy was another colour test of sorts as I wanted to see how best to treat large areas of (mutated) flesh. He was also an experiment in trying to paint faster. In fact, he was pained from head to toe (and yes, he does have toes if you look carefully) in one weekend. I tried not to get bogged down in details. Although a lot of the flesh highlighting is impressionistic I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Originally I had intended not to convert him, but that pledge to myself was swiftly forgotten when I discovered some Tyranid wings in my bits box. And a dread abyssal head. And a few other undead bits. These additions give him a bat-like appearance which ties him more closely to the Night Lords. Truth be told, I feel the head is a bit too big (and makes his weapons feel small), but the overall result is quite pleasing.

Next up, some Cultists.


  1. I don't think the head is too big. I've seen people elongating the guns, but otherwise I think it works fine.

    I'm not overly fond of the Hellbrute as a kit - I've got one but never quite worked out how to improve it. I think your additions improve the model a lot, especially the piece of ragged cloth at the front. I might have another look at mine, now.

    I like the Goya reference, by the way. Very apt!

  2. The head probably is too big, but it works and looks very cool--great work!