Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Citadel - Dark Elf War Hydra v1

In the last couple of months I've played some games of Oldhammer. From these games I've learned that my army choice options in the monster departement where quite limited. I've got plenty of unpainted monster lead lying around, but the task of painting something bigger than usual always scares me a bit, until today.

Determined and inspired I opened the old lead box and got myself something big to paint. No plan, just straight to work. I followed this airbrush tutorial so I wouldn't have to worry about anything, but painting.

I really surprised myself how quickly I got this thing painted. It took me about 8 hours from start to finish.  Below the results:


9 comments:

  1. Christ! He turned out great!

    Top job Dreamfish :)

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    1. Just blasted through that tutorial, it's quite good isn't it! Picked up a few painting tips didn't I :)

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    2. And very effective. I used a similiar technique on the cockatrice, but like his method better. The newer models seem more suiteable for airbrushing it seems.

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  2. Can't say I'm a massive fan of the model to start with but the PJ really makes it look cool and suitably fantastic !

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    1. Thanks assless. I'm actually quite fond of it. I couldn't get my hands on one of them marauder or citadel hydras.

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  3. This is not a model I am really aware of, though your paint job has certainly brought it alive. I particularly like the barnacle like scales that cover the model. Your painting really brings them out!

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    1. Thanks, this model was released as part of the 6th edition DE army. It looks a lot like the Marauder version, see http://www.sodemons.com/rhhydras/index.htm

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  4. Oh man I can't wait for a battle report with this gorgeous best tearing through wood elves aplenty!
    Hope you have the points to include a talismanic standard, binding a hydra is pretty pricy magic points wise.
    Great job on the skin tones, mad do I want to see him in action!

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    1. The Hydra in 3rd edition is pretty neat, different profile types, lots of attacks, scaly skin, fear +1, breath attack, different body types, high S,T,W, but a bit low on WS. The Hydra in later editions are more toned down versions of what's available in 3rd edition. I'm sure to put him to the test sooner or later.

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