It’s been a few weeks since I last updated about this post. That’s because things have slowed down since I’m working on the tower, and to be honest, I’ve also been distracted with the new Chaos Space Marines codex and the Horus Heresy book. I’ve been tinkering around with bits seeing what I could make, and painting test models for various paint schemes. I did take the time to get a large part of the tower done along with the floor, and so I figured I’d post an update and guide.
To begin with, this is the method I’ve used for all the floor piece for the Fortress of Redemption.
1. Major floor parts are done with Blazing Orange.
2. Parts that will be metal are painted black. In this case the hatch.
Next is a combination of washes using Secret Weapon Baby Poop and Vallejo Sepia Shade
Finally, the hatch is painted with Boltgun Metal and washed with Vallejo Sepia Shade. A light dry brush of Boltgun Metal is also applied to the floor.
The front of the tower posed a very unique challenge. I’m sure there are people out there with the air brush skills to do most of the painting with an air brush. I, however, do not have those skills, so all of the tower is painted by hand. I can say that after everything is done I’ll need to go back over and do some clean up work.
- Cloak was painted using Vallejo Light Grey.
- Wings were painted using DecoArth Colonial Blue.
- Halo and sword hilt was painted Scorched Brown.
- Rock was painted using Vallejo Deep Blue Grey.
- Bones and scroll were painted with Kommando Khaki.
That part alone took almost a week, and you can probably see that I haven’t even touched the bottom half of the tower.
- Cloak was painted using Dark Angel Green.
- Wings were painted using Fortress Grey trying to leave a little of the Colonial Blue still visible.
- Halo and sword hilt were painted using Shinning Gold.
- Sword was painted using Boltgun Metal.
- Rock was dry brushed using Fortress Grey and Skull White.
This process took another week and a half, so it was about halfway through this step that I took a break. You can clearly see in this picture where I’ll need to go back and do some clean up work.
That’s where I stand now with the Fortress of Redemption. The discouraging thing is that this is only one of the four panels that make up the tower. It throws into light how long it’s going to take me to do this. I’m not dumb enough to set a ridiculous goal of when this thing will get done, but I would like to try to have it done be the end of January. Check back for more updates.