Dreadnought Feeva! – Dark Vengence Hellbrute

I’ve come to the realization that painting dreads is pretty damn fun. Most have just enough detail to be interesting without being excessive.

The new Dark Vengeance starter box is chocked full of amazing chaos models and I’ve been trying to hammer out a scheme. After a failed attempt using whites, I came across this masterpiece – Star Forge Smith’s Hellbrute

That thing is the best Hellbrute I’ve seen so far. It inspired me so much; I had to try to replicate it. This is my take on that brilliant piece:

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Back when GW had the terracotta and tanned flesh paints, I developed a flesh tone technique that I’ve grown very fond of. Those 2 colors were some of the best shades GW ever released and I was very disappointed that they were discontinued. Vallejo produces excellent replacements so I’ve been able to develop it further.

All the flesh parts have been glossed to over emphasize the tech/organic nature of the Hellbrute, and gore was used for the exposed spine. I may add more gore to the fist, like from the original work, but that will be later. I’m even sure how to base this monster.

All-in-all, it was fun to work on it. I’ll pick at the other DV models while I work on my commissions.

Shawn G. (SoI)