Wednesday 23 July 2014

Forgeworld Abaddon (Finished!) - Horus Heresy

Well, after a loooooooong time, I have finally got around to finishing the Abaddon miniature from the Forgeworld Horus Heresy diorama set that I started over a year ago!

Despite taking an absolute age to complete this (largely due to lengthy periods of hobby inactivity), I had a ton of fun painting this figure and feel that I learned a lot through the process to boot.

All in all, I'm quite pleased with the overall result. The cold blue/black of the armour came out pretty much as intended. I also tried out a new paint range (Scale75 - very nice and with great matt properties) and got a chance to play with my Day Glow pigments from Forged Monkey (also very nice) - more on both in future posts.

I'm now mulling over what to start on next, but in the meantime, I'd love to hear what you think of Abaddon in the comments below!


  1. Stunning, love that black. Gonna keep this for reference in the future. And welcome back :-)

  2. Cheers mate. The black was various mixes of Vallejo Black, P3 Coal Black (actually a turquoise) and Vallejo Pale Flesh to highlight.

  3. That armor black! Amazing.

    Any chance of a how to for that? I see that it used at least three colors as mentioned above.

  4. Cheers mate.

    I started with P3 Coal Black mixed with a tip of Black (Vallejo) then glaze adding more and more black to shade. Then I worked up the highlights by adding Vallejo Pale Flesh into the base mix in increasing amounts. To pull the highlights, mid tones and shades together I glazed repeatedly with the intermediate mixes.

    Finally, to make the shades have a little more contrast I glazed with a mix of red gore and a tip of black in the deepest areas to work a little more colour contrast in. It's a very subtle effect, but it adds nice depth.

    Hopefully that's helps?

  5. Yes, very helpful, and it highlights an area of painting that I need more practice with, glazing.


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