Thursday, May 20, 2021

War wyvern #2

Hey again,

Few weeks back I've finished bare war wyvern, and now it finally got the saddle but most important - greenskin rider. Although I am really glad I got whole piece done, painting the orc turned out pretty exhausting. 
Mean, while working on the wyvern was just ton of fun, painting it's master was a tar pit.

My guess is, the reason was the sculpt. Without any doubt it's supercool piece of middlehammer history, but all those details made the model kinda "messy". I think it would look much better without all those skulls for example - it's not Khorne's servant after all 😉

The beast was supposed to be painted oldschool style - which means vivid, candy colors. Similar tones were used on orc's flesh and details, but to give it some contrast saddle, armour and banners were painted bit darker. At first I wanted to use original banner but it was just way too much cuteness for my taste.
Besides black and white banners fit skeleton chariot and mercenary ogres - they are all mercenaries serving mighty von Carstein vampire lord or even maybe Nagash himself...

(Pics are oddly cut because I don't have photo background larhe enough - sorry).

Next stop:
turning Valhallan-o-killa-kan-o-mortar into something more neo-soviet and post-apo... 👽


  1. Maybe, but really exhausting 😉

  2. Looks awesome. He's on my painting table at the moment, so this is done great inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much - I am very glad I could help 😉
      I was actually supposed to paint Dieter Helsnicht's manticore but it turned out the paw is missing! 😰
      Search teams are now turning my flat inside out searching for ir...

  3. Beautiful, really. Wow, what a work. It might have been challenging, but it certainly paid off :)

  4. Cheers!
    Hope to see manticore assembled and painted soon, so wyvern gets worthy opponent to sting! 😉

  5. I really love the colours on the wyvern!!

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    1. Thank you!!! 😊
      It's one of these sculpts which do half of paintwork for the painter. Painting this semi-dragon was just total fun!