40K: Hellbrute

This little cutie took a bit longer than I thought to finish, but he got there in the end.

This guy taught me that it’s not always a good idea to fully assemble a model before painting it – I’ll have to get used to the idea of painting a model in pieces, then gluing it together carefully after everything is dry. I just usually like to work FAST if I can, to the detriment of better quality sometimes.

Aim and fire!

I have a second Helbrute that I plan to magnetize and possibly convert by chopping limbs off with the razor saw – if I do this I’ll make it a little tutorial!

Originally posted on the Hammertime 40K site


  • Oh this looks so so good!!
    And I have to ask how you got such a lovely blend between the green and the yellow on that spherical form on his left upper arm? It looks so pretty.

    • Thanks very much! 🙂

      Do you mean the fade of the yellow to the darker edges? If so, that was purely from pre-shading with the airbrush. I primed everything with Vallejo grey primer through the airbrush, then put black primer on the edges of the armor and everywhere that needed shading. Then I just put the base colors of red and yellow on with the airbrush. This was one of the first models I did with the airbrush, so there are bits I wish I could have done a bit better but I’m happy with other parts 🙂

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