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40K HOBBY: Painting Up Mortarion

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Sep 12 2017
Aventine, our BoLS painter was excited to get Mortarion assembled and painted up. Here’s his thoughts on the Daemon Primarch model.

Mortarion was a great model to paint up. First off, he is absolutely huge; none of the photos I have seen really do justice to the true bulk of this model. It is covered in little details and characterful extras, but somehow avoids being too cluttered. He is so large that it is almost difficult to take the whole model in at once as your eye flits around.
I utilized the classic white DG scheme to match Big Reds army, including all the Dark Imperium sets I finished up over the summer. I have to say that I think that he looks a lot better in dirty white than putrid green (and the less we talk about the purple, the better). I thought about utilizing sub assemblies with this model, but it really was not necessary, as the wings are already nice and spread out. Perhaps I would have if I had utilized more of the optional “spirit/fly smoke” bits. I used some extra slate to give him just a bit more height and to accent his existing plastic base scenery.
Overall, like all Primarchs (resin or plastic) that I have painted, Mortarion is a pleasure to work with…
The model is quite large – much larger than you would expect from it’s on-sprue appearance.  Mortarion is on par with the Bloodthirster model, and makes a fantastic army centerpiece.
~Now if I can just kick this cold…. achooooo

Author: Larry Vela
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