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Tribune Ixion Hale

My latest commission paint job is Tribune Ixion Hale of the Legio Custodes. This is a Forge World Horus Heresy miniature that can only be acquired at events and at Warhammer World.

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I’m famously not a big fan of resin miniatures, and I’m really not sure what madness overcame me when I agreed to take on this commission. Ixion Hale has an insane amount of fine detail, and the client wanted full nmm so I knew I was in for the long haul! This is the first Forge World miniature I’ve painted that has been digitally sculpted and I have to say that it did improve the experience somewhat compared to the last time. It’s still a complete pain to work with compared to plastic though!

The colours were quite carefully planned and agreed before I started painting. In the end this commission took more than a hundred hours of work. I switched to using the current citadel line for the gold nmm: base coat of 1:1 balor and mournfang, highlighted with balor and bone, shaded with doombull and black. I did take some pictures during the painting so I’ll try and post some step by step on this piece when time allows. 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Tribune Ixion Hale

  1. Hi
    It’s just an incredible piece of art, congratulations.
    The stippling job is just insane =)
    I purchased your tutorial Yvraine on ETSY exactly for this stippling stuff and it’s really good ! thanks
    In the case of this custodes, I was wondering about the exact blues & other colors you used for the tissue ?
    Thanks =)

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    1. Thanks for buying the tutorial! As far as I can remember I used regal blue, ultramarines blue and ghost white (Reaper) on the cape. You could use kantor blue instead of regal and something like blue horror instead of ghost white. 🙂

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