The last Phoenix, Lord of the IIIrd, Fulgrim resplendent.
This commission was to show Fulgirm in the midst of war, plunging headlong into the enemy. We needed a helmet! The Custodian Vertus Praetors (plastic jetbikes) offered a wonderful basis for the conversion. The High Elf Lord riding a Griffin, from the now out of production Island of Blood set, was used for the side wings.
The colour palette used a classic combination of rich, saturated purples against a cool mint grey. The gold filigree, saturated royal purples can overwhelm the eye. It is essential to have cooler elements to break to the piece up.
Over the coming weeks, I’ll be uploading older work with newer pieces. If there’s anything you’d like me to discuss please let me know. I’ve been lucky enough to paint a few Fulgrim miniatures over the years and still need to add one to my own collection. It’s weird – as a professional painter you would think I’d have all of these already. I only have Horus fully painted for myself (yes, that’s right, my Sanguinius is still a work in progress!)