I've recently had the pleasure of painting and building a Greater Brass Scorpion of Khorne. I've got to say this was one of my favourite kits to plan, build and paint. I had always really liked the FW, heavy metal team's Brass Scorpion, loving the paint scheme. I know I'm nowhere near that standard, however I wanted to test myself. The other major point is that I do not currently own a spray gun- thus I wanted to see what I could do without one!
The Scorpion was washed and prepared as per normal FW kits. I then checked to make sure all the parts fitted correctly as well as making sure all parts were present!
I am one of those builders that prefers to build the entire kit, or to utilise sub assemblies. However the Brass Scorpion is probably best done as independent units. The only portion I initially built the body, however all armour plates and legs/arms were left to be completed separately.
Using Black spray to undercoat all parts, I then sprayed the parts with a combination of brass and silver from spray cans. The Brass covered the entire model, and the silver done to not completely cover the Brass underneath.
I then did something I don't normally do - I would have normally dived in and started painting armour panels and legs all in one go. Instead, I painted up a single leg piece to see, a) whether I could achieve the scheme I wanted, b) How the scheme would actually look. I made a list of the colours used to make sure I could repeat the process.
- Base Chaos Black spray
- Brass then Silver model spray
- Mephiston Red lines within the armour plate showing Silver 'circles' from the undercoat
- 2 coats of Carroburg Crimson Wash
- Wash of Bloodletter Red Glaze
- Evil Sunz Red within the Silver circles, showing some of the Silver as edges to the Evil Sunz
- A wash of Agrax Earthshade
- Wild Rider Red stippled within the Evil Sunz red circles
- Wash of Agrax
- Final wash of 'ardcoat
- Brass Scorpion
- Nuln Oil Wash
- Highlighted with Leadbleacher