|Sven Axegrinder in Power Armor.|
|The original Sven.|
After rebasing the model, applyng the grit to the base, the model was primed and ready!
|Base coats of Shadow Gray, Fiery Orange and a dark brown.|
|Bugman's Glow as the flesh basecoat.|
|Horizon Blue and Dwarf Flesh.|
The mid-coat which I use for my Space Wolf color is called Horizon Blue and it's from the old Epic Battle paint set. I cherish this paint and I hope to find a good analog for it once I eventually exhaust my supply.
Next, I dabbed on watered-down Space Wolf Grey. Then I put the Space Wolf Gray on the edges of the armor but I kept it thick and straight from the bottle.
|Bronzed Flesh and Space Wolf Gray.|
I next painted the bone colored icons and added Averland Sunset followed by Sunburst Yellow to the shoulder plates and the winged icons.
I decided not to use the cloak/backpack that came with this model as I felt I needed to make the model a bit more "wolfy". I ordered a few Wulfen Backpacks from a bitz store online, which arrived super fast. It fits great and the bone totems on top of it give the model a greater sense of menace. I painted it using the exact same steps above with one notable exception: I didn't prime it. It was simply far too cold outside and since it's plastic anyway the likelihood of the paint chipping is minimal.
|Backpack basecoated, no primer.|
Here it is finished and ready to be mounted.
But not before applying the decals. Afterwards the backpack was added and Power Armored Sven Axegrinder was completed. After I flocked the base of course.
|Original Space Wolf icon.|
|Campaign Badge on right leg.|
And here are both incarnations of Sven together:
|A pair o' Svens.|