Jonus contacted Deathhammer40k wanting two large squads of Adeptus Mechanicus Electro-Priests painting up for his own personal collection. The project consisted of twenty Corpuscarii Electro-Priests and twenty Fulgurite Electro-Priests painted in the classic Mars Forge World colour scheme.
First of all, we started assembling the forty Electro-Priests using plastic glue to give a strong and secure hold because there are quite a lot of small parts on the models that can easily break off while painting. The plastic glue melts both parts of the model together, creating one piece of plastic in essence. The Corpuscarii Electro-Priests are a lot more detailed than the Fulgurite Electro-Priests so it’s important to take more time and care while building that type of configuration. The models have a lot of different textures and details making them a really interesting miniature to build and paint.
We painted the Electro-Priests’ conduits and weapons of the with a blue glow to give the effect that their weapons are charged up and ready to discharge their electrical energy at a moments notice. This effect was exactly what Jonas wanted and it really brings the Electro-Priests to life, making them look more intimidating on the battlefield. The bases of the Electro-Priests were painted with Martian Ironearth to give the cracked, Mars surface effect and then dry brushed with Kindleflame to bring out the detail.
Fulgurite Electro-Priests are the easiest of configuration of Electro-Priest to paint as the models have fewer details on them compared to the Corpuscarii configuration. The models have 5 different poses so in a squad of twenty you’ll have four poses that are the exact same. The poses themselves are very nice and show a different range of actions giving the squad a diverse look. A large squad of twenty Fulgurite Electro-Priests looks really intimidating and would be a very large threat on the battlefield, and something that your opponent cannot afford to ignore.
We added a blue glaze to the glow effect of each Electroleech Stave, helping to blend the colour better and ultimately giving a smoother transition in the gradient. For the cloth we used Khorne Red with a wash of Nuln Oil. Once the wash had dried we re-applied Khorne Red to the raised areas and then did a highlight of Mephiston Red. Once the paint had dried we then added a thin highlight of Wild Rider Red.
For the skin of the Electro-Priests we used a base of Rakarth Flesh with an all over wash of Guilliman Blue. Once the wash had dried we re-applied Rakarth Flesh to the raised areas and then added a highlight of Pallid Wych Flesh. Once the Pallid Wych Flesh had dried we added very fine highlights of White Scar to the sharpest edges like on the ends of the noses, eyebrows and ears.
The Corpuscarii Electro-Priests are the more challenging models to paint from the kits due to the amount of detail on them. We painted the wires using yellow and black hazard markings to give the models another colour that contrasts with the Mars Forge World colour scheme. We also used gold trim around the models to break up the amount of silver on all of the mechanical parts on the models. The gold used is Gehenna’s Gold washed with Agrax Earthshade and then layered with Auric Armour Gold and then a spot of Runefang Steel on the sharpest edges.
The Electro-Priests all have black cloth wrapped around their eyes or have them stitched closed giving them an ominous and eerie aesthetic. Each Electro-Priest has their hands and fingers pointing outwards like they’re ready to discharge their Electrostatic Gauntlets.
The squad looks great when they’re all together and they look like a really intimidating threat on the tabletop! We added a blue glow to each conduit to give their Electrostatic Gauntlets a more realistic look and like they’re ready to be unleashed on the enemy.
THANK YOU, JONAS
We’d like to say a massive thank you to Jonas for his support and giving us the opportunity to paint this awesome collection of Electro-Priests. We hope Jonas has a great time using these models on the battlefield as well as having them in his collection! Thanks again, Jonas!