Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Silent Host: Rubricae - The Saqqrmose

Rubricae. Ghastly automatons, dust and spirit trapped eternally within a sealed armor shell. Led by aspiring sorcerers of the Silent Host, Rubric Marines stride forward across the battlefields. Unnatural silence accompanies their advance, even the explosive fire of boltguns muffled by the pallor which surrounds these liminal beings.

Rubric Marines are gorgeous models. They're also incredibly frustrating to paint. All the detail of an HQ unit, but the numbers of the Troop choice they are. Let me tell you, once you've painted thirty of these spooky bois, you won't want to paint any more.

The main trick with Rubricae is to paint your trim color first. Don't worry about the main armor panels or gems or anything. That filigree trim is by far the worst part to paint. If you fill all the other colors around it, you'll have a much better time.

These are the first models where my color theories really got used. Copper pauldrons for special weapon troops, black for the Aspiring Sorcerers who remember Prospero, blue for the mindless dustpiles. Each Aspiring Sorcerer also has their own unique cloak color, just because.

Light Blue Armor
Thousand Sons Blue
Nuln Oil
Ahriman Blue

Dark Blue Armor
Kantor Blue
Nuln Oil
Kantor Blue

Dark Blue Cloth
Kantor Blue
Drakenhof Nightshade
Alaitoc Blue
Hoeth Blue

Abaddon Black
Eshin Grey

Balthasar Gold
Agrax Earthshade
Hashut Copper

Nuln Oil
Stormhost Silver

Grey/Blue Cloth
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Nuln Oil
Kantor Blue
Nuln Oil
Kantor Blue