I have been looking through some of my Herohammer magic items for some that fit the fluff of my army. Came across this little gem the Heart of Woe and decided to make a custom template.
With inspiration form the internet I set about making my own.
Once that was done I let them expand for a couple hours. Then I went out and chose 4-5 explosiony looking ones. I hacked them a little bit and hot glued them together.
I then stuck in 8 tooth picks, cuz meh army is Khorne. ;) These would be the base support for my flock smoke spirals. I hot glued those on. Then I had ordered some 10mm hearts to put on each end, to give it a retro Nintendo feel.
With that complete all I had to do was paint it. I started with the orange explosion. Giving it a base coat of GW Wild Rider Red, then worked up to Troll Slayer Orange, with a final orange highlight of Fire Dragon bright. I then splotched in some Foundry Ochre and Ochre light. The the last step was to give it a wash of Fuegan Orange.
After that I worked on the smoke spirals. Touched up all the black areas. I then gave it a dark grey drybrush, then went over it again with a lighter grey.
Finally the hearts. I base coated them Khorne Red, then layered up with Wazdaka Red. Finishing the tips off with Foundry Bright Red and Bright Red light.
Then I finished the ground work with my normal steps of Americana Driftwood, with a wash of Agrax Earthshade.
Here is a shot for scale.
Now to get it on the table top and decimate my opponents. Serves them right for killing my Army Commander. ;)
Bulldog Lopez can look forward to this exploding in his face the next time we meet on the battlefield. ;)