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Neglected models: Aekold Helbrass

Aekold Helbrass is not a familiar name to players of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. This model is an old chaos champion from the mid-90s, scultped by the Perry brothers and my version is the white metal figure. Not sure if they ever remade this one in resin.

His before shot shoes a very old black undercoat, and the start of an experiment with non-metallic metal which I never completed. These days Games Workshop make a good gold paint, so I went with that for the overall effect.

Aekold Helbrass: acquired 1996, painted 2019

After painting the gold I came across a YouTube tutorial about painting a glowing metal effect on swords. The video maker took an hour; mine is the 12-minute version. ‘

Overall I’m really happy with how this model came out. It’s probably my favourite model that I’ve painted. I have some mid-90s metal chaos knights still in their box, so you may see this paint scheme again some day.

Here’s that YouTube tutorial

13 comments on “Neglected models: Aekold Helbrass

  1. Mikko
    April 21, 2019

    Ah, Helbrass has always been one of my favourite minis of the 90s WHFB range. IIRC he had a cool backstory where flowers and greenery would spring up in his footsteps etc. You could add a flowery tuft to the base if you want to give a nod in that direction 🙂 https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Aekold_Helbrass

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    • davekay
      April 21, 2019

      Yes, I put my brightest tufts on the base, but I plan to beg a flower patch from a friend, probably for behind him

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  2. Bookstooge
    April 21, 2019

    Do these metal ones have to worry about rust or corrosion when sitting around unpainted for so long?

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    • davekay
      April 21, 2019

      No, they are made of white metal (pewter) so they won’t oxidise. Which is just as well, given how long some of mine lay around for!

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  3. Wudugast
    April 22, 2019

    Nice! I’d quite forgotten about him, good to see him marauding around once more. Great work on the sword, really looks like super-heated metal.

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  4. Azazel
    April 22, 2019

    Very nice work here, Dave! He looks great, as does the molten sword.

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  5. theimperfectmodeller
    April 22, 2019

    Nicely done mate, the 12 min versions works for me!

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  6. backtothehammer
    April 23, 2019

    It’s really random that you just dig him out as I was watching a lore video on him the other day! Great model a real throwback to my Warhammer youth.

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    • davekay
      April 23, 2019

      Yes he’s a great character as well as a great model

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