The Unforgotten – Part 2

The flail-wielding Helbrute is done, making it the first victory in this month’s campaign to rid the shelf of shame of at least some of its denizens. Inspired by fellow blogger Azazel, who declared May to be Neglected Model Month, I’ve decided to work my way through this little lot, all of whom have been in need of paint for quite some time. To recap, this Helbrute was first built in 2014, painted in Dreadtober 2015 and was due to be repaired in Dreadtober 2017. Now, in May 2018, he’s done at last.

Flail-Brute Convert Or Die (1)Flail-Brute Convert Or Die (2)Flail-Brute Convert Or Die (3)

I also made some quick improvements to his face, the wash and highlight he got back in 2015 may have impressed me then but wasn’t doing him any favours now.

Flail-Brute Convert Or Die (4)

Here he is hanging out with his buddies. Seeing them all together makes me wonder once again about building a Tzeentchian dread to complete the set.

Helbrutes Convert Or Die

Before that though it’s time to turn my attention to the rest of the Neglected Models, probably starting with a flesh hound or two…

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15 responses to “The Unforgotten – Part 2

  • Alex

    Great job mate – well rescued, and the finessing has really elevated this guy to the next level! He looks great as part of the unholy quartet 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate – I remember being so proud of him but he really hadn’t aged as well as I might have hoped, now he’s back on form (in my ever so humble opinion of course!)

  • imperialrebelork

    Man he’s a bad boy for life. Well salvaged

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate – I’m really fond of him so he was well worth rescuing. Of course all those flails will undoubtedly end up snagging on everything he goes near – this may not be the last time he needs to be repaired…

  • Faust

    Nice neglected model! Those tentacled arms are crazy. Looks great alongside those other 3 bad boys!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers – I’m pleased with how the tentacles really add to the wild angle of the model, to my eye he really looks like he’s going to completely berserk. 🙂

  • Azazel

    A long path to completion, but I know that feeling of satisfaction well at this point – I’m sure that as good as this guy looks to me and the others, he must look all that much better to you now that he’s finally done! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Aye, I tend to be a very harsh judge of my own models, it probably wouldn’t hurt to be less unforgiving – but then once I’ve got something looking the way I want it, it’s a good feeling 🙂

  • Ross

    Great model, dude. Love the energy in his pose; those tentacles look rad.

  • Pandoras Bitz Box

    I’m a bit late to the show… but better late than never I guess. I’ve been following your stuff for a little while and haven’t really had the time to get involved until now. But now I have this huge backlog of awesome stuff I want to comment on, and you churn out material like a beast. I’m pretty new to blogging myself and I even have amongst my few entries a Tzeentchian Thousand Sons Helbrute! so this seems like as good a place as any to start expressing my compliments.

    I love these things, they look awesome. when I got mine, it was ebayed from the Dark Vengeance box and obviously didnt come with any options so needed some heavy conversion. I really love the look of the ones that come out of the box though, Im particularly fond of those tendril things like what the Maulerfiend has. I really like the effort you put into these things as well as all the other models I’ve seen and its really inspiring. I cant believe that you churn out stuff this good at the pace you do. Admittedly I have trouble juggling hobby time with being a dad but even with that aside… I cant believe how often you pop up on my feed, its been a little daunting to think about where to start commenting on your stuff!

    I’ve always been drawn to dreads and I like how you’ve set these appart, you do really solid conversions and fantastic paint jobs… even if it is harder to see that when your the one doing them!

    Looking forward to keeping up with more of your posts man.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks very much 😀

      Dreadnoughts of all kinds are amongst my favourite things in 40k, nothing encapsulates the grim darkness better than a dying hero in a walking fridge. The Dark Vengeance helbrute was great as a cheap chassis to build onto and for a while they really were going for a song – I’m sure there’s at least one more lurking in the bitsbox waiting for attention.
      I need to take the time to properly look through your blogs but your Tzeenchian dread looked great, definitely inspiration for when I tackle mine.

      Funnily enough I never think of myself as particularly prolific so your comment is very encouraging. I can well imagine how being a dad would eat into hobby time though – my partner and I are talking about having children in the future so that should slow me down a bit! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thanks very much 😀

      Dreadnoughts of all kinds are amongst my favourite things in 40k, nothing encapsulates the grim darkness better than a dying hero in a walking fridge. The Dark Vengeance helbrute was great as a cheap chassis to build onto and for a while they really were going for a song – I’m sure there’s at least one more lurking in the bitsbox waiting for attention.
      I need to take the time to properly look through your blogs but your Tzeenchian dread looked great, definitely inspiration for when I tackle mine.

      Funnily enough I never think of myself as particularly prolific so your comment is very encouraging. 🙂

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