The Maned Hyaena Chaos Knight charges into battle!
This project marks my first anniversary of mini painting with my 11th mini, the mighty Maned Hyaena Chaos Knight!
It's a custom sculpture I mashed together from several 3D models, which I rigged for animations so that I could define a custom pose. The head and lower body are mostly based on Horizon Zero Dawn's Scorcher, the torso is Warhammer 40K's Cerastus Knight. I then tried to bring everything together by designing additional parts like the dreadlocks. Except for a few decorative pieces, everything was 3D printed on an Elegoo Saturn resin printer.
The armor plates are painted with Greenstuff's Psychotic Illusions colorshift, the flag with Borealis Green and the Tyranid with Burning Gold. I applied Citadel chaos black primer, Reeves Mars Black, 6-8 layers of colorshift, and sealed it with Ardcoat. Edges are highlighted with Temple Guard Blue.
The gold armor trim is done with Retributor Armor, Liberator Gold & Auric Armour Gold for light sections and Retributor Armor, Brass Scorpion and Reikland Fleshshade for the darks. Distributed like NMM, and edges highlighted with Stormhost Silver.
To get the flayed flesh to look right, I had to refer to pictures of the muscle structure of dogs and cats, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Also, the background was painted with Black 3.0 for maximum contrast in the glamour shots.
Was super fun to design and paint, hope you enjoy!