Following up on last nights shoulder guard I applied some weathering to the main carapace armour. This has been a clean thunderhawk blue to a balthazar gold trim. It had looked to factory new for my liking so I added layers of Retributor gold and washes to the armour trim.
I added a combination of weathering powders, washes and sponge chipping to the main blue sections. After seeing how the shoulder had turned out I needed to do more. I flipped through FW Horus Heresy V, looking at the Ultramarine Honour Guard and roughly replicated an eagle from there.
First a rough layout in brown, then a neater layer in gold.
Looking at the Honour Guard's Shields, they are depicted as marble so taking inspiration I painted a few fine lines with Incubi Darkness then edged them with Fenris Grey to give the impression of a little depth.