I spent the last 3 days before the tournament painting up little or ‘Mini Magnus’ as he is now called and I was unsure about the model afterwards as something felt off about the model.
I discussed it at the tournament with a few players and 1 hit the nail on the head; the gold! In small amounts it looks good but for due to the 2 washes and dry brushing required to pick out the details it looks very bland, which is bad given he the HQ in an army of colourful and well painted models.
Also Magnus does have red skin he has tanned bronze like skin and getting that the right tone was a nightmare as was the hair.
Overall I’ll feel the model’s a bit of a let down so I’ll be replacing him soon with a Thousand sons captain similar in appearance to pre-heresy Ahriman from the art books to use as my grand master or Librarian, Mini Magnus will then be stored and brought out when I want to field Draigo and a paladin wing.