I've had a hell of a long hobby day which has done my back no good, but I've finished of the 5 Death company that were nearly done and I've just got the gems and jump pack glow to paint on the other 5 before basing them. I have another 5 Death Company primed which I am hoping to get painted up before Thursday in the coming week so that I can use them in my final narrative game with 2 squads of 10 rampaging into the Ork lines!
However in between washes drying I put together a test model for my recently obtained Dark Angels. I wanted the scheme to be very dark as I don't like the normal green that is used for the greenwing and the red I also find too bright. I have heard this referred to as the "christmas tree effect" which I agree with and so wished to avoid it and make them worthy of their grim dark reputation as the first legion.
The models I received were base coated in Caliban green and I did the following to them:
- Heavy drybrush with Abaddon black
- Medium drybrush with Warpstone green
- Heavy wash with Nuln oil
- Edge highlight with Dark Angels green (this is a hexagonal pot I've had since the late 90's...)
- Tiny highlight with Warboss green
The white was painted using:
- Administratum grey basecoat
- Nuln oil wash
- Administratum grey highlight
- Ceramite white highlight
- light wash with nuln oil to blend.
The red was painted using:
- Khorne red basecoat
- Nuln oil wash
- Wazdakka highlight
- ligt nuln oil wash on right shoulder pad.
I can't remember the blue off the top of my head as I type but its the same as the paint I use for the Death Company jump pack engines, if anyone asks I will type it out.
Anyway, here are the pictures, I'd greatly appreciate any feedback on it. please ignore the base as I will be removing all the models from their 25mm bases and re-basing them on 32mm resin bases with sculpted detail. Pictures!!!
I'm keen to avoid the cream colour in general as I feel it dominates a bit too much but I'm not sure what colour to paint the robes when I come to them, if anyone has any suggestions?
Till next time,