My brother recently started his own business. I wanted to make something to wish him well. Perhaps he can ‘travel’ here when things are difficult!
This will be a little vignette for my brother’s desk. I still must complete some large effects over the whole scene, and then I can begin adding tiny details.
I’ve been busy with other things lately, but did find time to get this converted apothecary underway. He’s only at Step 1 here, but it takes forever.
Another terminator joins the Dark Angels! This one recalls a victory over the forces of Nurgle decades ago.
I think the painting is a bit neater than on the first, identical termie. This one’s got a bit heavier weathering, though. I still have a detail or two to finish (zombie beard), but he’s basically ready to roll.
Unlike their heavily-converted or kitbashed peers, these figures came straight out of the Dark Vengeance box. These terminators were some of the first times I’ve used an airbrush for basecoating.
I’ve followed a straightforward and consistent method in painting the Dark Angels for my 40k Kill Team. This produces a uniform look to my squad, even though the individual members have been painted over many months. I’ve done my figures one-by-one, since they’re each kitbashed & converted to create a unique personality for each, but this painting process would work equally well for batch painting. Moreover, the steps I employ can be applied to any Space Marine chapter, or indeed any 40k army. In this process I paint full faces (yes, for my whole command roster) and carefully pick out the many details added through conversion, but much of the mini is painted quickly and easily in a very elementary manner. I find that by drawing attention to the most important and interesting elements on the miniature, the lack of careful blending or other advanced techniques is easily forgiven, especially on the tabletop. This approach also gives a great opportunity to practice important skills, like painting faces, before you tackle that Commander you really want to nail. Kill Team, with its limited roster, offers a perfect opportunity to go nuts on conversion, detailing, and faces, without actually painting models to a display standard.
Here I’ll paint up a Tactical Marine, demonstrating each step of the process. Continue reading “Dark Angels Tabletop Painting Tutorial”
Here are several figures converted for our growing 40k universe. I should have a few more finished models for my Dark Angels kill team soon.
The prone plasma gunner was an interesting challenge.
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This week the soft and arrogant T’au tried to gain control of a powerful McGuffin newly discovered on a little known world on the edge of the Imperium (we’re still a bit thin on narrative…). Responding to a ambiguous tip from an unnamed ‘source,’ our stalwart team of Dark Angels arrived just in time to prevent the xenos from overrunning the backward agricultural planet and its token defense force.