Today I taught my best friend Tom to play Kill Team. The basics, at least. We’re looking forward to lots of exciting games to come.
An exterminatus device from GW’s objective marker set. The model belonged to Will, but he kindly gave it to me after I painted it.
At the end of the day, I simply love the aesthetic of 40k. The bizarre little computer shrine is wonderful. The fiddly wires give a nice opportunity to ignore conventional color palatte limitations.
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.
My brother-in-law and fellow nerd Will & I spent the last two days in the woods at my family’s cabin.
Though the weather in Pittsburgh had been oppressively hot, things were perfect out in the woods. Continue reading “Battle in the Woods”
Will & I played a good game of Kill Team today, using a lot of new terrain pieces. Most of the terrain is still unpainted, but it’s already a lot of fun to play with. We hope to expand our battleground options as much as possible. Continue reading “Storm the Church”
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.