Fear the Unforgiven

I’m planning to take advantage of my father-in-law’s nice airbrush to lay down basecoats on a bunch of newly converted Dark Angels. Here are two of the WIP marines, far enough along to merit showing.

On the left is a bog standard tactical. I love turning tactical marines into cool looking figures. It takes some effort! I’m really happy with how he came out. I used some subtle but substantial conversions to get a dynamic pose I don’t think I’ve seen before.

On the right is a missile launcher-wielding gunner. I’m happy with the fact that I’ve managed to turn a crappy set of legs (from DA veterans) into what I hope will be a cool looking model.

Haulin’ Ass Here!

Driven by the need to inflict mortal wounds on my foes, I’m kitbashing a tactical gunner lugging a heavy bolter to cover.

The heavy weapons specialization allows him to fire after moving, so the sprinting pose seems appropriate. Plus the ultra-static, unnatural poses of most GW heavy weapons loadouts are… well, they’re not very cool. As usual, the positioning of the shoulder pads, in particular, will help create an impression of rotation in the torso and cant in the spine, which really improves the dynamism of tactical marines.

Gold Hood Ornament

This fancy fellow is moving along. A little. Most of the evening was taken up with Top Chef and family.

I haven’t re-applied metallics after washes in grey (at the bottom) and purple, but I think it’s getting a nice sheen.

This is exactly the kind of Golden Age of Comics look I didn’t want! I’ll have to make his face extra grumpy. Maybe pose some hapless nurgling at his feet or something.

Annointed with the Oil of Nuln

Major colors are basecoated (just green, blue, and red), and metallics are blocked out with Oily Steel & hit with a quick highlight of Aluminum. Pretty sure those are both VMC.

Now he’s had his first bath in Blanchitsu-approved Nuln Oil, which helps darken him down from his previous cheery clown suit, as well as unify the overall look of the model.

I typically dislike things like bright blue capes and big gold chains, but I’m going to try to keep him as grim looking as I can to fit in with the look of the unit.

Learned in the Lore… of the Dewey Decimal System…

I couldn’t quite decide on a project (there a couple in the early stages), so I started slapping some colors onto this librarian. I sort of dislike the color blue, but I’m going whole hog as 40k canon demands.

I’m pleased with the conversion, though I could have taken more time sculpting the robes to hide the seems between the arms (both from Tempestus Scions) and the marine librarian body.