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Shock - Cheers mate. I realised I had no carbon paper, so hand drawn it was!


MORE PROGRESS!
I did modify the design a little, mostly unintentionally. Most notably added the scroll underneath like the source art has. Wings are fethed, but I think i'll be able to just redo them on the fly. The angel also looks a little portlier then I intended him too.
Anyone have any tips or advice for painting something like this? I've looked up a few tutorials and I think I have a reasonable chance of not totally bollocking it up, but more opinions are always appreciated.
Apologies for the fingers, I had to hold it up under my magnifier lamp to get a good shot.

Repent, foes of mankind, the fat angel of death comes for you!


Painted the sword to finish off the company champion too. Not real sure about the red on the crossguard if im honest. It seemed like a good idea at the time but now i'm not so sure. Probably should have went with gold to match the pommel. Thoughts, opinions?
Champion Zacharius, newest member of 5th Company's command squad. Wields the blade of Caliban 'Zandak-Tar', which in the old Calibanese means "Biter of beasts".

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Practice the banner on copies of your paper versions.

   
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Great progress on the tank and zacharius (one of my favorite biblical names, my son is zachary because we like the name).

I agree with the others about the color looking good without adding anything more to it. But if you HAD to, maybe find a suitable fantasy shield and sword and add that to the rear door and you could do a spot if heraldry on the shield. Could be the drivers family heirloom.

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Good work.

You can approach painting 2D in the same way as 3D models: basecoat, layer, highlights (although washes won't work).
You just need to imagine where the 3D structure would be that would inform you of where to paint the lighter/darker shades.


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Lettering on the shield is fabulous. I agree with Arakasi that you can always work out the kinks on paper copies.
   
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Melbourne

Arakasi - Oh I can't believe I didn't think of doing that. That's exactly what I need to do. Just keep painting on photocopies until I get it right. Thanks!

Theo - Thanks! It's a good strong name, so you can't go wrong with it. It's straight out of the codex though so I can't claim to have thought it up myself. I've decided I like the rhino how it is, so it's getting left for now. It might get revisited after I do the predator though, depending oh how that goes.

H - Cheers. I'll be keeping that in mind while I paint it.

Shock - Thanks mate. Took me a few goes, but got it eventually.

~~~

Ok, so no work to show at the mo, but i'll go put paint to paper and see how the banner comes out.

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Cool man, always loved the dark angels, and you've done a fantastic job on them, love the checkers especially.

 
   
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Loving the work so far! Can't wait to see the standard done!

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Stonned - Cheers mate.
Azalle - Thanks! The standard has been a challenge so far. But i'm hopeful about the results.

~~~~~

PROGRESS!

So made a bit of progress on the banner.

Happy with it. But there's room for improvement. At the moment I think it feel a bit flat. I think it needs; A) more flames, B) the bottom of the robes needs to be billowier.
Also attempted to do some wet blending on both the red "sky" and the orange flames (orange is an awesome colour to paint BTW, I'm feeling the urge to do an orange army now.). It worked OK for a first attempt, but it was far from successful. More attempts needed!


And if we compare it to the source artwork.



Also had a crack at a few more bases. These ones for the command squad.
Some plasticard, stones and a few skulls for grimdarkness.


Then glooped on some Astroganite Debris. Just needs painting now and I can attach the models.



OTHER STUFF
Another package came yesterday. It took so long to get here I had forgotten I'd ordered them!

My first (and possibly last) Forgeworld order!



Got myself a Ogryn boss with drill, renegade militia torsos and some renegade psyekrs when they all went LCTB.

I partly ordered the ogryn boss just for his awesome drill arm. But I do have other plans for him...


And this guy is surprisingly un-chaosy for a renegade psyker.

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Banner progress is looking promising. Try replicating some of the highlighting and shading in the source artwork, I think that will help remove the "flatness".

   
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Great freehand Snrub, I'll be following the progress of your Unforgiven. I see you likewise picked up some of the FW Chaos Renegades, what's the plan for them?
   
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Melbourne

Arakasi - Thanks. I did attempt some shading/highlighting, you can see it most prominently along the left edge of the shield, but it got a bit lost against the heavy black lining I think. Might tone that down on the next attempt. I think it also suffered from me not having a great range of greens at my disposal. Mostly dark shades. Only lighter shade of green I have is goblin green. Might need to rectify that.

Xaphan - Hey mate, great to have you aboard. No plans for them at the moment. I really bought them just to have them. Might get converted into a kill team if I get into that. Maybe just paint em up for fun. Might even start my own H&R army. But not definite plans for them yet.

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Looking good Snrub. Great suggestion by Arakasi to practise painting your banner design first. I'd suggest further refining the design, getting the proportions to a point that you're really happy with. Remember when painting your banner to thin your paints even more than normal as well.

Nice job on picking up the Chaos Renegades, they're great models. Its a bummer that Forgeworld is discontinuing so many of their models.

 
   
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Coming along nicely, man. Confident this is going to turn out awesome.
   
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Good first try.

Just be a little braver and push the contrast further for the green highlights and it'll look less flat. You have to exaggerate it to take account of it being 2D and light having no effect as it does on 3D models (in a similar way to the way we exaggerate when painting scale models compared to 1:1 reality).


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Melbourne

Zahnib - Yeah it was a great suggestion by him, and i'm thankful he did, otherwise I just would have slapped it straight on the banner and bollocksed it up. I'm thinking one more go on paper should see me right.
Shock - Thanks, mate! I'm quietly optimistic, i'll admit, but i'm not counting my chickens just yet...
H - Cheers. I really didn't account for the need to exaggerate the contrast on my first go around. I have on my 2nd and I think it's working. It's been an interesting experience so far, this 2d v 3d thing.


SEND HELP!
By the Emperor, brothers, I require assistance. Someone lend me some will power!
Went in to the local hobby store to pick up some paints and came out with this instead....



I couldn't help myself. It was on sale because it was the last one and it was all lonesome and sad looking.

So I guess that means it's time to start up both a GSC and DW army... Sigh... Good thing I already had plans for both, eh?!
Anyway...


PROGRESS!!
Righteo. So while I was out buying things I really didn't need, I also bought some things I did, namely paints! Got a light green, a white and Vallejo's Tinny Tin (because it has a funny name).
Had a crack at another banner and it turned out muuuch better.


-So the middle one is the new one. The lighter green made all the difference in helping it stand out. At first I thought it was almost too much. But I don't know now.
-The blending on the flames went much better this time, although it's a little too orange and not yellow enough for what I want. That's easily fixed though.
-I didn't black line the angel this time. But I think he needs at least some very thin black lining to help his arm stand out a bit more and to separate the sword from the robes. Maybe just all around the robes in general.
-Still not happy with how billowy his robes look. It's just not happening for me (yet).
-The wings look much better this time around. Grey/blue base with white lines to delineate the feathers as opposed to all white with black lining.

Any thought or comments? My main concern at the moment is the wings. Do they look alright? Do they need the black lining like the left banner has or is the middle one ok?

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That's some great progress on the banner! The second one is looking really good! The wings are looking great with the grey base. I would try and make them a bit more curved in the upper section, hopefully you can see what I mean with reference to the original artwork.

 
   
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Yeah I agree that the wings need to curve more. Just with limited space it's hard to get them to curve as much as the artwork does without making them too dinky looking.

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DW:OK is a fantastic and fun game in its own right! Do be sure to give it a couple of plays through the campaign. Far more than Space Hulk Lite as some derided it pre-release.

I discovered all the Dark Angels names are Hebrew boys names (or associated names from legend), so I have a Hebrew baby names page bookmarked for whenever I need to write fluff!

The super dark green is lovely. Keep it up!


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Nice work on the banner - definitely not too much with the green, that's a good contrast there. As the Doc pointed out, exaggeration is a needed tool at this scale. Agree you need to make the sword pop a little more, either by blacklisting or adding an edge highlight, just as with an actual mini.
And for that really fine detail stuff it might be useful looking up sakura micron pens, for my part I find I can line much neater with a pen than a brush......but you seem to be doing fine as is.

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Very nice work on the banners and the 1st legion in general. You're making me want to get back to work on my Dark Angels

   
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Much better. I think you can answer your questions by just looking at the source image - it has thin black lining - so should you! Using a pen as mentioned above is probably ideal. The wings only have very minimal black lining if at all - I wouldn’t do any more than that there.

   
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Johnny - Yeah it looks fun. I really like space hulk. Played it a fair bit with my brother. Even got to the point where we were making our own rules and the like. Didn't always work particularly well though. The Overkill tiles actually match up really well with the space hulk tiles, minus the jigsaw connections.
I too have a list of names sourced from the DA novels and codecies i've read. Luckily there are a fair few DA related publications, so there's quite a wealth of different names to draw upon.

Monkey - I think what got me was how much highlighting was needed. I tend not to go in for the super duper highlights, so having to do 4 of them kinda threw me a bit. I had a look at those micron pens. Kinda seems like cheating, don't it? Will keep my eyes out for some though, because they do look useful. Thanks for the suggestion.

Syro - Thanks mate, appreciate it. You should start em up again. Or if not DA, then one of the successors. They have a few interesting ones to chose from.

Arakasi - Black lining it is then. I might just line the edge of the wings rather then the individual feathers.

~~~~~

No photos to show. I did start painting another paper banner, but I went a little heavy handed with the wet blending and the paper got so wet it just ripped. But on the plus side, i'm getting better at blending.

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Hey folks, apologies for the absence.

Progress!
So no work on the banner to show you guys unfortunately. I had a crack at painting the actual banner and It didn't go so well. I stripped it and tried again. Again didn't go so well. It's currently getting stripped again.

However I did paint the predator. All in one big hit too I might add! I'm quite impressed with myself.
I'll spoiler the pictures because they're quite large and there's a few of them.

Predator Annihilator "Fury of Heldane"
Spoiler:
"Inquisitor Heldane aided the Dark Angels during the purge of the Han worlds. Although Heldane was killed when his Chimera was destroyed by a Han war-beast, the Inquisitors destain for all Xenos lives on in the tank named in his honour. Currently no other predator in the Dark Angels arsenal has claimed as many alien armour kills as the Fury of Heldane."








So did a bit more free-hand on the hull. Scroll work came out better then I hoped. It does just kind of disappear at the bottom though as I couldn't figure out how to end it properly. Also tried my hand at some basic weathering. That came out much better then I was expecting and the drybrushing was rather enjoyable. The soot build up around the exhausts leaves a bit to be desired though. It just looks like i've put black paint on it. Needs some brown added to it I think. Need to add some kill markings to the roster on the front as well.



Also couldn't resist putting together a few of the DW marines. Some really great sculpts in that kit and they go together so well.
The chaplain, librarian and dark angel are all getting transferred to my growing dark angel army, but the rest will also see action as Watchers of Death.

So first up is the chaplain.
Cassius didn't come with a skullmet, which is heresy. That had to be rectified before anything else could happen. Time to bust out the greenstuff.


The work i've done to him is this...
-filled in the ultra symbols on the crozius with GS.
-got a skull from a tomb kings (?) kit and added some guitar wire and GS and turned into something resembling a helmet.
-left off the and purity seals and used GS to recreate the piping on his plastron.
-also attempted to make a lock holding his Inquisition book to his armour.

Just have to find a suitable arm from him now.

Next up is the Blood Raven librarian.
There's a great piece of art in the DA codecies of a librarian summoning warp lightning in his hands. The Overkill libby happens to be similarly posed.

"I'm going to shove my electrified fist up your heretical arse!"

The model bears a passing resemblance to the art I think. Yelly head, advancing pose (kinda), chest book.
All he needs are appropriate arms, a brazier backpack w/sword and a hood.

Hood was easy enough. 1 down, 2 to go.

I'm also going to adjust the blood raven symbol on his leg to be a winged sword, rather then file it off or attempt to make robes for him.

I also gave both the blood and dark angel a headectomy. We'll have no un-helmeted heads here thank you! (Ignore the previous librarian )


And I liked the torso for the ultramarine so much I decided not to use it on him. I'll save it for someone more specialer. Swapped it out for a regular chest piece and gave him a plainer head as well. Had to GS in a groin piece for him since the actual chest piece left a gaping hole there.



Other Stuff
Also bought some stuff from Secret Weapon Miniatures when the had their recent 20% off sale.
Got a couple of the washes, as i've heard good things about them, and got some rebreather backpacks for eventual use on my guardsmen.


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Anyway, thanks for checking in!

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Nice work repurposing the DW:OK guys. The Predator is also looking very good.
   
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The paint job of the predator is very crisp. I really like free hand sword and scroll mural on the hull. And great amount of progress

   
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Nice work on the pred....scroll work is great practice for the banner. For the exhausts try stippling some very dark grey with the black, and make sure the vents are black - with them still showing green in the depths the black stands out as more out of place.

Good job on the chappie, and good start to the libbie

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The predator looks great, especially liking the freehand work! The weathering around the treads looks really good as well, helps to add a bit of interest to the mainly dark hull.

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Melbourne

Shock - Thanks. I'm finding out that i'm a bit of a sucker for character models. I couldn't just let a good chaplain and librarian pass me by...
Syro - Cheers mate, appreciate it! Got the idea from a DA codex. The studio team did something similar on a land raider.
Monkey - Thanks for the tip. I put some dark grey on around the edges and bit of scorched brown and it looks better now. The green in the exhausts was something I hadn't noticed. Once I got a bit of black in there it became much less distracting.
Zahnib - Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with the weathering, i'll be honest. I haven't done it before and I wasn't entirely convinced of the outcome at first. But you're right in the that it does liven up the monotone hull a bit.

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PROGRESS!
So I finally got the assault squad finished. Took me long enough. Much longer the week or something I allocated myself to complete them a while back.
My first squad fully based on 32mm bases. I really like how they look on the larger bases. Gives them something the little 25mm ones don't.

Brother-Sergeant Quinlon
Favouring a power axe and combat shield, the sergeant can always be found in the thickest fighting, axe rising and falling without relent. His MkVI helmet with winged sword detailing marks him out as a former 8th company veteran. In-lieu of a squad banner, rather impracticable atop a jump pack, Quinlon has painted the face of his shield in the companies colours.

I had the sergeant painted up before the rest of the squad, but he wasn't attached to a base and I didn't really want to take pictures of him till he was.


Brother Aradiel

When I bought these guys 2nd hand this guy was mounted on a flight stand with his head angled down, like he was about to land after a jump. Getting his head off without damaging the rest of the model seemed like a fruitless task so I left it be and found the right arms to give him a not ridiculous pose.
But I like him now because he looks like he's about to deliver a killing stroke to a stricken enemy. Almost in a casual way as he runs past.


Brother Zadkiel

Same problem with this bloke. He too was mounted on a flight stand, except he was glued on sideways, almost superman like. I'm a little sorry I didn't take a picture when I first got him. It was rather amusing looking. I've "fixed" him as best i'm able. But I don't know what he's meant to be looking at.

A group shot of the fully completed squad taken in my ghetto ass half-light box. It's much better looking in the gallery.
5th Company, 1st Assault squad Quinlon.



Also took some shots of my first dreadnought. I painted him a while back, just haven't gotten around to snapping some pics of him yet. Fairly standard loadout of asscan and power fist.
And by complete accident he looks almost spot on for a dreadnought pictured in 6th ed codex. I actually had him completed before I got my hands on the codex. So I just changed the name plate to match the codex and added the big 2 on his leg and bam! Literally codex compliant

Revered brother Azmodor.
The second of four "Old Ones" attached to 5th company. Brother Azmodor is interred in an ancient MkV Castraferrum Pattern dreadnought chassis and wields a fearsome box-fed assault cannon and dreadnought power fist. A former assault marine, these weapons suit Azmodor perfectly in his preferred method of war.




And a close up of the sarcophagus. Detailing his company badge, platinum chapter badge and golden angel of death. Received for saving the life of his former company master from a lascannon beam. An action which also earned him internment within a dreadnought.


The silver is a bit messy on the dreadnought, especially on the assault cannon. It's far more obvious in the pictures then it is when just looking at the model itself.
Also one of my early attempts at tiny writing. As you can probably see, it's a bit scratchy. Well scratchier then what I can do currently.

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Anyway, thanks for looking!

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