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Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

Just recently joined DakkaDakka and am enjoying the sense of community. Although I focus mostly on Orks, I do collect some Dark Angels. Here's a view of what I've done.













Hope you enjoy!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/05/24 02:25:39


   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Austria

The twin linked heavy bolter on the dreadnought looks awesome. Very well executed.
Is this even an option?
Or is it just the rule of cool?

 
   
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Revving Ravenwing Biker





Sherman Oaks, CA

They have a very old look to them. Interesting and unique. I like it. I +1 the above statement. I'd imagine it counts as an assault cannon? But rule of cool is definitely OK. Especially with Dark Angels haha.

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I really like the way you painted the helmets two-tone. Nice job!
   
Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

Enzephalon wrote:The twin linked heavy bolter on the dreadnought looks awesome. Very well executed.
Is this even an option?
Or is it just the rule of cool?

VardenV2 wrote:They have a very old look to them. Interesting and unique. I like it. I +1 the above statement. I'd imagine it counts as an assault cannon? But rule of cool is definitely OK. Especially with Dark Angels haha.

"Very old look to them" indeed. The Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter was an option in the 1998/1999 version of SM codex. Is that really 15 years ago? Never really was very effective, but I was experimenting with conversions and I thought this would look cool. So thanks! If it meets the 'rule of cool' that's awesome.

pistolepete wrote:I really like the way you painted the helmets two-tone. Nice job!

Thanks. Not strictly Dark Angles colours, but again trying for the rule of cool.


   
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The Hammer of Witches





Lincoln, UK

I really like the mottled effect on the green. How did you get that?

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Ultramarine Scout with Sniper Rifle




TN

Good looking force. I agree, that HB arm looks wicked.

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Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

Thanks for the comments.

@htj - I use a base of Dark Angels Green (or whatever it's called these days) with a dark blue wash. I find it give more depth to the green. Hope it works for you.

   
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Devastating Dark Reaper





B More

Nice work .. I like the added bone color through out. The bone Jump Packs really stand out ... 8)

   
Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

Thanks. I wanted to lighten up the standard DA scheme a bit and this seemed to work for me.

Unfortunately, these were all done while Games Workshop still had a 'Chestnut Ink' that I used for all the shading lines. I haven't quite been able to find a good replacement that I really like yet. I keep looking ...

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Looks good! I like to use the deathwing bone color on mine as well, helps break up the wall of hard to shade (I dont like the bright green hard edge) dark green
   
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B More

I understand .. I still have a container of chestnut I use! .. but as I've run out of the old GW Inks I"ve been replacing them with Daler Rowney Inks .. they are very nice and have a large range...

http://www.dickblick.com/products/daler-rowney-fw-acrylic-water-resistant-artists-ink/


   
Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

@whalemusic360 - Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I totally agree on the hard to shade dark green. I find using a dark blue wash on the green at least gives it some sense of depth.

@SincaiN - thanks for the tip. I've thought of looking into artists inks in the past,but never tried yet. The Sepia in this line looks a bit like Chestnut. Have you tried it?

   
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Devastating Dark Reaper





B More

Yeah I've used it and it's close .. you might want to add a little red to it and it should be spot on .. 8)

   
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Adelaide, Australia

Very nice stuff, love the green effect.

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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Yes love the green, almost like jade.

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Terrifying Wraith






I think I might have to steal your heavy bolter idea. That looks absolutely fantastic!

 
   
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Araqiel





Elvisland

I like that Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter on the Dreadnought.


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Do you have a pic showing the side and back of the Dread with the Heavy Bolter. I would like to see how you attached the weapons to the arm and ammo bin.

Again, Cool!

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Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. I really appreciate it. Given it's an option no longer allowed, I certainly didn't expect such a response about the TL Heavy Bolter. But hey, if you like the model and can use as an assault cannon or something, then by all means copy the conversion. I've posted a couple extra pics here, but there are several others in my gallery. If you haven't voted yet, please do. I'd appreciate the feedback.

If I recall correctly, the cowling and ammo belts are from the TL Assault Cannon on a Land Raider and the Heavy Bolters were from a Predator kit. The ammo belts aren't long enough so I had to use some extra from a second set.









As you can see in this pic, the inner Heavy Bolter had to have a notch taken out to fit the mount on the Dreadnought arm.


   
Made in us
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Cruising in my CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT

Beast! keep up the good work.

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Death-Dealing Devastator





Aberdeen, Scotland

Looking good....

But as someone who only recently started working with Flow Aid I can't recommend it enough.

Your bone is looking a little blotchy/thick in some places. Thinning your paints will make it come together nicely.

I too am working on Dark Angels...struggling but getting there.

Niall.

P.S. I too recently ran out of Chestnut Wash D: The calamity! It was epic ^^.
   
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Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Arlington TX, but want to be back in Seattle WA

I agree with the other posters about the heavy bolter. Looks awesome.....its too bad heavy bolters in game suck for the most part. My favorite squad of yours is the assault. I love the white/cream face mask variation you've painted....really looks nice

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Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

@killy - Thanks!

@Naill - I've just recently joined DakkaDakka and heard of flow improver. Done some reading about it and definitely plan on using it for my next project. Which product did you pick and how is it working out for you?

@Element - Thanks for the comments, especially about the assault squad. Yeah, I mention in an earlier post that the TLHBolter option has never been very effective. That may be why they removed it as an option. Either way, it was fun to experiment with the conversion.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's stunning Guts... well done man!

   
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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Norfolk, VA

Dread heavy bolters are killer! Nice job.
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator





Aberdeen, Scotland

Gutsplitta wrote:@Naill - I've just recently joined DakkaDakka and heard of flow improver. Done some reading about it and definitely plan on using it for my next project. Which product did you pick and how is it working out for you?


I use this.

Winsor & Newton Acrylic Flow Improver. I picked it up in Hobby Craft for a few quid.
My mix is 10 drops water, 1 drop FA.
Mix that up, then take 1 drop of the mix with one drop Vallejo colour and use that.
For thinner coats just add more drops FA mix
Works particularly well for blending/feathering.

Seriously, try it and you'll be amazed. I'll never go back to just water.
   
Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Canada

@Gits - Thanks man. I appreciate the comment.

@Byte - Thanks as well.

@Niall - Thanks for the tip. That's precisely the product I planned on getting, so this is good confirmation. Have you used the W&N Retarder as well? I'm kicking myself for not going out last night and picking this stuff up. I spent some time on the tattoos for an Ork fig I'm working on (check my sig for a link to my Ork WIP Blog) and I'm not at all happy with how it turned out. The layers of paint are now way to think for my liking (haven't posted a pick yet). I said in my last post that I planned on using flow improver for 'my next project'. I probably should have used it on the current one.

   
 
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