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Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Hi all,

My name is Eeps, and I am still a lazy painter.

After my initial foray into the world of P&M blogging (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/385344.page) I hit a massive road block and resumed by standard lazy at painting ways.

Pondering why this was, I realised that I had a few problems (other than preturnatural laziness)

1) No dedicated painting area - Its a pain in the arse to put up and tear down if you only have a little while to paint
2) Hate painting big things - Had a crack with the GW spray gun to paint tanks, and couldnt get it to work. Got disconsolate and gave up (see end of old thread)
3) Too many models - I realised that I just kept buying stuff and not painting anything, as I like buying and building more than painting.
4) Wrong kind of models to paint - Fed up of doing millions of troops, I wanted a small elite type army for a change after Jump FTs and Goff Orks.

How to remedy this!

I bought a desk+ nice chair + lamp from IKEA, sKo I had a little spot to paint. To go on my desk, I bought an airbrush to do big things:



You'll also notice the tasteful mirror to the side. This was a cunning piece of negotiation, so the dedicated painting zone could be sold to the other half as a dressing table for hair/makeup purposes. Ninja skillz.

Onto points 3 & 4.

I'd enjoyed painting termis and speeders for my other army, so I sat there thinking "hmm, what small, elite army is there with a lot of speeders and terminators out there? Ideally I'd also like something with an old book, so I dont get accused of bandwagoneering."

What could possibly fit the bill?? If you are not a zombie (or have read the thread title), then clearly some Deathwing is the way forward!

So says I, a I shall start a new army, but Ill buy it one unit at a time, and paint it as I go. That way I won't run into my usual problem of having to climb up a painting mountain. What started out well intentioned quickly went wrong, as I got drunk, went to the casino, and won a load of money.

Bollocks says I, I shall invest some of this in toy soldiers. To this end, I managed to buy the following (admittedly not all at once, but I did manage to buy it all without painting anything first).

Spoiler:
HQ
Belial - Claws. Painted
Belial - Hammer. WIP
Samael - Land Speeder
Termi Interrogator Chaplain
Termi Librarian - Force Sword Painted
Power Armour Chapter Master - Twin Claws + Storm Bolter

Troops
Tac Squad - Plasma Cannon, Magnetised Sergeant + Special Weapon Trooper
Tac Squad - Plasma Cannon, Magnetised Sergeant + Special Weapon Trooper

Elites
Terminator Command Squad - Apothecary, Standard Bearer, 5 x Hammer + CML. Taken as troops with Belial. Painted
Terminator Squad - 5 x Hammer + CML. Taken as troops with Belial. Painted
Terminator Squad - 2 x Hammer + CML, 1 Chainfist, Powersword Sarge. Taken as troops with Belial.Painted
Terminator Squad - 2 x Hammer + CML, 1 Chainfist, Powersword Sarge. Taken as troops with Belial.
Terminator Squad - 2 x Hammer + CML, 1 Chainfist, Powersword Sarge. Taken as troops with Belial.
5 x Sniper Scouts - Cloaks, Magnetised ML
10 x Scouts - Bolt Pistol + CCW Sarge, 4 Shotguns, 4 Bolters, Heavy Bolter

Fast
Land Speeder - Magnetised. Painted
Land Speeder - Magnetised. Painted
Land Speeder - Magnetised.
Ravenwing Command Squad - 6 models, Magnetised Apothecary & Banner, 2 x Melta guns, Magnetised Sarge Fist/Power Sword/Nothing. Taken as troops with Samael
Ravenwing Bike Squad - 3 models, 2 x Melta guns, Magnetised Sarge Fist/Power Sword/Nothing. Taken as troops with Samael
Ravenwing Bike Squad - 3 models, 2 x Magentised Melta guns, Magnetised Sarge Fist/Power Sword/Nothing. Can join above unit to make squad of 6. Taken as troops with Samael

Heavy
Devastators - Magnetised Sarge, 4 x HB, 2 x LC
Land Raider Crusader - Magnetised
Land Raider Crusader - Magnetised
Predator - Magnetised. Painted
Predator - Magnetised. Painted


As you can see, the story is not all sad, as if you have read above, you will realise I have actually managed to paint some of this. Huzzah!


Here's some pix so far:

Firstly, the core of any Deathwing army. Mr Dave Belial, the man so cool he doesn't need an Iron Halo. Pretty simple kitbash of some assault termi bits with some of the DA upgrade sprue thrown in for good measure. He also gets a skeleton!





Dave being such a cool character needs some friends to follow him around hitting things with hammers.

Sergeant Sofiel:


Apothecary Cassiel:


Banner Bearer Ophaniel:



Heavy Weapon Specialist Sulel:


And Stevens from accounts, the roving ablative wound:


If deathwing had red jumpers, he'd be wearing one.

A group shot:









Squad 2 is ably lead by Sergeant Zuriel (and his exquisite hair):



Has some hammer chaps:



And another cyclone:


Group shot:



After punching through 11 termis, I felt it time for a change and painted up a speeder. This basically put me up to c. 750 points of the army painted. Elite armies are great for making lazy people feel a false sense of accomplishment:






To round out my progress to date, I've also managed to kick off painting a predator. Fully magnetised up, so I can swap variants around fairly easily:





Pretty much just the greens so far, but I thought I'd stop to make this thread by way of additional procrastination.

What say you to my toys internet?

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Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

aaand a finished pred:

Big gun mode:




Dakka Mode:





Any suggestions as to what you'd like to see next?

   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Libby WiP

Naked:




Base on:


Higlighted the blues:

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False title! you arent lazy at all D:

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Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

LunaHound wrote:False title! you arent lazy at all D:


You'd be suprised! P&Mblog is motivation. I feel some kind obligation to paint once Ive started one

   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

aaaand Libby is done:





I think I fancy a predator next

   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Libby looks great man! and i really like the Predator too, I can also sympathise with you, many times over the years i have hit that wall with certain things, for me it's tanks! I hate painting them as i can't get them as good as my single figs, but i'm learning to work through it with coffee and roly poly pudding!... it's a slow process

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader






Reading, England

I like this army, and i could do with doing the same as you as i never get anything painted, but i'm painting an ork army instead (wheres the logic) but i wish you the best of luck with finishing this one

Looking forward to seeing more

Young Logan

30K Blog: hobbyfromtheaett.blogspot.com

Bran Redmaws Great Company - 5500pts
30K Space Wolves - 1500pts
Deathguard -2300 pts  
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Really like the Pred. Nice work!
   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Time for an update.

Not a painting one initially, but I've built the 2 tac squads and got some sand on them and the scouts.

Also picked up the GW paint station and bits to go with it to enhance my painting whilst watching the olympics experience.

Here's all of it:



Nothing particularly exciting with regards to the tac squads. Used the DA vets for the sergeants, and mixed in various odds and ends to give all the models some bling. Magnetised up the sergeants and the weapons specialists to give me some more options for playing (who knows might even get some free weapons with the new book):




One set of options for the sarges:


And Saturday Night Fever time:


Specialists in various configs:




I also felt like a bit of a kitbash, so I dived into the bits box and put together a PA Chapter Master with 2x claws and a storm bolter:



(and without woeful mold line!)




Pred is cleaned up, GS's, Brass Etched and primed. Just about to bust out the airbrush, and will hopefully have some further progress to report on soon.


   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Another magnetised pred notched up.






I was initially planning on painting a dread, but I havent really used them at all since the edition change. They fill basically the same role in the army as the preds, but have lower front armour and fewer hullpoints than the preds for more or less the same points.

As such I think I'll probably pop out another group of termis next.

   
Made in fr
Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





France

I love those !

   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Another squad of termis into the mix!








I've retitled my thread as well, as I have been so productive recently. Long may it continue.

I reckon I'll do another speeder next, then its a toss up between a bike squad and a land raider.





   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Reasonably minor update, but something I'm really happy about!

I've wanted to make a TH/SS Belial (Steve Belial) to go with the 2xLC Belial (Dave Belial, seen above). Been thinking of various options to use as the base, either Lysander or the FW hammer guy whose name escapes me. Finally hit some inspiration a while back whilst talking about finally finishing a Space Hulk full game with a mate of mine.

The TH/SS Sarge out of Space Hulk!

Bought one, and it arrived at work this afternoon. Spent a fair bit of time de-BA blinging him, and re-DA blinging him.

Got him finished and primed ready for painting tomorrow. Huzzah!





Lost some chunks of thumb in the process hacking off all the space vampire markings, and done some good hiding of holes with purity seals, but I'm pretty happy with the final results.


I've also extended the flirtation with power armoured models by putting together a few devs/tac squad HW subs. 4 Heavy Bolter guys and 2 Lascannon guys.

Fancied trying some Heavey Bolter Devs for a little while and I've got a fair few dev sprues laying around after buying them for missiles for my codex BA Flesh Tearer army. I'm getting good value out of Auto/Las Predators for taking out high AV stuff, so I thought some cheap devs for some ranged dakkadakka would be good!

As per, Sarge from vet box and is magnetised, other devs pretty standard as they are the babies of the group so haven't had much time to accrue bling.




Speeder discussed in the post above is about half painted, will def finish that then move on to Steve Belial and then I reckon either some Tacs or a Raider.

   
Made in au
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Time for a bit more progress, and a description of how I paint my DW scheme.

The Speeder first:





Similar to the first one. I use 2 of them often, so its nice to have a couple painted up. Don't think I've ever used 3 though, so the third might move to the back of the painting line up.

It does look a bit better than the above in real life, but its not really well lit here. I'm def going to pick up a light tent in the not too distant future. Theres a few photography nerds at work, so I'll get some pro tips off them about where to get one.

I had some time to work on Belial Mk II as well this evening, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to show in stages how I do the DW armour scheme:

After priming, Zandri dust and then Ushabti Bone with an airbrush:



Then chuck on a pretty thick coat of Seraphim Sepia:



Once dry it should look like this:



I've let it pool a bit on the shield in places, but its not the end of the world.

Drybush Screaming Skull over the top. Lots of passes with not a lot of paint seems to work best



Finally, a quick final drybrush with Praxetl White to get the high highlights. Again very dry drybrush.



Then just paint all the bits! Takes not long at all, and looks pretty solid.

Will work to complete Belial and then do a Land Raider for him and his chums.

Ta for now


   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

A mere 8 years later, Corona has inspired me to get back into the hobby. I brought all my guys with me, so it seemed logical to pick up where I left off and kick on with some more Dark Angels. As making a blog last time inspired me to actually paint stuff occasionally, I thought I'd pick it back up & was amazed it was still here!

In the intervening period, I've got married and now live in a completely different country (yay for not having to pay Oz prices anymore), and I got toy soldiers on the brain once more. I popped down to my local gaming store and bought myself the Dark Imperium box and a load of paints (shippers won't let you move paints by air freight it transpires).

First off the block were the hellblasters from the set -



Reading through the new Codex, it seems like I can't take Deathwing as troops any more, so I'm definitely going to have to do some of them. I think I'll start with some scouts next. Black Knights also look good, so I suspect some of them will need to be purchased in the near future too!

Glad to be back here again with my internet toy soldier friends!

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Eeps wrote:
Time for an update.

Not a painting one initially, but I've built the 2 tac squads and got some sand on them and the scouts.



A mere 7 years, 9 months and 25 days later, the scouts are done!




I think they look weird with the khaki trousers so I had a bash at grey and I think it looks pretty solid, especially with the DA green armour.

I'm going to take a bit of a break from batches as its bloody exhausting! Think I'm going to punch out the interrogator chappy from the old DV boxset next.

As Im having fun again with the warhams, I've dropped a bit of cash on a few bits - New compressor (I did bring mine from Oz, but its not compatable with US electricity) and some stuff from the new(er) DA codices - 4 of the RW command squads, a box of infiltrator/incursors & some of the Phobos characters from the Shadowspear box set. I eagerly anticipate painting these some time around 2029.

Cheers!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Never too late to come back. Have fun!
   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Interrochap done!







Im pretty happy with how this panned out, especially the greens/blacks and bone, but the whites all look a bit goopy and crap. Tried my v best to do multiple thin coats worked up from a light grey like a good boy but its still a bit rubbish. As always though, it doesnt look as bad IRL as it does in the photos.

Some of my order came through, so next up is either going to be something Ravenwing and Bikey or a kitbashed master I made last night that I think might be fun. When the rest of the order gets here, Im going to have to get back into painting a batch of stuff but I fancy one more character first

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

My Black Knights arrived, so Im in the processing of building them.

I decided to make some extra HQ's to be their friends. Based off some looking around the internet, it seems the kids these days are fielding smash captains, so I thought I'd make one of those + I fancied a librarian to be the bikers friends as well. Thankfully my bits box made the transition to the USA with me, so I went dumpster diving.

Cap first -





Mostly comprised of some Death Company bits + DA vets bits, deblinged from space vampires and reblinged to DA.

Libby -



This is an unholy mix of the ravenwing sergeant and the libby from that box. Went together fairly OKish, but still requires some filling in so I've ordered some greenstuff and tools off amazon, and Ill finish this off when that arrives.

Other than that, I've got a chappy coming from GW (who is going to be bolted on to another of the DV bikes) and some inflitrators.

I'll finish building the Black Knights this weekend, at which point I should have a decent chunk of painting to do, so will try and hold off buying anything else for a bit as I've already created a massive backlog for myself (yet again!)

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

More modeling but not a whole lot more painting.

Have acquired and built a Primaris Libby, Primaris Infiltrators, 10x Black Knights + Apothecary and a Bike Chappy. Still got a couple more Phobos HQs in the post and my compressor just turned up so I’ve got no excuse not to actually paint some stuff now.

Here’s the bike chaplain - need to tidy up the GS but it’s a very easy build with the plasma bike from the DV set and the cheap in print Chappy on the GW site -


Nothing of real excitement in the rest of the builds, other than a bit of magnetizing of the infiltrators so they can be either a 10 man with a comms array or 2 5 man squads with an array each. All stuff from the box itself, you just need to swap the arm piece of the comms array round to the right hand as you only get 10xshoulder pads so you can’t really magnetize the left arms.





I’m now going to have a red hot go at actually painting some of this now. I’ve got some cool older stuff that I might do next instead too including a few DA Forgeworld dreads and potentially even some vehicles I bought for my FT army that might get the DA treatment. Either that or endlessly procrastinate and buy more stuff to not paint. I’ll try for option 1 though.

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

El Capitain - Called Aradiel now - Is finished. I'm generally pretty happy with this model + the whites came out a lot better this time, so I think I'm feeling brave enough to take on the BK Apothecary at this point, so he will probably be up next.

I probably also need to buy myself a proper macro camera so the photos arent so terrible - Unfortunately my old one didnt make the transition from Australia as the batteries exploded inside it... Has anyone got any recommendations for something cheap and cheerful?




He's currently supervising the unpainted mob on my desk - Still got a big hill of plastic to climb up!


   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

So the painting white turned into a bit of a ragequit and the apothecary is now swimming in simple green. He's going to go on hold for a bit while I figure out a new plan. I think I might airbrush the white and then try blacklining him. It was not a fun experience!

I have, though completed the first 5 man squad of infilitrators - Squad Chamuel







You might notice these photos look a lot better! I found a cheap and elegant solution to the photography issue for $40- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A6D2JVI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 can highly recommend

I also needed some filler for the kitbashes above and had previously not enjoyed working with liquid green stuff, so I got some of this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001950O3S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and its absolutely fantastic. Again, a big firm recommendation from me!

Next up is going to be a primaris libby, then I think one of the FW dreads and then I'll come back to the rest of these intfiltrators for a full 10 man and then I think the black knights. Definitely got my hands full for a wee while now.

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

Libby is done - Really fun model to paint actually. A decent amount of detaily stuff, but not so much that it becomes a nightmare.

Going to take on a dread next!







   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Nice crisp edges!

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
Nice crisp edges!


Thanks brother - I'm trying with my old man hands

I've finished the Ven Dread, with a few weapons options. Past me did a pretty decent repose of him astride a rock which I still like. I'm getting better at cloth as well, probably just as well given the choice of chapter...






I thought I'd bought all the options available at the time, but maybe he got some in the new book as there's some that I dont have (Autocannon for left arm, Plasma/Multmelta/Flamer/H Bolter for right arm). Does anyone know if you can still get the Mk IV Dread stuff anywhere as FW don't make it anymore it seems.




Fighty Mode




Shooty Mode




I'm going to finish off the other 5 Infiltrators next, and then probably do the big black knight blob. Or at least half of them.


   
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Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Vigilus

Sweet looking dread. I really like the look of the forgeworld model and you gave it a paint-job worthy of its lineage. Interested to see what you do with your ravenwing.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The Dread is awesome. Nice selection of arm(maments.) The colors work well, and all the gold decoration pops.
   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine





Vegas Baby

brushcommando wrote:Sweet looking dread. I really like the look of the forgeworld model and you gave it a paint-job worthy of its lineage. Interested to see what you do with your ravenwing.


youwashock wrote:The Dread is awesome. Nice selection of arm(maments.) The colors work well, and all the gold decoration pops.



Thank you both for your kind words!

@Brushcommando - Say hello to Squad Becariel in your honour







Sarge + Comms chap are magnetized so they can also be used to make Squad Chamuel up to a full 10 man strength



@youwashock - You can pick between being a Black Knight Sarge, or being a Dark Shroud pilot - let me know!

   
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Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Vigilus

Nice! The highlighting on those is spot on. It takes a lot of work to get dark angels that don't look like green tron-marines when you edge-highlight them. Well done!

   
 
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