torsdag 24 januari 2013

Dark Angel or Desert Eagle

When the new Dark Angels models hit the stores I knew that I had to paint some of them. I love the terminators in robes, But what color to paint? I am currently painting my dark Vengeance models as pre heresy DA. I also have a quite substantial green DA army from way back. Adding these new models to the old ones together with my painting evolution would look strange. So a pre heresy army was sounding more and more interesting, but painting black is so depressing. one has to shade the model beautifully from black to a light grey, and then just wash it with black, leaving only the memory of the work you just did. And then it is also a question about al the support models, troops, tanks etc...  But then I started thinking that the models might fit in to my Desert Eagles  These are painted in a color that shades well, and the them with robes might fit in nice with the desert theme. So i bought some DA termis, assembled one and started painting. i think it turned out well. So I will add some more DAs to my DEs. If I would play the DEs I could use the DA codex, the DW would be the Eagles Claw and the RW would be the Desert Wind, and they would all join up with the rank and file I already have with accompanying armor. Since that army already is a jumbel of different models, both loyal and heretics, new and old, I dont think it will look strange with the new models and some updated painting.

So what do you think, does it work?

söndag 6 januari 2013

Myrmidon assault walker

The Myrmidon Assault Walker is an AA and anti infantry war walker employed by the mechanicum to give close support to skitarii troopers and Titans. In my case it has a battle cannon with co-mounted auto cannons and two quad gun emplacements. This model has taken some time to finish, first it was a long build where I could not decide on the amount of green stuff work to do. Then there has been the dark vengeance troops that has occupied me. I am pleased with how it turned out, especially around the head, which was a big question mark in the beginning. I had some thoughts of building a vulcan mega bolter to put there but in the end I decided to take the easy way and just use the parts in the kit. Now I just have to finish the second one and paint it up.

onsdag 2 januari 2013

DW sergeant

A quick update. I have painted the DW sergeant from the Dark Vengeance box. I did some re-positioning of the wings on the back, but otherwise it is the standard model. I have say that I am impressed by the quality and detail of these models. As before I painted it in the pre-heresy colors. I really like the look. I am quite tempted to by some of the new DA models and paint them in pre-colors. We will se, still have loads of models to paint. I also tried some new way of painting the power sword, I am not quite happy with how it turned out. I like realism in the models but this is a bit cartoonish. Will see if it gets a re-paint later on.