Thursday, March 31, 2011

BoLS: Descent of Angels Army List building

Here's a Descent of Angels Army List building article from Bell of Lost Souls.   I personally love having Dante to make your Sanguinary Guard a Troop Choice (and therefore objective takers) plus they dont scatter when they deep strike.... at all!     Just plop them down next to a key objective without worry.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Build a Stormraven Part 01: Painting the inside

Ok, so I'm FINALLY posting my walk through of the building and painting of my Blood Angels Stormraven.   So,  obviously I unsprued things and filed down all the mold lines etc.   I decided to actually paint the inside of this thing (for some reason).   First I black primered the interior (not the outside).   Then I used Boltgun Metal to pretty much coat the entire interior (Space Marines are into interior design so much).   I used the Black Ink (Badab black?)  with a half water half ink mix and washed the hole interior.   Then i did a dry brush of Boltgun Metal again to get rid of the "watermarks".  For the walkway ramps, I also did a wash of Devlan Mud to show where the Marines would trudge dirt and grime everwhere when they embark and disembark.

Next step, I used Scorched Brown on the leather seats and highlighted with Bestial Brown.   Gold parts were based with Shining Gold, highlighted with Burnished Gold and then a little bit of Mithril Silver on the points.  

For the tv monitors, on a base of Black, I blended up Regal Blue, then Ultramarine Blue and then Ice Blue going Black in the upper left of the monitor to the lightest blue in the lower right.   I put a few dabs of White to give a shiney look.   I didnt have the Glossy Varnish when I painted these but I would use that in the future after the monitor is done.

For the Red buttons/monitors, I blended up from black with the Mechrite Red Foundation paint and Blood Red adding White dots for the shiny specular reflection.

Scythes of the Emperor painted Assault Marine

Here's a Scythes of the Emperor chapter Assault Marine I painted for my friend Isaac.  I really liked the work of Sebastian Stuart over at and so you'll definately see some similarities.   Apparently the Scythes and Tau (my main 40k army) had some serious battles during the Damocles Crusade so I put a little fluff tribute into the model and paint job.

For the yellow, I used the Golden Sun Yellow after basing the light parts with White.  I put A LOT of layers to get rid of streaks.   After that i washed the yellow areas with Ogryn Flesh wash, a heavy dry brush of Golden Sun again and then a lighter dry brush of the Sunburst yellow.