Almost exactly two months since the last update I post here to say i have managed to complete my vow. Before the pictures come short description of my aims. I have always wanted to paint up a Ravenwing Army and the ETL
gave me the opportunity. I wanted to capture the brooding dark menace of the ravenwing and hence had at the beginning resolved to keep it mostly black with little in the way of bright colours. I was inspired by another brother on this forum (can't remember who) who displayed his RW army painted in a similar fashion. No boltgun/silver edges to the bikes mudguard etc. I also decided against the RW flagpoles as well as the white feathers on the front facade except for the squad leaders.
I discovered a RW biker I had painted up in 1998 when I first got in to 40K when I hadn't yet learned of washes and dry brushing.... The bright colours are so resplendant that I might mistake it for a Slaaneshi noisemarine!!! This is what I was hoping to avoid....
Anyway here is the finished vow.....
“I, Shadow Guard, Kepper of the Fortress and Chapter Master of the Angels Revenant Chapter answer the challenge of the Unforgiven and vow to complete two complete Ravenwing Attack Squadrons from Codex: Dark Angels of total value 850 points on or before August 15. Success will bring eternal glory to the Lion and the Legio Unforgiven and failure will doom me to bear the sign of damnation until the year-end”
Ravenwing Attack Squadron 1
Sergeant has powerfist and his plasmapistol is on the front of the bike between the two boltguns.
Ravenwing Attack Squadron 2
Sergeant armed with a plasma pistol. His power axe is stored in front, stuck to the mudguard of the front wheel.
1. I have decided not to place squadron number markings as yet simply because I wish to wait until Codex dark Angels is released in case GW
change the squadron structures...
2. Conscious effort to keep everythin dark and non shiny. I thought of keeping the RW emblems to a minimum and also in grey rather than white... similar to the low-visibility marking the US Navy uses... but stuck to the ahite as there isn't much on the bikes. Also I intended not to use silver/boltgun metals to much of the metalic areas of the bikes and speeders, inluding the bumper bars of the latter. Just trialling extremely sybtle grey/blue highlights but that would be when i finish the whole RW project.
3. I armed the two landspeeders with multimetas. I just realised that the LS
in the Attack squadrons are armed with AC and HB
while only those on the Support Squadrons have the choice of upgrading the Hb
to a MM. I guess we'd take the MMs as a "counts as" HB
until i do my next two Landspeeders which i can swap around.
For now I consider the vow complete.
The Lion be praised and the Emperor be Blessed!
Edited by The Shadow Guard, 19 August 2012 - 07:10 PM.