Jump to content

Welcome to The Bolter and Chainsword
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Almagor's Dark Angels


  • Please log in to reply
120 replies to this topic

#1
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Hello everyone. I am new to Warhammer 40K and wargaming in general. I have been collecting and painting Dark Angels models for the past year or so, ever since I got the Dark Vengeance starter kit as a gift from an uncle for my wedding (no, he is not the weird uncle everyone seems to have in their family, I asked for the kit myself… the idea was to start a hobby that does not involve me staring at a monitor for all day, every day).  My actual gaming experience is a grand total of two games: 500pt vs Skitarii and 1850pt vs Harlequins, both of which I enjoyed immensely and lost badly. So, baby steps… In this thread I will post from time to time pictures of models I have painted. Hope you like them, and I am always open to criticism and suggestions. I apologize in advance for the quality of some of the pictures. When I started this hobby I did not realize that photography is going to be such an essential skill. So I am learning that along with painting and playing the game.

 

IMG 20170312 113019
IMG 20170312 113055
IMG 20170312 113258
IMG 20170312 114714
IMG 20170312 114731
IMG 20170312 114746
IMG 20170312 115011
IMG 20170312 115023
IMG 20170312 115044
IMG 20170312 115337
IMG 20170312 115358
IMG 20170312 115451

 


  • Master Toddius, Chaplain Lucifer, Grand Master Belial and 20 others like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#2
Major_Gilbear

Major_Gilbear

    ++ ÆDIFICATOR BARBATOS ++

  • ++ MODERATI ++
  • 2,403 posts

Looking very neat - well done! :)


  • Almagor likes this
My Dark Angels 5th Company Painting Log (NB: images are now all fixed!)

#3
Interrogator Stobz

Interrogator Stobz

    ++ VILICUS PISCARIAM ++

  • ++ MODERATI ++
  • 5,928 posts
  • Location:Aotearoa
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Excellent work Almagor :tu:

 

Welcome to the Rock yes.gif

 

Stobz


  • Almagor likes this

Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave.

 

gallery_4664_5295_5937.gifETL_VI_Badge_Titanicus.jpgPtR_Black_Pearl_Badge____Shield.jpgETL_VI_Badge_Artisan.jpgImg_CH00_08Awards_02_LPC_2013B.gifImg_CH00_08Awards_05f_PtR_2012.gifETL_Medal_06.gif

Stobz'z DAngles


#4
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Here are my versions of Azrael and Ezekiel, now in plastic! (and greenstuff...)

 

20170310 162736 HDR
IMG 20170318 142820
IMG 20170318 142329
IMG 20170318 142344

 


  • Interrogator Stobz, Major_Gilbear, Welcheren and 3 others like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#5
Hod

Hod

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 121 posts

I really like your conversion on Azrael, that's an awesome chest-plate.


  • Bryan Blaire and Almagor like this

#6
GreyRavenC

GreyRavenC

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Faction: Consecrators

I had to look twice to notice they aren't the official models. Nice conversions


  • Bryan Blaire and Almagor like this

gallery_92826_13373_1665.jpggallery_92826_13373_2084.jpggallery_92826_13373_141.jpgETL_2016_Medal_01_Custos_Fidei05.gifgallery_69091_12729_1587.gifETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_05_.jpg


#7
Major_Gilbear

Major_Gilbear

    ++ ÆDIFICATOR BARBATOS ++

  • ++ MODERATI ++
  • 2,403 posts

Super conversions there - really captured the original metal models I think! thumbsup.gif


  • Almagor likes this
My Dark Angels 5th Company Painting Log (NB: images are now all fixed!)

#8
Greenz

Greenz

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 699 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Angels of Absolution
That's some incredible work Almagor! Terrific conversions, and great detail. The RW sergeants shoulder pads really caught my eye with the yellow stripe. Keep it coming!
  • Almagor likes this

#9
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Fresh from the dungeons of the Rock (i.e. my dark and dreary hobby room), newest addition to my growing Dark Angels army: It’s Asmodai! Master of Repentance, Chief of the Fun Police and public relations officer of the Dark Angels.

It’s the first resin model I have painted. Not sure I managed to repair all the casting defects but overall I’m happy with the end result. Also my edge highlighting seems to be improving. Still a bit dark… maybe just forgo all those shades of grey and highlight with pure white?

 

IMG 20170325 220757
IMG 20170325 220733
IMG 20170325 220724
IMG 20170325 220710
IMG 20170325 220630

  • Master Toddius, FinylCut, Knight of Lupus and 6 others like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#10
GreyRavenC

GreyRavenC

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Faction: Consecrators

He looks great! 

 

What are you referring to with the highlights? The smoke, cloak or the armour?


gallery_92826_13373_1665.jpggallery_92826_13373_2084.jpggallery_92826_13373_141.jpgETL_2016_Medal_01_Custos_Fidei05.gifgallery_69091_12729_1587.gifETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_05_.jpg


#11
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

He looks great! 

 

What are you referring to with the highlights? The smoke, cloak or the armour?

 

Thanks!

 

I'm referring to the black parts, the armour and backpack. I'm trying to get the hang of painting black armour, GW style, with double edge highlight: dark grey and light grey. It seems to me that the highlight is too subtle and does not define the armor plates well enough.


ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#12
GreyRavenC

GreyRavenC

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Faction: Consecrators

I'm using Duncan's method, which is a final highlight with Fenrisian Grey. Defines the black plates nicely. Just make sure not to overdo it 


  • Almagor likes this

gallery_92826_13373_1665.jpggallery_92826_13373_2084.jpggallery_92826_13373_141.jpgETL_2016_Medal_01_Custos_Fidei05.gifgallery_69091_12729_1587.gifETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_05_.jpg


#13
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Every army needs a commander in chief. Trouble is, ours is a rather old metal model, so I decided to make a conversion made entirely out of plastic parts but with maximal resemblance to the original. The biggest difference is of course the banner. The current one is a detachable placeholder, I’ll keep it till my freehand skill (which is close to an absolute zero at the moment) improves sufficiently to try a remake of the original.

 

IMG 20170408 184412
IMG 20170408 184602

  • Master Toddius, FinylCut, Knight of Lupus and 7 others like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#14
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

If anyone is interested in making a similar conversion, here is a list of parts:

 

20170310 121745 HDR 2

  • Interrogator Stobz, Space Truckin and Stormxlr like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#15
Stormxlr

Stormxlr

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 394 posts
  • Location:The Rock
You started a year ago :0 but your conversion and painting skills are top notch man! Whats the secret? You went to art school?
  • Almagor likes this

#16
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

You started a year ago :0 but your conversion and painting skills are top notch man! Whats the secret? You went to art school?

 

Thank you!

 

Nope, I'm an engineer. No formal education in arts. I took up this hobby exactly because i felt my "artsy" side is underdeveloped, so I do try to take this hobby seriously. Usually I just look up stuff on the net for inspiration, then look up all sorts of tutorials. The rest is experience through "trial and error", I do it slightly better with every new model.

 

Here for example are my first tactical sergeant (and first character model) and my fourth tactical sergeant side by side:

 

IMG 20170406 084515
 
The two models were painted less than a year apart.

  • Knight of Lupus, Interrogator Stobz and egon1six like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#17
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Here is my version of Ezekiel. The idea was to make a plastic model in the spirit of the original metal one.

The torso of Company Master Balthasar from the Dark Vengeance kit was ideal because the stance and the two-hand grip of the sword are nearly identical. It took a bit of effort to carefully remove the combi-plasma and the wing ornament from the shoulder, and cover the damage with greenstuff and epoxy putty.

Codicier Turmiel, also from the Dark Vengeance kit, donated his sword blade, backpack and book.

The head was the real challenge. It’s made from the hooded head from the Dark Angels Ravenwing upgrade sprue, the mask from a bareheaded and masked head and the optical piece from a generic space marine helmet (from the command squad sprue). The rest is greenstuff. It took 4 failed attempts till I got one right.

The dagger and keys are from the Dark Angels infantry upgrade sprue. The banner is detachable and will probably be replaced with an original one made with freehand art (once I learn how to do freehand).

 

IMG 20170417 170305
IMG 20170417 170332
IMG 20170417 170350

  • Master Toddius, Knight of Lupus, Interrogator Stobz and 6 others like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#18
Wodon the War god

Wodon the War god

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 18 posts
  • Location:Massechusetts

Oh, well done.


  • Almagor likes this

#19
Pearson73

Pearson73

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 2,934 posts
  • Location:East Yorkshire, UK
  • Faction: Warriors of Mayhem

Really nice crisp colours.


  • Almagor likes this

#20
Greenz

Greenz

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 699 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Angels of Absolution
Fantastic conversions! I'm really liking your takes on those characters, and the paint jobs just put them over the top.
  • Almagor likes this

#21
Knight of Lupus

Knight of Lupus

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 2,138 posts
  • Location:I come from the land of the ice and snow...
  • Faction: Space Wolves, Custodes

Nice, clean work.  Well done.


  • Almagor likes this
"Heed not the whispers in the gloom, or the rantings of madmen, for they will attempt to beguile you.
Cleave to your training, for heretics speak naught but lies and damnations.  Let thy weapons speak in answer."

#22
robofish7591

robofish7591

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 694 posts

Those converted characters are fantastic!  I also love the crisp colors you used, keep up the good work!


  • Almagor likes this

Robo's Anviliarium - My Iron Hands WIP thread

gallery_84735_14657_41554.jpg


#23
FinylCut

FinylCut

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 312 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Almagor:

 

This is definitely the best way to arrive at the Rock. Welcome aboard. I'm looking forward to lots more amazing work from you on both the modeling and painting fronts!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

FC


Edited by FinylCut, 24 April 2017 - 12:38 AM.

  • Almagor likes this

#24
Almagor

Almagor

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 68 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Just finished another addition to my army: Belial, Grand Master of the Deathwing!

 

This finecast model of was in a rather bad shape when i got it. Besides the blade that was bent at about 45' (which is mandatory for all resin models i guess...) it was also full of tiny holes, indentations instead of rivets, miscasts that looked like weird crooked mold lines and various other small defects. So it spent over a year in its blister till i finally got the courage to tackle it. By the time i was half finished repairing it, the model looked pockmarked with greenstuff and smeared with epoxy putty. At some point i just gave up and said: well, i'll just leave the rest and hope it will look like realistic damage after painting.

 

Hope I did this model justice:

 

IMG 20170425 204926
IMG 20170425 204915

  • Master Toddius, FinylCut, Interrogator Stobz and 4 others like this

ETL_VI_Banner_03_Custos_Fidei_02_.jpgETL_VI_Banner_ETL_VI_Magister_Faction_AsETL_Medal_01.gif


#25
Wodon the War god

Wodon the War god

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 18 posts
  • Location:Massechusetts

Excellent work.  I wish I could paint like that instead of like a blind 3-year old with fingerpaints.

 

I just don't like the Belial figure posing.  It's too plastic.


  • Almagor likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users