It's been many a moon since I've posted something on here, almost 15 years or so. Uncle Sam and real life has kept me from pretty much playing any 40k since the end of 2nd edition/start of 3rd edition. That being said I've always had opportunity to swing back by the Rock and get inspired by the myriad of awesome painting, story telling, and modeling this community presents. My son is old enough to where he has shown an interest in war gaming and so, him and I being WW2 buffs, picked up a set of US and German paras to put together and paint. While at the local game store I came across the new primaris Dark Angel character. I know feelings are mixed when it comes to these new upstarts...I still have 200+ Marines and vehicles in foam lined boxes. However, you have to admit these new models are really nice and detailed.
So I picked one up with the hopes of using him in some sort of board game or even this new kill-team game. I was a bit nervous, $30 on one single guy, is a bit of money to invest in a little plastic dude. I really wanted this guy to look good but the problem was that I hadn't painted a darn mini since my break from playing the game. So I look at lots of videos, lots of advice from this board, and I can honestly say this guy turned out to be my best work. He took a BLEEP ton of time but I'm glad I took it nice and slow. He still is not quite done yet as I'm gonna try and pull off a white marble effect on his right shoulder pad and place a decal there before sealing him with some flat sealer. I would appreciate any comments, suggestions and advice concerning this guy right here. As a side note, I'm not a fan of these new wanna be MK4 helms or skull motifs. Beakies for the win.
I tried to emulate the excellent tutorial by Sekhmet in his thread. Thank you!
Work in progress. Trying out this new contrast. Also, white paint...ugh.
More WIP. Also attempted to do a fancy sword blending technique I found online for something non traditional.
Really happy how these wings came out. Was inspired by Lostrael's white/blue technique. Thank you!
Some better (?) lighting pic. Still some work to fix some smudges.
Actually managed to get some legible script on the shoulder pad. Pretty darn happy with this.
So thanks for having a looksy. Looking forward to any advice from all of you.
Edited for grammar.
Edited by Raziel_USMC, 28 August 2019 - 01:34 AM.