Scouting Ahead ... Dark Angels New Units

Warhammer 40,000 – Sick of green yet? Just kidding with the new book out for a little while my client has decided to add more models to his Dark Angels force. I'm honestly a little jealous of his forward thinking. He essentially has a completed force with most of the bells and whistles to match up with the new book done and thanks to me, completely painted.

Next up is a nifty troop choice. Space Marine scouts are cheap objective takers. If you can get them into cover they can harass units with their sniper rifles and divert attention from your key units to take care of the annoyance they provide. 

I also painted up a custom Belial, Deathwing Champion, Plasma Cannon Terminator and two drop pods. I'm not looking forward playing against these models as a unit of 11 terminator equipped to handle anything that doesn't scatter when they come in (on whatever turn you want) is pretty nasty. 

On the painting table ... Deathwing Terminators

Warhammer 40,000 – The third batch of my Dark Angel commission consists of 10 Terminators. Five of these are from the Dark Vengeance set and five are thunderhammer close combat terminators. These came to me assembled and "cleaned" for a tabletop quality paintjob. I offer a better price to customers that don't need their models assembled and cleaned up, some clients are good about removing the mold lines others not-so-much. I have to hold back from cleaning them up however (as much as it pains me) otherwise I'd have to charge a higher price to break even.

I based these with Deneb stone and gave an earthshade wash to bring out the detail. From there I went in with Screaming Skull to pick out the edge hightlights and do some basic flat surface highlights. I find this to be a really quick and effective way to paint bone armor. 

The rest of the painting followed suit with the other models in the army. Green base with a green wash to bring out the detail and edge highlights. The gold was painted bronze, earthshade wash and a gold highlight.