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Dark Angels – Assault Squad – home straight

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve cracked on with these, patiently accepting that the next stage of highlighting would be roughly two models a night. It’s funny how the very thought of highlighting the green was preventing me even picking them up but at this moment in time offers …

Dark Angels – Assault Squad – home straight

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve cracked on with these, patiently accepting that the next stage of highlighting would be roughly two models a night. It’s funny how the very thought of highlighting the green was preventing me even picking them up but at this moment in time offers …

Dark Angels – Assault Squad – best laid plans

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Typically after my last ‘What’s on my palette’ post I immediately found painting the Cultists far too tedious and flitted on to what I’d always expected to be my next project – my Dark Angel Assault Squad. Of course their original reason to be was to f…

Dark Angels – Assault Squad – best laid plans

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Typically after my last ‘What’s on my palette’ post I immediately found painting the Cultists far too tedious and flitted on to what I’d always expected to be my next project – my Dark Angel Assault Squad. Of course their original reason to be was to f…

Double Trouble 2 painting competition

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under Posted by

I’d written this post the other day, all complete and scheduled for today and then went to access the permalink information to add to the Battle Reports page and somehow the whole post was converted into a cloned copy of my DT2 game 3 Battle Report. It…

Double Trouble 2 painting competition

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under Posted by

I’d written this post the other day, all complete and scheduled for today and then went to access the permalink information to add to the Battle Reports page and somehow the whole post was converted into a cloned copy of my DT2 game 3 Battle Report. It…

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels & White Scars v Death Guard & Tau – game 3

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under Posted by

I was partnered with Rob Nathan for the final game. His turquoise ‘White’ Scars were immediately familiar as he attended the Birthday Bash in February so it was nice to be paired together as we hadn’t spoken back then. His army was just bikes and attac…

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels & White Scars v Death Guard & Tau – game 3

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under Posted by

I was partnered with Rob Nathan for the final game. His turquoise ‘White’ Scars were immediately familiar as he attended the Birthday Bash in February so it was nice to be paired together as we hadn’t spoken back then. His army was just bikes and attac…

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels & Blood Angels v Deathwatch & Eldar – game 2

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under Posted by

Game 2 and I’m paired with Matty Longmore and his Blood Angels and we’re facing the Deathwatch and Eldar pair of Danny Evison and James Maynard. Unfortunately I’ve little detail about what everyone took. Danny had a Warp Hunter, two Hornets and a load …

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels & Blood Angels v Deathwatch & Eldar – game 2

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under Posted by

Game 2 and I’m paired with Matty Longmore and his Blood Angels and we’re facing the Deathwatch and Eldar pair of Danny Evison and James Maynard. Unfortunately I’ve little detail about what everyone took. Danny had a Warp Hunter, two Hornets and a load …

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels & Necrons v Oks & Custodes! – game 1

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under Posted by

Double Trouble 2 and Alex From the Fang’s doubles tournament replacing Blog Wars. 750pts with random pairings but all match-ups are Battle Brothers. Now in a weird twist of fate Ben and I get paired up. Once again my recollection is pretty hazy so for …

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels & Necrons v Oks & Custodes! – game 1

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under Posted by

Double Trouble 2 and Alex From the Fang’s doubles tournament replacing Blog Wars. 750pts with random pairings but all match-ups are Battle Brothers. Now in a weird twist of fate Ben and I get paired up. Once again my recollection is pretty hazy so for …

Whats on my palette?

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under Posted by

Bless me readers for I have sinned, it’s been nearly 4 months so it’s long overdue, although I have posted a number of ‘where’s my head @’ which does fulfill a similar role. Obviously I recently managed to complete my Ravenwing which is a huge …

Whats on my palette?

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under Posted by

Bless me readers for I have sinned, it’s been nearly 4 months so it’s long overdue, although I have posted a number of ‘where’s my head @’ which does fulfill a similar role. Obviously I recently managed to complete my Ravenwing which is a huge …

Dark Angels – Tanks – The Great Build part 6 – TO DONE!

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under Posted by

A month or so ago I had opportunity to rummage around in what was once my bedroom at my parents house and was overjoyed to rediscover the lost relic – my original Predator turret. The fact it has been missing has been one reason I’ve never bothered to …

Dark Angels – Tanks – The Great Build part 6 – TO DONE!

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under Posted by

A month or so ago I had opportunity to rummage around in what was once my bedroom at my parents house and was overjoyed to rediscover the lost relic – my original Predator turret. The fact it has been missing has been one reason I’ve never bothered to …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – MOAR SHOTS

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

You lucky beggars, yet more pics of my Ravenwing. To be fair they do look a bit better thanks to added ‘instant win’ filters.And also I should get two stamps of approval for these guys as both the bike squad and the Knights are separate entities on my …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – MOAR SHOTS

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

You lucky beggars, yet more pics of my Ravenwing. To be fair they do look a bit better thanks to added ‘instant win’ filters.And also I should get two stamps of approval for these guys as both the bike squad and the Knights are separate entities on my …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – TO DONE!

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

First up my Ravenwing Command Squad, we’re still technically 7th Edition so that’s a Ravenwing Champion, Standard Bearer and Apothecary, I think one of them becomes an ‘Ancient’ in 8th.Goodness knows if these unit still exists in the new ‘index’, with …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – TO DONE!

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

First up my Ravenwing Command Squad, we’re still technically 7th Edition so that’s a Ravenwing Champion, Standard Bearer and Apothecary, I think one of them becomes an ‘Ancient’ in 8th.Goodness knows if these unit still exists in the new ‘index’, with …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – just checking in

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

You’ll have seen things were quiet last week, I was supposed to be in Majorca for a family holiday but for one reason or another we had to cancel. Luckily we’ll get our money back but I still took the week off and I was actually able to finish the Rave…

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – just checking in

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

You’ll have seen things were quiet last week, I was supposed to be in Majorca for a family holiday but for one reason or another we had to cancel. Luckily we’ll get our money back but I still took the week off and I was actually able to finish the Rave…

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – Hobby nest and basing

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Rob from 30kplus40k shared the horrors of his workspace the other day so I also felt the need to reveal just how cluttered the man cave has got in this panoramic shot of over 180°. This is what happens when you get so wrapped up in a project that everything else goes to wrack and ruin. I really can’t wait until the Ravenwing are done and I can tidy this place up. Part of me can feel that will power and motivation draining away as I reach the end, to be fair to myself though I have been pulling 12:30 finishes to get them moved forwards so it’s understandable that fatigue is starting to be a factor.

My last effort involved basing the six standard bikers. Five of these were mounted on the daemonscape1 bases I bought just over six years ago! The remaining bike was on a Secret Weapon Miniatures base that was most similar to the other five. You may also note the original Dark Vengeance Ravenwing model on the far left that I’m using for reference. The newer bike’s highlights are a fraction lighter but otherwise it’s a pretty good match I feel. My previous reservations about just how large my palette of colours had got are slightly relieved here as I think they look reasonably narrow in tones, the Knights might be another thing though…

I think there’s still a little work I need to do on the headlamps, as well as Bonewhite chippings on the bases. As you can see the OSL on the headlamps is dubious in the least but it does match the original one for the most part, so at least they’re consistently bad across the group. Also some of the angles I’ve base them on are a bit annoying. I wanted them to look slightly dynamic, how the Dark Vengeance bikes are posed but the drilling and pins on these haven’t always produced the desired effect. I did do one of the plasma dudes wheelying though so there is definitely one that’s cool 😉

This is Brother Adam the ‘dandy Huntsman’. We went to see Adam Ant the other week, he’s not my bag really, my wife was a childhood fan though and it was a Christmas or Anniversary present I’d got for her. I’d wanted to do some more warpaint on a helmetless model and this seemed like the easiest/most appropriate option. I’m not sure it was the best choice of model as the hood obscures things so it’s not immediately obviosu what’s going on but doing this justifies me not painting the eyes, so it had to happen. Ultimately it’s not rubbish so I’ll take it.

You can also see the three red tribal stripes on the stabilising vent on the back pack. Three have these markings, in case I want a unit of three. The other three have markings on their right shin pads. Alternatively I take any upto six with the straight back banner to identify as a unit.

Mounting the seven Black Knights/Command squad next…

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – Hobby nest and basing

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Rob from 30kplus40k shared the horrors of his workspace the other day so I also felt the need to reveal just how cluttered the man cave has got in this panoramic shot of over 180°. This is what happens when you get so wrapped up in a project that everything else goes to wrack and ruin. I really can’t wait until the Ravenwing are done and I can tidy this place up. Part of me can feel that will power and motivation draining away as I reach the end, to be fair to myself though I have been pulling 12:30 finishes to get them moved forwards so it’s understandable that fatigue is starting to be a factor.

My last effort involved basing the six standard bikers. Five of these were mounted on the daemonscape1 bases I bought just over six years ago! The remaining bike was on a Secret Weapon Miniatures base that was most similar to the other five. You may also note the original Dark Vengeance Ravenwing model on the far left that I’m using for reference. The newer bike’s highlights are a fraction lighter but otherwise it’s a pretty good match I feel. My previous reservations about just how large my palette of colours had got are slightly relieved here as I think they look reasonably narrow in tones, the Knights might be another thing though…

I think there’s still a little work I need to do on the headlamps, as well as Bonewhite chippings on the bases. As you can see the OSL on the headlamps is dubious in the least but it does match the original one for the most part, so at least they’re consistently bad across the group. Also some of the angles I’ve base them on are a bit annoying. I wanted them to look slightly dynamic, how the Dark Vengeance bikes are posed but the drilling and pins on these haven’t always produced the desired effect. I did do one of the plasma dudes wheelying though so there is definitely one that’s cool 😉

This is Brother Adam the ‘dandy Huntsman’. We went to see Adam Ant the other week, he’s not my bag really, my wife was a childhood fan though and it was a Christmas or Anniversary present I’d got for her. I’d wanted to do some more warpaint on a helmetless model and this seemed like the easiest/most appropriate option. I’m not sure it was the best choice of model as the hood obscures things so it’s not immediately obviosu what’s going on but doing this justifies me not painting the eyes, so it had to happen. Ultimately it’s not rubbish so I’ll take it.

You can also see the three red tribal stripes on the stabilising vent on the back pack. Three have these markings, in case I want a unit of three. The other three have markings on their right shin pads. Alternatively I take any upto six with the straight back banner to identify as a unit.

Mounting the seven Black Knights/Command squad next…

Dark Angels – Ravenwing – Banner Up!

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the extra elements I have to do for the Ravenwing is their banner. So far I think I’ve done a half decent job although I’m dubious about my ability to render some of the fine details, particularly that rather scrappy diamond pattern.The colours …