Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dark Angels Intercessor and Heavy Intercessor WIP - Part 3

 

Dark Angels Intercessors and Heavy Intercessors WIP

Greetings and welcome back.  The Intercessor project has continued. I managed to get the chest eagles painted and shaded.  Then some gold details and purity seals were painted, followed by some shading with GW Agrax Earthshade.

Dark Angels Heavy Intercessors WIP

Then I started in on the green armor highlights.  I'm pretty slow with edge highlighting, and there is A LOT to do with these Primaris marines.  As a result, I managed only the five Intercessors so far.

Dark Angels Intercessors WIP

So it's back to the five Heavy Intercessors to complete the armor highlights.  Then I'll start highlighting the rest of the details (weapons, leather work, etc.). once I get through that it'll be time for transfers and final cleanup...oh and let's not forget the bases! Still plenty to do, but they are already looking like proper Dark Angels marines now. 

Posts have slowed a bit as there isn't much to show day-to-day when batch painting like this.  I only put in a couple hours a night and there's no need to bore you with one detail at a time.  I'm likely riding the edge of boredom here as it is. 😂 Hopefully there are still enough readers out there that appreciate seeing how another painter works, stage by stage.

Until next time,

Cheers and Happy Gaming!



Friday, July 16, 2021

Dark Angels Intercessor and Heavy Intercessor WIP - Part 2

 

Dark Angels Primaris Intercessors WIP

Greetings.  Not as much progress to share as I expected early in the week, but progress none-the-less.  The various weapons have been painted and then the models were heavily shaded with GW Nuln Oil.

Dark Angels Primaris Intercessors WIP

While painting the weapons, I also painted other metal details like the sergeant's arm computer and various backpack vents and nozzles. The various colors I'm using are available on the paint recipe tab above, so I won't go through all of that again here.  I'm using Monument hobby paints for this project, rather then the original colors I started with.  I've made notations anywhere that's relevant in the recipe.

Dark Angels Primaris Intercessors WIP

The dark shading really dulls them down. However, additional layering and highlighting will brighten things back up appropriately.  I definitely paint in a subdued, drab style, make no mistake.

Dark Angels Primaris Heavy Intercessors WIP

Funny thing about the Heavy Intercessors. Somewhere in the priming and base coating process I really gummed these guys up.  It's not super obvious (I hope) here on the screen, but when you handle these guys it stands out.  I almost tossed them in some Simple Green to strip, clean and start over.  But I decided to stick it out and complete them. It's not awful, but the savvy will notice where the details are not as sharp as they should be. I suspect I got a little carried away during priming, since I used a rattle can this time around. We'll see what the paintwork can do to compensate.

Dark Angels Primaris Heavy Intercessors WIP

So that's 10 marines further along the path to done. Next will be adding all the details that get shaded in brown instead of black (gold, purity seals, etc.).  Then I'll kick in all the highlighting.  I maintain that progress should pick up now, if I can make the time available to get work done. It's summer and my girls are getting older and going to bed later so my evening painting window has shortened a bit.

How are your projects coming along?

Cheers and Happy Gaming!



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Dark Angels Intercessor and Heavy Intercessor WIP

 

Dark Angels Intercessor Sergeant WIP

Greetings.  The next project is launched.  I decided to address a need for troops to join my growing force of Primaris Dark Angels.  Rather than batch paint one squad of 10 Intercessors (an easy go-to project), I decided to batch paint a five man squad of Intercessors and the five man squad of Heavy Intercessors I recently assembled.  I mean what could be more fun?  Right?!

Dark Angels Intercessor Squad WIP

I haven't made all that much progress so far, but I didn't want to go too long without sharing some progress. So here we have the five Intercessors.  They have been based using Black Green Pro-Acryl from Monument Hobbies. I painted the leather equipment and the eye lenses on top of this to end the first session of the new project. As a bonus, spot the one Intercessor I shaded with Nuln Oil before recognizing I should wait until more of the base colors are on so I can shade everything that needs Nuln Oil at one time.

Dark Angels Intercessor Squad WIP

The five Heavy Intercessors were painted at the same time and in the same manner.

Dark Angels Heavy Intercessor Squad WIP

Having five different models (OK, not THAT much different) breaks the monotony of painting a full squad of 10 models that are basically the same. And in the end I'll have two squads instead of one complete, which is a nice bonus.  I'll come back and paint another five Intercessors at some point to fill out that squad.  Not sure about the Heavy Intercessors.  Five might be just fine for the games I'm not playing. 😂

Dark Angels Heavy Intercessor Squad WIP

So that's that for session one of the new project.  More progress will happen this week and the two squads should be much more interesting when I share them next. I like the Heavy Intercessor Sergeant with the hand up signalling a halt or cease fire.  It's something we expect a squad leader to do that is rarely modeled.  I really didn't plan to use the new Primaris line to usurp the traditional models from my Dark Angels force.  But they really are just so fun to build and paint. I haven't regretted the project one bit.

Stay safe out there.

Cheers ad Happy Gaming!



Wednesday, July 7, 2021

On The Workbench [July] - Reaver Titans for Adeptus Titanicus

 

Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan WIP

Greetings.  On the workbench today, we have two new Reaver Battle Titans for Adeptus Titanicus. The one of the left will reinforce Legio Ignatum, while the one on the right will reinforce Legio Tempestus.  They are currently not named, but the rights of naming will begin soon.

Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan WIP

My current Legio Ignatum force consists of one close combat Reaver, and one fire support Reaver.  So this new addition will provide additional fire support. The new Reaver brings me to one Warmaster (not built), 1 Warlord, 1 Warbringer, 3 Reavers, 4 Warhounds, and a Warlord-Sinister ally.  Decent enough options for fielding various maniples, especially if I sub the Warlord-Sinister in as a normal Warlord from time to time. 

Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan WIP

My Legio Tempestus force is in the opposite situation, with two fire support Reavers. So this addition will be used for close combat, and will bring the force to 2 Warlords, 1 Warbringer, 3 Reavers, and 4 Warhounds. Also a decent enough mix.  If I build two War Masters, then Tempestus will get one.  But Legio Ignatum is what I see as my main personal force to play with.  I'm maintaining Legio Tempestus engines as a second force so I can invite friends to game with me. So they don't get all the cool toys, unless I need it for balance. And my point here isn't to play mirror matches, either, despite having a pretty equal number of engines in each Legio.  I just want to be flexible enough to try various maniples out with either force.

The real issues is how far I'm starting to slip behind in my engine painting.  I have 1 Warlord, 1 Warbringer, 2 Reavers, and 2 Warhounds assembled but not painted at this point...and the Warmaster waiting in the box still. Further, the Warlord, Warbringer, and one Reaver are for Tempestus, which is a time consuming painting project with the many stages required to do the camouflage. 

Expect to see many more Adeptus Titanicus project posts here as I work through this backlog.  I don't intend to add any new titans beyond this - but then I don't know what will be released for the game either.  If we get new titan classes, then I'll be adding them, no doubt about that. Oh, and there are the weapon options which I hadn't mentioned yet.  I have amassed a large collection of weapon options which are also largely unpainted.  So that's something else that needs to get done! :)  And the terrain, can't forget that...

Anyway.  I love me some Adeptus Titanicus, so there's no worries there.  I have a lot of great hobby projects to look forward to.  I haven't decided yet which game system or force I want to tackle next. It just might be you'll see one of the unpainted engines up here soon.

That's it from the workbench this month.  Now back to painting.

Cheers And Happy Gaming!



Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought - To DONE

 

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

Greetings!  After some finish work, I'm calling this project DONE. Since my last post, I added more script to the purity seals and dry-brushed the base. I also applied some weather powders around the feet.  The protective lacquer wiped that out, but I still like how the beast came out so I'm letting that go for now.  Perhaps I will apply some again with a little pigment fixer when I come back to add some heat staining to the weapons. I noticed while putting this post together that I had foolishly forgotten that in my rush to complete the project.

Those gaffs aside, I'm going to assign a big stamp of DONE for the hobby season and happily move on. Scroll down for a full set of studio pics from the light box.  This is a case where the finished work really matched my vision of how things should turn out when I started. It was a fun model to paint and a good way to continue practicing the craft.

That's it for today.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!


Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

Dark Angels Redemptor Dreadnought