After much consideration, I chose his background to be with the Dark Angels and named him Watch Master Amiel. The Dark Angels have been my long time 40K army passion in the fluff if not always on the table top. I have collected their model line since 3rd edition, when I dumped the unpredictable Orks of 2nd edition for something more...well predictable!
Here is a brief showcase of the finished Watch Master Amiel!
Still loving how the signature silver Deathwatch arm came out. But perhaps I am too easily amused...
A little pen work with a very fine marker to ink the name in. I don't love it. But after a few tries, I was going to have to live with it or strip the scroll and start over for fear of building up a ridiculous amount of paint on there! :) It is totally better than ANYTHING I was going to free hand. I am no 2D artist...more a 3D paint-by-numbers type. I was very pleased with the decal which came from the large 8.5" x 11" decal sheet GW produced for the Dark Angels. I'm not sure if it is still in print. This became a bit of a hunt while choosing chapters. I wasn't going to try to freehand such a small icon, ans the space on the pauldron there is quite small for standard shoulder pad decals.
So that's it. My first completion for the 2017/18 Hobby Season.. I'm calling him DONE.
|Image courtesy of 40kaddict.blogspot.com|
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