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!


  1. Those Heavy Intercessors are so tonk; pure beefcake :-) It is hard to see that any detail has been lost form the photos, hopefully it doesn't bother you too much on the tabletop; finished is better than perfect! Did you use an army painter rattle-can for the green? I have had similar problems with their Angels green spray (I ended up stripping the models).

    1. I used Army painter black primer in the rattle can, where I typically use Vallejo Surface Primer Black through the airbrush. I rushed the job and likely layered it on too thick. I typically only use the rattle can for terrain, but i wanted to add these guys to the project and only realized lat minute that they weren't primed when digging them out. I already had the DA green loaded into the air brush, so a quick go with the rattle can seemed the thing to do at the time. :)

      Too bad, because they are nice models. but they'll come through alright.