I was thinking recently just how long it has actually been since I last did a post for my Dark Angels, and came to the conclusion that the Unforgiven Angels was almost ignoring the reason for its creation! Therefore over the past few weeks I have been working on a squad of Veterans to compliment my Dark Angels force, images of which can be seen above. I decided to go for as varied a squad as I could, including a Power Fist, Plasma Pistol, Missile Launcher, Flamer, Storm Bolter and Combat Shield. The main reasons I chose to model them like this was rather than being specialists, they could become a right royal pain to any opposing unit they may face with a variation of combat abilities!
Now this was the first time I’d chosen to use a metallic colour for my Dark Angels, and I actually like the slight contrast the Boltgun Metal weapon parts have in comparison to my regular selection of colours I use when painting my models. As with my Deathwing Terminators , I stuck to my basic pallet; Graveyard Earth, Kommando Khaki and Dheneb Stone for the robes, Vallejo Black Green, Dark Angels Green, Catachan Green and Camo Green for the armour(obviously not Deathwing!), Adeptus Battlegrey, Codex Grey and Fortress Grey for the icons, and for the Plasma Pistol’s coils I started with Regal Blue, Shadow Grey, Ice Blue, and then Space Wolves Grey. Any metal was basecoated Boltgun Metal, washed with thinned down Chaos Black, drybrushed with Boltgun Metal again, and highlighted with Mithril Silver. I chose to colour the robes as they are to visually link the fact that the Veterans are the closest a Space Marine can get to becoming a Deathwing Terminator without actually being one, therefore all weapon casing and robes were painted to represent that link, although all of my Space marines will share that scheme for their weapon casings to tie the army in as a whole.
I am hoping to get started on a Dreadnought soon, so watch this space!
All the best,