Sunday, 28 September 2014

"If your life is given in service to the Emperor, your death shall not be in vain."

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes


I joined the hobby in 2nd edition, one of the first images I saw was the big red captain (before I knew they were called blood angels) blasting away at Orks on the cover of the starter set. Blood Angels have been a long running fascination of mine - indeed the very first game I ever played was a Space Hulk mission in store where the terminators were painted in a light orange Blood Angels colour scheme. I feel like I am a pretty modern painter. I use modern techniques, airbrush, oil wash etc, but I feel that my roots lie in old tutorials presented in White Dwarf. I've written an article on how to paint classic Blood Angels from rogue Trader Era and painting this current set of terminators felt like a push and pull between the modern and the classic. 

The real star of the show was Com Art Medea's Opaque Red - it's the perfect blend of modern grim-dark and classic Blood Angels Red (that was slightly more orange than red). The dead terminator went through a similar painting process to the rest of the marines but was undercoated black instead of white. This makes his armour duller with a less polished appearance. It's a subtle hint to the natural decay of the character locked aboard a dying hulk. 


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