Tonight, I spent a bit more time working on the commission Dark Eldar job – I completed the Ravager and begun work on the second of three Venoms:
I tend to work in a quite haphazard approach, flitting between different units each time I paint – I find this helps alleviate any boredom or fatigue from painting the same colours/type of model over and over again, which can lead to sloppiness.
Next up, I revisited one of my Deathwatch Space Marines – this time the Iron Hand, who was modelled with a Stalker-pattern bolter (back in the days of 3rd/4th Edition!):
Space Marines have always been my favourites in the 40k universe (hence why I’ve got so many of them!), so I grabbed a couple of converted Terminators from their box and gave them a lick of paint – first up, the Apothecary, who’s had his basecoat of light grey, ready for a white highlight:
I converted this chap up after I realised I had enough Terminators to create a 2000pt Deathwing list! With that in mind, I needed a suitable commander figure to represent Grand Master Belial, and given that I had two copies of Space Hulk, Sergeant Lorenzo made the perfect candidate, and after a spot of conversion work, Lord Commander Crassus was born:
Both Crassus and the Apothecary need quite a bit more work before they’re complete, but I suspect I’ll bring them through to completion over the next week or so.
I also grabbed one of my Salamander Terminators to paint – this one already had his basecoat of green, and, in an effort to speed up the process of painting the rest of the army, I elected to experiment with a Thraka Green ink wash to aid the shading. The wash hadn’t fully dried when I took this photo, hence the sheen, but the effect once dry is perfect, and so the rest of my Salamanders will follow suit – should speed things up no-end!
Finally, I decided to revisit the Harlequin from my previous post, as I felt it was a bit flat and uninspiring. With that in mind, I set to work on a diamond-pattern using black ink:
I’m much happier with the effect of the diamonds, so I’ll look to carrying that across to the other models in the unit, along with their transport, which was ordered yesterday!