Brushwork – Tuesday 18th September

A mammoth update, this one – lots of stuff has hit the workbench this past week and a bit, and although I’ve not completed any of it, I’ve made some decent progress:

First up, I began work on my Inquisitor and his Retinue, who will eventually be transported into battle alongside my Deathwatch in their Vendetta Gunship. I’ll be using the rules for a Commissar Lord and squad of Imperial Guard Veterans to represent him:

I won this chap on ebay about a fortnight ago:

Ordo Xenos Inquisitor - click to enlarge
Ordo Xenos Inquisitor – click to enlarge

To represent his retinue, I’ve got a random mix of Inquisitorial models, plus a pair of Storm Troopers I found in my bits box. I also wanted some Plasma Gun-toting Servitors, and so I converted a pair of them (the were originally carrying Heavy Bolters):

Gun Servitor with Plasma Gun - click to enlarge
Gun Servitor with Plasma Gun – click to enlarge
Gun Servitor with Plasma Gun - click to enlarge
Gun Servitor with Plasma Gun – click to enlarge

I’ve lowered the position of the weapon mount, as it always bugged me how the standard models have the weapons mounted a little too high to appear stable.

The retinue in full:

Ordo Xenos Inquisitor and Retinue - click to enlarge
Ordo Xenos Inquisitor and Retinue – click to enlarge

Next up, I continued work on my Dark Vengeance models – I’m aiming to at least get them all base-coated up so my partner and I can start playing some games with them:

Dark Angels Tactical Squad - click to enlarge
Dark Angels Tactical Squad – click to enlarge

The Tactical Squad are nothing special – just Dark Angels Green, which I’ll highlight with Snot Green once I’ve painted the other parts.

Deathwing Terminators - click to enlarge
Deathwing Terminators – click to enlarge

For the Deathwing I’ve given them a coat of Graveyard Earth followed by a covering of Dheneb Stone (currently only the Sergeant has got to this stage) – I plan to wash this with Devlan Mud then give another highlight of Dheneb Stone to finish off the bone armour – if I need to I’ll go for a second highlight stage.

Ravenwing Biker with Plasma Gun - click to enlarge
Ravenwing Biker with Plasma Gun – click to enlarge
Ravenwing Sergeant - click to enlarge
Ravenwing Sergeant – click to enlarge
Ravenwing Biker - click to enlarge
Ravenwing Biker – click to enlarge

The Ravenwing should be fairly simple, as they’re just black with a grey highlight, although making them look neat will be the trickiest part.

Interrogator Chaplain - click to enalrge
Interrogator Chaplain – click to enalrge

The Chaplain, like the Ravenwing, should also be quite simple to complete with his predominantly black armour, although I’ll spend a bit of time on the bone-coloured areas to really make him stand out.

Dark Angels Librarian - click to enlarge
Dark Angels Librarian – click to enlarge

Librarians are pretty easy to paint, although I’m a bit concerned I may struggle painting his face, looking at the model. I probably shouldn’t have assembled it before painting!

Dark Angels Company Master - click to enlarge
Dark Angels Company Master – click to enlarge

Since my Dark Angels are going to be 3rd Company rather than 5th as they are in Dark Vengeance, I’m going to go with some red for the inner-robes rather than the purple that GW have used in their example piece.

Next up are the Chaos models – some of the best models in the Dark Vengeance box:

Helbrute - click to enlarge
Helbrute – click to enlarge

You’ve seen this chap before, although a last minute decision on my part has led me to change the colour scheme – I’ll be putting up a couple of new pages in the coming weeks with some detailed background history to my own armies, these chaps included – for now, suffice it to say that they’re called the Blood Reavers and any colour-scheme and name similarities to the loyalist Blood Ravens are intentional! 😉
Eagle-eyed readers might notice the slight conversion I’ve made on the Flamer-armed Cultist, where I’ve shortened the barrel somewhat – I was never keen on the long-barrelled look.

Chaos Cultists with Autoguns - click to enlarge
Chaos Cultists with Autoguns – click to enlarge
Chaos Cultists with Autopistols and close combat weapons - click to enlarge
Chaos Cultists with Autopistols and close combat weapons – click to enlarge
Chosen Chaos Space Marines - click to enlarge
Chosen Chaos Space Marines – click to enlarge
Chosen with Power Axe - click to enlarge
Chosen with Power Axe – click to enlarge
Chosen with Power Fist - click to enlarge
Chosen with Power Fist – click to enlarge
Chosen with Lightning Claws - click to enlarge
Chosen with Lightning Claws – click to enlarge
Chosen Champion - click to enlarge
Chosen Champion – click to enlarge
Chaos Lord - Click to enlarge
Chaos Lord – Click to enlarge

Finally, not to be outdone by the Deathwatch version, The Redeemers have gotten in on the act with a Pedro Kantor counts-as!

Lord Commander Xerius - click to enlarge
Lord Commander Xerius – click to enlarge

He’s in need of quite a lot of work to get him back up to standard (I’ve had to re-base coat him as his old paint job was terrible!)

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5 thoughts on “Brushwork – Tuesday 18th September

    1. Lee says:

      Thanks! My memory is a little hazy (these pics were taken nearly 3 years ago, after all!), but it appears they’re done in Mechrite Red (the old foundation paint). I think the nearest equivalent nowadays is Khorne Red? 🙂

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