Here it is!
After much work on the part of Fabalah, who does all the photos, the next tutorial is finally up. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Eye of Error, a new member of the
Artisan Alliance. So let’s get started!
Here are all the paints I used in this tutorial. The dark grey at the top left is the old Adeptus Battlegrey, and the metallics in the middle are P3 Pig Iron, Cold Steel, Molten Bronze, and Rhulic Gold. I should mention that the only paint not shown here is Blazing orange, which I forgot to add to the pile.
First, you’re going to want to prime the mini black. You can use white or grey, but this will brighten any colors you do.
Basecoat all of the armour with Caliban Green.
Begin layering with a 2:1 mix of Caliban Green and Warpstone Glow. For this step, I chose to apply the paint in areas the sun would hit, and leave Caliban Green in the shadows.
Highlight the armour with Warpstone Glow. Add some water for this step, as you want to make sure the paint goes on smooth.
This is the final stage for the green. Take some black paint (I use Matt Black from Army Painter) and shade between the armour sections. Be sure to water it down.
Basecoat the red and metal areas with Khorne Red and P3 Pig Iron.
Highlight the red with Mephiston Red.
Wash all the metal areas with Quickshade Dark Tone or a similar black wash, then layer with P3 Cold Steel. I also took this chance to basecoat all the gold areas with P3 Molten Bronze.
Wash the gold with Quickshade Strong Tone or a similar dark brown wash.
Highlight the gold with P3 Rhulic Gold.
Basecoat all the under suit areas with Adeptus Battlegrey, or the new Eshin Grey.
Highlight the under suit areas with Dawnstone.
Make that t look like an actual sword.
Add the wings to both sides. Don’t worry to much about mistakes, you can always fix those later.
Block out the feather parts of the wings. Again, don’t be afraid to clean up after your’e done.
Clean up the wings with some Caliban Green, making sure all the edges and nice and flat, and the wings line up with each other.
Basecoat the eyes with Mephiston Red. Try to be careful with these next steps, you don’t want to have to re paint that lovely face!
Highlight towards the edge of the eyes with a 1:1 mix of Mephiston Red and Blazing Orange (Not shown at the start, my bad).
Basecoat with Rhinox Hide. Don’t be afraid to water it down, or use mulitple layers.
Drybrush with a 1:1 mix of Rhinox Hide and Bleached Bone.
Drybrush with Bleached Bone, focusing towards the outer edges of the base.
Step XXIII (Shown below)
Give the base a wash of Quickshade Strong Tone or a similar dark brown wash.
And with that, you are done your Dark Angel Space Marine. Hopefully this helps a few of you finish those Dark Vengeance box sets, or inspires others to start an army of the Unforgiven.
Miniature painter located in Vancouver, British Columbia.