Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ravenwing Based

I had planned to do Mars like red earth basing for these guys, but woke up this morning and just based them with dirt and dead grass. I still haven't painted all of the wings, feathers, or done a lot of touch up work, basing them seemed to give me more focus. I am starting to like the miniatures now. You can't see it in the photos, but I added the cool looking gothic numeral 2 to their shoulder pads from the transfer sheets as well. I tried the forgeworld powders on the bases, but the dull coat ruined the effect. I may give a dusting to the bases and the undercarriage of each bike.

I put up a few shots of the force as it stands. For some reason I am painting this army differently than any I have before. The land raider still needs its hatches put on, there are touchups to the terminators to do, there are final decals, and heraldry partially completed this in addition to the RW being partially done. Even with all of those todo items, I am happy with how it is turning out. In the past I would have painted a full unit and then moved on. With these guys I am content to get them mostly done and then move onto the next unit so I have it to field. It is a different approach. The hobby itch is starting again, and I think I will paint up a DA rhino even though I have no PA squads. I need to build two land speeders so I will be done with the RW, but I just want to paint something green!

Hopefully I will be able to get a game in today, using a combined DW RW force for the first time.


  1. Beautiful army, Drath. This is a really good example of what can be done with some thoughful application of really basic techniques.

    Let us know how your games have went with the new army!

  2. Really nice looking stuff here! I really like the grass on the bases too. I would have said "dude you need to base them like your deathwing to make them cohesive" but I think it works with grass.

  3. Honestly, I'm already looking forward to your next project! You do some amazing work. How long has it taken you to complete this army?

  4. Thanks for the comments. I think I started the army in november. Painting was done in spurts as I wanted to try out a lot of new techniques to me. I still have two land speeders being put together right now, and then I can have some fun with a single greenwing rhino and squad. The land speeders are my first magnetizing project, so I will post up some shots of th exacto em as work in progress. I've had to take breaks to deal with-knife stab wounds!

    My next project is up in the air. I just bought a tau battle force, I still have some FW death corps for my inquisition army. The grey knights should probably make it to the painting table since they are useful in nearly all of my other armies, and the miniatures are just so great.