WIP: Dark Angels Company Masters
So I took a quick commission for a DA Company Master like one I painted previously. In order to be as efficient with my time as possible, I decided to paint a second one alongside it, and the second one will be for sale when it is finished. I’m doing these two a bit differently than the last one (more airbrush and pre-shading), and hopefully the results will be even cleaner, neater, and better overall than the last.
After priming, I airbrushed black where the shadows should be, and I airbrushed white in highlighted areas and anywhere that should be a focal point.
Next, I airbrushed the armor RMS Leaf Green.
The pre-shading did an excellent job of establishing shadows in the green. The next step for me was to airbrush a highlight on the armor with RMS Pale Green.
Since the models weren’t yet assembled at this point, I wanted to focus on the areas that were difficult to paint properly when assembled so that I could put the models together – the sword, jump-pack, and head.
First, I decided not to bother with trying to wet-blend the swords like last time. It was a lot of bother the last time, and I only did that for the sake of practice. This time, as efficiency is one of my main concerns, the swords were to be airbrushed. I masked half of each side of each blade, and starting with the darkest colors, sprayed the gradient. First was 1:1 VMA Black and VMC Dark Prussian Blue (I just purchased that paint, and I am absolutely in love with that color!), then VMC Dark Prussian Blue over the whole blade except where it was to be white, then RMS True Blue in the mid-tones, then VMA White.
After that, I painted in the eyes VMC Carmine Red (another color I really love), and washed the helms GW Biel Tan Green.
Then I washed the jump-packs with GW Biel Tan Green, except where the highest lights are.
I also washed the arms.
After that, I was able to assembled the models, and here is their current stopping point:
Posted on February 10, 2014, in For Sale, Games Workshop, Warhammer 40K, WIP and tagged Company Master, Dark Angels, Dark Vengeance, Games Workshop, Miniature Painting, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, WIP. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.