Monday 27 April 2020

Dark Angels - Deathwing Knights - CRUX!

Afternoon #warmongers and I am still #paintingwarhammer Dark Angel Deathwing Knights. I had applied my highlights to all the reds - mainly using my vermilion art acrylic. In some areas I regretted it as I subsequently looked at my Dark Vengeance Deathwing and discovered I had highlighted them with a mix of Khorne Red and white to get a different red. Not to mention the purity seals are purple... You'd think I'd learn to consult my existing figures or this blog before I do something.

Anyway, the Crux Terminatus was something that needed 3 sets of highlights, using the exact same Red Planet BASING colours as the base. My Deathwing's Crux are made from the same stone as Ferron Proxima, it's a nice call-back and ties things in a little bit more

I was really quite pleased with the results and it's nice to see elements that have been done to completions. I still have post-it notes with these sub-tasks that I'm removing from my task lists, which is also rewarding.

I also applied the final set of white highlights to this shield and Purity Seals, you can see the difference to the grey one on the right. Not sure about washing the seal parchments as I usually do, at lieast I do on the green-wing my last Deathwing were all white... Can't wait to add the verdigris to the bronze/brass 

The shoulder pad also got highlighted. I'm always surprised how much I like this approach to white. I mean it's far from perfect but Valejo Stonewall Grey > Agrax/Strong Tone wash > Stonewall Grey > White. I think even though it could be considered a 'dirty' grey it actually comes out really clean looking, which sounds contradictory but that's the only way I can explain it.

Anyway, I'll get all the white's done, possibly 2 a session if I'm lucky, which will leave me with the green and final bone highlights on my next sub-tasks...


  1. A fine bit of work Dave & thanks for the tip on doing white, I've no idea how you ever came up with the colour mix but it works :)

    1. It was pretty much just the colours I had coupled with the standard GW approach to shade and highlight - base coat, Agrax shade, base coat highlight, next level highlight. But it does work so you have to hand it to them (even if its not their paints in this example).