Friday 15 May 2020

Dark Angels - Deathwing Knights - TO DONE! Red pics

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've finally finished #paintingwarhammer Dark Angel Deathwing Knights. I originally got these in June 2015 at Blog Wars 9 and if you follow the link you'll find my gaming crew gave me the vouchers towards it for my 40th birthday!

I then discovered it had 2 sets of Deathwing Knights [oh joy, another 5 still to paint] but no Ravenwing.

Luckily the legendary Games Workshop customer service meant they sent me the Ravenwing Command Squad separately.

So, it's been a long time coming, but I could say that about a lot of my projects. 

But these have always been a challenge with loads of detail the required decisions, which always cause delay. 

Add in metallics and other projects they just got pushed back and pushed back.

Even when I committed all this time and effort to getting them done I feel I've had to make compromises.

I'm not happy I didn't paint the ropes and knife scabbards the same maroon red of my other Deathwing - always check your schemes first.

Red purity seals instead purple feels inconsistent too.

Skin-tones are also one dimensional, I only base-coated, shaded and highlighted once. I didn't even do any eyes - I tried but it went wrong so just gave up.

But the hoods make it difficult and they should be shadowed, I mean this guy doesn't even have any eyes!

I wanted to do orange glow effects on the censer holes in the maces too, but I chickened out, I thought it'd go horribly wrong and just wanted them done.

\But none of that matters because, as I look at these pics I realise they look bloomin' cool!

All of those issues don't detract from what I've achieved, no one else will know and should I ever be inclined I can always fix them by painting the elements I'm unhappy with.

When I ever get round to the next set of Knights I can make those calls, and either match these up or leave them subtly different so it's two identifiable squads - if that would be helpful - do people ever take two min squads over one max? 

Anyway, they look great, I've got some pics against a white background coming up next. hope you like what I did and enjoy some of the more PC desktop orientated shots above

Here's my Big Galactic Stamp of Approval for getting these done!


  1. Congrats, they look great!

    1. Cheers, glad you like them. I'd be so worried, felt I'd made too many compromises but pleased with the results and chuffed they're complete.

  2. They look fantastic mate, and hooded chaps never need eyes popping out, the lack of eyes and just shade makes it more realistic

    1. I'll take that as a rule then and feel confident I made the right decision 😉👍

  3. I think they look fantastic mate. I chickened out so hard with these guys I am using the HQ parts instead for Space Hulk :-)

    1. Yeah, I don't know what I'm going to do with mine. Need the extra Knights but want to make the champion too and I've got the Dark Angel upgrade sprue legs and front carapace, so just need a back carapace to make it.