Monday 1 June 2020

Dark Angels - Deathwing Land Raider Redeemer

Afternoon #warmongers I've been #paintingwarhammer Dark Angel Deathwing Land Raider Redeemer. I keep chipping away at all these different projects - a little here, a little there. If we go back to the middle of April we'll see a rather anemic looking tank that I was steadfastly trying to hang onto the original bone colour. But I don't paint that way and I saw this video by Artis Opus showing how to paint a Rhino and said to myself - "why yes, that's how I should approach the Land Raider"

So I washed the whole thing in sepia, managed to avoid most of the defects in the crevices and I ended up with a decent base to start with. You'll also notes I did the red and white quartered heraldry on the front, both left and right and even got the highlights done on the relief sculpture.

There's still some washes to do on the tracks, weapons and the red elements.

It's a bit one dimensional in places, I saw an amazing Deathwing Land Raider a while back with a massive Deathwing symbol diagonally offset over the rear and sides . I really wish I'd done something like that but I'll persevere with what I've got.

I'm still highly wary of the next step, but this is a much more comfortable starting point. I need to not think to hard about it as it doesn't matter in the long run. I just wanted a painted tank, it doesn't need to be perfect so just need to crack on with it!


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    1. Ta, long way to go. It'll no doubt come good right at the end 😉

  2. My new mantra has been "finished is better than perfect". It has worked pretty well this year, apart from the Sisters of the Thorn. Literally my kryptonite at the moment. How do you feel about the new edition?

    1. Yeah, 'finished not perfect' has been echoing in my head for a while, probably picked it up from you 😂

      I'm excited for 9th, but mainly out of curiosity. I'm not sure this 'update' can do enough to balance the game. The buff stacking and abundance of stratagems is probably too much for my 'part-time' gaming. Sure, for those that play a lot, practice, learn how the synergies really work - these people deserve to win but its like when San Marino play another National football team in World Cup qualifiers. Part timers Vs professionals it gets embarrassing. Don't think I've played 40k in over a year, very sad.