Monday 22 June 2020

Dark Angels - Deathwing Land Raider Redeemer - Mo' Bone

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been #paintingwarhammer Dark Angel Deathwing Land Raider Redeemer. If you recall 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". The reality is I far from the results they achieved and although I was realistic in what I hoped to achieve and part way there I'm still feeling disappointed.

Now I know I shouldn't judge it until it's finished. I mean I've been here so often - salvaging models or shifting my perception as I add and refine elements.

This is still very much the scruffy stage and although there are some tones and textures I think have come out quite well I'm hung up on the fact I have drybrushed this in places. Now I know I shouldn't look down on this technique - it can really work in places but usually I hide it with my texture paint.

But unfortunately I don't have that crutch to rely on. The doors in particular don't work for me, although they look far more yellow in the pics than they do in real life. I'm sure when I get onto the reds it'll definitely help bring it all together.

As you can see I'd tried adding the red rivets above, but realised there wasn't any point as then next set of highlights covered some of them up so this side hasn't had them.

I'm sure once all this 'messy' stuff is out of the way I can clean it up with some proper white line highlights in places and pin washes to define all the elements.

Then tsponge on some battle damage to further break the panels up and that should stop the focus being how the bone was achieved because there'll be the whole to consider.

And if all the red weapon casings look cool and they'll be a bit tidier then it should even things out.

I had seen a Deathwing Land Raider with an offset diagonal company badge across the back and sides but I can't find it now. It looked really cool and I was considering trying something similar but with the badges on the door and bronze engine it didn't seem feasible. Perhaps it's a blessing I couldn't find it. Anyway, I'm going to go off and do something else until I get my head straight enough to move this on. Why do I get so bogged down with these projects, I wish they could be easier sometime.


  1. I think I am going to have to check out that tutorial before I paint my Crusader; this looks awesome. I have a sneaking suspicion that as Primaris slowly phase out old marines, models like this are going to become the new classics.

    1. Army Painter is also bringing out a drybush set similar to Artis Opus but at a fraction of the price. Looks due for August, so I might give it a try. Maybe it'll be worthwhile for your Crusader.