Thursday 6 June 2024

Dark Angels - The Lion

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on The Lion. I've been working on him intermittently with the base part way done, just the broken tiles and Blessed Verdigris on the statuary. The Watchers have been shaded too.

Shade washes on the cloak. This is the outer cloak, inside and out.

The Lion himself, I was not happy with the shade wash here, but reminded myself it's far from finished and I'll be covering most of this up anyway.

I finally gave up on having the cloak on sprue. I realised I could paint it just as well and occasionally dry fit it in place. I want to be able to make use of some of the shading. There's no point putting highlight in where it will be in shadow.

So, having that option to make informed decisions, rather than guess really helps. I've also added  in the colours for the lion pelt and did the first set of highlights on the red cloak.

I was also working on the Ironsoul's Condemnors at the time so I got a good refresher on red fabric. Hopefully I can pull of the same on a much bigger surface area. I also tidied up all the black. So, I'm flitting to something else next, which will probably delay any further updates. Where I can I'll make a little bit of progress here and there. It's much better than it was, I just need to reach that tipping point where all I can think about is finishing it off.


  1. The LION! Nice. He's coming along well. I have too many high hopes for painting mine...analysis paralysis...I just can't get started. I'll live vicariously through you here until I work up the courage.

    1. Who knows what I may throw into the mix before finishing him though! I agree with analysis paralysis, but I don't think I'm ever discouraged by not delivering a model to its potential.

      I think it's usually just deciding how I'm going to do it, or if it's a process I don't enjoy that causes delays for me. I always know I've a standard, although recently I've been more accepting of not meeting certain levels - and that's been freeing. But recently I've also made choices about schemes that I've not been 100% happy with. Now I ask if I can live with them or not. I could easily paint over them but I've so much to do I'm going to push on to the next thing rather than go backwards, at least for now.