Showing posts with label dark vengeance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dark vengeance. Show all posts

Friday 13 August 2021

Dark Angels - Ravenwing Attack Bikes - Big Build TO DONE!

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity quick one [very quick one] - I got my ebay rescue Attack Bikes finally at a place I'm happy with and primed. They came in mix of build quality and missing components - arms, guns or inappropriate weaponry [one gunner had a Power fist!]. They also needed the Ravenwing upgrades, so despite the simplicity of the [re]build it had just been put off repeatedly because it was a lot faffing. 

Anyway, they got done and are now primed alongside the Black Knights. I have some 70mm MDF circular bases to do at some point, which they'll go on. These will be something to do over the winter I think. I've another 3 Ravenwing bike but I'm short some upgrade components - a couple of front winged fairings and whether to convert them from bikers to Black Knights, in which case I need 3 Corvus Hammers. Until then I'll just satisfy myself with this Great Big Build Great Big Granite Base Stamp of Approval.

Friday 25 June 2021

Dark Angels - Ravenwing Black Knights - Big Build TO DONE!

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been converting some Ravenwing bikers into Ravenwing Black Knights, similar to what I did 4 years ago.

These are just the basic bikes, but with a Ravenwing upgrade sprue and some of the extra robed figures I was able to kit three bikes out as slightly more 'fancy' than the standard bikers.

Obviously the Plasma Talons are the hard part of the conversion. These are achieved using extra Plasma Pistols. I don't even worry about the bolter 'magazine' [or the fact those two pistols are actually slightly different sizes]. When it's painted and slightly canted over to the side it will hardly be noticeable.

I had one spare Corvus Hammer, shame I couldn't show it off a bit more in its pose. However, having sticky out bits is a recipe for it snapping off or not fitting in a figure case. I was actually going to mount back pack decorations on all three but scotched the idea for this very reason.

I also press-molded a Corvus Hammer. It is rough as hell, but I'm hoping paint will cover up some of the deficiencies. For some reason I thought as this one could be kept separate it would be easier to paint. We'll see if my theory is right


His bike, plus the Space Wolf Plasma Pistols, which look vaguely chaotic with their spikes. It's funny how that context is changed from the savage animalism of the Space Wolves, to the traitorous Fallen of the Dark Angels.

Anyway, I get Big Build Great Big Granite Base Stamp of Approval for this and I've some more Ravenwing to add soon.

Friday 7 July 2017

Dark Angels - Assault Squad - MOAR SHOTS

OK, the 'good' shots were a bit poor. Luckily the phone cam shots came out a bit better. These first few are in the light box. I've two 1500 lumen daylight LED bulbs now so it's pretty bright.

And a bit of filter jiggery-pokery make sit quite dramatic.

I'm really pleased with the finished models, they have so much character for an otherwise generic squad.

The use of the Sanguinary guard legs adds so much and I love the idea that for the Blood Angels these are for their elite and crafted in gold where here they're used by a standard Assault Squad in their traditional green :)

These were the simultaneous day shots, so again the colours are a bit ropey but better than the digital camera.

The 90° rotation of each model, yep there's a shed load of pics to follow, get a cup of tea!

And individuals as well, in case you want to look in detail?

Moar filter shots.

I'd been quite worried about the dark skin tone on the sergeant, I always do, and his human eye but I really like how they turned out. I think I managed to create a different skin tone altogether than my previous efforts which is good as making it up every time means there's more diversity

Given just how busy the models were with detail I kept the litanies to a minimum. With all the purity seals and tribal making it just seemed too much. The company numbers were a bit of a variety too - each of the three came out OK but ranging from tiny to 'mahoosive'!

Here's the clearest look at the jump pack glow effect. Not entirely sure of it's what I was after but there are some bits I like and most of the gaming views won't get to see them anyway so it'll more than do.

Again the Blood Angel chainsword really helped here allowing me to put an Assault Squad marking on the hand where his Heresy era shoulder prevented it. And yes the squad do not feature the Dark Angel chapter badge, just the white blade and on the wrong shoulder. At this minute I cannot explain it but that Heresy shoulder pad I think is the key to their fluff.

Perhaps they removed their chapter 'wings' until they've captured the Fallen half of their squad and only then will they add them back in and return their Chapter shoulder pad to their left?

Although the second from the left with his re-purposed Space Wolf left shoulder pad probably isn't going to switch it to the right ;)

Still love the genius of those quartered knee pads perfect for the 5th company :)

This guy is such a bad-ass.

OK, enough already, next up lets get back to some hybrids, see you next week :)