But alas, the old Dark Agnels Green is gone and now we have caliban green which is certainly brighter than they once were, so in wanting to keep in with my old scheme, I devised my own painting method and tried it out on a practise marine (I have a Squad of 10 along with the Dark Vengeance Marines following the same pattern).
I'm also following this tutorial for some Space Wolves (http://mptaos.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/space-wolf-dark-grey-scheme-tutorial.html) but before you scream at me that Dark Angels and Space Wolves hate each-other. Well, these guys have been stood next to each-other on my table for over a year and neither side has so much as batted an eyelid.
Forward unto the Tutorial;
Basecoat - Not shown as I forgot to take pictures (ooops), but it's fairly straight forward.
- Trim the flash and glue your model together (only use a tiny amount of glue on the arms and backpack as you'll be pulling these off the model later.)
- Base the Model in black, I use Vallejo Air Primer, but you can use any black but you're going to need an airbrush for the next bit (don't have one? Wing it by just painting thin coats)
- Mix 50%-75% GW Nocturne Green (it's a Forge World Airbrush Paint) with 25% - 50% Black (I used more black primer because it's already mixed to go in my airbrush) Spray the model from a horizontal position only so you are only spraying from the sides.
- Spray 100% Nocturne Green from a 45° angle down onto the model and directly from above. (maybe do 2 coats). The last 2 steps will create a natural highlight from above, it's really subtle. From beneath the model will be purely black and it will gradually move to a dark green when looking from above.
|Photos will get better,|