Decided to get Balthasar, the Dark Angels' 5th Company Master done and out of the way. I'm not really a fan of this fig as it's a bit...well.... static...dull....just stands there gurning. The (huge) winged helm is really not something I fancy. Seems like he comes from a certain indomitable village in Gaul ;)
However........I really really enjoyed painting Balthastrix (as I can't stop calling him now). The only cuntish bit was in assembling....bastarding fissure lines again and in so the wrong place. That aside.....totally had fun with this fig. Originally his cloak was going to be black (think I'll still darken it down a bit with a few washes) but the highlight layers were going on so well, and that deep wine colour was starting to look well nice and it got lighter and lighter. His armour is not quite so brighty brighty salamandery green as it seems in the photos. Anyways....overall.....well happy with our Gaulish Angel :D
|Balthasar...strike a pose!|
Next up - time to get some cultists painted. There's like 20 of them in the DV boxed set and there's no way I'm doing them all in a oner. They break down into 2 groups; Sect Anarkus and Sect Tetchvar. Gonna go with Anarkus' CC sect first. These are Chaos Cultists.....utter scum just to be used as fodder by their lords so wanna make 'em look the part. Much of the time these wretches are holed up in the bowels of what Chaos carrier they are bundled into. So for paint schemes want to make them look pale, unhealthy and drab. No bright lovely armour and cloaks for these dregs. Got the flesh basecoated with rakarth flesh (needed 2 thinned coats) and then washed, firstly with reikland fleshshade and then some agrax in the deeper muscle lines.
Anarkus looks kinda like a monk (ok....so a completely debased, bastarding lunatic monk) so his squad's scheme is gonna be using more monklike colours...tans and browns. Tetchvar (stupidest name ever; sounds like a petulant child) is a fallen Commisar so his squad with be more stormtrooper...y. Blacks, grey etc.......See how it goes :)