Deathwing Terminators

Happy New Year everyone! December was a fairly slow month for me hobby-wise with Christmas, New Year and family visits occupying much of my time. However, I am now getting back into the swing of things and have completed my first two Deathwing terminators from Dark Vengeance.

Deathwing Terminator

The colour scheme is essentially the same as I used on my Saruman model, showing the different results that can be achieved using the same colours. As with my other Dark Angel models I used hard edge highlighting (rather than the gradual blending on Saruman) which I think works really well on power armour. The sharp highlights also help to tie them in visually with the green tactical marines.

For the bone armour I wanted a paler off-white look rather than the cream/bone of the ‘Eavy Metal scheme. This was painted as follows:

1) Over a white undercoat apply a basecoat of Dheneb Stone.

2) Shade using Vallejo German Camo Pale Brown (a great colour that could have been invented for shading Dheneb Stone).

3) After tidying up the Dheneb Stone highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh.

4) Apply a final edge highlight of White Scar.

The model with the chainfist was actually painted before buying Pallid Wych Flesh using a 50/50 mix of Dheneb Stone and White Scar for stage 3. However, Pallid Wych Flesh is more or less the same. It is slightly paler but this is hardly noticeable. The advantage of using Wych Flesh is that I don’t have to mix paints anymore allowing me to get a more consistent finish across the squad.

Deathwing Terminator

451219_md-Dark Angels, Dark Vengeance, Deathwing, Terminator Armor

One of my fears when it came to painting a Dark Angels army was the different colours used by the units in the army. I was initially worried that this would end up resulting in a lack of consistency across the army and this was something I thought long and hard about trying to avoid. In the end I decided to use the same dark green as my tactical marines for the weapon casing to tie them together. I also painted details such as the eye lenses, purity seals and chest eagles exactly the same was as on my marines to further reinforce this sense of coherency. The chapter icons and robes on my other models are painted Dheneb Stone and highlighted up to White Scar to match the terminator armour.

Hopefully this photo of a terminator side-by-side with a tactical marine illustrates what I’m talking about:

Dark Angels

  1. Gus says:

    These are looking really good, and I am looking forward to seeing the whole set.
    I think your plan with the colour matching has definitely worked, though it will be interesting to see how it ports over onto the Ravenwing bikes in the set.

  2. Andrew King says:

    The Ravenwing should be fine as black is such a neutral colour. My plan is to paint the weapon casings green like with the Deathwing and keep all of the other details the same across all models.

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