Blood Angels and Snow

Well, the East Coast had a snow storm that forced me to stay indoors. I didn’t have much regular work to do, so I decided to push these 40k Space Marine Blood Angels out the door.

They are a commission project that I finished in a single day. Go me!

I used Games Workshop and Vallejo brand paints. 50% 0f the job involved airbrush work, including the base coat, general shading and highlights, and glow effects (e.g., claws).

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All the metallics were from the Vallejo model air line of metallic paints. These metallics work really well with a regular brush, despite their design as airbrush paints.

Painting blood angel space marines for warhammer 40k - terminators

For instruments, I only used an Iwata HP-C and a Raphael 8408 #2 round brush. All paints were mixed with water by varying amounts, depending on need. The total time to completion was between 6-8 hours.

Painting blood angel space marines for warhammer 40k - terminators - nearly completed wip

The final photograph was taken in a miniature studio setup and a camera setup on a tripod. Lightroom was used to adjust shadow, contrast, and punch up the saturation (which I find is needed with a black background).

I personally think the models look better in-person.  Not bad for a day’s hard work….better than pushing snow off my driveway.

Studio photograph - Painting blood angel space marines for warhammer 40k - terminators

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