|Thought begets Heresy. Heresy begets Retribution.|
We have been quite excited about the release of the new edition of Kill Team, recording two episodes of the podcast about it. Over the last two months, I painted two female space marines in the Dark Angels livery to support 28’s Female Space Marine challenge. Having finished two models, I realized if I pushed myself to paint three more, I would have a complete Kill Team (Primaris Intercessors)! Having already converted the rest of the squad years ago, it was not long before I had primer on the remaining models and was stippling on Caliban Green paint.
Although the majority of the armor was painted using a stippling/dry brushing method, I did some final edge and volume highlights with a small brush, to push the contrast.
I painted a little red X on one of the skulls on the sergeant’s backpack to add a little color to the model and fit along with the tactical marking on their shoulder pad.
|I painted the model’s dark skin following Ivan K’s face painting tutorial.|
|The green was painted with Caliban Green, with increasing amounts of Vallejo Game Color Glacier Blue (72.095) for highlights.|
|To impart additional personality and character, I painted some personal heraldry on each of the models’ knee pads. This added more visual interest to each model and made them less dark overall.|
|Although I used waterslide decals for the tactical markings, I painted some minor chipping and scuff marks and applied a matte varnish to tone them down.|
|Although this was my first painted Dark Angel, I went back to her and added an oil wash to make her more uniform with the others.|
|I could not resist getting a checker pattern on one of the Dark Angels!|
|The finished Kill Team!|
- Eric Wier