Today I have a test model that I painted for my Dark Angels army.
I decided that my Dark Angels army needed a bit of a re-vamp with 8th edition. My current Dark Angels army was painted up in 3rd edition and were among the very first 40k models that I ever painted. As a result, they are looking a bit dated.
I wanted to the get the Primaris Marines painted up and decided they would do well in my Dark Angels army. I had a look at videos on Youtube and found the Dark Angels Hellblaster video and Dark Vengeance Tactical Squad from Warhammer TV to be very useful.
I painted them up with a variation on the colour schemes in the videos. I undercoated them with Caliban Green, then gave them a wash with Nuln Oil.
I then drybrushed them with Caliban Green once more.
I then did a drybrush highlight with Waaagh! Flesh.
Finally for the armour, I gave a line edge highlight of Warpstone Glow.
The metal parts were painted with Leadbelcher, the gun casing and purity seal waxes were painted Khorne Red. The chest plate icon and purity seal parchment were painted Zhandri Dust, while the joints in the armour were painted black. The pouches were painted Mournfang Brown.
These regions were then given a wash with Nuln Oil.
I then went over the red casings with Khorne red once more.
For the final highlights, the metal areas were done with Stormhost Silver, the red with Wazdakka Red, the brown pouches with Steel Legion Drab, the chestplate and parchment with Ushabti Bone.
Finally, the base was painted and flocked.
I quite like how the model turned out. Any comments or suggestions, let me know. I hope to get the Primaris Marines painted up for the London GT in May.