For the past few weeks, I have been working on one of the leaders of my Deathwatch army, Watch Captain Artemis.
Artemis comes from the Death Masque boxed game, but I managed to pick him up from ebay for a reasonable cost (annoyingly, this was before the recent release of the awesome Deathwatch boxed set). I decided that as he was likely to be my Warlord model in games, that I would take special care when painting him up, even more so that my regular Deathwatch Marines.
I found a great painting video on Youtube from The War Gamer on "How to Paint Watch Captain Artemis" and used this to guide my painting, following each step as faithfully as possible.
I can say without a doubt that this is the longest it has ever taken me to paint a single miniature and the most effort that I have put in. I am actually quite pleased with how it has turned out in the end and am happy to have him leading my force.
When taking the photos of the miniature, there were a few errors that I noticed when examining them. I was able to go back and touch up those areas that I had missed the first time to try and make it better. I plan to use the same devotion when painting up my Watch Master in the coming weeks.
There are a lot of WIP shots for Artemis, so if you want to see more of the completed model, skip to the bottom of the post.
So my Deathwatch army is nearing completion. I did pick up a couple of more models for it though, so will need to work on them too. The big purchase was a Dreadnought, to allow me to field the Black Spear Strike force without having to take a Corvus Blackstar.