General 40k Shinanigans

New Warband Colors

So, I had some of the Dark Vengeance models sitting around unpainted and so I decided to paint one.  I like how it worked out.  It has essentially molten cracks in the black armor and crimson on the other part.  It is quartered at the waste as I was thinking of doing.  No conversions currently, just wanted to see what it looked like.  I actually really like the paint scheme, but I need to get better at detailing and highlighting black with grey.  Because it is such a pure color, any smudges or “dust” from drybrushing is hideously obvious (see torso picture).


I also am attempting to become a technically better painter as well.  I utilized highlighting on the eyes and the gemstone in the center that, unlike the black and detailing on the black armor, looks better on camera.


Yeah, this was a quick pic, so I didn’t have lights set up and the camera was using it’s flash.  Excuse the shadows please.



Torso Leg Detailing Bright Side Left Side Paint Scheme Front


So, would love to hear suggestions and comments.  Still clearly a WIP for the armor details such as the sword, the backpack (still missing), and things like his mouthpiece on his helmet, touching up the joint backsides, basing, and maybe some extreme highlights on the red areas (built up to my brightest red, might highlight with either orange, or a pale red instead of a bold bright red).

Still haven’t finished the legion icon.  I think the open area of the pad will be split with a zig-zag line, red and black on either side, and with a white or grey icon.  Something knight-ish…maybe a sword and skull.  Something catchy, but simple and, most importantly, repeatable to the original.

Thanks for reading,



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