From the Painting Desk #14 – Lots of DVDA

Yep, a WIP post. I haven’t done many of these in the last couple of years, but motivation is key! After a couple of months worth of scratching off mould lines at work, I’ve finally gotten a chunk of the Dark Vengeance models ready to start painting – specifically a whole bunch of Dark Angel tactical marines. While I’ve been ill over the last week, I spent what time I could doing simple hobby-related work. Clipping off tabs, filing off feet, gluing washers underneath bases, gluing figures (and slate chunks) to bases. With some less-cold weather finally here yesterday I was able to take a spray can to the based figures.

Round One was naturally the black primer, followed today by D̶a̶r̶k̶ ̶A̶n̶g̶e̶l̶s̶ ̶C̶a̶l̶i̶b̶a̶n̶ Brunswick Green spray paint from Bunnings. I’ve left the heavy weapon guys and Sergeants to the side for now, as I’ll want to vary them a lot more. So it’s just the more generic Dark Angel Marines being worked on for now.

So now the basic guys are all sprayed, and I’m going through the fun of individually sanding their bases while being careful not to get any on their feet or the slate shards on their bases. Tedious, but I know it’ll work out in the end. The current plan is to fully paint all of them, and simply leave off the squad designation number decal from their tactical arrow. Once I work out Sergeants and Heavies (and vary the specialists as I go) I’ll start forming them into actual squads. Which will be a doddle if all that’s left is simply applying a decal and varnish.

Lots more DV DA to go after that. There are still (at least) 5 sets of Deathwing Terminators from DV as well as all of the DA Ravenwing Bikes. I’m going to be busy for awhile…

Something arrived in my mailbox a few days ago… a letter from France!

A little morsel wrapped up. What could it be?

A beautifully-sculpted Rackham Goblin! Kindly sent to me by Carlo, who has been turning out some great looking goblins over the past few months. Thank you my friend! Very much appreciated, and I will certainly get him painted to join my small tribe of greenskins!

 

14 thoughts on “From the Painting Desk #14 – Lots of DVDA

    • They all now have sand applied to the bases, so they’re ticking along. Very little paint time tomorrow, so if I’m lucky I’ll get to paint the sand black. I wouldn’t expect much (or any) more than that. Maybe drybrush the bases on Thursday? But… there’s more than 50 of them, so even simple stuff like that takes a fair whack of time. Once I get to the “proper” painting I’ll probably do them in batches of about 5 to retain my sanity. 😉

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  1. Great to see:-

    1. You’re starting to feel better.

    2. You’ve still managed to ‘do a bit’ which will always make you feel better – this sort of stuff done now (which takes time without much energy/concentration in the hobby) often seem unproductive when you’re just raring to paint at full strength.

    3. Carlo sent you the Goblin – You’ll do it justice!

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    • Thanks mate. It’s a slow process getting back up to speed. I’ve been ok enough for getting back into some painting, just not blogging so much lately. A bit burnt out on the photography/writing aspect, and also keeping up to date on others’ blogs across wordpress and Dakka. Takes up quite a lot of time (and energy as well, unfortunately!)

      Looking forward to doing that goblin soonish, too!

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