Saturday, September 16, 2017

40k Blood Ravens - Character painting continues!

Got a little brush time in over the last couple days and have been plugging away at the characters. I figured I would document each step so I'll have a reference to check as I work through the rest of the force and ensure they're all following the same steps.

After laying in the reds on the armour, next up was to hit everything intended to be leather, bone or parchment in Vallejo Tierra (Earth).

The bone and parchment areas were then picked out in Bleached Bone, while the leather got a second pass to brighten it up. The chest eagles and the ravens on the shoulder pads were re-blacked in at this point as well to clean 'em up a bit.

Next all the bone, parchment and leather were given an Army Painter Strong Tone wash to bring them down a little and give a touch more depth.

All the bone and parchment areas were then re-highlighted in Bleached Bone followed by a pass of Pale Sand on the uppermost surfaces.

Finally I went in and re-blacked the shoulder pad rims which cleans up a fair bit of slop and sharpens 'em up a bit! Next up will be highlighting the black on the rims and chest eagles, then on to the metallics. So far so good!


  1. nice job, where'd you get the magpie details for the shoulder pads?

  2. You Sir are a painting machine! Great stuff mate

  3. Nice results. Plenty of steps. An obvious equation, I know.

  4. Coming along very nicely! Going to be a great looking force.

  5. Looking good man! You are still painting 1000K sons! haha .. well they say it's rumored they are at least 8)

  6. I am liking how dark you are going on these, a nice contrast to the usual brightness people paint them in.

  7. @Zab: Thanks man! The bloody magpie details are from Pop Goes The Monkey on Shapeways, and are little individual icons that fit right onto the existing shoulderpads. Worked pretty well though they are verrrrry fiddly!

    @Siph_Horridus: Cheers, bud!

    @Zzzzzz: Haha! Many, many steps. Oof.

    @Michael Corr: I appreciate it!

    @Todd Sherman: Hah! Aye, pretty much - can't get away from my favorite legion!

    @Rory Priest: Thanks! I wanted to try and keep 'em a bit more muted tonally - so far so good!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  8. Looking great so far. The Apothecary is my fav mini GW have put out for Marines in a while.