Friday, February 1, 2013

Dark Angels - Vindicator "Gloriam Leo" painted

Got a chance to snap a few pics of the last few painted units for the Adepticon army I've been working on recently. First of the batch is the Vindicator, "Gloriam Leo":

Not a whole lot to say about the tank, I magnetized the dozer blade for ease of painting/transport/points cost and added a fair number of decorative bits taken from the Ravenwing upgrade sprues to Dark Angel it up a bit.

Can't go wrong with a big ol' chapter symbol on the front, and a mess of banners, scrolls and whatnot on the rear!

The whole thing painted up rather quickly. Started off with a black primer followed by a basecoat of Dark Angels green, then progressively lighter drybrushes of Snot Green and Goblin Green. Once that was all done the whole thing got a thinned wash of Thrakka Green. Then it was just a matter of picking out all the smaller details. Next up on the photo stand are the assault marines. I wasn't too happy with the shots I took now that I'm trying to color balance and crop them, so I'll need to have another go at taking pics...


  1. The Vindicator is a lovely model and that's a smashing paintjob for it as well! Great use of icons and symbols for it too.

  2. Defiantely fits in well with the rest of your dress wearing loyalists. Good stuff. :)

  3. Thanks folks!

    @Colonel Scipio: It was a fun episode of "Pimp my ride", for sure. I had to stop where I did, or it could have ended up absurdly bling-ed out. Heh.

    @Dai: Hah! I'm gonna have to work on an evil army for a bit to balance the scales.

    @War Tales: I appreciate it!

  4. Looks awesome, I think you could very easily make me do my own army.

  5. Look good! I like this deeper shade of green than what I usually see.

    I feel like i might need some dirt though. It's so shiny :D

  6. @Uniteallaction: I appreciate the kind words! It's been a fun little project, they've painted up surprisingly quickly!

    @The Eye of Error: Thanks! I was thinking the same thing about dirtying it up a bit - it would also be good practice for when I jump in on weathering all the guard tanks. Time to break out the sponges!

    Cheers all!

  7. Fantastic cohesive force with some lovely details. Nice work yet again Mr M.

  8. @John Lambshead: Thanks very much!

    @The Unrealistic Artist: I appreciate the kind words, and based on your tips I've started doing some initial weathering on the tanks (pics soon). Thanks for the advice!