Sunday, 6 January 2013

A New Year, A New Project (Fallenwing)

So let me start by saying Happy New Year and apologising for my absence over the last month. Christmas is always a busy time of year for me but although I haven’t done any painting it gave me plenty of time to brainstorm.

So the idea...

I played Dark Angels as my 1st army way back in 2nd edition something like 20 years ago and with the new codex on the horizon I wanted to redo them with a twist. The background for the Dark Angels has always interested me, and with that in mind I set about thinking how I could do something different to the standard Deathwing or Ravenwing lists. I feel it is time to do a fallen Angels army. I will go into the background in a bit more detail in a later post but for now that is my initial idea. A fallen army as cool as it would be is still not totally original so I carried on thinking. I have always liked a resilient army and nothing is more resilient than a 2+ save (especially in 6th Ed) so Deathwing is an obvious choice. Having not seen the codex I am making an assumption that Belial will still allow me a full Deathwing army and this combined with the new Deathwing Knights to give me more unit choices will be good fun.

So it is that I will do a Fallenwing army...

Well until the codex comes out I won’t be able to start putting a list together but I have bought myself 25 terminators, and built and sprayed them over the weekend in preparation for list writing.  I have however started my test model and thought I would share a work in progress shot of a Fallenwing Terminator, almost done except for basing, any and all comments welcome.
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Thats all for now, but I will be back soon reviewing the codex and with new ideas of how to continue my project.


Rich

8 comments:

  1. Looking very nice.

    A small c&c would be that if you are going to do some rust weathering then I would personally also do some distressing/chipping on some of the armour. Else, for me at least, the armour looks almost too smooth and clean to be rusty.

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  2. Thanks for the comment mate, will see how a bit of chipping looks, ive never painted chips on black before.

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  3. Like it dude.. Nice and easy to replicate across the army. Greater choice of termie type will be important in bringing in variation.. U know..to keep boredom at bay whilst painting black! I think a lot of guys will be digging out their Deathwing.. I know I have lol.
    Wonder what the codex will bring.. Ad if Deathwing will be a viable option this time around..
    Big block of termies is a good way to start though!

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  4. Thanks Ven, yea this one took me about a hour to do so hopefuly i can do them quickly. Am airbrushing a gradient on the black that dosn't come out well in the photo but that speeds things up and adds depth for little effort.

    I pure deathwing are a viable option with this codex. The Deathwing Terminators are getting split fire which will help not waste shots, and make them more efficent and 2+ saves seem better than ever. I still cant see them being top tier but we shall see.

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  5. Like that a lot, very striking on the table, I'd suggest doing something a bit bright on the base just to give it a bit of colour, but other than that I like the idea of the army so much I might give into my general apathy regarding dark angels and do a list myself!

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  6. Yea, the plan is for snow and ice bases to contrast with the black.

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  7. and that you like snow and ice bases

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