Tuesday, 23 August 2011

AoBR Blood Raven Dreadnaught COMPLETED

So now I've settled on the Blood Ravens as a scheme, I popped over to Forgeworld to pick up the Blood Raven Transfer sheet to save myself any more embarrasing free-handed chapter badges, at least till I get a little better at them. I've also gone back to my box of stripped and re-based Assault on Black Reach figures and pulled out the Dreadnaught. And here he is:

Better image updated 20-12-2011 with base!

Despite a little bit of dithering over how to handle the alternate colours, I'm pretty pleased with how he's turned out. Owning the Dawn of War games as a reference didn't hurt, of course.

The scheme used in Dawn of War 2 paints the whole of the engine casing at the back in cream, but it really doesn't work for me. This means that perhaps the red is more dominant (and maybe too Blood Angels-ey) hence the stripe on the leg and the full shoulder patches, but it lifts it enough without unbalancing the scheme. In fact, the only downside to the model is the slight whitening in some places caused by the sealant spray, which is annoying but theres not a lot I can do about it.

Anyway, comments and feedback as ever appreciated. I'm not sure I can face doing the AoBR terminators at the moment (they're really basic and a little dull to paint) so I'm currently dithering about the next project.

And as a final note, I first painted this guy in Ultramarine colours in November last year. He looked like this:

I think there is some significant progress there!