Caiyne the Redeemer
Epistolary of the Shadowed Angels a successor chapter of the Dark Angels
Don't mind the background - just playing around with Diptic
You have all seen the posts by Mike about their Escalation league in Minneapolis. Well I loved the idea so much and was tired of waiting around for 9th edition I decided to start something similar up in Chicago-land. First - you can check out the league and the details (and other's stuff) here: http://iwfb.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=40 It's early yet as we are just starting this June, but check back and there should be more.
We are starting the games in July with 500 points so I vowed 250 for June to combine with the Tactical squad I already have finished. The first part of that was a Mastery Level 2 Libarian of my Shadowed Angels. This guy is from Dark Vengeance and has seen roughly 5-6 games of 40k in his cloak of darkness (black spray paint). I decided now was the time to change that.
Here he is joining Sergeant Naaman and the 3rd tactical squad of the 5th Company
I wanted to test airbrushing power armor for this guy so I started with a Kantor Blue basecoat over black primer and then used Lothern Blue to highlight (both out of the airbrush). It worked ok, but following this I purchased a new airbrush as....well it sucks and I was due. Overall I think it worked out fine and I went back and edge highlighted twice. I would like to utilize this technique on all the dark angels but then they wouldn't match my first unit so I might reserve it for characters and tanks.
I hadn't painted anything since Adepticon so it felt really good to finish a model. It was also fun to focus on one character model as I could see progress being made and finished him quickly which has helped keep me motivated.
I'm not sold on the runes of his power sword. I went with the bronze look, but feel like it could use to be a bit brighter...would love some comments below.
Also considering trying a freehand design on his gray cloak. Any thoughts on what is should/could be? Was thinking of going with some sort of wing symbol, but maybe there is a librarius symbol I could go with instead...
Last change will likely be hitting his outstretched hand up with a dark to light red as if he is beginning to manifest a power. Will be doing this shortly as the new airbrush has arrived.
Next up is a Venerable Dreadnought!