Boo: Dark Angels

Written by The Boo

I’ve been a Warhammer 40,000 player for at least the past 20 years, back when it was called Rogue Trader. Even in those early days I was drawn towards one specific race/army; The Dark Angels.

There was always something about the Dark Angels that drew me to them. The gothic feel, mystery surrounding their secrets among other things. But this blog isn’t about all that sort of stuff, this is just to share with everyone what projects I’m currently working on.

This is the 5th (I think) incarnation of my Dark Angels army. Previous ones I sold off of gave away to start new projects. This new army consists of the entire 3rd Chapter of Dark Angels. For those not in the know, that’s 100 Space Marines with a bucket load of tanks and miscellaneous other fun things. All up (what I actually have built, but unpainted) is 112 Space Marines; 6 ten man tactical squads, 2 ten man assault squads, 2 devastator squads, command plus his command squad, chaplain plus his command squad, 6 dreadnoughts, 8 rhino transport tanks and 2 razorback transport tanks. And it’s not finished. (For those not familiar with 40k, and what all that means, don’t worry, I’ll show it all eventually.)

What I’m sharing here is another part of my Dark Angels army; Deathwing.

All up, I have 4 five man squads of Deathwing Terminators, Master of the Deathwing, Chaplin and 3 Venerable dreadnoughts.

All of these are no where near finished, but thought people would like to see some of the stages of modeling/painting.

The picture above of a Deathwing Sergeant is at a rough stage where I’m still testing out new painting techniques, trialing colours and seeing if I like the overall feel of the colours.


In this we see the size difference between a standard Terminator (With heavy flamer) next to a venerable dreadnought.

Just some random terminators ready for an undercoat. Had these assualt terminators for ages, just finally got around to putting them together.

My custom Master of the Deathwing. As you can tell, I hacked up some old miniatures I had to create this thing. It’s also the first time I’ve ever used Green Stuff (Sculpting epoxy). Not sure I’m too happy with it, but it’ll do me for gaming purposes.

And finally another test for the rough colours and overall feel of the paint scheme for my deathwing. I’m kind of happy with the way they’re turning out, it’s fairly quick to do, and is more than adequate for simple gaming pieces.

I hope to keep this updated as often as possible so you can see the progress of the army, and hopefully one day, the finished army in it’s entirety. I have quite a lot to do…