I am reading through the Dark Angels codex and painting some Scouts to try to get some grip on the new edition. Here’s how the first squad of 5 turned out.
I was set on sticking to my Orks as a start for the 8th edition. Yeah, I’m slow this time around but the game has not been opening to me – I think I lost track when editions came out like shells from an assault cannon. But now there’s a slight kindle. As it turns out its the Dark Angels this time that I can get a grasp on…
It was very fun to get back to the Dark Angels again for this squad. I never was too sure about the colour scheme for my Dark Angels, the Harbingers of Repentance, but now I enjoyed painting the strong vivid colours a lot! One could even go and say they are a bit old school, like the popping red of the Blood Angels. However, the Dark Angels were brooding already back then.
The cloaks, yeah. As I had decided to go snow-theme for my bases, with a greyish soil underneath, painting the cloaks with a snow-camo pattern or simply grey would have been the obvious choice. That didn’t feel right at all!
I had to put down the paint brush for a while until the idea settled in properly – I wanted them to be fully space fantasy. Now I can imagine the scouts standing on top of a ridge in the gloaming. One is looking up on that ridge and sees only the darkening sky and stars alighting slowly. I felt this also goes well with the technology, or technomancy if you like, of the 40k universe. Star cloaks – why not.