Death Company Storm Raven, Part 1: paint and magnets

With the Heroes of Armageddon Project firmly on track, I finally felt ready to do some modeling for one of the armies that will be given away. Jawaballs was so kind to say 'yes' to me asking if I could paint up a bird for his Blood Angels army. That army needs a Death Company Storm Raven and I felt inspired to do something nice with that. I made a trade with a wonderful reader and got my kit in two days later. Here's a progress report. I like to do these modeling series in about six articles and I hope someone will get inspired by it. Comments or constructive critisism are welcome!

After putting the hull together, I primed the inside with Tamiya Aircraft Grey, a nice, light tone excellent for cargo bays and the like
Then I washed the inside with Sepia to get some muted definition
With the trusted Devlan Mud I went over important ridges, like door frames and cables 
 With a black wash I went back minimally, just to give accents to the deepest shadows. Remember, most of this won't be visible, but it's a matter of principle for me; with the doors open you can always get a glimpse and that has to look good.
 I picked off some details, like monitors and the rigging above the door
 Then, using a scrubber and some charadon granite, I weathered the places where there would be damage to the paint
 Here's a peek through the door
 After attaching the roof, I decided to magnetize the wings for easy transport, to Games Day in Chicago but also for the winner of the BA army. I actually ended up with 3 magnets for each wing
 A strip of tin
 and bingo, works perfect
 transport ready..ready for priming


  1. Looking good. I like what you're doing with the interior.

  2. Nicely done. Like the idea of magnetizing the wings just to make transport easier.

  3. I think I'll do the same for the wings to make transporting easier. Awesome wear and tear on the interior

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. looks sweet, out of curiosity whats the closest GW paint to the light grey colour used on the interior?


Post a Comment