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