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Title: Pre-Heresy Dark Angel Tutorial

BigWill - November 29, 2008 03:55 AM (GMT)
This is a step by step guide on how to paint Pre-Heresy Dark Angels
Dark Angel Pre-Heresy wore black armor as opposed to the dark green of modern ones.
Since the Dark Angels are the first legion I like to give them older marks of armor
anything up to mk4 maximus armor
1)The first step is to prime him black,I use spray primer by Armory
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2)Then it is time to basecoat.Make sure you have solid coverage.
A good rule of thumb is when you think it's ready, give it one more coat
- Chaos Black for the armor not doing this is lazy
- Dheneb Stone for the robes and wings on the helmet and backpack
- Dark Flesh for the ropes on the robes
- Dark Angel green for the weapons and eyes which I think helps tie them to the modern DA
- Boltgun metal for the chainsword and bolter clip and barrel
- Shining gold for the faceplate,sword pommel,and the tips of the ropes
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3)-Deviln Brown wash and cover the robes with it.
I did three layers letting each one dry before adding a new layer
I like my robes to look dark like monks robes as opposed to cream colored
- One coat Babdab Black wash on everything painted boltgun metal
- One coat thinned purple wash on the gold areas once dry a coat of devlin brown wash.

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4)-Paint all raised areas of robe Graveyard Earth leaving the darker brown in the recesses
-Paint the inside of the robe Scab red
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5)-Using a 50/50 mix of Graveyard Earth and Kommando Khaki paint the raised edges of the robes
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6)-Using Kommando khaki paint the extreme edges for the robe
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7)-Using a thinned coat of devlin wash go over the robe to help tie it all together
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8)-Using Codex Grey highlight all the hard edges of the armor
-Using Goblin Green highlight the Bolter,chainsword,and the upper half of the eye lenses
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