Saturday, 25 September 2010

[Painting] My first Night Lord!!!

Well after planning on starting Night Lords for the last well... 3 months or maybe more, I finally made a start on my first model, this is just a test model, but I was more than pleased with the paint scheme.

From the front you can see that I went for silver rather than gold. The traditional gold symbolises that ever night has a dawn. However I wanted something that was stand out but still matched the lightning, and in my opinion the silver symobolises that every night has some light (usually moonlight). A bit like the Night Lords are fighting for the light at the end of the tunnel.

This is a better shot of some of the lightning, which will be repainted as its too thick and obviously painted, but I need to get myself a white pen, or a much thinner brush. However for a first attempt at a proper detailing technique I was quite proud and hope to improve towards the end of the army.

Lastly this shows you the typical skull faceplate which I wanted to keep in the army and each will have some distinguishing feature by the end, at the moment this one is being kept plain as it has quite a daemonic look already.

So, all in all, I found it quite easy to paint this model in about half an hour, which is a long time for a basic bolter boy, but given a few more tries I think I can get these guys done a unit a day (the hour or two I get free). The hardest part is the lightning and the faces, but the overall look is worth the extra effort.

Have at it, let me know what you think of my first Night Lord, and hopefully within a week I can get the full squad painted up and a Rhino to go with them (but no promises)

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