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How to Paint Deathwing Terminator Part 1 by Lester Bursley (by awesomepaintjob)
With some AoBR Termies and Grey Knight Termie hats making their way over to me in the near future, it seemed somewhat appropriate to post this up here. Note that after the initial dark brown basing, subsequent air brush coats are only done from a high angel, thus producing a natural shadow effect. This could really be reproduced with any color combination, and could also be done with alternate “source angles” to denote different lighting, such as a bright light to the right, or underlit, for example.
It is also good to note in this video that even if you have access to an air brush, it is far from your only tool. They are amazing for basing and priming, though, as well as subtle gradient effects.
Fliers rule the skies in this edition, raining unsolicited death upon those below them, and with minimal retribution to be had.
My second Night Scythe/Doom Scythe is my first foray into Air Brushing, and it seems my first ever blend of paints was a perfect replication of Leadbeltcher from Citadel’s line. The mix was entirely from the Tamiya paint line, save for the water, which comes from nature.
- 3 parts Flat Aluminum
- 2 parts Gloss Black
- 1 part Acrylic Thinner
- 2 parts Water
This mix also lasted me long enough to base the whole of the Doom Scythe in one go, base a monkey to test adhesion, and still have enough left over to pour back into the Flat Aluminum pot. As I only have a single action Air Brush at this point, all other painting on this model was done by hand with a regular brush.
The Warscythe not only did NOT manage to get nerfed, it got BETTER!
Not only does it still give +2 Str and 2d6 Pen, it is now explicitly AP 1!
How is this different than before, you might ask? I mean, you still slice through Terminator Armour just like before, don’t you? It’s not the Termies that I am concerned with, it is the +2 you get on the Pen chart against metal boxes! Previously the Warscythe received no bonuses on the chart aside from being able to get to it easier than your typical Str 7 weapon. Now you get there easier and have a One in Two chance of making the metal box do it’s Pinata impersonation.
- Move 12”
- Have Fleet
- Ignore Terrain
This is the edition of the Scarab.
Having gotten tired of how much of a pain in the butt it is to get your hands on ACTUAL Scarab swarms, I decided to manufacture my own. These little buggers were made out of carpentry button ends (the kind used to cover up screw holes in banisters and such) that I carved and detailed using a Dremel tool. I think it was something like $3.50 +tx to buy a blister of 18 such buttons down at Canadian Tire, making each base of two Scarabs marginally more expensive than my Jokaero, if you can believe it.
I might paint up the eyes red later, but I plan on leaving them gold for the moment.