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Default Garfy's Grey Knight Storm Raven

All I seem to be painting this year are big projects... Arachnarok, Tyranid Hierophant and now a Grey Knight Storm Raven.

This was a really enjoyable project. The Storm Raven is a great kit which goes together beautifully (unlike the dreaded warped Land Speeder models). With its large flat areas it's a great piece to practice freehand on. I had a lot of fun painting the iconography on, it really helps break up the model and make it look interesting. I did the same trick with my Ultramarine Storm Raven.

I wasn't going to weather the Storm Raven, because I spent so long blending the airbrushed armour. In the end I decided to try a new technique. Using an old blister pack sponge and some Rhinox hide, I dabbed the paint onto the raised edges to show tiny chipping clusters. I added some smoke damage to the exhausts and around the thrusters. It's just enough and not over the top.













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Nice work mate, are the Inquisition symbols decals form the kit?

The chipping has worked well too
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That is awesome. I still don't know wether to paint mine grey knights or my custom chapter colours ... This may have persuaded me lol , have some rep!
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A nicely painted pigeon
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That looks really great, like you said, not too much damage, just minor things from it's current mission. I could see Marines keeping their equipment spotless between missions, so this works quite well.

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Nice work mate, are the Inquisition symbols decals form the kit?

The chipping has worked well too
I never use decals. It's all freehand.

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Check out my tutorial, it might persuade you further. Feel free to ask me any questions.

http://taleofpainters.blogspot.co.uk...y-knights.html

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I never use decals. It's all freehand.



Check out my tutorial, it might persuade you further. Feel free to ask me any questions.

http://taleofpainters.blogspot.co.uk...y-knights.html

Cheers for that Ill be having a good read
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Beautiful work!

The subtle blending of the silver is impressive, as is the exhaust carbon-staining, and the free-handing!

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I love the work you've done here. Makes my own GK Stormraven look shitty. Good on you, man!


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its a great paint job, but as its you i have to be super critical, i think the blue shading of the silver is over done, its not subtle enough for my personal taste, its pulling my eye from they rest of the paint job. the free hand is amazing btw



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