How to paint a Dark Angel Space Marine

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This is my Contest Entry for the latest Miniwargaming Contest.

In this article I will provide a Simple Beginner's tutorial of how to paint a Dark Angel Space Marine. Right, let's begin!
To start off, you will need the following paints: Chaos Black, Dark Angels Green, Bestial Brown, Bleached Bone, Mechrite Red, Chainmail, Skull White, Badab Black, and Devlan Mud. You do not have to use these exact colours, but try to use colours similar to these.

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Step 1: Start off by Priming the Miniature black. By using black primer, the model looks more sinister like a Dark Angel should!

Step 2: Give the robes a basecoat of Bestial Brown.

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Step 3: Next, Give the Marine’s armour a basecoat of Dark Angels green. This may take more than one Coat.

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Step 4: Now, paint outside portions of the robes bleached bone, and paint the inside portion of the robes Mechrite Red.

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Step 5: Now, Paint the Bolter with Mechrite Red and Chainmail.

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Step 6: Now, Give the robes a wash of Devlan Mud. This will make the robes look more realistic and war torn.

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Step 7: Now, give the armour a wash of Badab black, along with painting the crest on the bolter Skull White. Now he is really starting to look like a Dark Angel!

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Step 8: Finally, very carefully paint the eyes of the helmet Mechrite Red. Then, very carefully paint small Dots on the eyes using Skull White. By doing this, It looks like the eyes are reflecting light.

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There you have it folks, a Dark Angel Marine. Now he is ready to fight the enemies of the Imperium!

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Coolguy101 (Over a year ago): - delete
You've really inspired me to start collecting and painting dark angels

darkmick (Over a year ago): - delete

darkangels4me (Over a year ago): - delete

darkangellord (Over a year ago): - delete
really cool ive just usted this to paint my dark angels

Petoy (Over a year ago): - delete
freakin cool

King-of-Chaos (Over a year ago): - delete
Wow nice tutorial!

Fallen-Brother (Over a year ago): - delete
NIce man
But why dont you highlight the creases???

AlbertWoods (Over a year ago): - delete
i agree with tyranid master

tyranid-master (Over a year ago): - delete
i think u should lightly drybrush the robe with a 1:1 mix of Skull White:Bleached Bone, just to make it a little bit lighter, but other than that, I NOW WANT TO PLAY DARK ANGELS!!!

Crimeroyale (Over a year ago): - delete
try to make cloth a little lighter with highlights but other than that...

weirdboy (Over a year ago): - delete
im a ork playear so a hate your army. but that is so sweeet grate work!!!!

TheDarkEldarGuy (Over a year ago): - delete

Alex (Over a year ago): - delete
Thanks for the comment chris. I actually did forget to drill out the bolter but I wanted to keep this article stictly to do with painting the model as it is a contest entry for the painting tips category.

ChrisW (Over a year ago): - delete
only want to add that prepwork is required. remove flash/moldlines & drill out the bolters.

otherwise good job.

Alex (Over a year ago): - delete
I use snot green to highlight armor. I consider Highlighting an advanced technique, so I did not include it in this tutorial. This is only meant to be a basic tutorial for beginners.

LordOfDecay (Over a year ago): - delete
What color do you use to highlight armor? The only color you mentioned was dark angles green.

Choco (Over a year ago): - delete
This is an awesome tutorial, can't wait to see more.

sqwertyman (Over a year ago): - delete
Very good tutorial. This is similiar to some veterans I painted about 2 months ago, but I highlighted the armour with snot green watered down.

Norsehawk (Over a year ago): - delete
Good looking tutorial, I use a very similar trick for my robes, I basecoat them with Dheneb Stone foundation paint and then give them a wash of Devlan mud slightly thinned and it gives a great effect that is just a tiny bit lighter than yours.

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Added: December 6, 2008
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A beginner's guide to painting Dark Angels Space Marines.

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