Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Workbench Progress - Deathwatch Army Commission

Hey there internet, so as promised I am back to show off the Deathwatch army I was commissioned to paint back in December.  I was excited about this project as I had followed the release of the Deathwatch very closely and bought the digital codex just in case.  So yeah back in December I was asked to paint  the models shown below, well after eight hours of pissing around getting everything that I had been given fixed, converted and or built I was able to take the below picture.

The models had been bought by my client from someone else so neither of us had seen them ahead of time and (no offence to anyone involved but) that was not a fun eight hours spent getting everything to a state that I was happy to work on.  I have been building models for decades now and I like things done in a certain way and I really don't like it when things are not cleaned and constructed properly.   Anyway I was eventually ready to get stuck in and I opted to start with the vehicles and then work my way through the infantry starting with the HQ units.  I did notice that some of the models had rather a thick undercoat and some had been painted to some degree so I had to be careful not to lose anymore detail.

So I kicked off with the Watch Master who is a wicked model that was great fun to repaint.   There was some paint on this model and evidence of some detail lose on the silver shoulder pad from an earlier undercoat.  I managed to get it all blacked back out and repainted while still keeping it looking sharp.

I don't know much about this next guy but I gather he is a big deal within the Deathwatch.  This model was half painted and there was quite a lot of paint already on his head so just added a slight highlight and a wash and left well alone.  The rest of the model got a complete repaint which I was very happy with when all was said and done.

These guys were easy to paint, I had to clean up one of them and build the other so they were both in a good state for me to work on and they look cool now they are done.

When it came time to paint these guys I soon realised that some of the shoulder pad chapter icons were unknown to me, within moments I had downloaded some really old image from GW showing all the chapters and work continued.

A Space Marine can't just go walking into battle so the obligatory Rhino.

The bikers ended up looking supercool with a Dark Angel leading them.

I am guessing that those hammers are the Heavy Thunder Hammers..ouch!

These two were very nice to work on, a little over costed in-game like most flyers but brutal looking for sure.

These last few units still could not decide what wargear they wanted so they were left incomplete.

With this lot done it's time for me to finish my new Dwarf Blood Bowl team and then get on with the Sisters of Silence and Custodes.

Check back soon and thanks for reading.


  1. Awesome work! I have really enjoyed painting my own Deathwatch army, such nice models.

    1. Cheers, they were a nice distraction after so much Space Wolves painting last year :)

  2. Beautiful army. The client is going to love them!