Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Aegis Defence Line Work In Progress

Good evening children of the Plague Father and thank you for joining us once again in our pestilent paradise found deep within his garden of decay. Today I would like to present to you my progress on an Aegis Defence line I picked up before the latest price increase and with a 20% discount to boot so was a steal.

I planned to do a simple scheme on this and knock it out fairly swiftly as a test model for my airbursh. I started by priming it black then giving it a coat of Burnt Umber. Next I applied Yellow Ochre as when thinned down ( possibly too much ) it took on the colour of Desert Yellow however straight from the bottle it is much brighter.

From here I intended to hit it with a wash and then pick out the Aquila and I would be done but then disaster struck and I search for pictures of other Aegis Defence Lines for "inspiration" and found among the hordes done in the Games Workshop method I had intended to use I saw a beautiful example where the painter had picked out the reinforced sections and graffiti painted on.

Now this got me raiding the paint chest for a metallic colour to work against the flat panels and decided that copper would do the job nicely with it being such a warm looking metal for my desert board. After picking out the detail front and back then using Dhenab Stone for the Aquila I applied a Sepia wash.

Now this is where I have got to so far but real life has gotten in the way recently and posting and hobby time took a big hit. Hopefully I will be able to get back on track as this still needs the bullet holes darkening and possibly a soot effect adding to them and the panels giving a bit more depth  (not to mention the small matter of the autocannon that is sat waiting to be sprayed ).

Until next time keep spreading his noxious touch to all you meet.



  1. Nice work, look forward to seeing the finished thing 

  2. Thanks they have taken longer than I expected them to. Along with only really playing D&D at the minute it has derailed my guard test models or painting my Necrons so need some motivation on that front.

  3. What was the disaster? you don't seem to have mentioned what happened? lol

    Also, what kind of guard are you painting?

  4. the disaster was finding more work for myself than the original idea.

    I am painting some Cadians in a desert scheme as a potential allie to my Necrons

  5. Dorn's Arrow10 August 2012 at 21:46

    Nice, I have some catachan models which I am thinking of either using as a detachment, or for a diorama... not sure which yet though


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