The Ravenwing Black Knights, esteemed as the finest warriors of the 2nd Company, draw inspiration from the legendary monster-hunting knights of ancient Caliban. These elite Dark Angels fighters surge toward the enemy at breakneck speeds, wielding their corvus hammers with such incredible force that even the stoutest armor offers little resistance to their spiked ends.
Within the ranks of the Ravenwing, the Black Knights stand as the epitome of excellence. Mounted on formidable bikes armed with plasma talons and equipped with an array of potent melee weapons, they possess the capacity to vanquish adversaries many times their size. This makes them an indispensable, swift, and deadly addition to any collection of warriors on the battlefield.
Ravenwing Black Knights Datasheets
What’s in the Ravenwing Black Knights box
- x122 plastic components with which to make a unit of three Ravenwing Black Knights.
- x1 Dark Angels Transfer Sheet.
- x3 Citadel 75mm x 25mm Oval Bases.
How to paint the Ravenwing Black Knights set
- Step 1: Base Colors
Begin by applying the foundational colors to your Ravenwing Black Knights. This includes a deep, dark color like Abaddon Black for their imposing armor. Ensure you apply this same dark color to their bikes, providing a consistent and menacing appearance.
- Step 2: Silver Accents
Moving on, let’s infuse metallic brilliance into your models. Paint the silver elements, like the sleek bike exhaust pipes and the sleek weapon casings, with a metallic silver paint such as Leadbelcher. This will create a stark contrast against the dark armor, making those details pop.
- Step 3: Gold Trim
The iconic gold trim is a hallmark of the Dark Angels, and Space Marines in general. Use a sumptuous gold paint like Retributor Armor for the intricate details, including the edges of their shoulder pads and the revered winged insignia. This touch of gold adds regal splendor to their formidable presence.
- Step 4: Dark Angels Green
Now, embrace the Dark Angels’ signature green. Apply it with precision to the chapter badges and any other areas that demand this iconic hue. Don’t forget to paint the flag carried by one of the models, emphasizing the allegiance to the Chapter. Use Caliban Green for this step.
- Step 5: Weapons
For the corvus hammers and the plasma talons, opt for a dark silver or gunmetal color, such as Ironbreaker. These weapon details should evoke a sense of lethal efficiency, ready to strike down foes with unwavering precision.
- Step 6: Details
Illuminate the bikes with White Scar, painting the intricate wings and other fine details. To make the plasma talons truly stand out, paint their energy sources with a bright blue, like Caledor Sky. This electrifying touch adds depth to the weaponry.
- Step 7: Shading and Layering
For added depth, focus on shading and layering. Begin by shading the armor with Nuln Oil to create shadows and enhance the three-dimensional appearance. Then, layer the raised areas of the armor plates with Eshin Grey to add dimension and make the armor pop. Lastly, apply a gentle layer of Ulthuan Grey to the White Scar details, such as wings and insignia, to create highlights and contrast.
- Step 8: Basing
To bring your models to life, consider crafting a fitting base. You can use textured paints or materials like sand to create a realistic terrain effect. Then, paint the base with colors that complement your army’s theme or match the envisioned battlefield terrain. For the base color, use Zandri Dust as a base coat, and then add texture with Astrogranite or Stirland Mud, depending on the desired terrain effect. Finally, consider dry brushing the base with a lighter color like Karak Stone to highlight the texture.
- Step 9: Varnish
To safeguard your painstaking work, finish with a protective matte varnish. A suitable option is Ardcoat, which ensures your beautifully painted Ravenwing Black Knights remain vibrant and resilient during intense battles.