Freehanding the Dark Angels first company Deathwing symbol is not hard to do. At first glance it looks like a fairly complex image, but once you know how to break it down into steps, it's actually quite easy to paint.
These pictures from fellow hobbyist Adam show you how he was able to take the process I posted a while back and use it on his own Deathwing models. The end result looks great.
Freehand iconography holds a special place in my heart. Sure, I can make my own decals now and I often sculpt symbols in place now that I know how to cast shoulderpads, but there's just something cool about nicely done freehand work.
It shows a level of dedication to me. It says you're willing to invest a considerable amount of time in a very small area of your model in order to explain to me where it comes from. A big thanks to Adam for sharing his work with me and I'm glad he was able to take something from the site and put it to good use.
Since I've freehanded the design a number of times myself, I thought I'd find the symbol and create a decal sheet for those who would rather go that route. It fits a regular 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper and has a scale on it for other size paper as well. All you really need to do is save it to your desktop, test print it once to make sure you're all set and then repeat the process using your decal paper.
NOTE: These should be printed on clear paper.
Download the decal sheet here.
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It's a simple jpeg image and includes enough shoulderpad symbols for 40 Terminators and 8 larger symbols you can use on Land Raider doors.
Make sure to check out these posts as they might help:
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