I dread to think how long ago I started this model. Five years maybe. And I finished it today 🙂
It was nice to come back to the beloved boys in red. I painted these for my good friend who goes by the name Indefragable in the 40k community – and I’ll be delivering them in person and hopefully seeing how they do in battle very soon!
To celebrate the unlocking of one of my favourite Space Marine kits to the Blood Angels in the new Codex, I dusted off the one I bought and painted when it was first released and re-photographed it.
The latest fallen brothers in the Death Company – made from Forge World MKIV Despoilers.
That’s right guys, I am selling my beloved Blood Angels, collected now over the span of many years. I am keeping one or two of the more unique or heavily converted models but everything else is up for grabs. I am making them available to those that follow this blog or my social media channels … Read More
Donatus Aphael, Captain of the Blooded, 2nd Company of the Blood Angels. This model was made for me by Blindhamster, who also made the Inquisitor Consadine model. He deftly combined parts from different kits to replicate the official artwork depicting the character, and hand-sculpted the hair and tabard.
Transporting the Sons of Sanguinius in style!
When I first built the Sanguinary Priest after GW released the clampack version I swapped the chalice and chainsword for a rendition of Valour’s Edge and Fury of Baal. However he now fills out a different role in the army so I painted up the original (and admittedly very cool) chainsword arm and gave him … Read More
Finally got around to finishing my second Sanguinary Guard squad today, converted using Forge World torsos, helmets and shoulder pads. I realised after taking the pics I’d forgotten to add soot around the jump pack jets so need to go back and do that. Also my first time doing power weapons and jump pack jets … Read More
Today I finished up the first of two Rhino APCs for my tactical squads, for when they’re not dropping in pods with specialist weapons. This one also has the option of a lascannon Razorback variant. I went for a really worn, well-used look on this one, which was fun. Hope you like!
I built a couple of tactical sergeants recently with magnetised weapons so I can swap wargear depending on need – the very definition of ‘tactical’! Not sure which I like best but the general consensus seems to be the beardy head on the sarge with the banner would be the ultimate!
It’s the Easter Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, which usually means rain and cold weather – perfect to spend indoors hobbying! I had to work at my day job two of the four days so didn’t get as much time as I would have otherwise, but hey, more money for plastic crack and … Read More
Missile Devastators awaiting their sergeant to be assigned… With these guys I’ve gone for a more weathered, battered look with chips and scratches – similar to my most recent assault squad but even more pronounced this time. Keen to hear what you guys think of this look, so please comment below!
Tri-flamer assault squad to complement my tri-melta squad. I’ve gone for a more worn look than on the previous squad and I may go back to bring them in line with these as I’m quite happy with the result. These guys are the first of a few infantry squads that I’ve had in progress for … Read More
I bought the Forge World Blood Angels Legion torsos and heads as soon as they came out, knowing I’d use them for something but not being sure for what exactly. The answer came when was inspired by Lil Legend Studio‘s Heresy-era assault squad where he combined them with the plastic Sanguinary Guard legs. I thought … Read More
Heretics and Xenos beware! Fragioso is ready for battle…
These guys have seen many battles, but I’ve only just gotten around to finishing painting them. Relatively quick paint job – they’re only scouts after all! Click the pics for high res versions…
Alongside the Sicaran I also finished its partner in crime, a Deredeo Dreadnought. Wasn’t a huge fan of the model when it came out but it’s grown on me – and being absolutely awesome on the battlefield helps! Click the pics for larger versions…
I finally got around to finishing this, probably my favourite tank of the Warhammer Universe, the Relic Sicaran Battle Tank! Click the pics for larger versions…
This model completes a set I’ve been painting for a friend. It’s the third Mephiston I’ve painted but the first original sculpt – which was actually pretty fun!
Long overdue for an update! A few things to show tonight and lots more coming soon. First up, some Blood Angels painted for my good friend Indefragable from The Bolter & Chainsword.
I was never really happy with the photos I took of my Stormraven – it didn’t fit in my lightbox and I struggled to light it without it being over exposed. But I have a new, bigger lightbox now so thought I’d take some more pics which are a truer representation of the real thing. … Read More
Welcome to the third and final part of this tutorial on how I paint my Blood Angels. Check out Part I here and Part II here. The last part is where we add the final details to the model and it’s difficult to record this ‘step-by-step’ as everything is kind of happening at the same … Read More
Welcome to the second part of this three-part tutorial on how I paint my Blood Angels. Check out Part I here where we cover the base red armour and airbrush steps, and Part III here which gives an overview of the finishing touches. Now it’s on to detailing the model… Step 6 Paint all the … Read More
As with the Drop Pods, only one of these (Speeder No. II) was painted by me, and the other two were matched by Peter at Scar’s Miniature Madness. Hope you like them!
Here we have a trio of Drop Pods. The middle one was painted by me and, as when I’ve painted a unit I tend to want to move on to another rather than paint more of the same, I commissioned the talented Mr. Peter Zuidgeest at Scar’s Miniature Madness to paint the other two. He … Read More
I fell in love with this model as soon as it came out and knew I had to paint it! As he’s quite fancy I thought he’d make a good Lemartes rather than a standard Chaplain so I replaced the Infernus pistol he came with for a Forge World bolt pistol.
UPDATE: Vallejo recently changed some of their paint names in quite a confusing way. The red I use in Step 5 is now called just ‘Red’ – not ‘Red RLM23’ as it was called before. The name ‘Red RLM23’ is now applied to a colour that used to be called ‘Scarlet’, which is brighter and … Read More
Here’s my kitbash of Dante. Some of the bits aren’t perfect but I’ve wanted to get a model done ever since the last codex came out so used what I had to hand. I wanted the armour to look suitably ancient – not damaged but worn and ‘antique’ looking, so I used Rub n’ Buff … Read More
Happy new year everyone! It’s been a while since I posted – mainly because I have a lot of half finished models for gaming and no finished ones to show – but I intend to be posting a bit more often from now on. You could call it a New Year’s Resolution I suppose… First … Read More