Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Painting - Blood Angels - Dante & Furioso Dreadnought

I have finished a pair of important units for this weekends Maelstrom tournament.

Here we have Lord Commander Dante.  I own the actual Dante miniature in metal, but alongside the newer model range he is looking dated.  I kitbashed this version out of Sanguinary Guard and Death Company parts.

Next is the completed Furioso Dreadnought with Frag Cannon and Meltagun.  He will be riding down into battle in a Drop Pod.  As you can see I started painting freehand battle damage to his powerfist arm.  I stopped myself for now as there is plenty of work still to do on other units.  It is something I will complete in the near future.
I am getting through my eight Death Company currently.  I am trying to be disciplined and get the unit to a tabletop standard which I can later embellish when I have time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Painting - Blood Angels - Tactical Squad

Here are a few shots of my Blood Angels.  I have built all my marines to use parts of the Blood Angel Tactical squad and Death Company sets.  All Marines in Power Armour will be on the new 32mm bases.  I must say that the new increased base size is nice to work with and makes miniatures like top heavy jump infantry far more stable on the table top.

First we have the Tactical Squad's Sergeant toting his Combi-melta.
Here he is along with the rest of the Tactical Squad and 5 man Assault Squad.
Finally we have a completed Death Company Marine.  I used soft blue greys for the edge highlighting to move away from the basic grey line work on the armies boltguns.
I want something to break up the barren dusty bases.  They are similar in colour to my Realm of Battle board so I think I will add a few skulls to various bases, maybe some sparse dead strands of grass too.

As I'm on a rare GM'ing break from Tuesday night RPGing (Aaron is running Star Wars currently)  I managed to finish assembling my Drop Pods in between important d20 rolls during the game.  They get base coated today along with the Vindicator.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Blood Angels for Maelstrom VIII

Believe it!  Blood Angels, not Eldar!  After many months/years of taunting and challenges from my fellow gamers and a certain TO I have shed my pointy ears and replaced them with pointy teeth instead.

My list for Maelstrom VIII is as follows,

Librarian, L2, Jump Pack, Veritas Vitae(Warlord)

10 Tactical Marines, Melta, Combi Melta, Heavy Flamer
Drop pod
5 Scouts, Camo Cloaks, Sniper Rifles

Command Squad, Jump Packs, 3 Storm Shields, 3 Melta
8 Death company, Jump Packs, 2 Power fists
Furioso Dreadnought, Frag Cannon, Melta
Drop Pod

5 Assault marines, 2 Melta, 2 Infernus Pistols
Drop pod

Imperial Knight Paladin

I am furiously painting the red marines so expect updates soon.