Converted with the help of a chapterhouse conversion kit and some changes of my own.
Be warned, this one will be picture heavy!
So, I still have some wee decals to put on these chaps, but I figure once I’m happy with the paint I’ll just go back through and do them all at once..
All told I have about a platoon’s worth of these chaps to give my Germans a run for their money on the Normandy-ish terrain I have.
And with the 6th of June not that far away…
It’s very quick paint, so not going to win any prizes, but it’ll stand up well on the table and I should be able to get them all done in short order if I give them my attention.
Honestly, with the next thing I had planned being white scars bikers, and their being rumours of a white scars bike box, I’m a) slightly peeved I already have a bunch of bikes and b) trying to hold off in case they look awesome. So I'll take some time to paint my Americans, finish off some guard that need some love and maybe think about a knight now that the new kit is out.
And these chaps represent 2nd Companys 8th Squad. another assault squad.
I had a much easier time with the squad markings on these chaps, which I put down to the paint colours.
The Sarge – another veteran paint job, and a Lighting claw as opposed to a power sword. these two Sergeants also have melta bombs..
Poor, poor man.
Yet this guy always seems to survive longer..
I try to be as dynamic as possible with these models, and if it looks hokey.. well they are eight foot tall genetically engineered killing machines. I don't expect they'd be Nureyev.
And the obligatory helmetless chap.
Not much else to see here, just a painted squad. I’ll try and get everyone together for a family photo once the raven is done!
These chaps represent 2ndcompany’s 7th Squad – the first of their two assault squads.
Finally finished, been a slow burn on these, but good fun. (Just the raven left to do – and a model to stand in for captain Aphael if I decide to make one)
The markings are mostly freehand, but I’m still not up to the chapter badge :)
The squad markings on the knees – it’s all about the paint. this squad with the yellow on black were painted after the other squad which is black on yellow, but the others were so much easier to paint. In hindsight i should have tried the negative image with these for an easier ride.
The Sarge – whether he will be run as a veteran Sergeant or not i decided to model and paint him as such, just to add a little more pop to the unit.
Battle brother abla tivewound. this IS primarily a melta delivery squad..
the obligatory helmetless spezz muhrine.
The other gun.
And the other expendable.
With the exception of the raven, which is up next and the captain I've yet to decide to build (too many HW to field as it is) I’m about “done” with the Blood Angels. I’ve an awful lot in the paint queue tho, so don't fret that It’ll dry up round here.
My biggest problem is what to actually tackle next. I’m pleased that I managed to paint this lot as I have rather than running out of steam half way through and switching projects.. It’s got me fire dup to work some more things through to completion,.
Although, that new knight kit….