Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Blood Angels So Far...

Hey guys! As you may or may not know I have started a Blood Angels army. This has been very exciting so far. This is what I have built... A Razorback, 2 Rhinos, a Baal Predator, 2 Dreadnoughts, 2 10 man squads of assault marines with a powerfist infernus pistol, and 2 meltaguns, a 5 man Death Company squad all with power swords and an infernus pistol, Miphiston, and a Librarian. I decided to go mech-assault because it seemed to be the most sensible build i could come up with. Being a noob to 40k, I needed a rock solid list that would kinda play itself so that I couild get a firm grip on the game and not loose interest. You might not know this but this isnt my first 40k army, I used to play Tau :(

So I had to do some kit-bashing to make my Assault Marine Squads look a bit more "Sanguine". For every 10 Assault Marines it took a box of Death Company and a box of regular old Assault Marines. That rounds out to $59.50 a 10 man squad but with a box of DC costing $33 and an Asssault kit going for $26.50, an extra $9.50 for some bad ass looking dudes is not a bad deal considering all the extra bits you get. If you notice in the photo none of them have shoulder pads, thats cause I'm not sure if howI'm going to divy up the shoulder bits. The coolest thing about my squads id that all of the backpacks are magnetized. I couldnt see spending all that money and just not being able to put jump packs on them so i could deepstrike them whenever I wanted. The only annoying thing about the magnets, besides how fucking long they took to build, is that they spin around as you can see in the pic but its a small price to pay to save a little dough.
I think in the long run I'll be happy with the decision I made.

Now as far as painting goes I've decided to go with Army Painter's Dragon Red Primer. The primer gives you such a nice deep red color that is easy to work with and its a very high quality primer, second to none in my opinion. I grabbed a couple of painting tips from some friends and more importantly youtube videos from Jawaballs. His videos are the best if youre a little intimidated by painting red. OMG on our show said that if youve never painted in red then you should really practice before you go ahead and paint that centerpiece model so i took his advice and tried a few techniqued on a spare dude I had lying around (god knows ive got a million of those). I have to say I was happy with the way the samplw turned out and i decided to go for it and start painting. this is what my result was:
Not too bad for my first go. The guy in front there is a Sanguinary Priest I made from some Death Company bits i had and i gave him a banner that I plan on painting a Chalice on. Well, this is gonna wrap up this blog entry. I will be adding more hobby updates as I progress through finishing up my Blood Angels army. For some reason I'm very motivated to get these guys looking their best and completing the project. It would make my first ever fully painted army :) Well thanks for checking out what I'm up to and I hope you guys come back next time. Maybe I'll have something more important to post but hey, its all good either way right?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a solid start to me, and magnetising the backpacks is a great idea. Makes the models and army so much more versatile.