Monday, 27 October 2014

Blood Angels Devastators with Forge World Missile Launchers

I began the hour planning on finishing off a Land Raider (pictures to come at some point) but instead built up a Devastator Squad with the very nice Forge World missile launchers. While they look fantastic, they can be a bit fiddly to get to a tight fit to the shoulder pads to prevent them looking like they're suspended and held by one hand. Below is my solution to hiding the gaps, a bit of important writing on scrolls, just what a heat producing weapon in the 41st millennium really needs...

Its also worth noting for anybody thinking of getting this kit that some parts which look like they should be there, actually shouldn't and need to be cut off.


Note the piece just behind the rear shoulder mount - if this isn't trimmed, you won't get a neat fit with the backpack
I'm very happy with how they've come out and with the new codex just around the corner, they'll probably be the guys charged with anti-flyer duties, assuming that the army have access to Flakk missiles, of course...

The sergeant

Monday, 6 October 2014

Blood Angels: Plastic Librarian finished

So here he is, finished and based. I say finished but I might stick a gloss varnish onto the Force Sword to make it glow a bit more, but on the whole he is ok. In hindsight, I'm not sure how much I'll use a power armoured librarian, but hey, we'll see.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Blood Angels: Terminator Sanguinary Priest conversion from Space Hulk

I managed to convert up this guy today, a Terminator Sanguinary Priest for my Blood Angels. The body is the Space Hulk model with heavy flamer, Brother Zael I believe, while the arms and other bits are from the Grey Knight terminator box set. It took a bit of careful clipping to remove the flamer and power fist due to the more dynamic pose with these snap-fit models, but with the aid of some liquid greenstuff, it went together pretty well.

I even managed to find a space for the other apothecary bits to be added as can be seen above. They really are very nicely detailed models so I'm happy with my recent eBaying. The full unit as I intend to run them can be seen below.

 Also of note in another eBay bargain was this Rhino with Forge World doors which I managed to snap up for about 60% of the RRP of just the Rhino, or just over the retail of the doors, depending on how you want to look at it. The doors were on the wrong sides (meaning the wings pointed in the wrong direction), but thankfully the model had been built with plastic glue so the doors and front resin panel actually dropped off in the post, so it was a surprisingly easy fix.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Blood Angels: Sanguinary Priest, Assault Squad and Games Day Captain built

He has the Jump Pack from the Sanguinary Guard kit, but without the silly wings

Got some hobby done today in the building of an Assault Squad, Sanguinary Priest and the Games Day Captain. I also managed to get the interiors of the tanks primed so I can get all the details done before they're built. Hopefully, I'll have some painting progress to report on those very soon.

Two plasma pistols, with the remaining five to have no special weapons

Friday, 5 September 2014

Why are there no more banners?

Something struck me recently about 40k in recent years, a lack of something. Banners. There are a lot less than there were in yesteryear, particularly Second Edition and Rogue Trader. Seeing as how my plan is to recreate that early 40k feel, it's important that there are a good number of banners in the army.

Banners and Blood Angel orange - what could be better?
Going way back, banners used to mean something in both game terms and also background. With this in mind, my tactical and devastator squads will have sergeants with back banners, and all HQs will also be modelled similarly. I'm not sold on the Venerable Dreadnought so it's replacement (either a standard dread or perhaps librarian dreadnought) will also have a banner. 

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