I’m just here to kick ass. Nevermind the bubblegum.
When I sorted through all of the Blood Angel miniatures that I got from the Fallen Gamer’s estate sale, I quickly found that I had acquired all of the characters, minus Tycho.
And let’s be honest, you really need TWO versions of that guy.
The first one that I decided to get out of the way was good ol’ Mephiston. Being as Close Combat is apparently gonna be a thing in 8th edition, I have high hopes for this Sonofabitch.
Now, he’s probably going to be running around with the Death Company, but in case not, and also just because, I went ahead and painted up the Sternguard Veterans that I had sitting in the miniature case of holding.
Aaaagh! Leggo of me, giant! Oh wait…no fear…no fear…
I have these same guys painted up with my Crimson Fist army, but I kinda like the newbies better. But that’s more than likely just the ‘New Miniature Factor’ talking.
Overpriced, yes. Cool as shit looking, yes again. To be perfectly honest, I almost never, ever run Sternguard (or Vanguard) marines. But hey, I’ve got ’em, so I might as well paint ’em right?
Finally, here’s the next unit on the painting block, JUMP MARINES!
“Might as well…”
I finally got these suckers knocked out!
We are ready to mow some (lightly armoured) shit down!
I still have another devastator squad left to paint, but that one is armed with more reasonable things, like Lascannons and Missile Launchers, as opposed to simply
ork killers Imperial Guard killers Astra Milti Heavy Bolters.
Actually, I’ve been a busy little bee painting away getting ready for 8th edition!
By the Emperor’s Teeth, it looks glorious!
And even better, it doesn’t look like a Byzantine mess of a rule system. Hell, it actually looks…dare I say it…fun?
But man, I’ll be damned if I ditch my hundreds and hundreds of Space Marines for those damn Primaris Marines!
They’re so tall, though…
Next up, some Command units!
The mighty Dreadnaught! (Well, maybe they’ll be mighty in 8th edition…)
Even though they never seem to last that long for me on the tabletop, I’ve always loved Dreadnaughts!
This one came in the original grab-bag that I got from the estate sale where I picked up the Blood Angels collection. All of my other Dreads are from 2nd edition, and therefore are made of metal- except for my scratch-built Ork Dred.
If we ever get around to doing that Ork-Blood Angels battle, I’ll post some pics of it on here.
Besides the Dreadnaught, I’ve also started on these guys:
Devastator Marines! Armed with Ork-killin’ Heavy Bolters!
Yeah, I know I said I was sick of painting Blood Angels, but maybe I was just sick of painting Blood Angel scouts.
So that means these guys are up next!
I’m cheaper than a Land Raider! And less of a target, too!
Ah, the ubiquitous Predator tank! A mainstay of every Space Marine army, and better on your wallet than a Land Raider as well!
I already have a Baal Predator in the collection, painted by our Lost Gamer:
Ooh, lookit the Flying (not as tough) Land raider!
But now I have a base (well, I guess not base, considering all of the Las-cannons) Predator for a total of two.
I don’t usually run with vehicles all that often, because of the tendency for them to get destroyed so easily. (and thus ruining your entire day)
Anyhow, vehicles always paint up quick for me, as opposed to infantry. So I guess this has rejuvenated my desire to paint Blood Angels, which means the TOTALLY DIFFERENT * things will have to wait a bit. Instead, I’ll paint a Dreadnaught.
*I don’t play Bolt Action, I play Disposable Heroes. But you use the same crap, and I have that boxed set.
Ready to snipe!
Man! It only took me a month to get these bastards done! So I suppose it was inevitable that progress would slow down; painting is time-consuming.
Plus, sad to say I’m getting mighty sick of painting Blood Angels to the exclusion of everything else!
On the other hand, I think these fellas turned out alright:
Next up, as promised- the Predator tank!
“I’m here! Shoot me! Kill me now!”
After the Predator, however…it’ll be something TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
What do you mean “We don’t blend in?”
Space Marine Scouts!
Who doesn’t love ’em?
How do any of these assholes survive to become full-fledged Space Marines?
I’ve decided to paint these guys in traditional Blood Angels scout colors, even though white clothing (and white gloves on at least a couple of them) doesn’t make a whole hell of a lot of sense for a stealth unit.
But it’s the Grimdark Far Future® so who cares, right?
Anyhow, the primer was layered so thick on some of these figures that I had to strip it off and start from bare metal.
My paint-stripper of choice is the highly toxic, yet highly effective Goof Off. Beware, it will eat plastic like a hot knife through butter!
With some luck, I’ll have the rest of these guys done by next week, then I guess it’s time to start on a vehicle.
Maybe the Predator?
I’ve finally finished the first ten (of fifteen) Death Company miniatures! All of ’em will be Jump-Pack marines, because when you gotta get someplace to hack something up, why not fly t…
Source: Death Company have arrived!