This evening I started building my Blood Angels Tactical Squad unit from my Blood Angels Battleforce.
I still haven’t started painting the 5 Death Company models I started a few days ago because I don’t have any black primer.
I actually went to a new store called Gamestars today to check it out and was really impressed. It’s a new store that just opened up a few months ago and it’s huge!
They have a lot of inventory on display and a lot of room for gaming tables etc.
Unfortunately, they didn’t have any black primer in stock.
However, since I had already built the Death Company models, I knew what extra pieces I had leftover on the sprues which I could use on the Tactical Squad so I just decided to start building that while I continue my hunt for black primer.
What I’m planning to do is to give each model at least one piece bit which is Blood Angels related to separate them from other Space Marines chapters. Meaning, for these three models I used three leftover shoulder pads I had from the Death Company sprue to give each model a Blood Angels left shoulder pad.
After I finished building them, I was going to just go to bed and work on the rest tomorrow but then I thought to myself that it might be a good idea to prime them first so that they can dry overnight.
As I went to prime them I realized that it actually wasn’t “Dragon Red” primer that I bought, but rather “Pure Red” which is a brighter, more vibrant red. This kind of sucks as I think Dragon Red looks better for Blood Angels, but whatever. I’m going to use it and see how they turn out.
Here’s a picture of the models after I primed them:
I went outside to prime the models (at 2am in the morning) but it was hard to see properly what I was doing because it was pitch black except for the single outside lightbulb that was on. To make matters worse there were about 20 moths flying around the lightbulb and occasionally flying over and attacking me as I tried to prime the models, lol.
Anyway, I did my best and came back inside.
When I first looked at them I thought to myself “Oh crap, I over sprayed them!” as the models looked like they had lost some of their detail.
However, as they dried for a few minutes the detail came back so I don’t think I over sprayed them too much (if at all).
I’ll have to wait and see what they look like when fully dry tomorrow.
I really wonder what these guys are going to look like using this brighter red color. I hope it’s not too bad.
Today I finally made some time to get started on my Blood Angels Warhammer 40k army build.
I actually started working on the Blood Angels Battleforce about a month ago but I ran into a snag.
At first I didn’t know which models to start building first, but then I realized that it was probably best to start with the Death Company first. The reason for this is that by starting with the Death Company models first, I’ll know which extra bits I’ll have left over for use on the other troops.
So I started on building my first Death Company model and after assembling most of it, I realized that it would probably be best not to glue the jet pack on until after I had painted the model.
That’s where I ran into a snag.
I wanted to get started on painting the model, but then I realized that I was totally out of black primer paint. So I had to put the building / painting on hold until I got some more paint.
This Saturday I finally made a trip out to a Warhammer 40k store near my house to pickup some primer.
When I got there though, I started thinking that since the Blood Angels are red maybe it would be better to pick-up a white primer, instead of black.
Then I saw that the store also carried Army Painter Dragon Red primer and I decided to get that instead of the white. While I was at the store I quickly checked out some online forums and a few people said that using that Red Primer was perfect for painting Blood Angels.
So today I got back into putting together my Death Company models and then I realized that I’m not going to be painting them red! Doh!
When I was at the store I totally forgot that I’m going to be painting my Death Company black, so I once again forgot to pickup a black primer.
Oh well, it looks like I’ll have to make another trip to the store in the next day or so.
In the meantime, I have built my 5 unit Death Company and have them ready for priming and painting.
Here are some pictures:
You can also find more Blood Angels pictures, videos and info on my Blood Angels page.
Well, it took me a whole 7 months but I finally finished my Ork Army from the Assault on Black Reach starter set.
The army I really want to build is the Blood Angels, but I promised myself I wouldn’t get started on my Blood Angels army until after I finished the Ork Army from the starter set.
Well, the little green buggers are done now, so it’s Blood Angels time now! Yaay!
I shot a little video with a gallery of my Ork Army. What do you guys think?
It’s been a while since I’ve done an update on my progress with painting my Assault on Black Reach Ork Army so today I decided to shoot a quick video showing what I’ve done so far.
I’m about 90% done painting the army with just one Deffkopta, two Ork Nobz and one and a half Ork Boyz left to paint.
I’m also setting a goal to finish off the rest of the army by next week – April 4th or sooner. As soon as I finish with my Ork army painting I can get started on my Blood Angels army which I’m really looking forward to.
Every month Games Workshop releases new miniatures for their Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k table top games.
Since there are dozens of armies and multiple games, it can take years before they do an update on your favorite army.
This month of February I’m really excited because they’ve done an update on the Blood Angels army which is the army that I want to collect.
They’ve released three new products to round out the Blood Angels – the Blood Angels Battleforce, the Furioso Dreadnaught and the Stormraven Gunship.
Here’s a few videos of some of the goodies they came out with. I can’t wait to build and paint these: