Once again, two weeks were firmly in the grip of the Horus Heresy with a bunch more work on my Blood Angels – fnishing the Breacher squad and adding another Apothecary and five Support Marines with Heavy Flamers.
|Pict 1240: Blood Angels Zone Mortalis Reinforcements|
|Pict 1241: Blood Angels Breachers|
|Pict 1242: Blood Angels Breachers|
After my last post, I really concentrated on these five Breachers and now have an officially legal army. I'm really happy with how they came out and following them, I on a roll and rode that Blood Angels wave even further!
|Pict 1243: Blood Angels Heavy Support Flamers and Apothecary|
|Pict 1244: Blood Angels Heavy Support Flamers and Apothecary|
And here are the next few miniatures for the Blood Angels: five Heavy Support Marines with Heavy Flamers and an Apothecary on foot to round out a 1000 points list themed to Zone Mortalis games. I did not expect to finish them so quickly. But it really seems like I have the different steps of the colours down and of course it's only six Marines after all. Nevertheless this bodes well for my progress!
|Pict 1245: Blood Angels Leviathan (WIP)|
And of course I also started to work on a Leviathan Dreadnought. This one had to get painted, because the model is so chunky it does not fit into my Heresy project box!
I managed to put down the base colours and oil wash rather fast and the wash has now dried for about a week. Now he's ready for the highlighting and should also done by the next update.
|Pict 1246: Crashed Aquila Lander|
|Pict 1247: Crashed Aquila Lander|
Lastly I also updated the paintjob on this crashed Aquila Lander to tie it in with my current Heresy miniatures. I can't quite pinpoint when I first painted this terrain set, but it might be about 10 years ago!
To update it, I removed some very green patches of static grass, gave all the ship parts a black oilwash and repainted the ground to match the Blood Angel's bases. And of course I gave it all a liberal coating of weathering pigments.
If I painted the Lander today, I would probably go lighter on the sponged on rust but I'm pretty happy to have some addional backgrounds for my Heresy miniatures.