Sunday, 29 January 2023

Blood Angels Assault Marines and Celebrating 200 Posts

These past two weeks, I finished the Blood Angels Assault Marines and got to work on the next few things for the Legion. Also this post marks the 200th one on this blog! (At least if the numbers on the back end are to be believed, I did not bother to count them all...) This calls for celebrations and so I allowed myself to start on the big boy for the Blood Angels, Sanguinius himself.

Blood Angels Assault Marines
Pict 1267: Blood Angels Assault Marines

Blood Angels Assault Marines
Pict 1268: Blood Angels Assault Marines
Blood Angels Assault Marines
Pict 1269: Blood Angels Assault Marines

These Assault Marines were quite fast to get finished. I really like the way they look as a group! Slowly I seem to be getting the hang of using the weathering powders on the base. Might have to get some more experience, but I felt a lot more confident with this batch.

High Host Destroyers (WIP)
Pict 1270: High Host Destroyers (WIP)

The next few miniatures for the Blood Angels will be a small squad of five Destroyers. Dominion Zephon has the option to take them as a command squad and I liked the idea of that. They still would be legal as a normal Destroyer Squad, but usually I might not include a vexilla on jump troops (does not seem right to me). These ones got the hand held vexilla, however, to make them look more like a command squad with a Legion banner.
For now they have the oilwash applied and I wating for it to fully dry before getting to the highlights.

Sanguinius (WIP)
Pict 1271: Sanguinius (WIP)

Lastly, I started to work on Sanguinius himself. A bit of converting going on: Magnetizing the spear / sword was quite easy. But I also wanted him off the pillar he comes with and use his flamboyant pose to emulate the amazing Fall of the Rebel Angels by Luca Giordano. I ordered a Herald of Khorne to use as the demon being steped on and turning his head. Ideally I'd like to use some more demons to build up a scenic base for him since I did not order him fighting the big Ruinstrom demon when he was availiable like that.

Luca Giordano, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 666.M2, on view at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien


  1. Great job, I always think of Blood Angels as a close combat army. And well done making it to 200 posts.

    1. Thank you! Yes, the Assault Marines should do great in close combat!

  2. Good job on the Assault Squad. Love the hand held vexilla on the Destroyer squad.
    Looking forward to Sanguinius with your painting style.

    1. Cheers! Yes, I'm very much looking forward to painting Sanguinius!