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"The swarm rose, and then moved towards the ragged lines of captives the Blood Angels had assembled. They quailed before the approach insects, but it was a sign of the terror instilled by the Astartes that not a single captive broke and ran. Verdigris-mottled insects landed upon petrified faces to sample tears, or capered across bandaged wounds to dab at the blood beneath with shining, syringe-like tongues. Alarmed by the high-pitched trill signalling tissue compatibility, one of the captives scrambled at the metal insect, shredding his hands on the blades of its iridescent wings. It tumbled to the ground, and was roughly stamped beneath heavy boots until the entity was released from its casing. Before the stench of putrescence and brimstone had dispersed, the man was pulled from the crowd. He had to be made an example of, and it would be a shame to let compatible blood go to waste..."

The Dornian Heresy, for those who don't know, is an alternate backstory for the Imperium, which flips the sides of the Legions, and sees Rogal Dorn, and not Horus Lupercal, as the Arch-Heretic and leader of the Chaos forces. Alongside him fight the Blood Angels, the cursed children of Sanguinius, haunted by their Daemon Primarch's pact with Nurgle, the god of plague. In this reality, they are a twisted, evil reflection of their Loyalist cannon counterparts, requiring constant organ replacements and blood transfusions to keep the diseases wracking their bodies at bay. Their machines are powered by daemons, and their bodies ooze pus and slime from hundreds of wounds and sores. They are the unwilling disciples of Nurgle, spreading plague and death throughout the galaxy.

Naturally, this rich fan-made backstory is quite appealing to a Chaos player and Blood Angel rules fan. This backstory allows me to combine those two things by modelling cool Blood Angel-themed Plague Marines, and use the Blood Angel rules to represent them on the playing field. It also means I can try out some of the cool Pre-Heresy conversion tips from Gawain Veteris, whose thread on modelling the older marks of power armour can be found here.

I'm starting small on this project, but I'd like to build a Blood Angels army of at least about 1,000pts buy the end. I've begun with one miniature who's still a w.i.p., but will be soon ready to paint.

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As you can see, I'm trying to make him a little different to your normal Chaos Marine, namely the MKV helmet. I'm gonna use a slightly different backpack as well, Just to add a unique look. Give me some feedback, let me know what you think.

Till next time!

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I like how you did the helm, the way you did the top portion of the GS coming down resembles both layered techmarine like army, as well as the nose guard on old style helms. Also, considered the spikes stolen, did you do those with shaved down sprue or did you liberate them from something? Will be watching this with much interest, the Blood Angels portion of the DH was my favorite.

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I have to agree I like your green stuffing, having recently just finished reading the Dornian Heresy I thought it was about time somebody would make the Nurgles Angels. I love it, can't wait to see more!

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The soft armour on the back leg looks to be a bit too large/long.

Other than that I really like the helm and am looking forward to seeing what you come up with :wub:

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honestly i'm getting a cowboy bow-legged feeling from this one, i like the spiked Mk5 head though
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I love the idea, and the main part of the conversion. however if you imagine the marine minus armour, how is his left leg attached? i think rotating it to a more forwards angle might make it seem like a more natural pose. Having said that, I'm completly incapable of achieveing any of this so feel free to tell me to jog on lol
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Oh my god I love that helmet!

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Oh my god I love that helmet!


Me too. That's exactly what a MK V helmet should look like after spending some time in the warp!

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Wow outstanding stuff! really excited to see him finished!
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As others have said above the legs are a little wonky but that helmet is awesome! Looking forward to more progress on these.
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Hey fellas, some encouraging and constructive feedback from you guys! Thanks a lot for all your comments, they helped me make the model look ten times better!

Also, considered the spikes stolen, did you do those with shaved down sprue or did you liberate them from something?


Yes, they are liberated. From just about everything on the Chaos Space Marine sprues. Seriously, backpacks, weapons, anything.

So, here's an update for you guys. I extended the leg and covered the fat soft armour with a bolt pistol, so it doesn't look quite as bad. And I pretty much finished the building of the model, so I'll be able to start painting soon! Yay!

Here he is:

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Let me know what you think, I'll get back to you guys soon!

In the meantime, for blood and for Sanguinius!

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Aw, man, he looks awesome. Great start to your project. :P

The one thing that doesn't gel well for me is how he's holding the bolter. I get that he's supposed to be cradling it, but the way the gun's positioned, it comes off as awkward, since it has no support outside of his hand. I'd re-position it so the side and back of the stock are resting on the marine's forearm and the side of his torso (or upper leg), respectively. Check out the way Captain Tycho or the special weapon-toting loyalist bikers are held for examples.

Otherwise, you're killing it! Can't wait to see more.

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I get what you mean, and to be honest I think it's a bit off too. But, you can't really see it in the pictures, but it is actually resting on the top of his shin-guard, and kinda against his belt.... so it kinda makes sense :P Plus I don't really want it any higher than it is, I feel that I got it spot on with the height. Thanks for the comment though brother!

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Amazing just how I envisioned the Nurgles favoured Angels, keep up the good work can't wait until you put some paint on him, this will be epic!

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Alright, so here we go.... painting time.

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Just sprayed him black, the usual.

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I've just started by doing the red. It's all overbrushed layers of dark to light red, but it's actually very smooth. I finished it off with a nice Devlan mud wash.

I've left the metal, because I'm torn between tarnished bronze and browned iron/silver. I wanted to know what you guys think, considering the tone of the red that I've got, and keeping in mind that I'm going to muddy the red up a bit with green and iron weathering.

Let me know what you think. Once again, thankyou all so much for your kind comments, really helpful to keep it rolling.

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BOOM!! Metal!

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As I didn't get any responses, I went with kinda mix of both types. I did the rusted iron for the bits that are actually mechanical or otherwise made of iron for a function, and anything that was decoration with bronze. I think I came up with two simple way to do these too, and I didn't use a single wash!

I don't think the oxydisation on the bronze shows up well in the pictures, but it look better in the flesh. It's still not that easy to see though, so I think I may not go for quite such a thorough overbrush after the turquoise next time.

Let me know if you like it!

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looking good sofar, can't wait to see how you will aplly some green in the areas where the nurgle system is at, to make him look...sick. This is a model I would love to see finished. Keep up the good work brother!

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looking good sofar, can't wait to see how you will aplly some green in the areas where the nurgle system is at, to make him look...sick. This is a model I would love to see finished. Keep up the good work brother!


Thanks a lot brother! Likewise :D

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Hes looking even better now with some paint onhim, I think you have just the right amount of oxidisation on his brass parts its a subtle effect yes but it works.
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Right now, the standout detail is the way you've represented the Blood Angel's teardrop. Representing it via corrosion is subtly, but wonderfully, Nurgly. Nicely done.

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Yea, the oxidation and the model look good. can't wait to see more.

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OK, so... loooonnnng time since last I posted. I do this way too much...

 

Anyway, I've made a lot of progress since the last update. I'll post it sporadically over the next week or so, but I'll start with the finished bolter guy:

 

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As you can probably see, I've used some pretty cool resin bases from Secret Weapon miniatures. Here's what they look like without all the blood:

 

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I think they're called 'corpse fields' or something like that. Really nice bases, they do a good job.

 

Alongside finishing dude no. 1, I built and painted another Son of the Corpse Primarch. Say hello to Chainsword-guy:

 

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I do have some shots with him without paint, but they're not on my computer right now. Tell me if you wanna see em smile.png

 

Lots more to come. The outbreak has begun, and there is no hope of stopping it.

 

Hail Sanguinius.

 

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As promised, an update!

 

Like I said, I've been working quite a lot on these guys in my absence, and I know have most of my first squad completed. Here's a shot of four other members of the squad:

 

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As you can probably see, they've got lots of Blood Angel bits on them, and I've added a lot of nurgly details as well.

 

Advancing bolter dude, "The Oncoming Pox"

 

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The weapons specialist "Guts"

 

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Wip Icon Bearer "Herald of Pestilence"

 

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The Champion of Flies:

 

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I've got a few more wips on the table at the moment, still needing some final details. Hope you like them, C&C welcome!

 

Coming up next: the Descent of Angels (of death)

 

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These look great! The more Dornian Heresy projects the better I say!



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These look great! The more Dornian Heresy projects the better I say!

 

I whole-heartedly second this, the Dornian Heresy has such a rich plethora of ideas for kick-ass armies and conversions it's almost criminal there aren't more threads like this!


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