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WIP BLOOD ANGELS 5TH COMPANY DAEMONBANES ETL VI ETL VII

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Honourable Fraters,

Having recently returned to the hobby after 5 editions break, I have been chosen by the Blood Angels. They had always held a special place in my heart.
I have been collecting BA miniatures for quite some time now in a very un-orderly fashoin. A chaplain here, a devastator there. At first I was choosing miniatures by their look and feel. Then there was the "hmm-I-might-need-that-one-at-some-point" approach.
All in all I have ended up with quite a few kilos of platic. Some of those were roughly splashed red and sent to battle. Some remained anonymously grey.

Having been a long time lurker of these Halls, I finally gathered my courage and joined the the Blood & Zeal 2018 event. This gave me the opportunity to get rid of some of the sprues that were choking my boxes and drawers. Now with the ETL VI I got the motivation to paint at least some of it to the tabletop standard.
The hobby has always been about collecting and modelling for me.

I'm hoping that this WIP thread will help me along the way. I also strongly feel the need to contribute to the Community that has provided me with inspiration for years smile.png

My force is based on the 5th Company "Daemonbanes" with elements from other companies and Chapter HQ. Currently completed are:


++Chapter HQ++
Commander Dante, Warden of Imperium Nihilus


++Reclusiam++
(4 Chaplains)
High Chaplain Astorath the Grim
Chaplain (TDA)
Chaplain (JP)
Chaplain (PF)



++Librarius++
(3 Librarians)
Chief Librarian Mephiston
Librarian Epistolary (TDA)
Librarian Epistolary (JP)



++5th Company, "Daemonbanes"++
(48 marines)
HQ: Captain Sendini (JP, TH, Combi-Melta)

1st Intercessor squad (5)
2nd Intercessor squad (5)

7th Assault squad (5)
8th Inceptor squad (dakka) (6)

9th Devastator squad (10)

10th Hellblaster squad (10)
11th squad Aggressors (3)
16th Inceptor squad (plasma) (3)

Contemptor Dreadnought
Redemptor Dreadnought

Whirlwind artillery tank
Predator battle tank
Razorback APC (TAC) x2
Rhino APC



++1st Company++
(9 Marines)
HQ: Captain Karlaen, Shield of Baal

Ancient Radequisto

Sternguard Veterans (7)


++3rd Company++
(1 Marines)
HQ: Captain Erasmus Tycho, Master of Sacrifice


++10th Company++
(18 scouts)
HQ: Captain Borgio, Master of Recruits

1st squad (5) (CCW)
2nd squad (10) (Bolters)
10th Scout Bike Squad (3)



++The Lost++
(7 marines)
Chaplain Lemartes
Death Company (6)



++Air Support++
Stormtalon gunship


++Imperial Supporting Elements++
Eversor assassin
Imperial Knight Armiger Warglaive


Edited by Majkhel, 16 June 2019 - 08:40 AM.

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So here is my first vow for ETL VI:
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1 Captain in TDA armor with Thunder Hammer and Storm Bolter (magnetized),
2 5-man Intercessor squads, each with bolt rifles, 1 Auxiliary grenade launcher and Chainswords-bearing Sergeants,
1 5-man Devastator squad with 3 Plasma Cannons, 1 Lascannon, Armorium Cherub (DA Watcher in the Dark familiar) and bolter-armed Sergeant,
1 Contemptor Dreadnought with Kheres Assault cannon, combi-bolter and Dreadnought Combat Weapon (magnetized),
1 Whirlwind with Vengeance launcher
1 Razorback with Twin Assault Cannon
Total value 851 pts

Additionally, here is the first Intercessor squad in progress. Mephiston Red was the priming colour and I have applied additional layers to strenghten it. Next came 2 layers of Agrax Earthshade (I'm a great fan of this one!) plus Astrogranite texture paint on the bases. This is the first time I'm using those texture paints.
In the background is a Whirlwid in the process of receiving additinal layers of Mephiston Red. There will be quite few of those before I'm happy.

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Edited by Majkhel, 02 May 2018 - 06:43 AM.

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Great start, and welcome to Baal! Looking forward to seeing more.


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I've been as busy as possible during some national holidays.
The 1st of the 2 squads is almost complete:
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I'm thinking about a final highlight on the chosen armour edges, but not necessary as I like the current soft look of it. Some drybrush on the Bolt Rifles definitely and then decals for the shoulder pads.

Edited by Majkhel, 05 May 2018 - 03:42 AM.

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I managed to complete the Whirlwind today. At least to the point I intend to keep for the ETL VI. I still haven't decided how will the heraldry of the 5th Company look like, so I limited the markings to a quartered shield with the 5th's black blood-drop and a freehand of an angelic figure throwing a spear at whatever unfortunate foe came to his view. Seemed appropriate for the Whirwind biggrin.png

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And a close-up of the Angel. A little out of focus, sorry. Just noticed.
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I managed to complete the Whirlwind today. At least to the point I intend to keep for the ETL VI. I still haven't decided how will the heradry of the 5th Company look like, so I limited the markings to a quartered shield with the 5th's black blood-drop and a freehand of an angelic figure throwing a spear at whatever unfortunate foe came to his view. Seemed appropriate for the Whirwind biggrin.png

 

This is stunningly great work, Majkhel – I may need to 'copy' this freehanded angel, it looks great!!


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My WIP Threads: The Brothers Luminous // Carexaen 126th Shock Troops

 

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Thank you! Go ahead Brother Aether :) I wouldn't post it this big if I wanted it copyrighted or sth.

Edited by Majkhel, 06 May 2018 - 07:34 PM.

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Really good looking whirldwind!!!!!!


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2nd squad of Intercessors completed. Also started work on the Contemptor.

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Contemptor is ready.

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I'm not entirely happy with how the black blood drop came out. The aim was for it to be a black gem stone as befitting 5th Company dreadnought. Something like polished obsidian. I'm reluctant to highlight it through greys fearing it becoming too grey in the process. At the end I washed it several times with Nuln Oil thus giving it a sheen and adding dots of pure white at the high and bottom. But something is amiss...

Anyway, in the future I plan to add some battle damage and some letters to the scroll. Any ideas on the motto? I was thinking something short like the classic: 'Even in death I still serve'. In Latin it should be short enough to fit into three parts.
Also the decal on the left arm is still visible despite several layers of matt varnish. I will attempt masking it better when I return to this fellow.


Edited by Majkhel, 12 May 2019 - 07:39 PM.

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That is a really nice Contemptor! I generally don't like the looks of Contemptor dreadnought, but with the minor modifications you really nailed it.

 

I'm not entirely happy with how the black blood drop came out. The aim was for it to be a black gem stone as befitting 5th Company dreadnought. Something like polished obsidian. I'm reluctant to highlight it through greys fearing it becoming too grey in the process. At the end I washed it several times with Nuln Oil thus giving it a sheen and adding dots of pure white at the high and bottom. But something is amiss...

 

Too much grey is definitely a part of the problem, but I think the position of the highlights is also part of the problem.

 

Highly polished black usually has extremely high contrasts between the black mass and the highlights. This means that you should keep the layers on the highlighted areas as narrow as possible. I would probably just paint in black and add a narrow line of dark grey to the edge and even more narrower line of light grey for the highlights. About 90% should still be pure black. Semi-gloss varnish is probably a must for sealing the looks.

 

The positioning of the highlight is easier to grasp by studying pictures of "water drop shaped black gemstone" by google photo search msn-wink.gif

 

Black is really difficult to paint properly, so I try to keep with easier colors. unsure.png


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The Contemptor looks great! Was he a Sanguinary Guard in life, as the helmet suggested?

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks for the advice Kaese! Started gong through the google photos and as you say - lots of inspiration there.

Thank you for kind words Bjorn! Yea, that was the idea. Golden boys don't die easily cool.png 


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Vow looks like its progressing very nicely!


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So, reporting also here that my 1st ETL vow (ever) has been completed smile.png
So here is the nice little strike force shot:
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And some close-ups of the previously not posted Captain:
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I have opted for a golden cloak after my wife's advice, that "gold matches red" (well who would know if not your wife? msn-wink.gif ). I muted the cloak as much as possible to differentiate the fabric from the metal surfaces. Apart from the cloak i tried to minimize the amount of gold on him, opting for the brute iron instead.
For the skin, I tried to capture the pale, slightly "vampiric" skin of an old Blood Angel veteran and I think it came out really nice.
The model is really nice and detailed, but not overloaded with it. I was especially glad how the fangs showed up on their own when I was painting the skin on the face.

The devastators:
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Well those were pretty straightforward. The only decisions to be made were the colors to be used to represent plasma and las glows. I believe I could have done some better job with the plasma, but I admit that at that time I just wanted to finish them as quickly and painless as possible biggrin.png The lascanon however turn out nicely in my opinion.
And of course it was fun to paint the Watcher in the Dark as a Blood Angel Armorium Cherub tongue.png
I'm thinking of adding some spare rockets and pouches to the base to further emphasise it's role.


Edited by Majkhel, 13 May 2019 - 07:14 AM.

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Well done.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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A little show off for the Armiger Warglaive WIP.
I have the guy built some time ago. Fully manetized (waist, head with rotation, all 3 weapon options). Runnig pose should reflect the speed of the Armiger nicely.
He will be getting a skull face from a normal Knight kit. Additional magnets on the head will work as its eyes/sensors.
Plan is to make him a House Hawkshroud Armiger (so a Killer Bee ;) ). That house is known to have lots of sworn oaths of allegiance and also likes to incorporate heraldry of whoever it is supporting. So it would be nice to have some different color in the army and at the same time some options to to tie it in.
We'll see how it goes smile.png
Currently most of the metal layers are in palce along with some generous application of Nuln Oil.
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Follow up on the House Hawkshroud Armiger:
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Good job on the Armiger. Did the skull helm come from a full-sized Knight?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Good job on the Armiger. Did the skull helm come from a full-sized Knight?

Thanks Bjorn! <3
The skull face-plate is from Knight Warden upgrade sprue.


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It's been a while since I added any photos, so here comes a bigger pack fresh from ETL painting table smile.png

Finished Hellblasters:
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Those went fairly quick now that I have decided on the way red armor looks like for my army. On second thought, I may have given them a bit brighter hue of green around the lenses. But the still look okay for my taste, so I'll leave it at that.
I've learned my lesson from the devastators, and this time went for nightshade (with a bit of blue) wash over white undercoat for the plasma coils, followed by light drybrush of pure white around the central area. Looks better now.


Finished 3rd Comapany Captain Erasmus Tycho:
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This was a test miniature for me before I gather the courage to start with the actual "Golden Boys" (SG). The gold came out nice. I believe that SG will have better shading due to better quality of the plastic sculpt compared to this really ancient metal model. Still I'm as happy as I can be with it.

Finished High Chaplain Astorath the Grim, Redeemer of the Lost:
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Some different lighting there. I stil struggle with proper lighting conditions for the pictures.
Anyway - I'm really happy with how the model came out. The metal miniature met all my expectations - crisp, really easy on the black armor, but still lovely detail. And sooo much can be done on the scrolls wub.gif . You can also go pretty crazy on the wings or the axe. It can be painted really quickly. But then you can spend whole weeks on it and there still be something to add. That's what I love in this hobby! yes.gif
This was also a test for my skill before I get to the SG wings. Althoug I dont Think I'll be highliting each feather separtely as I did with Astorath... but who knows?

Finished 1st Company Terminator Ancient:
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The Ancient was painted somewhere between Tycho and Astorath and finished last in the process. I still could have done some work on the banner (more shades, more highlight) but it's okey as it is now. Maybe in the future I'll upgrade it a little. The miniature itself was really nice and quick to paint with my technique of shading the armor with several layers of Agrax Earthshade as it has lots and lots of recesses. Then again you can spend days on the details and highlights... biggrin.png

Hope you like the lot smile.png


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Good paint jobs.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Yay! I've managed to complete my 2nd ETL VI vow biggrin.png 
So here is the happy lot: 
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Apologies for poor lighting conditions and so not very good quality of the picture. I just put them together for a group shot in my livingroom during the break in the Portual-Iran/Spain-Marocco matches. I'll Try to do a better shot during the week. 

What can I say about the vow a s a whole? It was mostly as I have imagined: fun and challenging. Very different types of units, different types of colors and effects. This diversity was probably the reason the vow took longer than I expected as well. I thought that different challenges would push me forward. Instead it slowed me as I had to switch approaches between sub-projects ("regular" Hellblasters and Inceptors, Astorath, Tycho, Stormtalon with OSL, Armiger).

Here some additional shots of the group from different angles:

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Inceptors: not shown before:
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Those came to me already assembled, so I had some difficulties in painting the insides of the hoods and the heads. Came out OK though.

Stormtalon
with the OSL effect on the pilot:
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Now that was fun! smile.png 
After studying some blogs on the rules and tips for the Object-Source Lighting, I first marked the screens that were to be the source of light. Then I painted the whole pilot very dark brown (Actually added just a bit of Mephiston Red to Black. After that I gave a coat of white to the parts that were to be lighted by the screens. Then the brown parts were given a coat of Mephiston red only slightly toned down with a tiny bit of black. 
After that, the white areas got several layers of thinned green-yellow-white mix. It would probably be better if I used it as a glaze, but I lacked the medium, so put several coats thinned down with water. I varied the coloration so that there were lighter and darker areas. Special attention was given to the helmet.
After those were done, I have added another thin layer of Mephiston Red to smoothen transition between red and green.
Then came shading of the recesses of the red armor with Agrax Earthshade and the green areas with Nuln Oil. Then the Red armour was highlighted with Evil Sunz Scarlet with a bit of yellow/white mix. 
The important thing to remember was that the lighted areas cannot be brighter the source of light itself. Not easy, when the screens are visible only from certain angles.

I'm pretty happy as this is my very first attempt at OSL.


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Why is the Stormtalon pilot green? For contrast, so he's easily seen when the cockpit canopy is mounted in place?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.






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