I've been inspired by the various project logs by all of you glorious contributors and decided to start a thread to show my work thus far. I chose Blood Angels because I had started a BA army long ago when I was in my early teens, regrettably that army was sold off long ago. Of course my painting skills were largely miserable back then as well. Not that they're incredible now, but I'm quite happy with how things have turned out comparatively.
As I got back into the hobby two years ago I first picked up a Death Company Strike Force box:
Death Company Marines
The jump packs are all magnetized should I ever decide to run them on foot or in a transport. Also, approximately half of the shoulders are magnetized to allow weapon swaps. I have three power fists and two inferno pistols primed waiting for paint. I intend to run them with three power swords and three fists. I also need to decide on how to paint my power swords, I've hidden them among the group in this photo intentionally.
Death Company Dreadnought
A very simple conversion from the Blood Angels Chaplain. The head is from http://conversionworld.de. I intended to add a shield from the same site, but it didn't fit as well against the wings as I wanted. I wouldn't say I'm happy with how the wings turned out, it's a very simple dry bush job. My color selection at the time was pretty limited and I didn't want to directly copy the box art, though I haven't strayed far from it on the rest of the model.
After finishing the DC box I picked up a box of Blood Angels Terminators purely for nostalgia's sake. They were my favorite unit when I was younger, and I ran them in a Land Raider Crusader. Eventually I plan on running them in a Stormraven, which was always a dream model for me as I would flip through catalogs as a kid. All of the shoulders are magnetized, and one of the shields is magnetized at the wrist should I ever decide to run a Terminator Ancient.
And this Christmas I received a box of Vanguard Veterans, Blood Angels Command Squad, and some Helverins.
I've used the Veterans and Command Squad bits to build another Captain. As my favorite model thus far I've tentatively named him Captain Luther due to my man-crush on Idris Elba and his character. I enjoy the lore side of the game though I'm far from well-versed in it; does Captain Luther conflict with any existing lore? He also has two lightning claws to swap out, though they're only base coated at this point. The jump pack and shoulders are magnetized.
And lastly for now, the Armiger Helverins. Though they aren't specifically Blood Angels I very much enjoy them with my army, and have nowhere else I'm particularly interested in showing them off. A self-made house inspired by Duncan's House Griffith painted Knights showcased on Warhammer Community. The paint job is the only aspect I've decided on definitively. Knights will have more royal colors, blues, purples, etc whenever I get the opportunity to acquire more.
The next two models I'm working on painting are a Lieutenant and Company Champion built from the Command Squad box and upgrade sprue.
This thread isn't likely to be expanded rapidly as my hobby budget is pretty thin and has been for the last two years. The upside to that is nearly all of my models have been painted. My most obvious plan for the future is to buy and build some troops, which I'm sorely missing. These will most likely be Scouts as I know they're one of the two best options. I'm a competitive person in most things, though I do everything I can to hide it in the moment. It's a shame about Tactical Marines, as I loved them as a kid. In fact seeing my friend's starter box of Marines is what first got me into the hobby. At the current time I'm mildly opposed Primaris Marines, mostly because they didn't exist when I was first in the hobby, and like I said I'm largely inspired by nostalgia.
Thank you so much for reading and any input, hopefully updates won't be too sparse.
Edited by Hintzy, 17 April 2019 - 01:29 AM.