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Hello there! Welcome to the revival thread of my Blood Angels painting WIP/showcase. I used to have a thread here on B&C that got lost in the warp (lost during the B&C crash many years ago) and I didn't bother reviving it until now. 

 

First off...bit of a background. I've been a Blood Angels painter/collector going on 10+ years now with my first models purchased back in early 2010. I've always been fascinated with GW models ever since stumbling into a GW shop in my early teens (think the first one was in West Edmonton Mall) though could never really afford the models at an early age. Fast forward to about 10 years later when I graduated from University and got my first adult job, I treated myself to a box of Space Marine sniper scouts and paint set which has lead to this crazy addictive hobby. Over the years I've dabbled in many other armies and even model ranges but have always come back to the Blood Angels as I love the colour red and the entire model range of the army is in my opinion one of the best looking and versatile (from a bits perspective) in all of GW's lineup. 

 

Some quick points about my army:

- I estimate I have over 20k points of painted models as of early 2020

- Painted model count is 360+

- I paint all my models using an airbrush first followed by manual brushwork afterwards

- My latest red recipe is basecoat/prime with Vallejo Surface Primer Black, airbrush GW Mephiston Red, airbrush GW Evil Sunz Scarlet

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Reference Picture from an army photo done in Q4 2016 (approx. 15k 7th ed points)

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Models since the last army shot:

BA 1
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BA Lib Axe And Plasma Pistol 1
BA Lib Staff And Bolt Pistol 1
BA Lib Staff And Cerub 2
BA Term Lib Staff 1
Chaplain Dark Vengenance 1
Captain with Power Sword And Grav Gun 1

 

 

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And some non-army models:

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Edited by eggroll, 17 June 2020 - 08:02 PM.

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You're a man (egg roll?) after my own heart with that collection.

 

Also nice to see a non primaris blog - I just don't like the background.

 

Cheers

LM



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You already have a fine army. Will your WIP focus on Primaris Marines?
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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You're a man (egg roll?) after my own heart with that collection.

 

Also nice to see a non primaris blog - I just don't like the background.

 

Cheers

LM

Haha yes a man. Thanks! I do have primaris in my backlog but haven't gotten around to painting them just yet. For the background, are you referring to the background in the photos or the background of the army?

 

You already have a fine army. Will your WIP focus on Primaris Marines?

Thanks Bjorn! Yes, my WIP will get to the Primaris eventually but I'm still slowly working through my normal marines at the moment.

 

 

Some more catchup photos:

Land Raider variants...

LR Command
Land Raider Achilles
Achilles Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Land Raider Terminus Ultra
 
Storm Eagle:
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Storm Eagle 9
Storm Eagle 12
Storm Eagle 16
Storm Eagle 17

 


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I meant the background to primaris marines.

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Good job on the Land Raiders and Storm Eagles.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Wow, they look awesome!

 

I really like your colour tone (right word?); it's somehow both clear and distinct whilst also being slightly gloomy/grimy and, to my eye at least, cinematic.

 

I am both inspired to get on painting my marines and jealous that you have such a cool collection.


My slowly developing IA: http://www.bolterand...in-slow-motion/

 

The Something Something marines WIP thread: http://www.bolterand...ething-marines/

 

Some random fanfic: Death Guard and some psykic shenanigans: http://www.bolterand...364725-panacea/


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I meant the background to primaris marines.

Ah gotcha. Yeah they're there for more a business reason than anything...GW needs to make new models to sell so the background is to support that. Don't blame them and it does bring their model line forward with the advances in manufacturing so that's always nice to see from a collecting/hobbying perspective. 

 

Good job on the Land Raiders and Storm Eagles.

Thanks Bjorn!

 

Wow, they look awesome!

 

I really like your colour tone (right word?); it's somehow both clear and distinct whilst also being slightly gloomy/grimy and, to my eye at least, cinematic.

 

I am both inspired to get on painting my marines and jealous that you have such a cool collection.

Thanks Graceless. I did try to give my own colour tone spin on the Blood Angels to make them a bit darker than the standard GW paintjobs. It's been a labour of love that's spanned 10+ years now to collect and paint these :)



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New additions to the collection (all painted as part of the stay at home fun from 2020):

 

Chaplain
Chaplain 2

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Impressive collection my man!!! Nothing like an army of beautifully painted miniatures to grace the table top and yours are stunning keep up the great work!! Do you plan to keep adding to your collection? If so what’s next!!

Cheers!
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Excellent work on the Chaplains.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Impressive collection my man!!! Nothing like an army of beautifully painted miniatures to grace the table top and yours are stunning keep up the great work!! Do you plan to keep adding to your collection? If so what’s next!!

Cheers!
Skid

Thanks Skid! It's been probably my only hobby that's survived a decade +. I'll be adding all SM/BA models to the collection which also includes the newer primaris stuff but for now I'm trying to make my way through all the old SM stuff still in my backlog which includes a lot of the older pewter models. 

 

Excellent work on the Chaplains.

Thanks Bjorn!



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Fantastic collection! A true work of love.
Those Land Raiders and flyers...wub.gif

I have to say your mastery of the airbrush is flawless: great OSL effects, fantastic Power weapons too. Great that you're playing with different colours on those.

Brush additions are a cherry on the top of the cake. Noticed some really nice freehand works too.

Definitely gonna follow this thumbsup.gif


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These are delicious
outgunned, outnumbered - but never outclassed.

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Your 2 chaplains are gorgeous.



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Fantastic collection! A true work of love.
Those Land Raiders and flyers...wub.gif

I have to say your mastery of the airbrush is flawless: great OSL effects, fantastic Power weapons too. Great that you're playing with different colours on those.

Brush additions are a cherry on the top of the cake. Noticed some really nice freehand works too.

Definitely gonna follow this thumbsup.gif

Thanks Majkhel! Appreciate the kind words. One of the reasons I chose to do a whole Blood Angels army is because of their diverse units and colour options available to them. Glad you noticed my effort, especially with the freehands as well. :)

 

These are delicious

Thanks Sandalphon!

 

Your 2 chaplains are gorgeous.

Thanks Dr_Ruminahui!

 

 

Quick update with some more models I've done up recently. These ones are all scouts with the first being Sgt. Telion which I've painted/stripped and repainted a few times now with the latest version being the last one. One of the many pewter models in my collection:

Sgt Telion

 

Next up is a 5 man squad of standard scouts all with respirator helms...definitely good for these times!

Scouts1

 

And finally some really old school scouts all in pewter. These sculpts have held up well over the years and I'm glad to be able to add them to my collection. 

Scouts2

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Great to see you back. You BA was one of the first armies I bookmarked on DakkaDakka (I think...).


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beautiful models you have here!


Lo, there do I see my fallen kinsmen, Threads cut by the foe I now seek. In bloody battle I will engage him, And carve my vengeance from his flesh. No ale shall pass my lips, At no feast will I indulge. No foe shall stay my wrath, Until my brothers are avenged. Ever shall I hunt my quarry, Across the Sea of Stars. Whilst I yet breathe, I will not falter, Until Morkai claims his due.--Bjorn's Oath of the Lone Wolf

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Good job on the Scouts.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Great to see you back. You BA was one of the first armies I bookmarked on DakkaDakka (I think...).

Thanks Xenith! Yes it's good to be back and painting red again. Yes I did start my first plog back on Dakka when I first started the collection and still post there updates as well. 

 

beautiful models you have here!

Thanks Kassil!

 

Good job on the Scouts.

Thanks again Bjorn!

 

More painted figs...now a bunch of apothecaries/sanguinary priests. The apothecaries are the old metal models and the sang priest is the "newer" BA version:

 

Apothocary1
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Apothocary3
Sang Priest

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Good job on the Apothecaries and the Sanguinary Priests.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Awesome collection there! What will be next?



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Good job on the Apothecaries and the Sanguinary Priests.

Thanks again Bjorn!

 

Awesome collection there! What will be next?

Thanks llgoth! Got some old metal death company and metal masters of the chapters in the queue next. 



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And some quick and dirty death company marines in old school metal...

DeathCoMetal

 

These guys were fun to speed paint with the squad taking about 5 hours (1 hr per model).


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Excellent work on the Death Company Marines.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.





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