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Brush your teeth
25-04-2006, 21:05
ok, with ll-MARKO-ll setting up his blood angels project log (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33427) i thought i should get in gear and finally get round to my own (i hope im not stealling any lime light )

anyway, i've recently decided to succumb to the pull of space marines an army i have never played before and a chose one of the more famous chapters to play, the blood angels 5th company.

the idea is to build and paint 1500-2000pts. as of yet i have no time limit but i would like some encouragement to prevent me ending up with an army of sprues

so heres what ive got so far, some of it i got second hand but i hope to acheive the same standard throughout the army
the tactical marines and baal are my own work, the rest is the quality i aim to have

anyway, heres a close up of one of the marines ive done

heres some of the stuff that was already done

and heres some stuff that needs updating for this edition

now plans for the future are to finish off what i already have which includes painting the baal and 5 tactical marines as well as updating some of the death company. after that ill get some assault marines and honour guard

C&C is welcomed as is any ideas for the army

25-04-2006, 21:12
i like the paint job from what i can see.

How were you planning to update the death company? new models?

I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, looks like it will get evene better *thumbs up*

Brush your teeth
25-04-2006, 21:16
death company models are just going to be having their plasma pistols and hand flamer swapped with bolt pistols. so a simple job but neccesary for wysiwyg.

25-04-2006, 21:58
I hope the bolter toting DC will recieve close combat weapons as well.

Also, if you can, give them jump packs. You want them in combat fast.

Finally: painting standard? I think you hit it.

25-04-2006, 22:44
I really like the mk6 marine! great highlights! the studded shoulderpad should be on his right side
never mind
good look with your project!

Brush your teeth
26-04-2006, 07:38
thanks for thr coments, and about the death company i will bw getting them jump packs but the bolters i think may stay as they look good as they are and in most games i think 8 death company will be enough. however ive not had a game with them yet so tell me if i will need more than 8 cc armed death company.

also they'll be having their first game (750pts) on thursday so i get some pics of them in action and hopefully their will be some updated on the work too.

Brush your teeth
26-04-2006, 19:21
first minor update (mainly to keep the thread on page 1)

but i have managed to scavenge 7 jet packs for the death company (if anyone has a spare 4 going cheap/free it will be appreciated

also work has started on the ball with the chesnut wash and the then blood red going on again leaving the crevases dark

also i may make a 'how to' when i get to work on the 2nd tactical squad if anyones intrested?

30-04-2006, 14:24
sweet. only just noticed your diary thing here, and no, i dont mind you stealing any limelight i get. yours rocks.

Brush your teeth
30-04-2006, 14:57

also on the project side of thing progress ahs been slow but i have done some to the baal and i have got myself a librarian, pics will be up tonight, hopefully by then the baal will be finished

Brush your teeth
30-04-2006, 19:42

ok, well ive finished the baal and almost finished the librarian which just needs a bit more work on the blue and some work on the robes (if only yellow was as easy to paint as red)

next to do is order some jump packs and get to work on the death company

EDIT: dont you love the way photos show all the bad points of a model?, ill be working on that librarian soon

30-04-2006, 20:52
Hehe, yeah, photos will do that. Benefit is at least in reality it looks a bit better. THe Baal is very nice. The slightly misjointed uper hull isn't nearly as bad as it tends to be.

Brush your teeth
30-04-2006, 22:00
thanks, the hull isnt glued down yet, im still considereing some freehand on the inside, but compared to a rhino ive built it is a lot better (one conrner still stands poud though)

Brush your teeth
02-05-2006, 22:56
ok, well ive finished squad 2 which means i now have about 750pts finished

heres a group shpt of whats complete

heres the new squad

and heres work starting on the death company

i think for now the death company wont get jump packs for two reasons
1) i dont have enough
2) they look to good to pull apart

so next ill be finishing the death company and librarian then ill work out a nice 750 and 1000pt list and ill post up what future plans are

02-05-2006, 23:42
Aside from the bolters not having the holes drilled out, superb. The red looks very natural.

04-05-2006, 00:57
Nice job on the tactical squad, how did you paint the red? I'm just starting a blood angels army and I was gonna basecoat blood red, flesh wash all the armour and layer blood red over it. Is this similar to what you did?

04-05-2006, 03:40
Brush your teeth... as always you amaze me. That stuff looks damn good keep up the good work!


04-05-2006, 06:32
agreed, amazing work Brush. I'm interested in seeing some of the other Imperial forces you've done as well

Brush your teeth
04-05-2006, 07:37
@ mick ok heres a quick run through on the red

step 1 paint the modles blood red over a white base
step 2 give the model a flesh wash
step 3 repaint blood red leaving the ink only in corners and the like
step 4 highlight with blood angels red (you could probably mix this colour rom red and yellow)
step 5 highlight with blood angels red with yellow in (i almost blazing orange)
step 6 highlight again with a bir more yellow in the last mix

its a lot of work but i think its worth it

@ice, ill try ang get you a bunch of my guardsmen pics if you want although they are not to as high a standard. ill probavly post them here or in the medusa V guard section (the gazzete)

there are also a few pics in the links in my sig

05-05-2006, 15:58
Nice models man. You would make Sangunius Very happy with these troops.
Keep up the great work man!

Brush your teeth
09-05-2006, 20:13
ok, small update just to keep my veiwers (if any :D) happy

the death company are now suitably armed with bolt pistols and ive started building and painting the jump packs.

i didnt think pics were necesary but ask if your desparate

10-05-2006, 18:37
im desperate! im a desperate saddo who thinks your army is way better than mine! pictures please!

Brush your teeth
10-05-2006, 20:03

given that you asked so nicely. so all that is finished apart from transfers and bases.
next on the work list is
- buy some assault marines
-paint some assault marines
- put squad markings on all the troops
meanwhile the jump packs will be finished off

10-05-2006, 20:54
That army reminds me of second edition. That was roughly what would be in a whole army back then. Also, looking good.

10-05-2006, 21:31
w00t! pictures! looking good. ill have my tac squad trooper up on my blog thing soon, so you can have a look...

10-05-2006, 21:58
Brush... They look incredible. very nicely done.


Brush your teeth
12-05-2006, 07:57
ok, well ive bought some assault marines yesterday and there all built, ive also raised them on paper clips to make them look like they are flying



meanwhile i have done no work on the death company jet packs :rolleyes:

12-05-2006, 09:09
Nice work, cant wait to see the Death Company. Always loved that chaplin.

12-05-2006, 22:26
should change the feet a little to keep them from looking like they are standing on invisible rocks

13-05-2006, 11:47
true... * hey loook at me sangunius, im flying on an invisible rock? cant do that can ya?*... happy memories from my days as a blood angel scout...

anyway, are those gonna be veteran assualt or normal assualt...?

EDIT: i do realise sanguinius is dead. im a very old and crippled scout, from his time. then i went EEEVVVIIILL

Brush your teeth
13-05-2006, 18:12
just normal assault marines. and ive got another 5 on order from my local stockist.

also on the update front nothing has happend in painting but at the falkirk cannonade today i bagged myself a bargain in a second hand furioso dreadnaught for 15 after bartering it down from 18.

pics will be up as soon as the camerra battery has recharged

Brush your teeth
13-05-2006, 21:06

furioso, used to be in death company coloures but i wanted it red (mainly because i struggle to paint black more) so ive started on the first coat of blood red

14-05-2006, 11:04
Dont forget a pf into the ass marines! Nice work so far...

14-05-2006, 11:05
Okaayyy thats weird I posted at the same time as you... Oh well will you be removing him from the wooden base?

Brush your teeth
14-05-2006, 11:34

dreds done (almost) i still need to work on the bone areas and the top of the banner pole, i also need to make a new banner to replace the death comp. one

Brush your teeth
14-05-2006, 11:43
oh yeah and @spongebob, im not sure about what im going to do with the woden base it looks good but isnt suited to gaming, also its pretty firmly glued on.
with the assault marines ive not put the powerfist into anylists but what im planing to do is after i have all 20 planned assault marines i will get another box to build a few more champion options

14-05-2006, 12:07
looking good. birthday soon, ill be buying my techmarine with multi-melta servitors...

14-05-2006, 14:15
Lookin good. really good...


15-05-2006, 18:48
Think you need to work on the red on the dreadnought a bit more, you can see the lines of red and some of the black underneath them (mainly under the chapter symbol)

Brush your teeth
15-05-2006, 18:54
yeah, ive been thinking that, the photo makes it look worse than it is though. im going to vartnish the transfers anyway so ill be painting more red other the shiny bits, ill just have to do red in other areas at the same time

The boyz
15-05-2006, 19:02
Furiso is looking alot better now Brush your teeth, now that he has a new coat of paint. I think he looks a lot better now he is red, then he did in black. Looking forward to seeing some more updates on your Assault Marines.

Brush your teeth
22-05-2006, 13:21
ok, soory about the slow progress recently but ive had exams going om. ive got a bit of a break now though so painting is being done. hers the assault marines and an update on the army.


ive still to sort out the death companies jump packs but ive traded some old bits for a whirlwhind, i also have components for a dev squad with 4 missiles in the post and another assault unit

as always c&c welcomed

22-05-2006, 14:39
I think that putting the wooden based dread on a normal plastic base may work to make the army more unified.

can't really say anything other than keep it up!

22-05-2006, 17:26
The only thing i would say would be regards your army composition. A whirlwind and a dev squad are both useful choices, but you need to start plumping out your troops choices. They may not be as fun or interesting to build or paint, but they fulfil the core of an army and will help to make it look more of a force rather than a collection of figs. Then again, your money and your choices, so feel free to ignore!

Brush your teeth
22-05-2006, 17:58
yeah sorry forgot to mention, also got a second hand tactical squad on its way :D

22-05-2006, 19:35
looks good, but i ask this, whats in store for your army next? could you upload an army list or something???

Brush your teeth
22-05-2006, 19:45
yeah ill type out an army list...as soon as i have one :D, i have a rough idea on a 1500 so ill sort that out and post it up.

in fact i had quite a nice list sorted then got shot in the foot by the fact that normal blood angeld dreds are heavies

Brush your teeth
22-05-2006, 20:48
ok, heres a 1500pt list ive just knocked up, ill be putting it in the army lists section as well so ill add a link once thats done. also please post coments there as it will keep them all together

Blood angles 5th company 1500pts
Death Company Chaplain
Bolt pistol
Frag grenades
Jump pack

Furioso dreadnaught

9 tactical marines
Missile launcher

8 tactical marines
Missile launcher
Plasma gun

Fast Attack
10 assault marines
Plasma pistol
Vet seargeant
Power fist

10 assault marines
Plasma pistol
Vet seargeant
Power fist

Heavy support
Baal predator
Heavy bolter sponsons

5 devastators
4 missile launches


link for discussion on the list http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36599

22-05-2006, 21:14
The assualt marines look really sweet Brush.


22-05-2006, 21:20
I think dreads need xtra armour.The first tactical squad weaponry is interesting.Missile with melta ?What do you want to do with them ? 9 marine ? 10 or 8 would be better.I think drop the melta and give them plasma gun.
The Devastator squad is too fragile.I think the 2:1 combination (heavy weapon:marine) is ideal.

23-05-2006, 00:55
didnt realise you had a log going! well its looking very good so far, the assault marines look great, but dont forget to base the whole army, as too many times i couldnt be bothered basing mine and it really spoils the army, but i recommand for your army list drop the short range or long range firepower from tactical squads, go for one or the other, and for the baal, give it machine spirit, apart form that, all looks good and good luck with the army, i hope to take it on with my Guard or Templars soon!

Brush your teeth
23-05-2006, 08:42
yeah im sorting on the list, its got its own thread (where you guys should really be making the comments :rolleyes: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36599 )

Brush your teeth
11-06-2006, 15:45
ok, sorry for the lack of activity recently, ive now got received my whirlwhind bought the next 5 assault marines and have also dug our an rhino which i used to use with my khorne but that too will turn blood angels. i also got the devs with missile launchers so i will get everything built and primed then pics will be up. ive also got a second tactical unit on its way.

sorry about the wait

14-06-2006, 20:25
w00t! hes back again! u run out of toothpaste and temporarily die or something? lol

Brush your teeth
14-06-2006, 20:44
no, ive had two weeks of exams and then a week of holiday with no internet access :eek:

also the devs are primed and the whirlwhind almost ready to be primed. assault marines are on the spraying tray.

also in two weeks the scottish summer holidays start so i should be able to get through that list in good time


Brush your teeth
19-06-2006, 17:09
ok i was just about to (finally) spray all the blood angel models i have aquired and get beack to painting. but it seems the white spray has been wrongly binned.

however to entertain the crouds (and to keep this thread alive) here is what i have to paint: the old marines i will get to work on this evening and i will probably sell them on ebay when they get replaced with new ones


19-06-2006, 19:00
Keep goin' Brush we need more!:D
(Glad to see you back)


19-06-2006, 21:07
new assault marines look good, and the first patch look great! (seem them in the flesh!) will enjoy mowing them down one day... are the 2nd assault marines flying like the first ones or just stuck on base as normal?

Brush your teeth
19-06-2006, 21:16
3 of the 5 are flying. and to the mowing them down comment

bring it on. (you saw neil have a go)

Brush your teeth
29-06-2006, 14:39
again i apologise for a lack of updates but my local stockist is still waiting for white primer. however in the meantime i have managed to paint a scout squad
the picture isnt great but my preferd photo taking surface is covered in minis :rolleyes:

and i also have 4 more assault marines from my brother. and i may be getting a second hand space marine army which will complete the army model wise. meanwhile i have to sit here and wait for spray paint...

30-06-2006, 13:13
oh i havent seen these boys yet, looking good, but remind me alot of DoW's blood ravens, as Blood Angels dont use scouts much to my knowledge, still the army is really taking shape! will the blood angels be taking part in Medusa V?

Brush your teeth
30-06-2006, 13:19
blood angels use scouts as much as any other, they follow the codex organisation in that respect (ie 10th company donating units to battle companies)

they also have their own special 'blood angels scout squad' as a codex enty, theyre are exactly the same but with fewer upgrades (iirc they have to have bolt pistlo and close combat weapon or shotguns)

also they will be in medusa V alongside my guard,
the blood angels only need 2 more assault marines and a lot of painting to be done to be at the planned 1500pt army strength

the guard only need a few more storm troopers, then i need to paint 14 tanks 9 valhallans and 25 karskin :(

The boyz
30-06-2006, 13:19
Your finished Assault Marine's are looking very nice Brush your teeth. The scouts are looking good too, from what I can see. Looking forward to seeing some more updates.

01-07-2006, 20:38
Well lets hope my Guard will be ready to face of against your blood angels some time, but i cant wait to see it all in the flesh, didnt see your scouts this week so might see em next. You started work on anything else like that Whirlwind?

Brush your teeth
01-07-2006, 21:02
no, im still waiting for white spray to come in at 'do it @ your lesiure'

also ill give you a 1500 pt game as soon as i have my last assault marine

02-07-2006, 13:22
how do you paint the red? alot of people go black/deep red/lighter red, do you start from white to get an over all brighter appearance or what? cause it looks alot brighter than my dwarves red cloaks (i was wanting deep red, but could never get them overly bright red without going pink from a black undercoat)

Brush your teeth
02-07-2006, 13:46
step 1 paint the modles blood red over a white base
step 2 give the model a chesnut wash
step 3 repaint blood red leaving the ink only in corners and similar areas where you want it dark
step 4 highlight with blood angels red (you could probably mix this colour from red and yellow)
step 5 highlight with blood angels red with yellow in (i almost blazing orange)
step 6 highlight again with a bit more yellow in the last mix

02-07-2006, 13:50
you still have blood angels red? they stopped making that ages ago did they not?

Brush your teeth
02-07-2006, 13:53
ive still got 2 pots :rolleyes:

there is a company called 'coat de arms' that apparenty still sell the old colours, ive heard of them but never seen anywhere that lists or sells their products

02-07-2006, 14:46
The company that sells them on behalf of Coat d'arms is named Gladiator Games.


Nice army btw. Nice to see another BA player :D

Brush your teeth
04-07-2006, 23:04
ok, finaly got myself some white spray (had to go through to glasgow for it though :rolleyes:) so ive managed to finish off the last of the tactical marines

so heres the completed tactical units (only 6 of the models you havent before seen)


next on the list is to finish off the last 4 guys for assault squad one then painting the 8 men in the dev squad. also its summer holidays here in scotland so i should be able to get them done relatively quickly

hope you like em

05-07-2006, 07:40
the BA's look amazing man, i'm glad you put this project log up! just a quick question for you, how do you paint your purity seals?

Brush your teeth
05-07-2006, 09:07
purity seals i just do a rush job on. the seal its self is just blood red with a chesnut ink (done at the same time as the base on the armour) the parchment section is:
flesh wash over white
bleached bone highlight
skull white highlight

Brush your teeth
09-07-2006, 19:08
ok, quite a big update (at last) ive completed assault squad 1

and the death company jump packs

the devs are built i just need to spray three more then get to work painting themhttp://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a280/1990ainslieDuncan/IMG_0995.jpg

assault squad 2 is waiting for a few modification and 2 more marines (its going to end up kitted out like assault 1

Brush your teeth
09-07-2006, 19:09
heres a pic of the whole 1500 so far, im going to try and get this finished then ill get to work on the whirlwindhttp://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a280/1990ainslieDuncan/IMG_0990_edited.jpg

09-07-2006, 19:21
get them based!!
why so many jump packs? sick of coming up against gunlines :D

Brush your teeth
09-07-2006, 19:29
basing will be done after transfers which will be done after everything needed for 1500 is painted

the jump packs is for two reasons, their cool and it keeps to the old 2nd ed blood angel style of a gunline (tactical + devs) with assault units to finish the enemy off.

Brush your teeth
12-07-2006, 16:22
ok, ive got the devs finished off, all i need to do i buy 3 more assault marines to finishh off the second assault squad, then ill try and get a top harch for the whirlwind then paint that, that will mean i have my 1500pt blood angel army and more finished but ill probably get an honour guard and captain for the army, as well as a terminator squad.


im not too hapy with the devs paint job, but im hoping basing will improve them

12-07-2006, 16:35
Erm, why the blue jump troops? Did I miss something?

Brush your teeth
12-07-2006, 16:36
ex-ultramarines, the whole unit isnt yet painted. dont worry they will be red and yellow as soon as the unit is complete model wise

Brush your teeth
26-07-2006, 21:13
ok,bought a captain and the last of the assault marines today. i was planning to save the captain and paint the assault marines first, but i couldnt be bothered.

so heres a WIP of the captain, the jump pack and cape still need doing as well as a few smaller bits

theres also a thread here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=829475#post829475)where im looking for advice on the cape, feel free to dontae any ideas, cheers

26-07-2006, 23:21
the decals would be a good addition to help the look of youyr devestators.
and how are you planning to base them?

they would look very good on a snow table. or maybe a harsh type of red planet type of world even with lots of red clay looking ground? that might fit for thier recruiting type of world maybe?


Brush your teeth
26-07-2006, 23:31
the current basing plan is just sand painted scorched brown highlighted to bleached bone with patches of static grass.

although the ways you listed would look good i like to tie my bases in with the table i usually play on, and brown can work on most boards.

28-07-2006, 01:53
here is how i did my brown for my deathwing:

those are plasticard tiles with a sand mixture around it, to look like broken flagstones.
i made a mold of those and have 60mm, 40mm and 25mm bases i can make like those.
same mold i did the same sizes in Diamond plate sheet, where later i can rubble them up for different CoD styled bases if need be.
just a route you might check out, www.epicast.com has a good selection as well for scenic bases.


28-07-2006, 05:57
I am generally very scared at looking at the death company, why you ask, well they look SO much like my models its unreal. Im not claiming that they are or anything, (and I pray to god they are not, since I have not sold mine, simply moved out of my parents house where they are stored) But its just very very odd how they look similar, espeically the MK6 with the power sword and plasma pistol, and the Mk7 with the power axe, with only half the handle.

You say you got some of the gear second hand, does this include the Death Company, and if so, may I enquire where you got it from?

OH dear god, I fear for my models :S

Brush your teeth
28-07-2006, 06:11
i got them from a student in the stirling area i know through my brother. hairy bloke (nice guy though). most of the other stuff i got second hand was from him as well:
land speeder typhoon (the one with missiles)
scout squad
tactical squad (with lots of modifications)
he also has a bike unit, terminator unit and old predator.

i just hope your army isn't exactly that...

28-07-2006, 18:28
I duno, but im checking my army when I next go to my parents, just incase they have got rid. LOL

01-08-2006, 05:54
Nice work with those Blood Angels old bean. Makes me wish I never re-painted mine into a Codex Chapter!

13-08-2006, 18:08
Fast Attack
10 assault marines
Plasma pistol
Vet seargeant
Power fist

10 assault marines
Plasma pistol
Vet seargeant
Power fist

I think your Assault Marines are 5 more points...

Brush your teeth
13-08-2006, 18:54
@Incoming, your correct, not a probelm anyway becasue the list has been remade since then.

on progress im currently working on the last of the assault marines and the commanders cloak, hopefully by the end of this week the 1500pt list will be complete and ready for transfers and basing.

again i apologise for the lack of activity recently

Brush your teeth
16-08-2006, 12:00
ok, here it is, 1500pts finished (and i put the commander in for good measure, he isnt in the list)

now all i need to do is base all the models then put transfers on...
and the commander still needs a bit of work on the cloak.


Brush your teeth
16-08-2006, 12:00

how they will be based:

bobert the great clen one
17-08-2006, 00:24
hi mate are you in need of any marine stuf?

Brush your teeth
17-08-2006, 09:34
nax i think im pretty much sorted for now. i just want some honour guard and a terminator squad for 2000pts and possibly some land speeders than im set.

remember you still need to get me those karskin special weapons and whirlwind bits sent out :p

ill talk to you on msn sometime about marines though.

back on topic of the blood angels, ive based the assault squads and commander and am currently basing the tactical squads, ill get pics up tonight

bobert the great clen one
17-08-2006, 10:21
ok sure mate wat was it again the plas gun the melta and the whirlwith radar and hatch n tracks?

ace army btw top marks i loove the red how long does it take per marine?

Brush your teeth
17-08-2006, 11:12
ok sure mate wat was it again the plas gun the melta and the whirlwith radar and hatch n tracks?

thats exactly what it was. (the hatch thing is thust the little disk for hunter killer attatchments and stuff)

it takes maybe 6-8 hours for a squad of marines. i always find it hard to know how long i spend on a model because i do them over a period of days (or weeks)

but im basing marines as we speak, tacticals are now finished as well and im about to do the devs and drednaughts

Brush your teeth
17-08-2006, 16:13
1500pts of blood angels 5th company is based!

also painted up a banner for the furioso, still WIP though

so i am now on the final stretch with just transfers and the banner to do then my tournament force is ready for the local club's 40k tournament

19-08-2006, 22:06
Have you finished the army yet? Plus, can we (I say we, but I mean I :D ) get some closer shots of the models?

Brush your teeth
20-08-2006, 10:11
still working on transfers, taking longer than it should really because i need to paint all the blood drops black for the company markings, then theres still unit markings on the knees to be done (which also need painted)

do you want close ups when there finished 100% or now? and what inparticular?

20-08-2006, 11:11
looking good, shame i will blast them all to bits in the Autumn... But on a serious note, well done, you have painted this entire army fairly quickly and painted them pretty dman good, based and everything, i better finish my guard if i want to stand a hope of winning the painting comp now

Brush your teeth
20-08-2006, 11:18
yeah, im aiming at painting comp mostly (although so far the 1500pt list has 100% victory count...in 3 games...)

and given that you beat me in the last one remember you have a title to hold up.

and we can all hope the GW staffers have unpainted armies again :p

Brush your teeth
07-10-2006, 21:08
ok, well its comming up to the tournament, and ive got a replacement dred, so my army is completely wysiwyg and then i just have to put a bunch of tranfers on. also got myself a box of termies today but they wont be put on the to-paint list for a while.

the point of this threadomancy is mainly because i need people to stick their foot up my @$$ to get me putting the transfers on ready for the end of this month, ill aslo be putting pics of the dreds progress up as i go along.


07-10-2006, 21:13
do it or you shall recieve a beating on thursday! (your already gonna get that from my guard mind you :D ) stick with it, so close!

07-10-2006, 21:49
Go Go Go! Transfer like the wind!
And let us know what happens!


08-10-2006, 09:54
brush, i forgot to ask, how do you highlight the red on your marines? i feel although mine are a bit bland on the red front...

Brush your teeth
08-10-2006, 10:02
i think this is the third time ive had to post this in this thread now :p

step 1 paint the modles blood red over a white base
step 2 give the model a chesnut wash
step 3 repaint blood red leaving the ink only in corners and similar areas where you want it dark
step 4 highlight with blood angels red (you could probably mix this colour from red and yellow)
step 5 highlight with blood angels red with yellow in (i almost blazing orange)
step 6 highlight again with a bit more yellow in the last mix

08-10-2006, 12:55
whats blood angel red? dont you mean blood red?

anyway, im gonna imitate your highlighting with layers upto blazing orange until i feel happy.

and cookies wont make me happy this time.

Brush your teeth
08-10-2006, 13:27
blood angel red is the old colour from 2 editions ago

this colour is another companys equivalent of it if you cant be bothered mixing, i can say how good quality the paints are though as im still working out of old pots

Brush your teeth
08-10-2006, 15:22
ok, quick update here, just finished the transfers on the furioso, baal, and tactical squad 1. also got tacticla squad 2 and the dev squad with transfers onm i just need to paint all the blood drops black and varnish them.

done the base colours on the dread as well (black and red)

pics will follow later today.


Brush your teeth
09-10-2006, 20:46

good news, the 1500point army list is npw fully painted and transfered, im just waiting for my order of dullcote to arrive to put on them and thats it! (ok theres a few bits that i could do, drilling the bolt guns and painting the jointed areas silver, but for now they are done)

ill get pics done tommorow, curently the light isnt good enough.

ill also start work on the termies soon.


09-10-2006, 20:57
YAY pics! Cant wait...


09-10-2006, 21:09
YAY! Pics please. Brilliant army BTW.

09-10-2006, 21:14
Well done, about time you finished them too! do any painting your gonna do before varnishing btw, otherwise you obscure the detail, so if you are, do it now.

Brush your teeth
09-10-2006, 21:50
Well done, about time you finished them too! do any painting your gonna do before varnishing btw, otherwise you obscure the detail, so if you are, do it now.

the varnishing is already done, it was only the shoulder pads that were getting varnished so not a problem as far as detail goes, and ill be testing the dullcote on a less important mini before i treat the blood angels. it might mean a bit more last minuite effort, but i think it will be worth it.

also i know i said i'd get pics for tommorow but i thought id see what i could do with my new toy http://picasa.google.com/ and they came out alright given that its all done in artificial light.

so here it is, my 1500 point tournament list of the blood angels 5th

Brush your teeth
09-10-2006, 21:51
also, looking at those last copule of pictures, it shows how my painting has progressed going from baal to plastic dred..


as always C&C greatly appreciated

bobert the great clen one
09-10-2006, 21:59
holey moley i tihnk i know wat im gona paint my marines like, that is of course wen i decide to paint my marines

09-10-2006, 22:20
looking very nice, good to see a proper red blood angels army.


09-10-2006, 22:47
that's what, thirty-some jump packs? That's a lot for any team to handle (except nids)

Brush your teeth
10-10-2006, 10:30
that's what, thirty-some jump packs? That's a lot for any team to handle (except nids)

yeah, 20+D3 + another random no. from marines black raging :evilgrin:

that is my main wory with the army, that the composition will get marked low, the army was however built around the 2nd edition blood angels playing style where the tactic was to have half the army as a gunline with the other half being fast moving units to race in and finish off the surviving enemy's

so in theory its meant to be flufy, in practicalaty though i just get shouts of 'its a bit cheesey aint it?'

thanks for the comments so far, keep 'em comming


10-10-2006, 17:48
I think any comp points you lose you will gain back for having devastators...they arent exactly common in BA arrmies.

Great work, nice standard throughout. Good luck at the tourney!

10-10-2006, 23:28
Forgot to add that you have very little anti-tank.

11-10-2006, 17:15
Pfists in each assault squad as well as the missle launchers are decent anti-tank...any vet sarge that ends up going to the Death Company can get a Fist as well...Assault Cannons are great at bringing down light armor and if you do the math I believe they are better than a lot of weapons at taking out heavy armor also.

11-10-2006, 17:22
i still thinka plasma cannon or 2 in a dev squad would be useful, or even a tactical, for those deathwing armys.. cough..neil!..cough

Brush your teeth
11-10-2006, 17:23
well said Lormax

i figured, 2 powerfists (at S9 on the charge) 6 missile launchers, an assault cannon, a twin linked assault cannon, a melta gun and 2 dreds was enought AT for me :p

11-10-2006, 20:25
i doubt they could mark you down on comp score, i mean by the looks of it you have ten man tactical squads, and a big dev squad. Blood angles aren't meant to be mad assault armies little better than world eaters(at least not in the second ed fluff) they take a full range of units even if they do get a little crazy at times

12-10-2006, 00:09
2x8man tactical, and 2x8man assault and an 8man dev if i am not mistaken, its not "cheesy" but i dont think it has much that will get it the full 15, but you can expect to score highly on the painting me thinks, good job

Brush your teeth
15-10-2006, 17:06

started work on a sanguniary (sp?) high preist, im going to work on the face as IMO i've made quite a mess of it... but remember its WIP

next on the list to paint is a 5 man squad of termies, a land speeder typhoon and a tactical box (all though i want to get some GS to make modifications to these guys first)

15-10-2006, 17:15
...square base? guessing the armour isnt finished,a s its not as light as your other marines, apart from that good start, just take your time as you seem to be rushing it a little

Brush your teeth
15-10-2006, 17:37
dont worry about the square base, thats just the way i work with basesm hes got a circle base kept aside, i just needed a slot for him to stan up in the photo and square base was the closest thing

the armour is highlighted, but the light isnt very good at the moment, ill try and edit better pics in when i can

15-10-2006, 18:32
He looks good, but the white looks very rough, especially on the shoulderpad. The face looks quite good to me.


Brush your teeth
15-10-2006, 18:38
yeah, my skull white is past it really, ill be giving it the white areas a few more thin washes though.

thanks for the vommetst keep them comming

Brush your teeth
15-10-2006, 22:07

again still only WIP, still got touching up and the backpack to do (and im sure ill see other bits later)

15-10-2006, 22:27
good but his red still looks too dark compared to the rest of your guys

Brush your teeth
18-10-2006, 15:22
ok, not work modeling wise but i have tried to re-work my list, hopefully it is more competetive but sadly i think its gettin less fluffy :(

can be seen here: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1016954#post1016954 feel free to post comments there

18-10-2006, 15:33
The white looks way better now. Can't wait to see this guy finished BYT.


18-10-2006, 15:49
changing your tournament list this late are we?

18-10-2006, 17:09
It looks really good, i like the fact that the hair and face look really well with the red - it was the first thing that struck me when i saw it. (apologies for not posting here 'til now)
white looks really good too, and i like the green purity seals, sometimes they are too bright but yours look great.
BTW, what model is that? i've never bought or looked at any BA specific stuff and i love the fig
i'll be checking back to see him finished :)

Brush your teeth
18-10-2006, 17:41
BTW, what model is that? i've never bought or looked at any BA specific stuff and i love the fig


the mini is Blood Angels Space Marines Apothecary Corbulo (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99060101025&orignav=10)

hes a special character in the codex but im just planning to use him as your average high preist

changing your tournament list this late are we?

Brush your teeth
20-10-2006, 16:58
ok, not much change painting wise, im just building tactical marines for the tourny

and after seeing one of the lists that will be playing in the tournament(3 dreds, 3 landspeeders with assault cannons, 3 preadator annhailators 2 5 man tactical squads with plasma and some lone commanders) i think i will be going for the best general award (army score and sportsmanship)

so the list will be something like this:
chaplain with jump pack
2 x 8 man tactical
1 x 10 man tactical
1 x 8 man dev
1 x 8 man assault
1 dred
1 baal
1 landspeeder with assault cannon

Brush your teeth
22-10-2006, 19:38
ok, got the tornado painted up, just need to finish of the crew

also done 4 more tactical marines (2 lascannons, a plasmagun and sgt) aswell as a banner for the dred, just got 8 tactical marines to go then i can get back to work on the preist (who BTY now needs some repair work, my 'older' brother dropped him in a cup of tea which apparently softens paint...), ill sort pictures out as soon as. the camera is on charge as we speak.

cheers, BYT

22-10-2006, 23:43
why did you even want the paint softer? and i could of sworn you telling me that tea works... so dont go blaiming stu!

Brush your teeth
23-10-2006, 07:36
why did you even want the paint softer? and i could of sworn you telling me that tea works... so dont go blaiming stu!

i didnt want the paint softer...:eyebrows:

stu putting him a cup of tea did soften it however and caused paint to flake of when touched. becaouse of that event i found out that tea works to soften paint... there is a long and mildly amusing story brhind the whole event...

Brush your teeth
28-10-2006, 19:31
ok, just got back from the local tournament where i came 8th overall

but more importantly, won the trophy for best army!
(im glad i went for a balanced list in the end as thats what won best army for me, some of the armies there were fantastic for painting but the composition was pretty cheesy for some)

sorry i still havent got pics of my recent work up, ill try and sort all that out tommorow

bobert the great clen one
28-10-2006, 19:35
well done mate where did you come in the painting ?

ps come on msn

Brush your teeth
29-10-2006, 12:12
ok, so these arent blood angel pics but i think they are cool so id though id post them anyway

Brush your teeth
29-10-2006, 12:15
and im also considering repainting my valhallan guard army currently to make them look more russian so ive whipped up some quick test schemes, and any tips painting russian trench coats would be great (they seem to be a brown/green/gray colour which i can manage painting wise)


and the old scheme for comparisson

C&C appreciated

oh yeah, and now ill finally sort out pics of the blood angels including a full army pic of the list that i used at the tourny

29-10-2006, 14:04

Keep the old scheme it looks nice.

Brush your teeth
29-10-2006, 17:25
right, back onto topical pictures, the blood angels

1st of all, the army i used at the tournament
the trophy :D
the painted mini's in the army so far
theres a whirlwind, terminaotr squad and 2 high presits still to paint (got given a preist yesterday so im going to paint him old school style)

C&C, as always, appreciated and feel free to ask if you want any close up pics

Insane Psychopath
29-10-2006, 21:06
Yep it was a cool army, even for Blood Angles lol*.

Well done & will see you that next year Striling tournament.

Again really nice army, will you be taken them to next year event????


*The above of "even...." was just a joke. Just I got a old grugde again Blood Angles that lasted for 7 years, now my new one is Ultramarines & Tau.

Brush your teeth
29-10-2006, 21:14
havent planned that far ahead as to what army ill be using next year, ill definately be there though.

but the options are, eldar, guard, blood angels or something new.

also gotta say, your iron warriors looked excellent!! i can only assume it was army composition that helped me get best army.

29-10-2006, 21:24
i think you got 13/15 for army comp, and 13/15 for painting (Donzo got the highest with 14 for painting, but low army comp, toherwise he would have walked way with 3 out of 4 awards! and he works for GW! "oh great... GW vouchers :D)

Brush your teeth
30-10-2006, 19:12
ok, bit of an update here

1st of all, ive been given this to paint for a commision, so far all ive really done is the face, the rest is basically blood red inked

and a PIP terminator

30-10-2006, 19:21
Aye there both coming along nicely - Ill keep popping back to see how your getting along

30-10-2006, 20:18
looking sweet, its all a bit WIP ATM though so i cnat say too much, exept its better than mine :D

thinking of getting mephiston myself, how good is the sculpt? just thought id find out so i knew myself...

hey brush, im getting a new chaplain! the bitz are arriving tommorow or wednesday, but hes gonna need legs and a crozius, but i should have them after christmas.....

2nd in the tournament? go you!


Brush your teeth
30-10-2006, 21:57
looking sweet, its all a bit WIP ATM though so i cnat say too much, exept its better than mine :D

thinking of getting mephiston myself, how good is the sculpt? just thought id find out so i knew myself...

hey brush, im getting a new chaplain! the bitz are arriving tommorow or wednesday, but hes gonna need legs and a crozius, but i should have them after christmas.....

2nd in the tournament? go you!


the sculp is pretty nice actually, there is a mess on the cloak though which as far as i can tell serves no purpose but doesnt look like folds in the cloth...

cant wait to see your chaplain, youve been talking about it for long enough :p

also, id dont know where you got 2nd in the tournament from... i came 1st for army, and 8th overall.

thanks for the comments so far guys

31-10-2006, 19:58
cant wait to see your chaplain, youve been talking about it for long enough :p

also, id dont know where you got 2nd in the tournament from... i came 1st for army, and 8th overall.

dont worry brush, hes on my log now :D

sorry, the silver trophy got me thinking siler=2nd..........

Brush your teeth
03-11-2006, 18:57

ok this is how the commsission s comming along, theres lost of small things that i could do to it to improve it but my brothers taking the paint station to his flat for a while so its going to have to do, hopefully the kid that im painting it for will be happy :)

C&C appreciated

Brush your teeth
06-01-2007, 00:12
the army's not dead yet!!


sorry for the major threadomancy but ive just finished work on the techmarine, im also currently working on a land raider, terminator squad as well as finishing of that preist.

C&C appreciated, hopefully there will be updates in future (assuming theres still interest?)


06-01-2007, 09:48
nice, always been a fan of that shiny limited techmarine. well painted too.


06-01-2007, 11:14
Excellent Techmarine.

I've always liked it, too. Though wasn't it Direct and not limited edition?


06-01-2007, 12:16
yes, direct, i ordered one myself after i saw BYT's :D also, i fancied a techmarine and this one is the best.
nice work again mate.

06-01-2007, 14:51
good looking tech BYT keep up the good work!

06-01-2007, 16:28
yes, direct, i ordered one myself after i saw BYT's :D also, i fancied a techmarine and this one is the best.
nice work again mate.

Aha! That proves it; GW has secret staff-members who infiltrate hobbyist pages in order to heighten their profit by running amazing project logs to tempt people to buy more models! :D


Brush your teeth
07-01-2007, 20:54
thanks for the coments guy, thats the stuff that keeps me painting :D

anyway, to keep this thread from death i though i should update, heres a WIP shot of the termies:



07-01-2007, 20:58
The termies look ace man. Very cool. I'm glad to see this thread still going.


07-01-2007, 21:01
Brush your teeth..

Looking great so far, I like the progress on your marines..

Looking at your terminators, perhaps one thing to bear in mind.. considering the rumoured changes to space marine rules that may be forthcoming very soon it may not be possible to have two assault cannons in a single squad..

Just a thought..

Best wishes,

And continue with the great work,


Brush your teeth
09-01-2007, 21:13
cheers for the comments guys, as for the 2 assault cannon.. ill burn that bridge when i get to it!

heres updates on the termies, still need to highlight black area's, paint chevrons on the powerfist and to paint the bases as well as putting decals on the shoulder pads.

09-01-2007, 21:33
Wow man the termies look great. I especially love the sergeants sword. Keep up the great work man! Glad to see you still working!


10-01-2007, 20:43
looking good brush! keep up the work on the termies, theyre looking sweet, but id shade the metal more, make it less monotonous. on the last pic, the sergeants ammo box thing looks slightly flat...

apart form that, great! cant wait to see them finished!

update on my log just now.


Brush your teeth
12-01-2007, 21:22
update on the termies, their as good as finished, just got to put the transfers on. eventually ill also get round to painting text on the scrolls and purity seals, but for now i dont trust my freehand skills.

i know that the chevrons are a bit wobbly in places, but there one of those things i just cant paint well...


as always, C&C appreciated, cheers


EDIT: just realised i missed a mould line on a targeter thing!!! that will be annoying :-(

13-01-2007, 01:53

Perfect position for the assault cannon. excellnt work BYT. Blood angels rule!


Brush your teeth
13-01-2007, 10:09
cheers, also with the assault cannons, you man not have noticed but the assault cannons have been modified slightly.

win a cookie if you can tell me how ;)

also ive put the tranfers on to the termies as well as taken of that stray mould line and put the transfers on, also reaslised that i was meant to paint the sgt's shoulder pads black so thats been done aswell, once ive varnished and dullcote'd them ill add new pics up :)


13-01-2007, 10:38
the front little muzzle bit isn't there :)


Brush your teeth
13-01-2007, 10:44
the front little muzzle bit isn't there :)


That was fast!! (or ive been on the PC longer that i thought).

Correct, i really like the look of it, especially now their drilled. I wasnt to sure before hand... and i did steal the idea of one of spikyjames' mentor drednaughts...:D

13-01-2007, 10:45
yeah, like a minigun. i can't see the use for the thing on the front anyway.


Brush your teeth
13-01-2007, 21:04
New, finished, varnished and dullcoated terminator pics!

not much change from the last pic, but i thought id post them up all the same


13-01-2007, 21:05
dullcote is the dogz.
excellent work BYT :)


Brush your teeth
13-01-2007, 22:52
cheers, also i thought i better post up what will be next to paint, the options are:
a land raider or a whirlwind or something that isnt blood angel (wouldnt fit the thread title but hey :rolleyes:)

not sure what i really want to paint next. ive been putting th blood angel tanks off as they take an age to paint :(

so what do you guys want to see?

13-01-2007, 23:25
Do the Whirldwind, then do the land raider

14-01-2007, 05:01
i agree, also i like your avatar BYT even though i wasn't around to see an E-type, they totally rule!

Brush your teeth
14-01-2007, 20:39
ok, well heres todays updates
Whirlwind, not much done, first coat of red, some black and some silver.

BFSP troll, I won this guy at a christmas all day session at the local club, few touch upd to do but other wise alsmost finished. the plan is to sell him on ebay once finished.
photos make the highlights look a bit poo, they look better in real life IMO.

C&C as always appreciated

Brush your teeth
17-01-2007, 22:34
more updates on the whirlwind :)


pictures dont do it justice, the front isnt that flat.

18-01-2007, 00:56
I like blood angels but never tryed them myself. I think i should finish my first 40k army before i paint anything else now.

Keep up the hard work. I will start to watch this now.

Brush your teeth
23-01-2007, 22:23
ok, just a small update here, the whirlwind and the sanguinary priest (remember him? he's finally finished!) are now fully painted (pics tommorow when theres light)

but im looking for a set of space marine tank transfers so i though i'd do a bit of a shout out here.

cheers BYT

23-01-2007, 22:25
yep i have tons i can drop some in the post :)


Brush your teeth
23-01-2007, 23:35
yep i have tons i can drop some in the post :)


that would be great, cheers. if possible could i get 2 sheets? just that means ive gor enough for the LR as well. if theres ever anything you need in return just ask (i already feel i owe you from the last trade :rolleyes: ) :)

do you still have a note of my adress or shall i PM it to you again?

23-01-2007, 23:47


24-01-2007, 15:14
You should have asked, i have millions lying about the house that i could have given you.

Cant wait to see these on the table, also cant wait to destroy them:p

not sure what i really want to paint next. ive been putting th blood angel tanks off as they take an age to paint

Yeah i feel your pain. My deathwing landraider took me ages. bloody large vehicles! Whats the need!

24-01-2007, 15:33
looking very good BYT!
blood angels are always so cool, need to go back to them at some point...
love the termis, very space hulkesq, the ass cannons look cool aswell. keep up the good work!

Brush your teeth
24-01-2007, 19:35

ok, well i forgot to take photo's during daylight, so these will have to do for now.

ill get pics of the priest tommorow along with some test mini's for one of my many guard forces (i think ill set up a new thead for guard once the landraiders done, BA's are loosing steam)

24-01-2007, 19:50
nice work mate, i like the greens. looking forward to the LR, took me a bit of time to do, i'm sure you'll wiz through it though coz i'm a slow guy :D

PS - posted the transfers this morning, i sent three sheets, 1 full and the others with the U's off, i don't suppse you needed them anywho :)

25-01-2007, 05:49
BYT if you need more transfers I'll be glad to post some to you as well! It's always rewarding to help another gamer out!

25-01-2007, 05:52
BYT, this is a really nice army that I would love to play against. Its too bad I like like 3k miles from you :)

Brush your teeth
25-01-2007, 13:01
cheers for the comments guys, got photo's of the priest and photo's of test schemes for mt guard, still undecided as to which sceme i prefer, the USMC (blue trousers) or the alternate scheme.. opinions?

ouch, that pic doesnt make the priest look good. i promise it looks better in the flesh

25-01-2007, 17:27
i have to say, i prefer the one on the right, the white pants, i fully understand why you might be a little skeptical WHITE!! Grrr..... but it gives you some nice contrast between it and the black boots. though i wouldn't go with the white unless you were going to mud weather them somehow.
The priest looks quite good, everythign is well shaded, but i think that the things on the shins below the eagles should ge highlighted a little more :)
Ps - have the transfers arrived?

25-01-2007, 21:07
wow, it's good to see someone else who thinks Blood Angels should be in 2nd ed. style, with black trim.
your army looks great, I wish I could afford to acctually do my BA army (I've got a Mk. IV Furioso and a squad of assault terminators with FW pads, and a few parts I was gonna convert a marine battleforce with)

Brush your teeth
25-01-2007, 22:57
thanks for the comments guys

SC, the transfers arrived fine, ill be be applying them tommorow and ill post finished pics up.

as for the guard they will receive weathering in the same manner as the urban war snipers i painted up a while back (pics below) just to give them a slightly dusty look

pics arent the best to show the dust/dirt, i should have closeup on photobucket somewhere, ill just go look for it

EDIT:this is the best picture of the dirt i can find

26-01-2007, 08:48
Your urban snipers what range are they from, it's bang on what I'm looking for!

Brush your teeth
26-01-2007, 10:10
they're urban war viridian snipers, urban mammoth is the name of the company that makes them i think.

really nice sculpts to paint up, there's also a fouth sniper thats been released who's actually shooting his gun.

Brush your teeth
31-01-2007, 21:27

finished (well, still to be dullcote'd)

ive also started work on the land raider so ill get pics of that up once the reds finished (so that will be in a bout a fortnight :cries: )

31-01-2007, 21:32
looking good, but I would be inclined to touch up on where the red has strayed, as that last picture would look alot better if you did, apart from that very nice, I look forward to being blown up by it sometime...

31-01-2007, 22:09
Those snipers are ace sculpts and with your paint job rating A++.

Keep up the hard work. CYA!

Brush your teeth
02-02-2007, 20:32
just thought i would put this here for now. its a WIP for my nidzilla army. when i set up a new thread ill have blood angels, guard and nids all to paint on that one, although i wont set that up untill i have my guard stripped and ready for painting.


02-02-2007, 20:39
why not start a new thread: How to brush nid teeth? what a mistake

the bone markings look a little thick, apart from that, the colours are quite nice.


Brush your teeth
03-02-2007, 18:21
update on carnifex


also, any opinions on the little tube like fleshy bits? i was thinking purple/blue, what do you guys think though?

once ive finished this section ill probably set up a new thread then as it will give a nice little taster of what the rest of the carnifex will end up as :)


03-02-2007, 18:46
nice work on the fex there brush, looking very gribbly

just updated my log, just pop by if you have time :D

tube like fleshy bits? like the feeds to the vemon cannon/whatever?


Brush your teeth
03-02-2007, 18:48
tube like fleshy bits? like the feeds to the vemon cannon/whatever?


the little things you can see on the sides of the chimneys on the fex's back

theres also some on the leg and other bits.

and ill go have a look at your thread now :)

03-02-2007, 18:55
ahh... errr, I'd say do them purple, but be careful not to over do the colour. purple is a colur that can only be used in abundance or very little, and I'd try to stick to just eyes and 'fleshy tubes' :P


03-02-2007, 19:59
Nice work; a purplish blue might work, or perhaps a darker, browner, red.


03-02-2007, 20:01
paint them like veins, surely thats what they are, so green or red IMO
nice work so far mate :)

Brush your teeth
04-02-2007, 11:05
ok, the new thread is set up and can be found here:

hopefully ill receive support from all the people who supported me here aswell, i appreciate all the comments as its helped me keep painting (all be it slowly)