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ilikebmxbikes
21-10-2009, 21:32
After a year or so break, I am back. The last project I worked on before I paused was a blood angels tactical and command squad. I decided to pick that project up and complete the entire blood angels second company. My goal is to paint a squad a week, all at a very high painting standard. I will only be using space marine bare heads from the Masters of the chapter box set. These heads are smaller than the plastic ones and I think make the space marines look a bit more in the proportions of the artwork in the codexes. If anyone has master of the chapter heads or needs SM plastic heads without helmets or SM masters of the chapter bits (minus the heads), let me know.

Table of Contents:

Command Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes)

Yellow Helmet Tutorial (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page3)

Second Tactical Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page6)

Scout Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page7)

Furioso Dreadnought 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page8)

Vulkan Hestan (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page10)

Tushan (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page11)

Salamanders (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page13)


Baal Predator 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page14)


Commissar Yarik & Flesh Tutorial (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page17)

Blood Champion Update (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page18)

Additional Honour Guard (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page19)

Rhino 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page20)


Terminator Assault Squad 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page23)


More Scouts (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page24)

Commander Dante (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page25)

10th Company Captain (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page28)

Land Raider MK2B (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page29)

Abaddon the Despoiler (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page31)

Sanguinary Priest 1 w/ Jump Pack (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page32)

Death Company and Chaplain (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page34)

Robe and Cloth Tutorial (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page35)

ARMY PIC JULY 2010 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page36)

Librarian (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page37)

Tactical Squad 3 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page38)

Death Company Razorback (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page39)


Armageddon Steel Legion Command Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page39)

Thunderhawk Crew and Steel Legion Leman Russ (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page40)

Devestator Squad 1 part 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page41)

Sternguard Veterans (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page42)

Tactical Squad 4 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page44)


Lugft Huron of the Astral Claws (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page45)

Rhino 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page45)

Corbulo (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page46)

Baal Predator 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page47)

Dreadnought (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page47)

Red Scorpions Honour Guard and Tactical Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page48)

Red Scorpions Rhino (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page49)

Red Scorpions Captain (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page49)

Red Scorpions Command Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page50)

Red Scorpions Venerable Dreadnought (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page50)

Red Scorpions Army Shot Dec 2010 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page51)

Red Scorpions Tactical 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page55)


Red Scorpions Razorback (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page56)

Terminator Squad 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page57)

Red Scorpion Commander Carab Culln (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page61)

Tactical Squad 5 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page61)

Astral Claws (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page62)

Corien Sumatris (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page62)

Assault Squad 2 part 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page62)

Astral Claws Sternguard (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page63)


Astral Claws Attach Bike (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page64)

Astral Claws Company Banner (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page65)


Vindicator 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?226641-Full-Blood-Angels-2nd-Company-by-ilikebmxbikes/page66)
























With rumors of the new codex coming out, I was a bit hesitant to start the army now, as there would likely be changes that would either require me to go back and change units or outdate my models, by bringing new plastics into the line and updating the armylist... But I decided to do it anyways. I want to build this army as how I see blood angels, how I have seen them the past ten years being involved in the hobby. Some of the new 'upgrade' sprues and can make an army look tacky or over-cluttered with blatant iconography. So I start.

Please note, these figures are all works in progress and I dont have a proper painting space yet. I am using my computer/work space. photos will will improve as the painting log progresses. They all have no matt coat on them either- so they are very glossy.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1195.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1200.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1199.jpg

Sanguinary Priest
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1201.jpg
Space Marine Captain WIP- Should I go gold armor or Red???? Suggestions Welcome
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1198.jpg
Company Standard WIP-
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1196.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
21-10-2009, 21:33
Company Champion and Priest
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1194.jpg
Chaplain
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1193.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1203.jpg

puppetmaster24
21-10-2009, 21:33
those are some really nice paint jobs.

tk7
21-10-2009, 21:40
Very nice, the company banner and chaplain in particular I really like! It's also a very angry looking red, very fitting I think.

Ostling
21-10-2009, 21:40
Looks really great so far.
The one marine with the scars over his face looks nice, cool idea with that head :)
The apothecarius looks also great, is the body one of the chapter masters with the right arm of the honor guards? Definitely one of the coolest convenversions i've seen for some time.
That chaplain is a great conversion, I like it very much :)
Besides I would paint the armor of the captain golden, would make a good contrast to the rest of the troops, don't you think?
Is that company banner a free hand? If yes, it looks really good!


Kind regards,
Ostling

ilikebmxbikes
21-10-2009, 21:54
Looks really great so far.
The one marine with the scars over his face looks nice, cool idea with that head :)
The apothecarius looks also great, is the body one of the chapter masters with the right arm of the honor guards? Definitely one of the coolest convenversions i've seen for some time.
That chaplain is a great conversion, I like it very much :)
Besides I would paint the armor of the captain golden, would make a good contrast to the rest of the troops, don't you think?
Is that company banner a free hand? If yes, it looks really good!


Kind regards,
Ostling

You guessed the Sanguinary Priest Conversion! It is the masters of the chapter body, with a BA honour guard priest insanguinator and the plastic apothacary head and backpack.

The banner is a freehand copy of the 2nd company standard pictured in the old Angels of Death Codex.

For the captain, I am leaning toward painting his armor golden with white wings and a yellow and red striped shoulder pad.

The figures havent been dullcoated yet, so the red still looks super shinny. Im going to finish all these figures, decal and base them before Dull coating the entire batch. In my experience, the dullcoat will even out the red ink on the armour a bit.

Ostling
21-10-2009, 21:59
The banner is a freehand copy of the 2nd company standard pictured in the old Angels of Death Codex.

For the captain, I am leaning toward painting his armor golden with white wings and a yellow and red striped shoulder pad.

The figures havent been dullcoated yet, so the red still looks super shinny. Im going to finish all these figures, decal and base them before Dull coating the entire batch. In my experience, the dullcoat will even out the red ink on the armour a bit.

Wow, that looks really great!! You have a big talent!
Sounds great the description of your captains armor. Really looking forward on seeing the paint on it ;)


Kind regards,
Ostling

Indreth
21-10-2009, 22:09
Damn what an awsome freehand banner. I love it :) keep this leves its amazing...
But some of the figures seem to be unfinished (missing highlights).

You must paint the captain in gold ;) I would love to see him with a golden armor :)

All in all I have to say this is a very nice army with cool painted marines and lots of awsome conversions! Keep it up!
Greetings

Deus Ruinus
21-10-2009, 22:17
a very nice blood angels army you have done, the paint job is very nice and clean.
the captain should be gold, with some bits of red and make his shoulder guards red too.

eltanko
22-10-2009, 00:26
Thats an excellent looking army. Love all the conversions, especially the Chaplain. Yhe banner looks great aswell. Lots of character in all the squads.

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
22-10-2009, 20:02
I started the captain last night
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/command.jpg

Here is a pic without the flash of some tac marines. I think it better shows the color of the red.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/batac.jpg

eltanko
22-10-2009, 20:05
The Captain is looking excellent, The gold really stands out, and has been painted very well.

ElTanko

cthorpe
22-10-2009, 20:20
This is looking fantastic.. as a long time collector of BA myself (4th Company).. I do appreciate what you are doing..

What is your recipe for the red which I like a lot.. I'm re-vamping ;) some of mine and love the colour you have achieved..

Best wishes.... and subscribed

Carl

Bladelord
22-10-2009, 20:37
These bring back the best of the Red Era without all the fiddly bits. :)

Good in every field I can think of, and with your ace-of-spades painting you really should get the Space Hulk Terminators for your force; you're doing too good to not have them.

Judging by your smartly pulled-off Command Squad, you seem a slick converter. Perhaps a Mk. I Rhino (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225932) or two could be mixed into your possible future tank park?

I'll follow this - best wishes...

TomG
22-10-2009, 20:45
Nice minis. It will look cool on table. :)

Indreth
22-10-2009, 21:40
The gold of the captain works pretty well with the others of the squad.

Melchiah
22-10-2009, 21:47
Really nice work.

swifty2
22-10-2009, 22:58
You've got some really cool marines here mate, i'm a big fan of blood angels and I absoloutely love these.

tcraigen
23-10-2009, 00:09
Amazing Angels dude, I really love these. My first company was the BA second and so I have a great affection for them. Yours look mych nicer then my original ones but rather then redo them constantly I chose to move onto the third company now. I love your sanguinary priest he is very cool great converion. The chaplain is a wicked conversion amazingly well done good work.

ilikebmxbikes
23-10-2009, 04:43
small update
I started the banner bearer today
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1236.jpg


To achieve the red:
Start with a black undercoat
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1227.jpg
Then apply a coat of Mechrite red foundation paint
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1228.jpg
Coat of Blood Red
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1232.jpg
Highlight with Blazing Orange
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1233.jpg
GW Red Ink (not sure if it is made anymore)
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1234.jpg

For the last two steps, I take a thin line of black ink and go through the cracks in the armor and then Finally Dull coat the whole model. I havent dullcoated any of these figures yet, but because I use a lot of ink, the dullcoat evens it out and really gives the figures a nice finish.

ilikebmxbikes
23-10-2009, 04:47
These bring back the best of the Red Era without all the fiddly bits. :)

Good in every field I can think of, and with your ace-of-spades painting you really should get the Space Hulk Terminators for your force; you're doing too good to not have them.

Judging by your smartly pulled-off Command Squad, you seem a slick converter. Perhaps a Mk. I Rhino (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225932) or two could be mixed into your possible future tank park?

I'll follow this - best wishes...

I definatly want to get some space hulk terminators and combine them with some Space Marine terminators and forgeworld BA shoulder pads. I will probably only use parts from the Space Hulk figures but I do want to recreate custom Gideon and Lorenzo figures to lead terminator squads.

Magos Explorator
23-10-2009, 10:45
I think gold was the right choice for the Captain. Great-looking models!

tagsta
23-10-2009, 11:12
nice army so far!
will provide great inspiration for my upcoming BA force =)

Benzan
23-10-2009, 11:14
These fellas are looking really sweet. Really like the assault squads helmets.
Only thing is that I'm not a big fan of the red shouldertrims. I'm more in the BA have black trims camp. Sometimes the red trims can make the models look a tad bland. not so much here. Really nice and I hope to see more of them :)

Arsenal
23-10-2009, 12:16
I love your models - amazing stuff.

I am also just starting on a blood angels force, including some converted Space Hulk termies (plog coming very soon). One question - can you do a step by step on how you did your yellow? The helmets look perfect

cthorpe
23-10-2009, 19:39
Thanks for the guide on the red... hmmm will have to try and find a source for the red ink..

Best wishes,

Carl

OnnO
23-10-2009, 20:36
Nice work, love the models.
Very good painting tutorial too.
Keep it up!

Deus Ruinus
23-10-2009, 21:37
very impressive indeed, the commander is looking good so far.

Mega Nutz
23-10-2009, 21:53
Fantastic Angels.. detailing is very crisp!

andrea1969
23-10-2009, 22:43
Very clean and effective painting style (especially on chaplain and commander :cool:)

ilikebmxbikes
23-10-2009, 23:00
I will get a step-by-step on the yellow when I finish the last assault marine hopefully today.


I got finished a few of the command squad's bases and took a better picture of the captain and standard bearer. Should I add some grass to the bases? The green grass may contrast well with the all the red. Let me know what you guys think.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/CommandFull.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Capt.jpg

insan0
24-10-2009, 01:18
Go for some scorched or dried up grass perhaps? Browns and Yellows with little if any green.

miked23
24-10-2009, 02:00
Man these guys look so good.

I'm actually so surprised that a black base coat can give u that red and it looks like its fairly easy to paint. I know that I did my BAs with a White base coat and they are a pain in the ass to paint.

You may have inspired me to maybe go an strip my own BAs and repaint them useing your method.

Have you tried a different method of washing you marines because they don't make red ink anymore?

ilikebmxbikes
24-10-2009, 02:14
Man these guys look so good.

I'm actually so surprised that a black base coat can give u that red and it looks like its fairly easy to paint. I know that I did my BAs with a White base coat and they are a pain in the ass to paint.

You may have inspired me to maybe go an strip my own BAs and repaint them useing your method.

Have you tried a different method of washing you marines because they don't make red ink anymore?

I know. I tried the new Baal Red Wash, but it is too diluted to give the same effect. The old inks are so much stronger. They both have their uses. The new badab black wash is amazing for metalics and the ogryn flesh wash is also amazing for faces and lighter things. I am trying to buy up a bunch of the old inks or find some similar products in another range.

The new foundation paints (or maybe not new) are the real life savers. I cant believe how well they work. The red and yellow are amazing. I could seriously paint imperial fist marines over a black undercoat with those paints as a base.

WhiteOwl
24-10-2009, 03:31
wow i love how you customized your masters of the forge. I almost didn't recognize them at first. The apothecary is my favorite. Very well painted.

Ominous Anonymous
24-10-2009, 08:17
How did you do that gold? It looks great.

Hammer49
24-10-2009, 11:44
Fantastic start to your army. Models looking great!

rickie8437
24-10-2009, 12:09
looking great

there has to be said, that there is something very cool looking about a well painted blood angels army

your company captain is looking real cool, and the banner's free hand wow very nice indeed

keep up the great work, looking forward to seeing more of this army

jb85
24-10-2009, 12:13
Some good stuff here, with Benzan though, black shoulder pad rims for that old school look :cool:

What model(s) have you used for the Captain? It is an excellent looking conversion.

Frgt/10
24-10-2009, 14:37
brilliant work
the chaplain conversion in particular is amazing
keep it up

Chaplain Desmodus
24-10-2009, 14:59
WOW! I love your models, very nicely painted, conversions are simple and very effective.

For me it's interesting to see that your painting style and red recipes are more or less identical to my own, makes me want to paint right now!! (*Brings out the Space Hulk termies*)

Keep it up, more pics! :)

ilikebmxbikes
26-10-2009, 21:18
I built a Sgt for my next tactical squad. I am pretty pleased with the figure so far. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/sgt.jpg

ghostmaker12
26-10-2009, 21:49
wow these guys look great. I'm not a huge Blood angels fan but i really like the way you have put them together.

Breazer
26-10-2009, 22:17
that looks impressive...always had a weak for red marines

swifty2
27-10-2009, 00:15
I cant fault that latest serg mate, he looks really cool, and quite simple at the same time.

Chaseyboy1er
27-10-2009, 02:43
[QUOTE=ilikebmxbikes;4060036]Company Champion and Priest
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1194.jpg


yes i really like the priest, but i was wondering what you used for the narthecium. i as well am using the masters of the chapters and i don't know what to put in as a right handed one. thanks.

Frgt/10
27-10-2009, 03:21
yes i really like the priest, but i was wondering what you used for the narthecium. i as well am using the masters of the chapters and i don't know what to put in as a right handed one. thanks.

right arm from the blood angel priest in the honour guard box i think

DeSnifter
27-10-2009, 07:31
That chaplain is absolutely excellent. Great use of the master of the arsenal mini. I didn't even recognize it at first. Quality sculpting on the pack harness as well. The red you have is very good and smooth. Keep up the work, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!

odmiller
27-10-2009, 07:57
I really love this army. Beautiful Blod Angels.

Arsenal
27-10-2009, 11:21
Amazing amazing army

doghouse
27-10-2009, 16:51
I've to agree with the others this army is amazing. I especially love the captain, fantastic conversion and paint job. The bare headed guys look really good as well.
Fantastic work, I'll be following this log with interest.

Petay1985
27-10-2009, 18:12
Fantastic progress, i really like your take on the Blood Angels, the colour scheme is fantastically simple and has brilliant results.
I really think you are doing justice to the Blood Angels here, looking forward to seeing how your army progresses!!

keep up the good work :)

ilikebmxbikes
27-10-2009, 19:58
Thank you guys for the compliments. Here is the yellow step-by-step as someone asked for in a previous post.

Black Undercoat
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1257.jpg
Iyanden Darksun foundation paint - leave black in the cracks
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1260.jpg
Sunburst yellow
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1261.jpg
Skull white highlights
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1262.jpg
Generous Yellow wash- I have had this pot since i started painting in 1997!!! Just never used it.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1264.jpg
Final Step- rebase all the detail spots,(eyes, ears, vents etc.) in black then paint them the appropriate color. Then use chestnut or a similar brown ink to shade in all the black cracks in the armor.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1265.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
27-10-2009, 20:02
Here are a few pics of the sgt for my second tactical squad. the figure is a subtle conversion. I cut, pinned and repositioned and green stuff'd his legs and gave him some of that blond hair that we used to see on the BA figures in the old Codex:Angels of death.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1258.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1259.jpg
This tac squad is going to have a lot of repositioned legs and the figures will look more at ease.... but not too relaxed, they wont look out of place on the battle field. So many of the tac marine legs are all squated down, which is cool but I want some more marines standing upright in the force. the upright marines give more variation to the poses and look much more "space marine size" when standing next to other figures like Imperial guard.

Xepher
27-10-2009, 21:13
Great painting. :) nice and crisp. where's the head from on that sgt? is it from one of the masters of the chapter with hair sculpted on?...Actually is it the one you've used as the company champion?

ilikebmxbikes
27-10-2009, 21:21
Great painting. :) nice and crisp. where's the head from on that sgt? is it from one of the masters of the chapter with hair sculpted on?...Actually is it the one you've used as the company champion?

Hello
yes. you have it exactly right.

Xepher
27-10-2009, 21:30
Hello
yes. you have it exactly right.

Cool, with that hair he does look like a classic blood angel :) How do you paint the blond? Never worked it out myself..mine usually ends up mousy brown..yours looks good though .

ilikebmxbikes
27-10-2009, 21:39
Cool, with that hair he does look like a classic blood angel :) How do you paint the blond? Never worked it out myself..mine usually ends up mousy brown..yours looks good though .

I based it black, then painted Iyanden dark sun, then a highlight of bleached bone, then a watered down yellow ink wash, then an Ogryn Flesh Wash.

tcraigen
28-10-2009, 00:57
Great work the assault marine is coming along wonderfully, and the hair really does look good.

Dayspringer
28-10-2009, 03:46
These guys look really cool!
Can't wait to see more!

JCOLL
29-10-2009, 00:22
These are quite amazing! I can't believe your formula is so simple, yet you make it look so good. I know you talk about using inks instead of washes, but have you tried using the washes instead? What would be the difference in the effect? I don't have any inks left :( and am going to try your scheme on my Space Hulk Terminators.

You conversions are beautiful and masterfully crafted! This is one of the most stunning armies on warseer. You don't see Blood Angels very often and it's more rare that their done to a quality half as good as yours (no offense to anyone who has one). Can't wait to see what you paint up next!

Where did you get the head for the Tactical Marine Srgt? If you sculpted that yourself...well...I don't know what to say. Excellent work!

Deus Ruinus
29-10-2009, 00:35
wow and i thought i was one of the only few who dose the inks and wash combination :)
but i may ask do you know where i can get hold of some GW style ink? cos i tried normal ink and it failed horribly.

very nice work you have done, blood angels are still the awesome ;)

miked23
29-10-2009, 04:56
have you tried using the washes instead?

The washes actually work pretty good from what I have tried, personally I would take inks over washes but they don't make inks anymore soo what can you do.

So far I have tried mixing Baal Red and Devlan mud, it seems to do the trick, I'm still not sure if its the best way to go about painting blood angels.

Also the models are looking fantastic keep it up!

Aenarion
29-10-2009, 13:28
An excellent looking army, I think you've turned my temptations into a reality as I will start that BA force now. If only I could reposition legs.

We'll be watching the thread, great work.

benz666
29-10-2009, 13:33
i like the redder colour (the colour you showed in ur first post better) the no flash pics made it look too....hmmm boring as a blood angel

mdauben
29-10-2009, 20:48
I am in full agreement with everyone else here, that is a totally amazing looking BA army! :eek:

At one time I was thinking of doing BA myself, and I still have some Death Company and a few of the old BA special character figures in my game closet somewhere. The utter coolness of your army seriously tempts me to consider repainting all my black SM in red! ;)

JCOLL
30-10-2009, 01:29
Hey ilikebmxbikes, how do you paint the white details on your Marines? I've been playing around with it, but I can't nail it exactly. Your's looks so nice that I must know your secret! If you'd share, that is. Thanks!

ilikebmxbikes
30-10-2009, 02:40
Hey ilikebmxbikes, how do you paint the white details on your Marines? I've been playing around with it, but I can't nail it exactly. Your's looks so nice that I must know your secret! If you'd share, that is. Thanks!

For white details like chest eagles I just base it black, then do a full coat of Codex Grey. Using skull white and my detail brush, I then paint the feathers, leaving the cracks grey. I can do a tutorial on it. Its pretty easy, you just have to be very steady with the detail brush and paint the feathers slowly and only use a little paint on the tip of the brush and you can just slowly build it up.

ilikebmxbikes
30-10-2009, 02:54
I have to take about a week off painting to shoot another car rally. For you painters out there who share a passion for cars, you can check the video series I produced last may on the gumball 3000.

http://vimby.com/search/us/all/keywords/puma-gumball-3000


here is the flier from the rally we are going on this weekend.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/9334_159518316798_109049086798_2794.jpg

synapse
30-10-2009, 09:25
gorgeous red and the conversions on the character models is are really nice (i particularly like the really simple but effective head-swap and GS'ed hair on the latest arge.

keep up the good work :)

ilikebmxbikes
30-10-2009, 19:41
gorgeous red and the conversions on the character models is are really nice (i particularly like the really simple but effective head-swap and GS'ed hair on the latest arge.

keep up the good work :)

Hello
thanks a lot. I checked out your ork thread and your stuff is amazing. your greenstuff work is very inspiring.

ilikebmxbikes
08-11-2009, 19:59
Im back from the modball. it was a ton of fun and i have a lot of video editing to do, which means I will get a lot more painting in during my breaks from work.

I am building up the second tactical squad to accompany my sgt. which was previously pictured. I want the whole squad to kind of be 'at ease' to match the sgt's pose.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_2472.jpg


This marine really reminds me of the old rogue trader figures. let me know what you guys think.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_2473.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_2474.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_2475.jpg

My third tactical squad are all going to be positioned fairly aggressively. I want them to be shooting their bolters as they charge their enemy.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_2476.jpg
I was going to initially use the Sternguard figure which made up the SGT. to complete my command squad but his pose didnt match those of the rest of the unit so he got drafted to lead this tac squad. I need to complete my command squad with a veteran looking figure with a flame thrower. any ideas for a base figure? the figure preferrably should be metal, convertable to be armed with a flamethrower and be standing firm.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_2477.jpg

Arsenal
08-11-2009, 20:42
That rogue tradery marine is absolutely incredible. I love this army so much

punkfish
08-11-2009, 22:55
I'm really liking your army so far. The yellow recipe seems to be a really good idea.

Can't wait to see more

JCOLL
09-11-2009, 04:24
Awesome stuff as usual! I have a few questions, if you don't mind. Where did you get the bare heads or did you sculpt them yourself? How did you achieve the pose of the rogue trader-esque marine? I'm guessing they were the legs from the devestator or command squad set, the kneeling ones, that you cleverly repositioned. Can you give a quick run down on how you did it? I love what you did with the Sternguard marine. I'm trying to think of a good candidate for a flamer, but nothing comes to mind immediatley that you haven't used already. I'm picking through my bitz box trying to find a good looking one. I can't wait to see what else you surprise us with :) Later!

tcraigen
09-11-2009, 09:40
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/common/xLargeProductImage.jsp?mWidth=873px&mURL=/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1241020_99060101364_SMVetswordplaspismain_873x627 .jpg&mAlt=Space+Marine+Veteran+with+Power+Sword+and+Pla sma+Pistol&mHeight=627px
Maybe the plasma pistol guy from this one or one of these two, the bionic leg guy would be good;
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/common/xLargeProductImage.jsp?mWidth=873px&mURL=/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2050471_99060101410_SMSternguardBG2_873x627.jpg&mAlt=Space+Marine+Sternguard+Veteran+with+Boltgun+ 2&mHeight=627px
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/common/xLargeProductImage.jsp?mWidth=873px&mURL=/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1240970_99060101353_SMUltravetsmain_873x627.jpg&mAlt=Ultramarines+Tyranic+War+Veterans+1&mHeight=627px

I like the mohawk you modeled on the kneeling guys head, its one of the chapter commander heads right?
Looks good like the at ease idea.

ilikebmxbikes
09-11-2009, 19:59
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/common/xLargeProductImage.jsp?mWidth=873px&mURL=/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1241020_99060101364_SMVetswordplaspismain_873x627 .jpg&mAlt=Space+Marine+Veteran+with+Power+Sword+and+Pla sma+Pistol&mHeight=627px

I think that may be the figure. I just have to cut his plasma pistol hand off. the power sword arm bit will definatly be useful later. I also like that the figure is wearing a helmet- It would be cool to have at least half the unit wearing gold honor guard helmets.

The kneeling marine is a simple conversion. Its just a combination of the kneeling leg from the devastator/command legs set and a straight leg off of the regular tactical squad sprue. just cut the tac leg off at the hip and glue it onto the kneeling leg. then just sculpt a rock or something to go under the foot.

miked23
19-11-2009, 23:12
They are looking good can't wait to see more. I really like the one marine that is running and has his bolter raised as if he is firing it. I can't wait to see more.

Keep it up.

preator
20-11-2009, 09:15
firstly great stuff you have here! nice tutorials..very helpfull
maybe i can be of some help to those of you which want to copy this paint scheme..

here is a link to a company which does red ink the same as gw old line of inks...(this company used to produce the paint range for gw way back when)

http://www.blackhat.co.uk/online_shop/product_info.php?cPath=21_39&products_id=101&osCsid=e26e4c4df9a8ac885b47832aa2aa5104

good work

keep it up

OnnO
20-11-2009, 17:36
I think Maelstrom also sells the entire Coat'd Arms line. I've found them rather cheap and with good service...
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=hob-cda-ptg

ilikebmxbikes
21-11-2009, 02:10
Thanks for the links. Ill buy some ink and let you guys know how it goes. I will take pics and do an update tomorrow.

rev
21-11-2009, 08:51
something about these blood angels really does it for me. Can't put my finger on it, but I like them a lot!

rev

ilikebmxbikes
21-11-2009, 15:55
a few more pics. I got around to painting a few more figures but overall progress has been a bit slower than I like due to other commitments outside of the warhammer realm. Im going to be picking it up this next week and hopefully finishing this 10 man tac squad before I move onto my scouts. For scouts I am using the old metal figures instead of the new plastics. These figures are very dynamic and their headsculpts in my opinion are much better than the new plastics. The pewter scouts heads are also more proportionate with the masters of the chapters heads which will be used throughout the army as well. (instead of plastic heads that come on the sprus)
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3045.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3046.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3048.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3050.jpg

Aenarion
23-11-2009, 13:36
Nice progress on this log, I'm liking the idea with the kneeling leg. I do have a few painting questions, do you water down your inks? or Foundations? If so what sort of ratio?
I realise I'm jumping the gun here a little, but how would you do your blue?

Really great work, keep it up I'll be starting my Blood Angels soon.

Cheers
Aenarion

punkfish
23-11-2009, 16:10
Still loving your work. Where is the torso from the last WIP marine from?

jams86
23-11-2009, 16:52
this is some excellent work. the use of the masters of the chapter as a command squad is inspired. i may even have to steal the idea for my salamanders. :D

i'll be following this log with interest,

regards,

jams

ilikebmxbikes
23-11-2009, 19:27
Nice progress on this log, I'm liking the idea with the kneeling leg. I do have a few painting questions, do you water down your inks? or Foundations? If so what sort of ratio?
I realise I'm jumping the gun here a little, but how would you do your blue?

Really great work, keep it up I'll be starting my Blood Angels soon.

Cheers
Aenarion

For blue, I will just start with a black undercoat, then regal blue, then ultramarine blue (leaving the cracks in the armor darker blue) then a highlight of a light blue, then blue ink. and depending on the colour, possibly taking black ink and going through the cracks in the armor again. that would be my initial approach, but I would only really know through doing it.

I dont water down my inks or paints unless if I have to. I just try to keep them in good shape. While painting coats of red, I often shut the bottle and shake it up inbetween painting to slow it down from getting sludgy.

eltanko
23-11-2009, 20:17
Some great poses in that last batch. I'm not usually a fan of bare heads, but the guy with the huge scar looks really good!

ElTanko

titan136
24-11-2009, 06:21
very impressive 2nd company banner. your blood angels look about as good as any i've seen, and i've seen alot.

great work, keep them coming.

hwd
24-11-2009, 17:09
This is a stunnig army. I look forward to seering how this progresses!
When I first saw the 'rouge trader' guy he really did remind me of the old beakies. Maybe its becasue i've been putting together an amry of rouge trade marine recently...

CMDante
24-11-2009, 20:21
Some of the best BA's I've seen in a while, great job, keep it up!

Cheers,

Dante

spekkiebig
25-11-2009, 07:04
Your Blood Angels look amazing. Can't wait to see some more finished!

Petay1985
01-12-2009, 11:34
Simply fantastic, they look ace!! I am very jealous of your painting style!! :)

daemonkin
01-12-2009, 11:53
absolutely terrific work so far. Planning a bangel force next year but not until i've seen shots of the new upgrades, if any.

D.

The boyz
01-12-2009, 12:28
Excellent stuff ilikebmxbikes. I really like the tone of red to their armour and the conversion work and poses look great.

the_xander
01-12-2009, 13:02
very very good call on the heads. it is so worth the extra cost: look up the hassle free miniatures head packs - they are usually smaller than gw's - i use them for my female marines because of this. I find that using smaller heads gives the armour a larger profile that it deserves.
also, good going with the painting, the models look great.

ilikebmxbikes
01-12-2009, 22:46
thanks for the kind words. progress has been a bit slow lately but im picking it back up.

few more new figures being worked on.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3088.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3089.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3090.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3091.jpg

I got all my metal scouts. the entire squad except the SGT. will be old metal scout figures. I think they fit the proportions of the space marines better and the heads match up better to the masters of the chapter heads I'm using for all my helmetless figures. See the comparison pic below. The sgt. Im planning will be a plastic scout body, with a masters of the chapter bald head and a power sword. I think its always kinda weird how the Scout Sgt. figures always just look like the rest of the scouts. I want this figure to look like a fully battle hardened space marine. I ordered the plastic scout and will post pics of his construction.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3094.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3095.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
01-12-2009, 22:47
Death Company?
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3096.jpg

mdauben
01-12-2009, 23:08
Death Company?
Doesn't GW still sell the old metal DC figures? I have a few of those figures in my gaming closet somewhere, and I thought they had some cool extra DC surface details. :confused:

ilikebmxbikes
01-12-2009, 23:29
Doesn't GW still sell the old metal DC figures? I have a few of those figures in my gaming closet somewhere, and I thought they had some cool extra DC surface details. :confused:

GW still makes some death company figures. They are pretty good figures, but they dont have chest straps for the Jump packs. I probably will buy a few of those figures (the ones without the 'X's) to work into some of my squads.

miked23
01-12-2009, 23:56
Looking good.

I like the one guy who is texting on the phone or scanner thing, I actually really like how you added the strap to his bolter as well.

ilikebmxbikes
02-12-2009, 00:15
Looking good.

I like the one guy who is texting on the phone or scanner thing, I actually really like how you added the strap to his bolter as well.

He is texting his girlfriend. i used the hands from the Chronus figure. the chronus figure is an awesome sculpt.ill be using the legs for one of my Sgts or to possibly convert my command squad flamer armed marine.

wilsonian
02-12-2009, 16:30
Whoa!!!! This is a great blog. think I'll have to try the painting method :)

ilikebmxbikes
10-12-2009, 05:20
I got a little painting in and finished the second tactical squad. Sorry for the flash! with their sheen a lot of detail is kinda blurred out. Ill take better pics when i get some daylight.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3111.jpg

Up next, i have some stuff coming from forgeworld. BA Brass etch, Icons, Venerable Furioso dreadnaught, Red scorpion Vanguard vets (BA Vet assault squad conversions) and some reinforced predator armor for my Baal Predator should be here this week.

Should I start my scout squad or my death company next?

Here is a pic of all my painted figures
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3112.jpg

eltanko
10-12-2009, 05:27
Thats a damn fine looking army. Coming along really nicely. I say go for the Death Company next.

ElTanko

Petay1985
10-12-2009, 13:44
Looking really nice, i would like to see the scouts next, so that is my suggestion - sorry Eltanko for the opposition! lol :)

can't_decide
10-12-2009, 14:33
It really is looking good. The red is perfect. I was shocked at how red it is after looking at a couple of other logs where they had a bit of orange highlighting. I like both, not to put down either, it's just you can see very different effects overall. I have to say I also like the metal scouts better with marines as well.

daemonkin
10-12-2009, 14:39
DEATH COMPANY!!!!
For the win.

Lovely army so far, will be starting my version as soon as the new models come out.

D.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
10-12-2009, 14:58
Scout-Sergeant next, please!

WarpWhisperer
10-12-2009, 16:36
I too am at the moment trying(ish) to paint the second company, so I'd have to selfishly say the Death Company, just as I'm not sure what I'm going to do with mine, and would like to see how you handle them...

Edit: As an extra question, how exactly are you planning to include your Landspeeder Tornado Squad within the company organisation? Are you going to use marines from the 7th/8th squads to crew them, or from another company (8th?), or ignore the organisation and just make them generic 2nd company marines with no squad markings. I know you probably haven't thought about it yet, but I was just curious...

Mortare
10-12-2009, 16:43
Fantastic Blood Angels, really like the conversions and the paint jobs. It is a shame about the Red Ink but I have found that Windsor and Newton and Daler Rowney also do good substitutes and the W&N range also covers a lot of the other colours you use. Keep up the work

miked23
10-12-2009, 21:38
The squads are looking great, I would go with the Death company next. If you plan on gaming with them the death company will be key.

ilikebmxbikes
13-12-2009, 23:49
Primmed some of my scouts. What color pants should they have? I am debating white, tan, or some sort of desert camo to match their bases. what do you guys think?

Im going to paint these guys up and immediatly move to the death company unit. I will be painting these squads in batches of 6 and 5 instead of the normal 2-3 figures I do.

I based the second tac squad. Im pretty pleased with this squad.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3771.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3772.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3774.jpg

If anyone is looking for Masters of the chapter bodies and parts please PM me. I have a whole set minus the bar heads. the figures can fit standard plastic marine helmets and heads. they make great conversions for commanders and sgts.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3775.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3776.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3777.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
13-12-2009, 23:50
the primed scouts metal scouts.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3770.jpg

little
14-12-2009, 08:21
I love your Sanguinary Priest...:wtf::wtf::wtf:
Waiting to see the next steps ..... Did you go to built the full Cie or not ?

ilikebmxbikes
14-12-2009, 09:05
I love your Sanguinary Priest...:wtf::wtf::wtf:
Waiting to see the next steps ..... Did you go to built the full Cie or not ?

my goal is to make a full company of 100 marines. My last army was a full company of ultramarines. I sold that army a few years back and am taking a little more time with this force. I want to paint every marine to my best and take no shortcuts with this army.

Here are a few pics of the ultras- they are nice, but not as nice as my BA's
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/DSCN2902.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/veterans.jpg



My hobby after the ultramarines- I built a lifesize ESB Boba fett. in the picture its on a mannequinn, but the suit is actually fully wearable. Its a very accurate suit and took me quite some time to make. Sold that suite a few months ago.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1125.jpg

little
14-12-2009, 09:39
Your Ultra are excelent....respect
Good chance for the entire company

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
14-12-2009, 15:24
How would the old US Army "chocolate chip" desert camo pants (desert storm era) look like with the typical red of the Blood Angels for your scouts?

daemonkin
14-12-2009, 15:41
Ultras are lovely, especially the vanguard(guessing here) and the crusader helmet vet.

Great work on 'fett. Get Jango done next.

D.

Mortare
14-12-2009, 16:01
I'd go with the traditional tan/desert pants for the scouts. Will you be adding chapter/company markings to the marines?

bp.
14-12-2009, 17:18
Fantastic looking BAs mate, really good.

The Ultramarine with the grenade is awesome, great pose he is in as well. Have to say as well i love the Ultra with the sword and shield, pro style! :P

TomG
14-12-2009, 22:55
My hobby after the ultramarines- I built a lifesize ESB Boba fett. in the picture its on a mannequinn, but the suite is actually fully wearable. Its a very accurate suite and took me quite some time to make. Sold that suite a few months ago.

Many 501st Legion members like WH40k. Some of them even thought about building Space Marine Costume. :)

Petay1985
16-12-2009, 17:08
I think that the desert camo would look particularly good and bring something a little different to the scouts.

p.s. i love the boba fett suit, easily my favourite sci-fi character :)

Hastein
17-12-2009, 11:35
You know... I think I hate you... Now I have to make a blood angel army after my tyranids, thank you for this mister great master of all the blood angels !! >:p

ilikebmxbikes
24-12-2009, 07:56
Small Update (Sorry for the poor color quality/ lighting with the pics)

My forgeworld stuff came .

I'd go with the traditional tan/desert pants for the scouts. Will you be adding chapter/company markings to the marines?

I finished a test mini for the scouts. I decided to keep them looking fairly classic, so I decided on just some Khaki pants. I will be decaling the entire army with their appropriate company/chapter markings. I just had to wait to get some 'Ard coat, which I picked up. I really like the old pewter scout models. They are very dynamic and their detail is amazing. I started the SGT. he is a plastic scout with a Masters of the chapter head and short power sword. He fits in well with the other figures, their heads are all proportionate and he is appropriately slightly larger than the other pewter scouts. I just need to do a little more work on him to distinguish him a bit more as a fully fledged marine. with my forgeworld box came some brass etched details, so maybe one of those Krux's with a blood drop would look nice on his shoulder pad.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3867.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3866.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3868.jpg

I also found a game store in my area that had a large stock of old GW Red and yellow inks. So I am stocked with enough red ink for the entire army, just got to find some chestnut ink and I will be set.

Venerable Furioso- I had to convert a heavy flamer and melta gun out of a terminator heavy flamer and a combi-melta from the Space marine commander sprue.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3864.jpg

Predator Extra Armor for my Baal and some Red Scorpions Vanguard vets for down the road when I make my BA Vet assault squad.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3871.jpg

Petay1985
24-12-2009, 08:07
Scouts are looking ace fella, how do the sizes of the plastic and metal ones compare? is there much diference?
Top work on converting the melta and heavy flamer for the dread too :cool:

ilikebmxbikes
24-12-2009, 08:20
Scouts are looking ace fella, how do the sizes of the plastic and metal ones compare? is there much diference?
Top work on converting the melta and heavy flamer for the dread too :cool:

the plastic scouts are slightly bigger with longer ape like arms and cave man heads. the pewters are more realistic, with smaller and better sculpted heads,
and proportionate arms. their detail and poses are also great. A sniper scout squad would probably benefit my army more in the game, but I had always loved the Close combat scouts so I had to get them. its also cool to have an entire unit of unique pewter figures- I have all six of the different close combat scout figures, the two shot gun figures, my plastic sgt, and am contemplating getting a heavy weapon scout just to round my squad to a full 10. Hopefully I will get them all painted up over the next week in between work, then its onto the Death Company and my Dread.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
24-12-2009, 09:44
@ilikebmxbikes:

Stunning models you've revealed again. Can't wait for the Dread..

PS: you have a PM.

eltanko
25-12-2009, 08:37
Nice work with the scouts, I much prefer the old style Pewter models to the new ones, very nice.

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
29-12-2009, 09:56
got a little more work done on the scouts. Six are mostly finished. Just have to paint the sgt, the two scouts with shotguns, and then I need to find one more scout. I will either get another close combat scout and convert him, or put a metal heavy weapon scout in there just to round it to 10. I will take better pics once i get them all finished and based. I am very pleased with these figures so far. The color of their pants will look good with their desert bases.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3872.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3877.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3878.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3876.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
29-12-2009, 10:06
a few pics of my never finished empire army. just thought i would throw these in here. I painted these over two years ago. They have sat in storage since.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/DSCN3549.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/DSCN3551.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/DSCN3272.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/DSCN3186.jpg
Old ultra command squad - my army from like 3 years ago
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/DSCN2945.jpg

Petay1985
29-12-2009, 12:41
the scouts look phenominal, in regard to detail and scale the older metal scouts really are great in comparison to the new plastics :cool:

ilikebmxbikes
29-12-2009, 19:20
Here are some proper photos of the scouts.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3882.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3883.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3884.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3885.jpg

my next project- furioso venerable
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3886.jpg

Melchiah
29-12-2009, 19:23
I dont care what other people think, Blood Angels Scouts look good in red.

rickie8437
30-12-2009, 00:18
wow they get better every time you post

and i do have to say that free hand on the smurfs banner is just jaw dropping

love this army your red is very cool and very clean, with the bone on the scouts legs makes the red stand out alot more, looking forward to seeing that dred done

keep it up dude

eltanko
30-12-2009, 00:49
How do yo uget those scouts looking so good!! thay are great! I have tried painting those older scouts a few times now, but I always hate how they turn out!

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
30-12-2009, 02:55
How do yo uget those scouts looking so good!! thay are great! I have tried painting those older scouts a few times now, but I always hate how they turn out!

ElTanko

I just take a lot of time with them. these figures took forever to paint. I will do a tutorial on the khaki pants. My method takes a while, but it is all done in a few easy steps using a few GW paints on Ogryn flesh wash.

Emilio101
30-12-2009, 02:58
All your models have such a beautiful finish! Can't wait for the dread.

Emilio

donuter
30-12-2009, 12:35
These are gorgous. I love them

Shame i chose to do Guard really

ilikebmxbikes
30-12-2009, 17:18
These are gorgous. I love them

Shame i chose to do Guard really

i love imperial guard. my next army is going to be a steel legion force. I want to keep the rolling with the Armageddon theme. Post the link if you have a project log for your force, I would love to see it.

donuter
30-12-2009, 18:32
Look slightly up or down

Trazior_Brother
30-12-2009, 22:52
Love this army, really lukin effective and very cool. The troop conversions are really nice as they are reminicent of the rogue trader poses. Deeply cool tac dude with mowhawk an leg pose :D

ilikebmxbikes
30-12-2009, 23:53
Look slightly up or down

haha- got it

superdupermatt
31-12-2009, 00:00
If this was facebook I would of "liked" this thread. Instead I shall rate it.... and mentally "like" it regardless.

Dayspringer
31-12-2009, 03:56
Nice work as usual! Keep em coming!

Scribe of Khorne
31-12-2009, 19:13
Your flesh tones are fantastic, can you share your steps for the scout faces please? :eek:

ilikebmxbikes
31-12-2009, 21:07
Your flesh tones are fantastic, can you share your steps for the scout faces please? :eek:

I will make a step by step with photos. I have a few more scouts to paint.

Ol'Sarge2K
31-12-2009, 22:05
This Army looks amazing. Thanks for taking the time to share it....

ilikebmxbikes
02-01-2010, 19:49
Some photos of the dread work in progress
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3888.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3889.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3890.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3891.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3892.jpg

jønke
02-01-2010, 20:21
Great work on the dread. The bronze and 'paperwork' is awesome. Still cant understand you get sutch a great red on black primer. Ive ditched the black primer for my blood angels since it got way too dark.

swifty2
02-01-2010, 20:47
Really nice work in the dread mate, it looks absoloutely stunning

donuter
03-01-2010, 00:56
PHWAHHH.

That is by far one of the nicest dreads i've seen. the red is exactly how i imagine it to be.
Beautiful

freebooter
03-01-2010, 01:05
Wow...
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful red tones too. The bronze sets it off nicely too.

Sinisterfence
03-01-2010, 14:32
that dread looks fantastic! I like your use of the MoC throughout your army aswell

ilikebmxbikes
05-01-2010, 02:22
I finally got a proper painting station and lights. I can now take photos and paint at night. haha.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3893.jpg

update on the dread
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3894.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3896.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3897.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
05-01-2010, 02:22
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3898.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3899.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3900.jpg

Emilio101
05-01-2010, 06:33
Seriously impressive work. I'm also amazed at how clean your workspace is!

Emilio

WarpWhisperer
05-01-2010, 07:37
Those army shots have served to remind me that you've got more BA done than me; thank you for the inspiration to get into gear!

The dread is looking good :) How do you paint the aquila on the front?

Just noticed that your honour guard are one man short of a full set; any plans to make them up to 5 men?

dblaz3r
05-01-2010, 08:14
Very nice army you have so far. Really like the commander and dread, top notch stuff. What are you putting on the bases? I'm a little blind and can't make out if you're using slate or what.

ilikebmxbikes
05-01-2010, 10:57
Those army shots have served to remind me that you've got more BA done than me; thank you for the inspiration to get into gear!

The dread is looking good :) How do you paint the aquila on the front?

Just noticed that your honour guard are one man short of a full set; any plans to make them up to 5 men?

The aquila is just a black undercoat, then i paint the entire eagle in codex grey, then just take a detail brush with white and paint all the feathers... while leaving the codex grey in the cracks. sometimes i take a blue ink and go through the cracks if the emblem isnt defined enough.


The honour guard... yes you are right! i am one figure short. I am on the line between fitting a flamer thrower marine, or another close combat figure with a power weapon. I spend a lot of time thinking about what figures i want to incorporate into my units.. paying a lot of attention to the figures style and pose more than the effectiveness in the game. I try to see each unit as a whole. I cannot figure out what figure in the current space marine range would form as a good base to convert another honour guard figure.

I purchased a sternguard veteran to convert into the marine with a flamer. I built the figure, but his pose was a bit more aggressive than the other figures, so I scrapped him. I am considering buying the space marine's MK2 set and chopping them all up to get the 5th member. we will see.




Very nice army you have so far. Really like the commander and dread, top notch stuff. What are you putting on the bases? I'm a little blind and can't make out if you're using slate or what.

ilikebmxbikes
05-01-2010, 11:01
Very nice army you have so far. Really like the commander and dread, top notch stuff. What are you putting on the bases? I'm a little blind and can't make out if you're using slate or what.

for the bases I use "citadel modelling sand" . After gluing it to the base, I paint all of the sand with 'Scorched brown' followed by a bleached bone dry brush. After that, I just wash the whole base with a washed down dark brown and then paint the bases rim with Graveyard earth.

I am just using the citedel modelling sand. When I need to make rocks or slate, (like on the dreadnaughts base) I just cut up chunks of hardened Green stuff into the shapes of rocks and glue it onto the base. I often use only small amounts of Green stuff at once, but due to the process of mixing it, always end up with extra globs of it. Instead of letting the hardened green stuff go to waste, I always roll the extra into a rectangular blob. After it hardens, I just take a hobby knife to it and carve it up into pieces of slates or rocks to attach to bases.

ilikebmxbikes
05-01-2010, 11:03
Seriously impressive work. I'm also amazed at how clean your workspace is!

Emilio

my workspace is only clean because I just set it up. Normally it is a nightmare

Mortare
05-01-2010, 12:04
Dreadnought is looking really good, like the pose and the paintjob is top notch. The army is really coming on well, inpiring me to get back to my own marines. As for the command squad, I think that another close combat marine would fit the squad best. Whilst not necessarily best in game terms it will fit in with the other figures well

7150
07-01-2010, 07:48
my workspace is only clean because I just set it up. Normally it is a nightmare

It sure beats that old workspace you had back in the day. The dread is looking good, hurry it up so we can get some battles in. ;)

ilikebmxbikes
09-01-2010, 01:05
Built my Baal Predator today. You guys let me know if you think the Dozer blade is too much. With the overcharged engines, I plan on moving this thing quite a bit in the game, so I think the extra armor and dozer blade suite it well.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3915.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3916.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3917.jpg

Without the dozer blade
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3921.jpg

A death company marine WIP
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3919.jpg
An BA Artificer armored torso and legs
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3920.jpg

Emilio101
09-01-2010, 01:46
I like it with the blade. Helps balance out the turret.

Emilio

Aenarion
09-01-2010, 11:47
This is excellent work, I too wouldn't mind the a flesh painting guide. The scouts and dread look awesome. Liking the idea with the dozerblade for the baal, seems likegoing at speed it would just crush enemies and obstructions right out the way. I've even dug up my old metal scouts now.

Great work.

Mortare
09-01-2010, 13:45
Dozerblade is good for the predator, I have gone with the same fit for mine with the forgeworld uprades. The death company marine looks good, I like the use of the red scorpion vanguards as I am using them myself for veteran assault marines. The work on the artificer armour is promising, but I think that the crux on the chest looks too large for the rest of the figure and distracts from the rest of your work. Maybe some blood angel brass etch if you have some would be less intrusive

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
09-01-2010, 14:27
Not bad. I would go with the dozer blade, too.

Siam-Tiger
09-01-2010, 15:43
Pretty amazing work you´ve done there. I am deeply impressed but the clean paint stile, it really works.

I have to add, those ultramarines and the empire stuff looks fine as well.

Black Legionaire
09-01-2010, 17:58
Now that is what I call awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scribe of Khorne
09-01-2010, 22:25
Looking awesome. I prefer it with the dozer as well.

ilikebmxbikes
10-01-2010, 08:23
good news from GW
Games Workshop
The Games Workshop Newsletter 10.01.2010
In this issue: Incoming! Blood Angels

Incoming! Blood Angels

This April the Blood Angels will be re-launched with an all-new Codex and range of plastic and metal miniatures. One of the oldest and noblest of all Space Marine Chapters, the Blood Angels have stood fast against the enemies of the Imperium since the Great Crusade and it was their Primarch Sanguinius, who laid down his life to aid the Emperor against Horus in the final hours of the Warmaster’s rebellion. The new Codex explores the background and history of these superhuman warriors like never before, and contains new artwork depicting some of their greatest battles and most powerful champions.

The Blood Angels have always been a powerful close combat army and have been made even deadlier thanks to a range of specialist wargear, the ability to field Assault Squads as Troops choices, and more Dreadnoughts than any other Space Marine Chapter, including a Death Company Dreadnought and the fabled Furioso Dreadnought. The Sons of Sanguinius will be deep striking onto a tabletop near you this April – now’s the time to practice painting red.
Blood Angels

Petay1985
10-01-2010, 09:08
I like the dozer blade, a great addition to a Baal in my humble opinion, the death company marine and the artificer armour are looking ace too :cool:

Lamenter
10-01-2010, 17:04
(I haven't read entire thread but I'll come back and read it throughly later).

Both the modeling and painting are superb. The Blood Angels armour is in my opinion the perfect red finish, not too bright, not too dark, and not orange. Also really liking your conversions.

I'm planning on collecting the entire Blood Angels 3rd company, although I want to do it entirely in Actual Scale (very long term project I guess). Thanks for posting this stuff, it's very inspiring.

rev
10-01-2010, 22:23
wow this work is great. The scout faces are fantastic. The feel of your BA makes me want to paint some. Very good sign.

rev

Hoarmurel
10-01-2010, 23:27
Absolutely awesome army!


Really, I haven't anything to say, only to encourage you to keep on it, you are doing some great models, and the whole army is wonderful, I like the red, the skin tones, the conversions and all those little details that you have added to your minis.



All those things make this a true master-worked army, great work!!


Keep it up! :)

ilikebmxbikes
11-01-2010, 05:16
Dozerblade is good for the predator, I have gone with the same fit for mine with the forgeworld uprades. The death company marine looks good, I like the use of the red scorpion vanguards as I am using them myself for veteran assault marines. The work on the artificer armour is promising, but I think that the crux on the chest looks too large for the rest of the figure and distracts from the rest of your work. Maybe some blood angel brass etch if you have some would be less intrusive

Im kinda feeling your opinion on the crux. something always kinda seemed weird about that mini and i think you pointed it out. I actually made that over two years ago. I was originally going to do the BA 3rd company. Captain Tycho was always one of my favorite figures when I got into warhammer. I think it was his gold armour. the current tycho figure is a little small when up against the newer plastics so i set out to remake him. Later, i decided to do the 2nd company because 1. The GW decal sheets are 2nd, and 2., the captain lazarus that I had read about in some background stuff seemed cool and was not soo established that I could kinda make up a little of my own background and wargear kit. I dissasembled the tycho figure and havent done much with him since. Maybe when the new codex comes out, i can turn him into an Honour guard or an artificer tech adept to finish out my command squad.


(I haven't read entire thread but I'll come back and read it throughly later).

Both the modeling and painting are superb. The Blood Angels armour is in my opinion the perfect red finish, not too bright, not too dark, and not orange. Also really liking your conversions.

I'm planning on collecting the entire Blood Angels 3rd company, although I want to do it entirely in Actual Scale (very long term project I guess). Thanks for posting this stuff, it's very inspiring.

Your figures are amazing. I have looked at your log many times. ALL of your figures really capture the feel of the artwork in the books and their poses are perfect. The greenstuff work is also unbelievable. The terminators are insane! i cant wait to see more of your figures painted.

miked23
11-01-2010, 18:59
That pred is pretty spiffy looking, I kinda surprised you didn't get the FW BA Rhino doors and put the front piece on ur pred.

I like how your coverting up the death company, the different style armour will really make them stand out I can't wait to see them when they are finished.

tcraigen
13-01-2010, 00:19
good choice of helmet on the preditor gunner. I like the green stuff work youve done. Im interested to see him painted.

Green-is-best
13-01-2010, 00:52
Wow, great work. I've been out of the hobby for a couple years and this log, along with a couple others, is really drawing me back in!

ilikebmxbikes
13-01-2010, 01:46
get back in the game. I took a few years off and I am enjoying painting so much more than I did before I took a break. Sometimes you need that.

After taking a break, it really was awesome to come back and see all the new stuff going on in the hobby.

ilikebmxbikes
13-01-2010, 01:47
That pred is pretty spiffy looking, I kinda surprised you didn't get the FW BA Rhino doors and put the front piece on ur pred.

I like how your coverting up the death company, the different style armour will really make them stand out I can't wait to see them when they are finished.

Im planning on getting a set for later use. I will have a few rhinos and maybe another Baal.

ManicMunky
16-01-2010, 23:30
Very nice!

Red and yellow inks bring back memories!

Shadow Fall
17-01-2010, 01:19
i love the models, and love it when the log gets to about 10-11 pages in and the log owner starts to sound more professional :D

Love the models, absolutely love 'em

keep it up

SF :chrome:

ilikebmxbikes
17-01-2010, 19:59
with all the radical rumors of changes in the Upcoming Codex BA I am going to wait on building a few more units until the photos begin to leak. It would be horrible to spend all this time making these guys to have them become obsolete or outdated due to rule changes and new figures. I will continue the Baal then move onto another armageddon themed force until the blood angel pics begin to leak.

In the background books, the Salamanders role on armageddon two was to protect the supply convoys and civilian population of armageddon, a task often left unattended two by other chapters, who were more focused on destroying the orks and letting the helpless die for the greater good. The salamanders worked with the local imperial guard and gained their admiration and respect, something that would remain until they redeployed for the third war of armageddon.

My plan is to make a small salamander force, comprising of Vulkan He'stan, 20 tac marines, 10 sternguard, 10 vanguard w/o Jump packs, a predator, rhinos and a LR redeemer.

I will also be making a full 35 man company of steel legion I have sitting around and 4 chimeras.

Here is He'stan work in progress
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3965.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3964.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3963.jpg

the BA's as they sit
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3966.jpg

swifty2
17-01-2010, 20:21
Really nice work on Vulkan mate, he looks really cool, how've you gone about painting the green?

It's disappointing to hear there won't be any blood angels for a while but thats defnitely a good reason to hang fire, but i look forward to seeing your salamanders and steel legion in the mean time.

ilikebmxbikes
17-01-2010, 20:38
Really nice work on Vulkan mate, he looks really cool, how've you gone about painting the green?

It's disappointing to hear there won't be any blood angels for a while but thats defnitely a good reason to hang fire, but i look forward to seeing your salamanders and steel legion in the mean time.

im still experimenting with the green. ill post a tutorial when i get it down

eltanko
17-01-2010, 21:01
Wow, Vulk is looking great. The cloak is superb, using white as the main colour was a smart move.

ElTanko

Loki73
17-01-2010, 21:04
Good lookin stuff! Real good.

ilikebmxbikes
18-01-2010, 07:18
I got a little more work on Vulkan -

photo of him and his BA homie
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_3968.jpg

Hushrong
18-01-2010, 07:43
just went through the entire log and i must say this stuff is grade-A.

with all the new BA goodness coming out i am going to be watching this log intently. *i may borrow the way you paint red as well, that step by step tutorial you have is great.

ilikebmxbikes
21-01-2010, 05:51
I built a hero today. the character is going to be a salamander captain. I cast some icons off of vulcan, which will cover up some of the ultra icons on the figure. i also intend to sculpt scales onto his cape making it into a mantle.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4054.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4055.jpg


The figure fits really well with the blood angels command squad. I may buy another sicarius figure and convert him into the last command squad marine. I figure after i sculpt this figure enough, the two will look different enough to be on the same table.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4057.jpg

Lamenter
21-01-2010, 06:00
Sweet conversion. The pose works really well with the hammer like that. If I wasn't so hung up on scale I'd make one of these for myself.

ilikebmxbikes
21-01-2010, 20:49
Sweet conversion. The pose works really well with the hammer like that. If I wasn't so hung up on scale I'd make one of these for myself.

your marines are the best. cant wait for more updates on your BA log. if you ever need space marine plastic bareheads, let me know. im only using hte metal heads and have a bunch of the newer plastic ones i'd post you if you need them. no charge.

Marco

Lamenter
21-01-2010, 21:38
your marines are the best. cant wait for more updates on your BA log. if you ever need space marine plastic bareheads, let me know. im only using hte metal heads and have a bunch of the newer plastic ones i'd post you if you need them. no charge.

Marco

Thanks, that's very kind of you, but I have literally hundreds of heads already.

Like you I'm waiting to see the new BA stuff, but once I have some ready to paint I'll definitely be using your red recipe. Till then I'll be concentrating on daemonhunters.

tagsta
22-01-2010, 00:01
great that you are showing the armageddon forces some love =)
guess i am on the other side with my marines malevolent

the salamanders captain looks amazing so far... makes me rethink my own sicarius conversion!
nice idea to get rid of culln's mohawk
are you gonna paint his skintone afro american or the are you going for GW's "new" charcoal + red eyes invention... not the biggest fan of the latter but I think you could it pull off either way

ilikebmxbikes
22-01-2010, 01:00
great that you are showing the armageddon forces some love =)
guess i am on the other side with my marines malevolent

the salamanders captain looks amazing so far... makes me rethink my own sicarius conversion!
nice idea to get rid of culln's mohawk
are you gonna paint his skintone afro american or the are you going for GW's "new" charcoal + red eyes invention... not the biggest fan of the latter but I think you could it pull off either way

im going GW's new black. the culln figure has some larger eyes, should look cool when i paint them red. if it looks lame, ill paint the afro american scheme.

i want to paint the figures skin chaos black, but highlight with browns, then do an ink wash. no idea how it will turn out. i started the green stuff on the figure. trying to sculp the same texture as the Vulkan figures cape is nhear impossible. i casted some of it and will try today to see if i can pull it off.

ill post pics tonight.

kamedake88
22-01-2010, 21:48
i am currently working on a blood angels army as well. Then again who isn't now since the announcement of the new codex. I am using your method of painting red. I was wondering how in gods name do you get such good coverage with your blood red. Even over the Mechrite red, the BR is still coming out blotchy and streaky.

7150
22-01-2010, 21:56
im going GW's new black. the culln figure has some larger eyes, should look cool when i paint them red. if it looks lame, ill paint the afro american scheme.

i want to paint the figures skin chaos black, but highlight with browns, then do an ink wash. no idea how it will turn out. i started the green stuff on the figure. trying to sculp the same texture as the Vulkan figures cape is nhear impossible. i casted some of it and will try today to see if i can pull it off.

ill post pics tonight.

You know you're dying to greenstuff some Mr. T mohawks... Looks pretty sweet so far, battling against you is going to be very festive until the new BA codex comes out.

dood515
23-01-2010, 02:37
I also like the positioning of the hammer. And the small, bald head helps show how huge the marine shoulder pads really are.


- The dood

ilikebmxbikes
23-01-2010, 19:46
i am currently working on a blood angels army as well. Then again who isn't now since the announcement of the new codex. I am using your method of painting red. I was wondering how in gods name do you get such good coverage with your blood red. Even over the Mechrite red, the BR is still coming out blotchy and streaky.

I use GW chaos black spray paint to prime my figures. the Mechrite red sticks on really well and I get an even coat using a 'GW standard brush.' I apply a generous amount of paint, but not too much as to clog up the detail of the figure. I then take blood red, which is a bit thinner than mechrite red, and apply a thin even coat. both these coats are pretty quick and go on evenly. Then I take the old GW red ink, which is discontinued, and I ink over all the red. Final stage, take badab black and go through all the details and cracks in the armor.

Please note: if your hands are greasy/sweaty, from food or naturally, and you handle the figure quite a bit while painting the two first coats of paint, the Red Ink will react with the grease or whatever form your hands and come out blotchy.

tagsta
23-01-2010, 21:12
im going GW's new black. the culln figure has some larger eyes, should look cool when i paint them red. if it looks lame, ill paint the afro american scheme.

i want to paint the figures skin chaos black, but highlight with browns, then do an ink wash. no idea how it will turn out. i started the green stuff on the figure. trying to sculp the same texture as the Vulkan figures cape is nhear impossible. i casted some of it and will try today to see if i can pull it off.

ill post pics tonight.

sweeeet!
well good luck on the skin color (secretly hopes that you won't like the red eye version :chrome:)
if you need a tutorial on afro american skin, let me know and i will dig something out of my box.

what units did you plan for the salamanders force?

I also took a look at your older ultramarines and I have to say (even though the force looks really cool aswell) that you made HUGE improvements on the painting!
really good job!
how long are you taking for a BA marine average?

can't wait for updates
cheers

ilikebmxbikes
05-02-2010, 05:48
Got some paint on the salamader captain. I went with GW's current jet black skin. I like the chacters face but I feel with the black backpack the figure feels unfinished. I thought about it for a while and decided that what Im going to do to break up that black void is add a Salamander mantle, similar to Vulkan's where it will wrap up around the figures shoulders. I will paint the salamander skin the same as Vulkans. The white with the black should look nice.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4084.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4085.jpg

I really like the figures sculpted cape. The folds look great and a salamander mantle just wouldnt fold like that. So instead of covering up the cape completely. I cast some salamander skin out of green stuff that i will make sort of hang over his shoulders and part of the cape. So it will be more like he is wearing a Salander mantle over a cape.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4086.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4083.jpg

I plan to cut this out and with green stuff connect it and layer it over his shoulders. The castings are wet and the detail looks a bit soft, but it is actually very sharp.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4082.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
05-02-2010, 05:50
Look whatelse got unearthed. The figures will be stripped of their paint. They were the start of a Lost and the Damned army. but will be painted in traditional Armageddon colors.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4087.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4088.jpg

eltanko
06-02-2010, 13:52
The Captain is looking excellent so far, great work on the cloak. And I like the idead of the greenstuff scales.

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
06-02-2010, 23:23
The Captain is looking excellent so far, great work on the cloak. And I like the idead of the greenstuff scales.

ElTanko

Hello
thanks. i have most of the green stuff on the cloak sculpted. it looks pretty good. Ill get it painted up and posted today.

ilikebmxbikes
07-02-2010, 02:37
some WIP Pics
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4090.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4092.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4093.jpg

Salamander Tac squad- I also used my scale mold to make him a tabard
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4096.jpg

Here is a scale pic. The steel legion figures are great. they are a bit smaller than the cadian and catachan plastics and make the scale of the space marines figures much more realistic when standing beside them
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4098.jpg

Motley
07-02-2010, 08:17
Beautiful job man ur blood angels r amazing!!!!

TomG
07-02-2010, 08:59
Looks nice. What are these metal figures with this salamander skin?

DPA
07-02-2010, 09:29
They are metal Dark Elf corsairs,previous edition,before the plastics came out.

Great job on everything mate,i especialy like the Salamander tactical squad.Very dynamic posing.

Keep up the good work!

ilikebmxbikes
07-02-2010, 10:26
Beautiful job man ur blood angels r amazing!!!!

thanks - im really waiting until the new blood angel codex comes out to resume them. Im just making some salamanders and steel legion until then. Im keeping with the armageddon theme.

donuter
07-02-2010, 13:24
Very nice cloak. how simple was it to do?

Shadow Fall
07-02-2010, 14:22
ilikebmxbikes: I challenge the, to make a entire company, each, of Steel legion, salamanders and blood angels... because...

That would be frakkin awesome!
good work, i like the scales, keep it up

SF :chrome:

jønke
07-02-2010, 15:19
ilikebmxbikes: I challenge the, to make a entire company, each, of Steel legion, salamanders and blood angels... because...

That would be frakkin awesome!
good work, i like the scales, keep it up

SF :chrome:

What he said!!!!

ilikebmxbikes
07-02-2010, 19:13
Very nice cloak. how simple was it to do?

its really easy to cast with green stuff. if you look closly at the SGT. you can see a Salamander icon on his chest eagle.

You just have the item you want to cast, it helps if it is somewhat flat. I just made a glob of Green stuff. put it down onto the table and got it pretty flat. I then USE WATER to wet my finger and smooth it out. Use lots of water so the green stuff and the item you are casting doesnt stick. I then firmly press the item into the green stuff. Press down into the green stuff. when you pull the item out of the greenstuff, Pull it as straight up as you can so it doesnt ruin your details. Then let the mold dry. then you just wet the mold and reverse the process to make a casting.

troszkowsky
08-02-2010, 01:45
As I said in our recent PM exchanges, very well done. Inspirational, and most important: Motivational. I look forward to many regular updates.

You have a new subscriber, and a rating. :evilgrin:

-T

TomG
08-02-2010, 08:39
They are metal Dark Elf corsairs,previous edition,before the plastics came out.

Thanks for info. ;)

ilikebmxbikes
08-02-2010, 16:11
Here is a Salamander test figure. Its early morning and I didnt have enough light to get decent photos, but i took some anyways. The other four squad members are having their green layered.

These figures are considerably easier to paint than the blood angels. Speaking of which, I got the new white dwarf yesterday and it confirmed their release for april. So I figure I should be able to resume them hopefully in march when photos of their release begin to come out.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4103.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4102.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4101.jpg

jønke
08-02-2010, 16:41
Really nice salamander. Allthough i think its a shame you gave him green eyes. Imo they should be red to pop a lil more out of the armor and bring some mroe color the the figure. But guess thats a taste issue. Keep up the good work :)

And abouth the armogaddon theme...add some black templars aswell :P

rickie8437
08-02-2010, 16:53
thats a great looking green

now give a stage by stage on how you did it plox :)

keep it up

ilikebmxbikes
08-02-2010, 21:56
Really nice salamander. Allthough i think its a shame you gave him green eyes. Imo they should be red to pop a lil more out of the armor and bring some mroe color the the figure. But guess thats a taste issue. Keep up the good work :)

And abouth the armogaddon theme...add some black templars aswell :P

That's funny you say that. I originally painted the figure with red eyes but I changed them to green. I instinctively went with red and I agree they popped out a lot more, but the figure looked too much like a dark angel zo I went with GW's bright green. If u go up a few posts you will see the vulkan figure with red eyes, I later repainted his eyes too. I want my figures to match GW's Armageddon background and artwork.

Black Templars - I have been thinking about painting some up, but I got to get my blood angels company (on pause till the codex) my salamander detachment and my steel legion armored company finished first. I have to keep the buying/painting ratio balanced. If I do add Black Templars, I would paint a force based around their ground forces on Armageddon which would be led by chaplain grismaldus or whatever his name is.

ilikebmxbikes
08-02-2010, 21:58
If any of you guys have any armies or logs of forces that were on Armageddon, throw some pictures up in this thread.

tagsta
08-02-2010, 23:48
If any of you guys have any armies or logs of forces that were on Armageddon, throw some pictures up in this thread.
as you wish =)
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-19607-3967_Marines%20Malevolent.html

Gonfrask
09-02-2010, 00:37
I must say that your blood angels army has left me breathless. Really impresive, conversions and paintjob. Maybe the blood claws of the Captain are to rude for a blood angel, but I know that there isn´t another good model in these moments (the old metal may look better but...)

DeSnifter
09-02-2010, 15:39
Looking back at my Armageddon stuff, gw gave the salamanders yellow eyes so you may want to go that route. I'm not sure if they've changed it since then but it does look good. Keep up the good work!

ilikebmxbikes
10-02-2010, 02:58
as you wish =)
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-19607-3967_Marines%20Malevolent.html

those marines are great. awesome color. the photo of the tank column rolling down the street is sick.

ilikebmxbikes
10-02-2010, 03:03
Looking back at my Armageddon stuff, gw gave the salamanders yellow eyes so you may want to go that route. I'm not sure if they've changed it since then but it does look good. Keep up the good work!

you might be right! i looked at the pics and they are a greenish yellow. The salamander in that pic, the lighting makes his eyes look darker than they are in real life. but looking at GW's pics, they are definatly a lighter more yellowish color. I will play around and post pics on what I decide on when the rest of the squad goes up.

tagsta
10-02-2010, 09:29
those marines are great. awesome color. the photo of the tank column rolling down the street is sick.
thanks! got a demi battle company finished by now but didnt have time for pics yet
will keep you updated

you might be right! i looked at the pics and they are a greenish yellow. The salamander in that pic, the lighting makes his eyes look darker than they are in real life. but looking at GW's pics, they are definatly a lighter more yellowish color. I will play around and post pics on what I decide on when the rest of the squad goes up.
yea definitely go for the yellow eyes! great contrast

swifty2
10-02-2010, 11:42
Absooutely stunning work on the captain mate, he lools really cool, really like the mantle, andd the first tavtival marine looks awesome aswell.

ilikebmxbikes
11-02-2010, 22:44
a small update

Here is the salamander with his yellow eyes
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4104.jpg

Shot of the squad so far. Im painting these guys in batches of 5 and hope to get them done really soon. Im making a lot of progress on them.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4108.jpg


More Steel Legion
Picked up some more steel legion off ebay. Got a good deal on them
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4109.jpg
Some guys getting their paint stripped
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4112.jpg

Steel legion LT
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4110.jpg

So far the steel legion I own:

Command Squad
1 x infantry Squad
1x special weapons Squad w plasma guns
1x special weapons Squad w Grenade Launchers
3x heavy weapons team w Rocket launchers
3x heavy weapons team w heavy bolters
1x heavy weapons team w lascannon

Tourniquet
12-02-2010, 02:28
I really like your salamanders, great job on them!

Irbian
12-02-2010, 08:55
great job! I like that yellow eyes

WarpWhisperer
12-02-2010, 09:30
I've got to admit that I'm only hanging around here whilst waiting for your BA to make a come back, but I must second the opinion that those yellow eyes looks much better than the green ones.

ilikebmxbikes
12-02-2010, 19:56
I've got to admit that I'm only hanging around here whilst waiting for your BA to make a come back, but I must second the opinion that those yellow eyes looks much better than the green ones.

im really waiting for the pics to start leaking. I should probably just paint my Baal since I know that probably wont change too much model wise.

Here is a pic of a salamander with some blood angels
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4118.jpg
and a few WIP pics of the rest of the squad.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4117.jpg

rickie8437
12-02-2010, 20:43
they look great

how do you do the green armour?

keep it up

WarpWhisperer
12-02-2010, 23:18
Nice to see the BA pop up! Your thread certainly makes me happier than the BA rumour thread! ;)

ilikebmxbikes
13-02-2010, 00:37
Nice to see the BA pop up! Your thread certainly makes me happier than the BA rumour thread! ;)

I feel. I have been painting warhammer since the 7th grade (about 13 years now) and Blood Angels have long been in the game and in my memory. I really hope GW doesnt bastardize them and make them all radically angelic or something. I have high hopes for the plastic upgrade sprue Im mostly waiting for that or some images of figures with its contents to leak. I dont want half my army to have the new parts and the other half to not. Thats why I havent decaled the assault or second tac squad yet. If there are upgrade parts that are good, I will likely split both my squads up and use the new parts to build new marines which will fill the ranks making a 2nd assault and another tac squad.

ilikebmxbikes
13-02-2010, 00:38
they look great

how do you do the green armour?

keep it up

Black Undercoat,
Orkshade foundation paint
Snot Green (leave cracks in armor Orkshade)
Highlight scorpion green
Ink - Dark Green Ink
Black ink in all the armor cracks

ilikebmxbikes
13-02-2010, 06:08
Salamanders
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4124.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4123.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4122.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4121.jpg

WarpWhisperer
13-02-2010, 07:02
Ink - Dark Green Ink
Black ink in all the armor cracks

What Ink do you use? Does it need diluting, or if not how do you avoid pooling? The reason I ask is that I recently have decided to stop using the GW Blue Ink (aside from it being oop!) as I'm now at the point where i dislike the lack of control I get from it; in this pic (http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll246/WarpWhisperer/Nov09027.jpg) you can see the pooling on the right hand and elbow, although it's more pronounced by the flash admittedly. (In more natural light (http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll246/WarpWhisperer/Nov09039.jpg) the contrast is a little less pronounced).
Yes - it seems liking BA and scaly marines go hand in hand; I just chose the evil version! ;)

Have you tried/thought of using Badab Black for the last stage?

Emilio101
13-02-2010, 07:56
Lovely stuff! Your ability to paint such vibrant colours is very impressive.

Emilio

ilikebmxbikes
13-02-2010, 08:53
What Ink do you use? Does it need diluting, or if not how do you avoid pooling? The reason I ask is that I recently have decided to stop using the GW Blue Ink (aside from it being oop!) as I'm now at the point where i dislike the lack of control I get from it; in this pic (http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll246/WarpWhisperer/Nov09027.jpg) you can see the pooling on the right hand and elbow, although it's more pronounced by the flash admittedly. (In more natural light (http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll246/WarpWhisperer/Nov09039.jpg) the contrast is a little less pronounced).
Yes - it seems liking BA and scaly marines go hand in hand; I just chose the evil version! ;)

Have you tried/thought of using Badab Black for the last stage?

Pooling - to avoid pooling. paint armor sections at a time and make sure you do it quick enough so the ink dries all at once. For example, if you paint half a marines shoulder pad with blue ink, and wait 30 seconds till it dries and paint the other half, you will have either a streak, or the new wet ink will react with the dry ink and leave a pool. You can see pools forming and if you use lots of ink, guide it with the brush evenly accross sections of the figure.

Some minor pooling will always occur, but if you use highlights and leave dark crevices in the armor you can make it look very unnoticeable. The salamanders have some light pooling. but I think it looks kinda cool. The blood angels for some reason have next no pooling. the Red Ink works amazingly, much better than any of the other old GW inks.

NOTE: If you eat when you are painting, make sure to wash ur hands before handling ur figure. if you get any grease on the figure, the ink will react and pool or come out blotchy.

Another interesting thing with Old GW inks, if you use their Dullcoat (it may have changed since the two years I last did this) and spray an even coat on a heavily inked figure, the coat will react with the ink and make all or most of the blotches go away and leave a nice even finish. I used to do this with my old ultramarines.

I do use baddab black for the final stage. Badab black is amazing. its more controlable and dries more evenly than the old inks and it dries with a Flat finish instead of the gloss like ones.

So the steps for my Blood angels and the Salamders

Black Undercoat-
Foundation (green or red)
Main color (snot green or Blood Red)
Highlight (scorpion green or Blazing orange)
Old school ink coat (Dark Green Ink or Red Ink)
Baddab black lining through the cracks.





Lovely stuff! Your ability to paint such vibrant colours is very impressive.

Emilio

that scout in your log looks amazing. the chest eagle is about as good as they get. cant wait to see the rest of the storm and more of your figures. We are both at similar stages with our forces and will hopefully get them table top sizable around the same time.

Dayspringer
14-02-2010, 01:44
I love how bold the colours on all your dudes are!
Nice work

Khazid'hea
14-02-2010, 14:56
Your Marines are great! I'm just working on a Salamanders army myself, with the same technique actually. But I fear yours are just more beautiful ;)

How do you do the flames on the right shoulder pad? Freehand? Decals (when yes, where from??)

rhelsius
14-02-2010, 15:57
Great looking BAs- I love how you use the red-gold-black mix. I was wondering, have you got the SH termis lying around somewhere?

ilikebmxbikes
15-02-2010, 05:49
salamander squad's bases are done.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4143.jpg

The other half of the Salamander squad
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4139.jpg

Scout bases started
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4138.jpg

Group shot
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4144.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
15-02-2010, 05:52
I know I said I was waiting until the new codex photos began to leak, but I miss painting red and started my Baal Predator. I am fairly certain this model wont change too much kit wise, and if it does, well, I already own it so, time to put some paint on it.

The dozer will be painted separately and attached when both parts are done painting. At that stage I will weather the whole tank. I just have the turrent done at this point.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4141.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4147.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_4150.jpg

Emilio101
15-02-2010, 05:57
Terrific as always. I really like the contrasting bone on the inside of the hatch.

Emilio

ilikebmxbikes
15-02-2010, 05:58
Your Marines are great! I'm just working on a Salamanders army myself, with the same technique actually. But I fear yours are just more beautiful ;)

How do you do the flames on the right shoulder pad? Freehand? Decals (when yes, where from??)

The flames are all freehand. Fortunately, the Salamanders are flexible enough to where the flames can vary from soldier to soldier. So they are pretty easy to paint, nothing near as difficult as trying to paint a defined chapter emblem. I will do a tutorial with the next batch of guys all primed up in a few previous posts.



Great looking BAs- I love how you use the red-gold-black mix. I was wondering, have you got the SH termis lying around somewhere?

Thanks. I dont have any space hulk terminators. I really like a few of the figures included in the set. It would be awesome to get some Space Hulk terminators, a regular terminator set, and some blood angels forgeworld shoulder pads and just chop them all up. Hopefully when the new BA stuff comes out, they will include some good bits to upgrade the current terminators to be more like the space hulk ones.