This is a test model for a small allied Blood Angels contingent I want to add to my Ultramarines over the year. If you read my last post, you know that I actually wanted to paint a couple of Eldar Rangers next. But I enjoyed painting the Iybraesil test models (and keeping records for a tutorial which is scheduled for Saturday) so much, that I started painting this Mk4 assault Blood Angel from Forgeworld (who will be tutorial material as well, so stay tuned).
For my Blood Angels I want to add a couple of Forgeworld kits for variety, so that they will stand apart more from my Ultramarines. I thought the Mk4 assault squad models would be great for Blood Angels, as they use the same style of jump pack as Sanguinary Guard. I’m not too fond of the legs though, they are much slimmer than GW marine legs. Well, as Blood Angels are often dubbed “emo marines” I guess armour with skinny fit legs suit them well, doesn’t it? 😉
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Yep; Dark Angels are the emo marines.
Blood Angels are the Bling marines!
- Dat Chu
How did you drill the bolter so in the middle? I have trouble getting that precise.
I didn't drill it, that's the way the bolt pistol is sculpted.
I always use a hobby knife to make a small indent for the drill to sit in first, that usually stops it slipping
Red very bold, nicely done. Good to see the rest.
To do the bolter, first make a small hole in the middle using a pin or needle, as a pilot hole. You can even move the hole a bit if it's not spot on. Secondly use a new sharp drill bit (1mm for bolters, 2mm for heavy bolters etc (first use the 1mm then the 2mm)).
It might just be the picture, but is the helmet a mis-cast? It looks a bit melted and not defined properly
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I always thought the Dark Angels were the emo marines.
Looks good though can't wait for the tutorial.