Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Zadkiel, Blood Angels Librarian

I had some extra bits laying around and had the sudden urge to do some kit-bashing.  I'm in the middle of reading the Horus Heresy novel Fear to Tread, and reading about the Blood Angels always makes me want to use a Psyker model in my army.

So I present my 3rd Company Librarian, Zadkiel, Sage of the Bloody Sky.

He's composed entirely of extra parts but in the end came out looking super cool.

Head - Dark Angels upgrade kit
Torso, legs, and Staff - Grey Knights
Infernus pistol and left shoulder pad - Death Company kit
Jump pack - Assault marines pack
Right shoulder pad - Chapter House Studios aftermarket pad

Base coated with Kantor Blue
Then entirely washed with Drakkenhoff Nightshade
1st Layer - Kantor Blue + Altdorf Guard Blue 50/50
2nd Layer - Altdorf Guard blue
3rd Layer - Altdorf Guard blue + Space Wolf Grey 50/50
4th Layer - Space WOlf Grey
Glaze - Guilleman Blue (about 4 times)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Minor updates

It's been a while since I've posted anything.  To be honest I completely forgot I had this blog in the first place.  So here are a couple projects I've been working on.  

First is a Forge World Storm Eagle painted up in Blood Angels colors.  Despite the Blood Angels not being able to field one of these beauties, I bring it on as an allied contingent of Codex Marines. It's still nary a work in progress but I'm having a lot of fun painting this thing despite its shortcomings.  And there are many shortcomings.  I've never had a problem with Forge World items until I received this model.  Almost none of the parts fit properly and apparently that was a common theme with many of the first waves of this model.  I've heard that subsequent waves have parts that fit better though, and this model is simply too gorgeous.

My other project is the Gamesday 2012 Blood Angels captain.  While my painting skills are nowhere near that of Joe Tomaszewski (or any other 'Eavy Metal painter for that matter), it's still a challenge to try and replicate their accomplishments.  For me, it's been a great way to learn how they accomplish certain effects through glazes, shading, blending, etc.  Mr. Tomaszewski uses glazes quite liberally for awesome effects.

I still need to touch up the face to smooth it out, highlight the armor, base it among other things.  I'd say it's about 60% done.