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So with my part in this year's ETL now concluded, I was free to return to my Angron conversion for another round of fine tuning. The changes and additions are geting smaller and smaller, which is a sign of the conversion rapidly approaching completion! Here's what the model looks like right now:



So, what did I do?

Some trophies and skulls were added to Angron's belt area, in order to bulk him out a little and to make his armour look less like the standard Bloodthirster set. I didn't want to go overboard with this however, so I just added a trophy here and a lenght of chain there:





You may also have spotted some tweaks to Angron's face: I added some small horns to his cheeks to approximate the spiky growths appearing there in the Alex Boyd artwork. As an added bonus, the spikes also give some tecture and definition to the GS'ed area on the sides of the head.





And I also added some skulls to his wings, as this kind of trophy is mentioned in ADB's depicition of Angron in "The Emperor's Gift":



Beyond these new tweaks, I don't really see much that I want to add or take away -- although I am always happy to hear your suggestions! I am considering another cable/tendril or two on the head, but I have run out of GS for now, so this will have to wait.

As for the model's paintjob, one important thing will be to figure out the right colour recipe for the skin: GW's Bloodthirster recipe is quite fantastic, of course, but I think I want to achieve a slightly brighter red on Angron, so I think I'll be tweaking the recipe a bit, replacing Khorne Red with Mephiston Red, for instance. Fortunately enough, I have just the perfet test model for the tweaked recipe: One of the old Bloodletters that I received as part of a bitz drop a while ago:



Granted, these guys have all kinds of problems from a modern perspective, but I remember liking them immensely back when they came out, and painting one for fun (and in order to figure out the right skin tones for Angron) should be a nice little throwback to those innocent times The sword had been snipped off when I received the model, and even though it is in my possession, I decided to replace it with one of the modern Hellblades, as the old swords are arguably the models' weakest point (well, that and the anatomically dubious bare asses...).

Surprisingly enough, I had a blast painting this guy, so I've already managed to finish him:











With the exception of a single colour, these models share the exact same palette. And look how much of a difference it makes regarding their respective skin tones!

I am also 100% sure now that this is going to be my skin recipe for Angron as well: The red is quite deep and luxurious, but also a bit brighter and has more pop than the red I have used on my Bloodthirster and Skulltaker. Here's a comparison picture that shows the difference really well:



With the exception of a single colour, these models share the exact same palette. And look how much of a difference it makes regarding their respective skin tones!

As always, let me know what you think!

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Amazing. Simply amazing. If I had one tenth the talent and patience you have I would have the best looking army in my area!

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Angron is shaping up to be truly amazing.

One thing though. Is it possible to twist the head to the left a bit more on the dismembered ultramarine?

I feel that he should look directly at Angron and now he's kinda looking out in the distance. Surely, a raging deamon-primarch in the process of ripping you apart should command the full attention of even the staunchest son of Ultramar.

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Oldhammer bloodletters are so great. I love the sword conversion!
   
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Can't wait to see Angron painted! I love it when people can mimic iconic 40k artwork with their models.

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Great stuff as always, the angron conversion looks ace


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Thanks a lot for the kind words, everyone! I really appreciate it!

@ Zywus: I have gone back and forth over the particular angle of the Marine's head, and while there's only so much give in the pose to begin with, I think I have come up with the angle I like most: The Marine isn't totally out of the game yet, which is why he is looking towards Angron and probably contemplating one last stab, but he's also suffering from the consequences ofa horrendous injury, even for an Astartes, so he is probably groggy and not wholly focused any more. I think the angle of the head as is conveys these two things, which is why I think i'll be leaving it like that.

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OMG, Angron is really really angry!

Amazing model KS: huge, mean, and angry!

And that poor marine - hopefully with trailing intestines and gory innards!

   
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Cheers, Lamby!

If you go to the previous page, there's actually a picture there that shows some of the Ultramarine's innards and spine. I won't be overdoing the gore and intestines, though, as it's really easy to go overboard and terribly tacky with stuff like that

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So here's another - likely final - round of minor tweaks to my Daemon Primarch Angron conversion: I was able to pick up some new hobby supplies in Hanover yesterday, and so I broke out the GS earlier today for some final touchups. I was prepared to add much more cables to Angron's head, but he did feel "finished" a pretty short way in, actually. So here's what the finished head looks like now:



Regarding the forehead, I decided to add some small - ambiguously metallic - rivets to Angron's brow as another callback to the Alex Boyd depiction of him.

I also used some GS to add some more detail around his spine and make the whole area look extra icky:



So all that's missing is another layer of carefully applied Liquid GS, and then the Lord of the Twelfth Legion might actually be ready for his paintjob...

As always, let me know what you think!

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Looks amazing, really evokes the artwork in my opinion. As can be expected of all your work, it's brilliant, and I look forward to seeing him painted!

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Again, thanks for all the kind words, guys!

Like I said, all it took to finish the conversion work at this point was to add another, carefully applied layer of Liquid GS over the various converted areas, especially the back. And with that, the Angron conversion was finished:















Although not visible in the above pictures, some GS has been added to the curved inside of the Space marine torso piece to resemble the Astartes' torn flesh and muscle -- I think it's going to look pretty convincing once painted.

And here's the finished spine:





I think the Liquid GS has done a pretty good job of blending the sculpted areas and the rest of the model's back together.



I am really happy with the way Angron's face has come out, even if the Lord of the Twelfth Legion seems to be suffering from a slightly misaligned jaw...



And here's another look at the tangle of cables, tendrils and chains on Angron's head:





And finally, a comparison picture with Angron next to my first Bloodthirster: Of course there's no complete disguising the fact that the base model is identical, but I think that I've still done a fairly good job of making Angron look different in silhouette and general direction:



But wait, there's more: In the meantime, painting has already begun:





Look, everyone! It's Angron in speedoes! What a Dreamboat!

Only the skin has been painted so far, but the pictures will at least give you a good idea about the skin tone. There's always a bit of anticipation when painting a converted area, because while we all tend to give conversions a bit of leeway while everything's still grey and green, it all needs to blend together when actually painted. And I have to say I am really rather happy with the whole head and neck area:







With the skin now mostly finished, the model has begun to resemble the artwork it was based on even more closely, which is quite a nice surprise!


In other news, I have received a wonderful gift courtesy of fellow hobbyist Brother Jim: A Khornate Marine converted by him in his trademark style:





There was really just one detail I wanted to change: Tthe bare classic berzerker head Jim included with the model is certainly one of my favourites, but it already appears multiple times across my army, and these days I am trying to avoid repeating the same head too often. So I tried several options I had already set aside for this occasion, but in the end, I realised that nothing short of a custom helmet would do, so I made this:









As always, let me know what you think!

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He looks great - as does Angron!

Just one thing - is that a helmet attached to his left hip behind the chain axe, back from when it was a bare-headed marine?

   
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Angron's looking amazing already shaping up to be one of my favourite models you've painted, cant wait to see him finished.

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Angron is spot on, man. Boss.
   
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What a bloody red! The skin's lookin' good and the new marine is quite decked out! Would you possibly consider changing up the lightning claw to make it more chaos-y?
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Angron is looking great so far. I like the little spikes on his face, gives him a Predator look.

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Mmmm that red is really quite delicious

Oh, and since I haven't said it yet, superb conversion, have enjoyed seeing it come together!

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Angron is looking good, definitely interested to see how the rest paints up.

I do have to say that I feel like his head could do with a little verticality, maybe just a couple of small horns/spikes like you put on the cheek. It seems really flat to me at the moment.

 
   
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Just one thing - is that a helmet attached to his left hip behind the chain axe, back from when it was a bare-headed marine?
Well, it's a trophy now!

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Thanks a lot for the enthusiastic feedback, everyone! I am certainly glad to hear that you seem to like Angron, as I am currently in love with the model, if I do say so myself. I've never worked on a model where the mere act of picking it up already makes me feel good, and it's a great feeling alright!

@ Azazelx & Dark Soldier: I imagine the helmet was even intended as a trophy, as that is very much in keeping with Brother Jim's style, plus the guy also has a terminator helmet on top of his backpack. In any case, I'll be painting the helmet in the colours of a different Traitor Legion, just to make it obvious that it's a trophy rather than the Marine's alternate helmet.

@ JustaerinAtTheWall: I don't really want to change much about the model, as that would feel pretty disrespectful towards BrotherJim, to be honest. Maybe a small danglimg trophy/chaos symbol will do the trick? But the claw itself will definitely stay like that.

@ Winter: While I see where you're coming from, I've spent ages poring over that head now, and it's frankly precisely as (non-)vertical as I want it to be I also got rid of any horns on purpose, as I really wanted to make Angron's head shape look unlike that of a Bloodthirster, and I wanted the Nails to be very prominent and define the entire shape of the head.

So here are some updates from the last two painting sessions:









My normal approach would have been to paint the eyes bright blue, but seeing how I want Angron to be less of a regular part of my army, and more of a "special guest star", so to speak, I chose a different colour this time around. The orange also works really well for the smouldering ember look, and that in turn supports the look of rage, wouldn't you agree?

I had some time for painting today, so I went back and coloured in all the leather straps, piercings and general smaller doodads on the body, cleaned up the wing membranes, stuff like that:











This was basically painting by numbers, as I've done it all before on the first Bloodthirster, but it was still an important step in that it adds a lot of depth and detail to the model and serves as preparation for the more interesting (and challenging) parts to come!

As always, let me know what you think!

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Angron's face is amazing!

   
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That's a valid point KS, honor before appearance for BrotherJim.
But as for the updates, the eyes work well with the fiery feel Angron has; the silver is also looking pretty good.
Excited for more,
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Brilliant. The face is amazing. I like the yellow eyes.

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He just looks fantastic. Amazing work there KS. ThE raw fury and character you've captured both in the build and then in the paint is seriously top banana. Be proud sir, be very proud

   
 
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