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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Hello all,
This is my first ever post on anything like this, but as my Blood Angels seem to be coming along rather better than some of my other attempts at army painting (I like to convert and then not finish things) I thought I'd share them. Also the guys in the Poole store in the UK were giving me a little grief at not showing my stuff off, and having moved to Lima in Peru for work last week (for 3 years!) then they can also have a peek at what's going on.

Currently completed and painted (except the sword blades as I want to paint them all together for consistency)
2 Sanguinary Guard
1 Sanguinary Priest conversion

Completed building but not finished painting
2 Sanguinary Guard
1 Captain conversion
1 Stormraven (interior done exterior sprayed mechrite then 50-50 mechrite blood red)

The Stormraven is probably the star of the show so far, fully converted and scratchbuilt and not a Landraider or Valkyrie part in sight. (Please don't ask me to build you one as it took 5 weeks to build (I was bored while packing my stuff in the UK before coming here so had 5 weeks holiday and plenty of late nights!)) It's based on the Aquila Lander, and I was going to use the wings too, but then decided it didn't look right and built my own with loads of other kits including 2 drop pods and a lot of plasticard. There are lots of photos of it from day one and I will be posting these too.

Photos will be posted later today when I go get them after lunch.
Alex

This message was edited 41 times. Last update was at 2012/07/02 02:22:45


Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
Made in pe
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Hey guys as promised photos of some of the finished minis. Stormraven ones coming later today, just locating some earlier pics for those interested in seeing the what's resin-p'card or GW bits.
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Sanguinary Guard 1 front

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Sanguinary Guard 1 back

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Sanguinary Guard 2 front

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Sanguinary Guard 2 back

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Sanguinary Priest 1 front

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Sanguinary Priest 1 back

[Thumb - SPriest001-2.JPG]
Sanguinary Priest 1 close up of face

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Sanguinary Priest 1 Chalice of Blood


Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Fighter Ace





Tampa, FL

Wow, those are some outstanding paintjobs. If I may, how did you paint the skin on the Sanguinary Priest?

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The pics were well worth the wait!

Nice!
   
Made in pe
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

IAmTheWalrus wrote:Wow, those are some outstanding paintjobs. If I may, how did you paint the skin on the Sanguinary Priest?


Tallarn Flesh basecoat then thin Dark Flesh / Devlan Mud combination wash. Tallarn Flesh over the top of this, then add Skull White and highlight away up until almost white. Can't remember how many highlights but probably 8 or so. Then thin Regal Blue glaze near eyes and Scab Red around the mouth.

Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
Made in gb
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




London

Some nice work here, I can't wait to see the Stormraven.
   
Made in pe
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Well here it is - excuse the photos of the interior which are upside down, this was better for lighting it, and on rotation it after it looked odd so left it as is. Should get round to finishing it in a couple of weeks, have to move into apartment and then get a nice painting table. Best thing though - managed to negotiate an entire room for cabinets, painting etc. Can't wait.

I have put some other stuff up in the Gallery, bit of Dark Angels (including my Dreadnought featured in What's New Today on GW) and some older Eldar.

Note the photo of the Stormraven in the oven, 2 minutes, 50 degrees celsuis and on old baking tray does wonders if it's cold outside and you've just sprayed anything. And I'm not kidding either! Got fed up waiting for the foundation spray to dry so accelerated the process.
[Thumb - Stormraven 001.JPG]
Nice view of the monster with landing gear attached (and no the round tub isn't part of it but I haven't finished the front bit yet)

[Thumb - Stormraven 002.JPG]
Profile from above

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Rear ramp down

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In pieces, that's how I painted the interior!

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Interior 1

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Interior 2

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Interior 3, front ramp through the door, also moves down

[Thumb - Stormraven Cockpit 001.JPG]
Cockpit

[Thumb - Stormraven Red 001.JPG]
See how much space it takes up in the case!

[Thumb - Stormraven Red 002.JPG]
That ramp in black also opens, I'm imagining 5 SG + the priest descending out as it zooms over the warzone

[Thumb - Stormraven Red 003.JPG]
Ramps and hatches open


Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
Made in se
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator





Sweden

THE BEST looking stormraven in the WORLD !

is it plasticard its made of ?

btw how did you do the chalice on your sang priest
   
Made in pe
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Claimh_Solais wrote:THE BEST looking stormraven in the WORLD !

is it plasticard its made of ?

btw how did you do the chalice on your sang priest


Used half of one of the Dark Angel hanging spheres-orbs with the holes on the outside, plasticard rod round the top and the rest is green stuff.

Yeah the Stormraven is made of plasticard, mostly 0.40mm with some 0.60mm. The wings are hollow with thick supports inside. Tried to keep the weight down so when it won't break the flying base when I finish it.

Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

Omg...

Any chance you could provide a tutorial on how you made that fething awesome Stormraven?
   
Made in pe
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Valkyrie wrote:Omg...

Any chance you could provide a tutorial on how you made that fething awesome Stormraven?


Will get round to it eventually once it is fully painted, I've taken photos all the way through so I'm going to post a full thread on how it was made including concept drawing etc. Shouldn't be more than a month!

Patience was the key! Went through 4 wings before I got to those ones. Still playing with the weapons and the idea or more underside armour for the ceramite plating, it is supposed to be a orbital lander after all and none of the turrets I've built so far for the front look like they would withstand a bird hitting it let alone an orbital entry.

Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

Well I'm certainly looking forward to making one of my own , although I have to ask how much scratchbuilding with plasticard was involved? Scratchbuilding is not my forte although I will be definitely trying to make one of these excellent models.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

I have to agree, those are some great looking models, very crisp!

I also have to agree that that is most definately the best looking Stormraven I have EVER seen! I have to change my pants now...
Admittedly though, there is something about the rear wing that I don't like for some reason. Apologies...

Great work, keep it coming!

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Charlotte

I'll echo that your brushwork is excellent.

But above all else, the use of drop pod harnesses in your fully detailed interior is spectacular! Beautiful attention to detail, and very cleanly accomplished. I can see a squad strapped in, then the bay doors swing open just before the harnesses release.

Kudos!

Keep up the outstanding work, and please do continue sharing.

Waaagh-in-Progress

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'






that scratch build is awesome, any chance that tutorial will have a template section to it?

awesome work mate just awesome

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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Just Dave wrote: Admittedly though, there is something about the rear wing that I don't like for some reason. Apologies...


Cheers, I was waiting for someone to comment on it! I'm also not 100% on the tail fin and I'm working on a shorter version using the same top plate but with the upright section reversed. Looks way better from the front-back than the sides which I'm not happy with, bit too tall maybe, what do you think?

Thanks for your honesty, I thought that everyone would think it's good but I was also looking for some criticism too as my rule has always been until the spray varnish comes out it's still WIP (Though this has led to some very nice stuff being pulled apart and changed!)

Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Norfolk-England

Easily the best storm raven Ive seen that thing could be sold as a model kit

   
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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Forgot to add this earlier - baked Stormraven! Just don't close the oven door as it gets very hot, very quickly.
[Thumb - Stormraven baking.JPG]
Baking the paint dry, and hopefully not melting the model


Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

Haha I thought you were baking a Stormraven cake there.
   
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Xenohunter with First Contact





Milwaukee

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good god that's an awesome scratchbuilt.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

alexneufeld wrote:
Just Dave wrote: Admittedly though, there is something about the rear wing that I don't like for some reason. Apologies...


Cheers, I was waiting for someone to comment on it! I'm also not 100% on the tail fin and I'm working on a shorter version using the same top plate but with the upright section reversed. Looks way better from the front-back than the sides which I'm not happy with, bit too tall maybe, what do you think?

Thanks for your honesty, I thought that everyone would think it's good but I was also looking for some criticism too as my rule has always been until the spray varnish comes out it's still WIP (Though this has led to some very nice stuff being pulled apart and changed!)


Wow, thank you for your honesty! Personally, I'm all for honesty, but that's a different matter entirely...

Yeah, I agree actually, shorter 'stem' and reversed 'upright' could work I think. I wonder about making it have an almost 'double upright' so it's longer and acting like a 3rd wing?! But yeah, I think that's a very good idea, worth a try atleast, and ultimately, it should be you that's happy with it!

Btw I just noticed how much drop-pod bits you used on it - inspirational!

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"It is the great irony of the Legiones Astartes: engineered to kill to achieve a victory of peace that they can then be no part of."
- Roboute Guilliman

"As I recall, your face was tortured. Imagine that - the Master of the Wolves, his ferocity twisted into grief. And yet you still carried out your duty. You always did what was asked of you. So loyal. So tenacious. Truly you were the attack dog of the Emperor. You took no pleasure in what you did. I knew that then, and I know it now. But all things change, my brother. I'm not the same as I was, and you're... well, let us not mention where you are now."
- Magnus the Red, to a statue of Leman Russ
 
   
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine





In The depths of a Tomb World, placing demo charges.

oh man, excellent work with everything so far.

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Member of a Lodge? I Can't Say





Portland

Incredible work on the Stormraven! easily the best one I've seen and it keeps with the fluff! alot of people model it using the valkyrie when the codex pretty much describes it as a mini thunderhawk, Bravo!

actiondan wrote:According to popular belief I cannot use drop pods because only the Imperium can organize itself enough to put 10 men in a container and fire it at a planet.
 
   
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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Just spent last night finishing up the third SGuard. Need to do jump pack and shoulder pads then done. Was a bit worried about the pose especially when I only had the gold done but it looks cool now that all the details are painted. Should finish it tonight so will post photos tomorrow.

Captain model also got the mechrite base followed by devan mud wash and willl be done in a similar colour palette to the SPriest. Progress pics also coming tomorrow.

Based on Astorath jump pack and wings, SGuard body and legs + Gstuff, death company head with GStuf long hair.

Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

Best Stormraven I've seen so far, congrats!

   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot





Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA

Indeed that is the best stormraven I have yet to see.

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Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought






New York, NY

AMAZING STORMRAVEN! The general public will be lucky if the actual release is as good. I am most impressed with the floor hatch that opens and the interior harnesses. What a great touch.

Where does the dread go?

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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator




Tucson, AZ, USA

Deuce11 wrote:Where does the dread go?


The bits of the back behind the tail fin will eventually have the dread mount attached (the bits from the Ironclad seismic hammer above the rear hatch) Had a go at one to test and it worked good, redoing it now so that it moves about and is properly magnetised. It looks a little bit like a bigger drop pod harness.

There are also some lower bits which the feet will attach to, these come off the back of the wings and also move, they also incorporate some shielding for the dread to protect it from engines and orbital entry.

Just Dave wrote:I wonder about making it have an almost 'double upright' so it's longer and acting like a 3rd wing?


Hmmm this has me thinking! Drawn up a concept which looks way better, going to keep it a surprise though, like the turrets until it's built! Off to the realms of plasticard after work today, I'll just try not to mess up the hotel room too much. Apartment only ready to move into next week so my proper work station is a week or so off.

Check out my random but mostly Blood Angel WIP thread here : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/305366.page
And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks





San Francisco, CA

Wow, these all look amazing. I'm subscribed. And I hope that request for a tut, or at least some more wip pics of the stormraven caught your eye. I'd love to see some early pics.

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wow that stormraven is incredible awesome job!

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