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Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:47 am

And so it begins a new year and a new army..... Well sort of! With the new codex hitting and my Tau all but finished I've been digging about in my Marine collection seeing what I have stashed about the place. I'm not sure why but when I tackle painting my tau I go for large groups of models and batch paint the hell out of them in blocks of about 500-1000 points at a time. I wish I could do the same with my Blood Angels! Looking at what I've found I've ran at every unit with a spasmodic zeal and zero battle plan! I tellz ya it's intimidating!!!

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I've even got more I think, 4 tactical squads (old black reach ones) and two metal Sternguard squads. They are all ready and waiting in my bitz box with enough spares to make a few more marines if needed. I may repurpose a squad or two to be missile Devs maybe plasma? I do how ever need ot get hold of a boat load of Grav weapons mostly the rifles but pistols and combi's would be useful also.

It looks like have a long road ahead with out buying anything new..... I still want a set or two the them Assault terminiators though. :oops:
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Taumaul » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:19 am

Man. You got it baaaaaad!
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby estarriol » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:30 am

Blood Angels are the easy choice, assemble, red undercoat, red spray, red ink, done...
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:45 am

Taumaul wrote:Man. You got it baaaaaad!


That's just what I didn't get painted last edition. I have at least that again fully painted.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Angelwing » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:55 pm

Being nosey, I notice you have borderlands the pre sequel for the ps3. How are you finding it?

Oh yes, my thats a lot of red marines. At least they are simple to paint! :)
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:42 pm

lol, you always get far more out of the backgrounds than the actual subjects in my photos. I love it! I've only played one character class the cowgirl but I'm on my second play through with her and the only reason I've not finished that play though is I've had force my self away to tend to other hobby matters.

I'm not sure red is a simple colour to paint at least no easier than any other chapter colour but the amount of detail on the BA kits mean it takes ages to get all the fiddly bits done on them.... For me anyways.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Angelwing » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:29 pm

I have nisha levelled up to 60, claptrap on 26 I think, with athena and wilhelm around 10. I haven't used the dopplejack yet.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:20 pm

I love the storyline and the twist on Handsome Jack's past. I might have to get back into it if for no other reason than to spend the 60+ golden keys I have stockpiled, lol.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Angelwing » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:32 pm

60? greedy. I didn't bother signing up for any of that.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:41 pm

Your not missing out on much it's just leveled purples and nothing better than the stuff you can find it's just nice for leveling.

I have my first update of the year ready! I've managed to get a Drop pod and a Tactical squad all done with two Jump pack Sanguinary Priests.

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I may have to swap my backgrounds to white for future pictures the black is a bit of pain for photographing red.

Next on the block may be either an other Drop pod with Furioso and Corbulo or a Stormraven gunship... I've not made my mind up yet.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby timewizard » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:03 pm

Very nice!
And yes, a white background would be much better!
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Angelwing » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:14 pm

Ace work
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby harbo1993mark2 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:00 pm

Darkerlighter what do you think of the new codex I have it but never seen the old one
Was also wondering what units you would recommend
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:06 pm

It's bit early for me to say really I've not played it yet or had good look. The stand out units so far are death company. They are cheaper than ever with jump packs only being a 3 points upgrade! Sanguinary guard also got cheaper and a larger squad count. Flamers in Tac squads as well as the Sargent's getting access to more wargear they have much more option now.
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Re: Blood Angels Re-Vamp!

Postby Darklighter » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:09 pm

Ok I've not got much done recently so I thought I'd at least throw up a WiP shot with a backdrop comparison to keep the blog alive.

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If I'm to stick with a white backdrop I'll get something better than a few sheets of A4... I'm not sure though that I like it more than the black?

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What do you guys think?
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