I'm looking for any advice or comments that you kind fellows can give me regarding my attempt at a first army, a small blood angels force. I had purchased all the necessary materials last year and even started painting a few models before quickly losing interest amongst the chaos of school work and playing in bands, but now I have enough free time to make a decent stab at it I think. Click the pic for a link to a thread of my last attempt:
6 strong Command squad with commander
1 Librarian in termie armour
2 x 5 strong tactical squads
1 x 10 strong tactical squad + rhino
5 x Assault troops
1 Land Speeder Tornado
I really have no reason to choose Blood Angels other then the fact that I prefer red to blue for Ultramarines.
I'm starting to like the idea of a red army though, I'm just a little worried about it getting a bit monochrome.
So, decided to dive straight into the action while I wait for the oven cleaner to work it's paint-stripping magic on my figures...
My plan of attack for this land speeder will be to apply flat basecoats to everything, then use heavy washes to act as shading, before building up the base coat and highlights. A very long way round, but I'd prefer to work with a white undercoat then a black one (it takes me dozens of coats to get a flat blood red tone over a black undercoat). Anyway, here's some construction shots to pass the the time:
Assault marines, with milliput filler and a bit of drilling for flying poses.
Part of my termie squad, showing the ridiculous double-heavy-flamer-and-missile-launcher terminator.
Not strictly in the rules, but it was too irresistibly over the top.
Stretched-standard bearer, with stormbolter.
More progress to come shortly, once the paint stripper works its magic and I can get painting everything. Any comments on my choice of units/paint scheme etc etc would be greatly appreciated, thanks.