Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I realize this holiday observance is American. If you are not American, just bear with me for a second here.

A small group of people left their homes and country to settle in a foreign land. They were not prepared for the ruggedness of this 'new' land. They would not have survived had not the native people come to their aid. In the first Thanksgiving, they give thanks to God for this mark of divine providence and share a meal with those native people to say, "thank you."

It remains true today that sharing a meal is the highest form of hospitality and the best way build friendship. So, it is good that we continue this practice. We all have much for which to be thankful.

I am excited for the opportunity to share a bountiful meal with others and return thanks to God for the marks of divine providence in my life.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dark Vengeance Marines WIP: Angels Sanguine Bikes II

 I have completed the Bike squadron for my Angels Sanguine. As you can see the three bikers are from the Dark Vengeance set. I have removed all the Ravenwing Iconography.  Some iconography was on either side of the front tire and on the left shoulder of each marine. The two with helmets had the ravenwing badge on their foreheads. There was also a wing sticking up in the back.

I think they turned out well, as the minis are dynamic in their poses. As usual, I free-handed the Army Badge on the left shoulder and the second company badge on the right shoulder.

I would recommend painting your base up pretty close to completion before gluing the bikes down.

As I look at the photos, I see couple areas I missed on the touch-up. I will hit those before applying the sealer.

I have another set of Dark Vengeance Marines. So, I am planning on adding three more at some point.

Next up: Angry Marine Terminators.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dark Vengeance Marines WIP: Angels Sanguine Bikes

I am making a little progress on the Dark Vengeance Bikes. I have removed all Dark Angels Iconography, and they are joining the Angels Sanguine.

I will add them to my lone Attack Bike to make my first Angels Sanguine Bike Squad!

For the Emperor! Death to all who oppose us!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dark Vengeance WIP: Angry Marines Tactical Squad

The Tactical Squad is nearing completion. I must pick out a few legs in the squad and try painting: "Your Face Here."

Beyond that, I need to finish up the Sergeant's base.

Overall, the Angry Marine project is proving to be fun. I will stick this tactical squad in an Angels Sanguine army this weekend and see what the reaction is at the local club.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On the Painting Table: Dark Vengeance Marines

I have Dark Vengeance Marines on my painting table.

I am drawing closer to finishing the Tactical Squad. They are the first installment in my new Angry Marines army. They will begin as only a small force to be used as allies with my Angels Sanguine. This will include the Tactical Squad, Terminators, and HQs from Dark Vengeance.

However, you can see that I have chosen a different route for the bikes from Dark Vengeance. They are becoming Angels Sanguine outright. I will add them together with my Attack Bike to make my first full bike squad for the army.