Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dark Vengeance: Angry Marines Terminators

The blog posts have been few and far between. For that, I apologize. I have been very busy at work and sick. Beyond that, I am now planning the logistics of relocating my family from Italy back to the United States.

I have had these Terminators sitting on my desk for a long time at the yellow base coat stage. So, I decided to throw a couple of hours of speed painting on them to finish them.

Here you go . . . 5 Angry Marines Tactical Terminators.

Always angry! All the time!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Stormraven Woes

I really loved the fact that the Stormraven was limited in availability to Grey Knights and Blood Angels. I am not surprised or overly disappointed. The feeling is more akin to being forced to share your favorite toy with another child.

In the long run, I hope that the change allows our imperial forces to establish dominance over the forces of chaos.

I am curious if this was something in the planning for a long time, or if it is a reaction to the gaming reality called "Helldrake does want helldrake wants"?

Happy gaming, my friends.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

I wish you all the best in the New Year.

I also want to apologize for the long gap between posts. I went into Thanksgiving working on some Dark Vengeance Terminators. They were to become the next installment in my little Angry Marine force. During that weekend, I became sick. After the sickness, I have been unable to find motivation for painting.

This may be attributed to a few sources.

First, Advent is particularly busy season of the year for me with regard to work.

Second, Advent and Christmastide are great seasons for enjoying the blessings of your children. I have enjoyed this time with my children, and I have relived the joy of the season in their eyes this year.

Last, I have struggled to find an identity for my Angels Sanguine in 6th edition. I have become trapped between my love for jump pack assaults and a desire to embrace shooting in this favorable environment.

As I already have more than enough models completely painted to carry on gaming regardless of the lack or progression painting, I have played a couple or three games over the last month.

Please accept my apologies.

Blessings and best wishes in the New Year!

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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Change of Plans: Dark Vengeance Angry Marines

 I was not at all satisfied with my Consecrators. The color scheme was relied 100% on the same colors as my Angels Sanguine. Add to this, the fact that I have been dying to paint some yellow marines, and I reached the following conclusion:

My Dark Vengeance minis will become Angry Marines. I get to paint yellow base Marines, and they are full of fun and . . . ehemm . . . character??

Well, they are a bit silly, but silly is fun. When we see the coming Dark Angels codex, I will decide which Space Marine codex to use for them.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dark Vengeance: Consecrators Tactical Marine WIP

A friend from the local gaming club and I split up a Dark Vengeance box. He plays Chaos, and I wanted those Marines.

I have begun work on the Marines from the box. Originally, I had the idea of removing the iconography and making them Angels Sanguine. After looking at the minis, I gave up on that idea. The three bikers are the exception here. The iconography was quite simple to remove from the bikes. So, they will be redeemed into my Angels Sanguine army.

As you can see from the photos, I didn't want to paint up some green Dark Angels. I have a bit of an affinity for successor chapters. So, I decided to try my hand at the Consecrators.

I realize that they have their own army badge, and I should technically have removed the Dark Angels markings. Well, I didn't. Nevertheless, I don't feel too bad about them having the markings as they are a successor chapter.

I decided to color their bases the same as my Angels Sanguine with the materials on the base being slightly different. This will tie them in when I use them as allies.