Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DFG Painting Challenge: BA decend!

Today we have another hat thrown in the ring for the Challenge. I will admit that this whole idea grew from the seed that he mentioned when we played a while back.

Greetings everyone. I've known CVinton for years now as an acquaintance and had the fortune last month to get my first game in with him at a LFGS. He mentioned that he was a contributor to this blog during our game so I thought I'd check it out. Needless to say, I like what I see so I thought I'd offer some contributions of my own through DFG's painting project.

Late last year, I decided I just didn't have the time to play WFB any more, so I traded off my Bretonnian army. I found a guy on Bartertown who was looking to offload his Blood Angels for Bretonnians, so we reached an agreement and swapped models.

I'm planning on attending the GT at DieCon in St. Louis this summer and I'm looking to take the Blood Angels with me, so my goal is to have an 1850 point list painted by then. Here's the first two force org slots of that list:

Commander Dante

Boy is this sculpt old. He doesn't look bad considering he's from the 90's, but boy does he pale in comparison to his new plastic counterparts. I'm really happy with how the gold turned out on all of these models. A Vallejo Old Gold base followed by a Gryphon Sepia wash and a Vallejo Shining Gold highlight.

Sanguinary Guard

These models are sweet. They were a lot of fun to assemble and look oh so cool. Painting them was a serious endeavor though. I tend to get a bit anal at times when painting my models, especially in armies that don't have a ton of models in them (like the Blood Angels). Each feather was painted separately to maximize the wing appearance and really make them stick out. I'm not 100% sure I like how the power weapons turned out, but I think they look OK. I need to find something that works within my skill set and really screams POWER WEAPON! I'd love to hear any ideas on that front.

My next project is a unit of Assault Marines, but that's a future entry.

Hope you enjoy the pics,



  1. Thanks for entering Hornblower. Your off to a good start too. Can't wait to see the assault squad. Are you going for a pure jumper list?

  2. More of a deep striking list.

    2 Assault Squads
    1 Sanguinary Guard Squad
    1 Death Company Squad
    1 Death Company Dread
    1 Furioso Dread w/ Drop Pod
    1 Storm Raven

  3. After these were posted I really was I want to play BA?? hmmm.....

  4. You know, I wasn't going to play them, then I fell into a great trade for my Bretonnians that I was never going to use, so I went for it. That being said, they are a lot of fun to play.