Monday, May 2, 2011

R.I.P.

Oh chill out, I'm not shutting down the blog.

o/

Wanting to paint something different, I thought I'd paint this dead guy. I got the Space Hulk objectives off of ebay some time back and this was the last of the three that needed to be painted. I didn't want to paint just the 'standard' Blood Angel color scheme, however as the mini is covered in BA iconography, I chose to paint it in the colors of a successor.

Most of the successors are also plain ol' red, so after a brief look on Lexicanum, I opted for the Angels Sanguine. On Lexicanum it states that the Angels Sanguine never remove their helmets in the presence of others, so it also fits well with the notion that this guy died alone somewhere.

It was a fun little diversion to paint. There is no green anywhere on the model (generally a rarity for me). Not sure what I'll do with this though. To use him as an objective for a 40k game seems appropriate enough, or assemble another city fight building and include this guy into it.

Dunno, in the long run, but currently he looks rather good on the shelf.

Edit: just like my mention of From The Jaws of Victory, Neverness, another long time friend of mine has started a gaming blog. So please go & check it out @ The Neverness Hobby Chronicle.

4 comments:

Loquacious said...

very nice dead dude!

Da Masta Cheef said...

:-)

neverness said...

That looks great! I haven't done much with my 3 Space Hulk objectives (like you, I bought 'em off e-bay for the sole purpose to use as objectives). I have the their bases done, and the remote tracked thing is painted and that's it. Since I know a BA player (we'll call him...'Jim') and plan to encourage him to fight for these things when I have a game table set up I'll stick with straight-on BA for the paint scheme. Although I'm tempted to use the chalice as a 'hat' for an Ork Nob for the ultimate in delicious blasphemy... Oh, and from a local game store today, I picked up the blister of dead marines... weird huh? (Thanks for the plug BTW).

Da Masta Cheef said...

Dead marines? haven't seen those in any store in sometime (because I don't shop in Kingsport...) ;-p

I used half of the chalice as basing material for my renegade heavy stubber team. It's buried in with the rest of the garbage that they're standing on. Whereas I use the tracked thing as a familiar for my inquisitors.

As for 'Jim', you just need to encourage him to play games that require him to field the ungodly amount of minis that he has but never uses...