So, recently I was convinced to return to collecting 40k after quite a long break. I was always a massive fan of the blood angels, and as such there was no alternative choice for me.
Upon hearing of the arrival of the new codex, I decided that it was the perfect time.
So, naturally, the first thing I did was walk into GW and buy a whole bunch of stuff.
The first of which was a terminator chaplain. No reason why, other than that a chappy is an Elite choice for BA, and the terminator chaplain model is totally awesome. As such, it was the first model I finished painting:
I was quite happy with how the tabbard turned out.
I also bought the Emperor's Champion model from the BT range, but only because it's so cool. I decided that I would use it as a Sanguinary priest. (I thought it would add to the variation in the models I used for those, considering you may take 1 - 3 for a single elite slot). As such, it was the second model I finished:
I have to apologise for the quality of the image - it makes the model look retarded. Sorry about the base - I'm yet to finish it off with some extras from a basing kit.
I also bought some Vanguard vet's, and a box of terminators. I havn't finished painting either, and I havn't even started the terminators yet because I was waiting on a forge world order of BA shoulder pads for them (because they are awesome). I also recently bought a Land Raider.
Here are some pics of the term's:
I also decided that the current Mephiston model looks totally balls. As such, I went to speak to some of the guys in my local GW, just to put our heads together and think about some ideas for a good basis for a conversions, and eventually we came up with a plan. I know it sounds crazy, but the initial body of the model is going to use Konrad from the vampire counts range. I have decided that the right arm I am going to use is from the sergeant in the Legion of the Damned boxed set. It has a skull shoulder pad, just like Mephiston does, and it has a plasma pistol, just like Mephiston. Konrad's spikiness can quite easily be converted into a psychic hood, too. I am yet to decide on a left arm, or a decent sword. The sword is quite important for Mephiston, so I intend to look through the range of options thoroughly. The head I am using is the head from Sigvald the Magnificent.
Here is my progress so far. You can see that I have removed Konrad's head and much of the cloak of bats. I intend to use an Empire Battle Wizard box set to apply some extra layers of cloaks, to conceal the remainder of the bat cloak, along with some greenstuff to smooth it all over. I intend to remove the "dragon head" thing from the knee of the armour, and add a blood-drop-with-wing thing from the new Death Company boxed set, in its place. I also intend to file down the tip of the boot, so that it isn't quite so vampiric, and looks more power armour-ish.
I think that the blood drop jewels that he has on the end of the chains hanging from his armour look way cool, and totally in keeping with a BA theme.
I will update as stuff progresses!