DISCLAIMER: These are my first painted minis after 5-6 years of not gaming. I used to play Confrontation, and have dabbled in Warmachine/Hordes.
I thought it looked good and proceeded to magnetize the jump packs/back packs, the special weapon marines and Sgt. for three sets of 10-man assault squads. This is what I have come up with so far....
My BAs have yet to see a battlefield, but they sure know how to conga!
My feeble attempt at painting gemstones. I realized later that I painted them incorrectly but currently too lazy to change it:
Having completed that group of assault marines, I proceeded to tackle the company with jump pack straps on their torso. I love the running legs that come in the Assault Marine kit, but dislike the body because I don't know what color I wanted to paint the straps. My friends suggested silver, but I dislike using metallics; I wanted to keep the use of metallic paints to a minimum (I suck at using metallic paints and find it very messy). I then settled with black straps but fear that it drowns out the crest on the chest. I painted one set of straps as a proof of concept:
I'm not really sold on it, but have resigned myself to this just to keep my painting schedule moving along. I'm a VERY SLOW painter and I don't have a lot of spare time due to work and other distractions. Nine more straps to go... *sigh*
The manager of the local GW store offered to help me paint my Rhinos by teaching me the use of an airbrush. I took advantage of his generosity and proceeded to build my vehicles and magnetized two Rhinos/Razorbacks/Baal Predators. I did this because 1) I don't want to paint more vehicles than I need to, and 2) I still don't know how to play 40K so have no idea how I want to build my Rhino/Baals. The side sponsoons were too shy and did not pose for the pictures.
I went a little OCD and crazy and painted the interior of the vehicles too LOL *sigh* *weep*...
A rainy afternoon at the local GW produced these two Rhinos/Baals/Razors. The manager airbrushed/painted one, while I airbrushed/painted the other as we went through the various steps. He showed me how to do one step, then I immediately tried to perform the same technique on the other vehicle. If you look closely, you can tell the difference. The one he painted is so much better! I then went home to continue the vehicles on my own to paint details and highlights. Once I do this, I will return to the local GW to finish the remaining parts. I enjoyed using an airbrush, and have since entertained the thought of purchasing my own.
The goal is to complete a 1250-1500 point Blood Angel Army. Additions will include my HQ Librarian, 2 Sanguinary Priests, a Vanguard Veteran Unit and Honor Guard (both using DC and SG kits), a third Rhino/Baal, Stormraven, and Furioso (pictured below).
A bitz box that contains a Sanguinary Guard kit, Death Company kit, and Assault MArine kit are hiding under the bed.
Thank you for your time. C&C are most welcome.