Sunday 8 August 2021

Rogue Trader Blood Angels… a new project!!

So after spending a few years of focusing on some more modern models I have returned to the original premise of this blog… Classic Astartes!

In light of this I have made up a couple of squads of late Rogue Trader (1990/92) Space Marines in Mk VII Aquila pattern power armour.

I must admit that I really have a soft spot for these old models as they were the first miniatures that I bought and painted back when I initially got into the hobby! I literally can’t believe that was over thirty years ago.

I spent ages flicking through numerous old publications deciding what Chapter to paint these guys; eventually settling on the Blood Angels as they were my first force… plus I really like painting red!

I have decided to go with a painting style that is as similar to that used by the ‘Eavy Metal team in the late 1980s/early 1990s as possible! I want these guys to look like the gorgeously painted models I used to stare at in White Dwarf as a kid!

These models are an absolute joy to paint and for me it was like traveling back in time as I got started on painting them! I am really looking forward to seeing what they look like when they are finished!

A real trip down memory lane for me was painting up these original bolters and the squad’s heavy weapon. These old guns are just so cool!!

Now I’ve caught the bug I think I’m going to end up doing a full force of these ferocious space marines.

Sunday 1 August 2021

More Chaos Cultists!!

Having enjoyed painting up the pair of Chaos Cultists last week I decided to dig out a couple more of these models to expand my futuristic forces of evil. 

I chose two identical models to demonstrate that with a bit of thought and variety in the selected paint schemes then it is possible to make them look both distinct and different.

It was great fun to paint up these guys as the combination of flesh, robes and leather made a nice change from the smooth curves and lines of power armour that I usually end up painting!! 

I tried to give them a suitably worn, rusted and grubby look to show that these debased heretics spend little time caring for their equipment.

I am really pleased with the final look of the models and I’m sure I will revisit the range in the near future as I’d like a small detachment of these guys for a skirmish/RPG campaign I’m looking at running!