First off I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Years!
I have had some time off lately and it has allowed me to finish up the assembly process on the Blood Angels needed for my trip to England. I wanted to include a 'normal' Tactical squad to allow me to hold any 'rearward' objectives or another option to charge forward in their Rhino. I have a bunch of the old metal Death Company minis and I wanted to make use of them somehow (given that the new plastic Death Company minis are awesome). The old metal Death Company minis are full of Blood Angel Icons and some Death Company Icons, so with a little work shaving off some of the more obvious Death Company Icons I achieved some 'blinged out' Blood Angel Marines. Here I present Tactical Squad Pellario:
I also managed to work on some Combi-Plasma Guns for use with my Vanguard Vets (Heresy-era Vanguard Vets carry Bolters/Combi-Bolters as well as Chainsword/Bolt Pistol). I had one actual Combi-Plasma to go off of so I set out to make four more. I went at with standard Marine Bolters and Plasma Pistols:
Here is a view of them attached to the Vanguard Vets:
If that was not enough for you I took a stab at making a Sanguinius based around the Scibor SciFi Angel model. There are several things I really like about the model (scale, wings, holding a Daemon head) and several things I don't like (obvious press mold sculpture with pieces just placed on to with little reason for them other than to fill a gap, flimsy/broken sword, silly looking Daemon head) so I went at it with some concern on how it would all turn out. I had to change the sword (due to it being destroyed in shipping) and I wanted to add some various GW bits to help tie it in with the rest of the Blood Angels. Here he is in his unprimered state:
A closeup view:
Next week is a full week off from work for me so I fully plan on getting a bunch of painting done next week. First up on the painting table will be a whole mess of Assault Marines! Take care all and thanks for looking! As always comments are always welcome, I would love to hear what people think.