I managed to finish up the assembly and modification of the Scibor SF Archangel which I think makes a very decent Sanguinius. 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, horrific base, etc.) 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.
I even tried to make a 'greenstuff' blood drop on his knee. I am not very good at sculpting as my 'greenstuff' skills generally tend towards gap filling more than anything else. Here is a look:
Since it has been fairly cold (not above freezing for most of the time) I had to take the miniature to work and prime him there. It worked and he survived the transport to and from work unscathed:
“Sanguinius. It should have been him. He has the vision and strength to carry us to victory, and the wisdom to rule once victory is won. For all his aloof coolness, he alone has the Emperor's soul in his blood. Each of us carries part of our father within us, whether it is his hunger for battle, his psychic talent or his determination to succeed. Sanguinius holds it all. It should have been his...” - The Warmaster Horus
I can't wait to get some paint on him this weekend. Hopefully I will have enough time to knock him out this weekend. I am looking at this as an exercise in METALLIC gold! Thanks for looking and take care!