Sunday, 8 July 2018

[40K - Blood Angels] Blood Angels Chaplain Aeneas

I recently decided to put together a small Blood Angels army using just the Primaris miniatures to represent 'true-scale' Marines. The starting point was the Primaris Lieutenant from the Dark Imperium set - I didn't particular like the pose or feel of the stock mini, so I started hacking bits off without a firm plan in mind. 

The conversion evolved on its own as new ideas popped into my head and existing ideas were scrapped. The original Crozius, for example, was a massive winged piece using the Adeptus Custodes Vexilla - which looked ridiculously out of place when I finished it.

Breaking down the kit-bashing process:

+ The torso, legs, and Bolt Pistol are from the original Lieutenant.
+ The helmet is from the Reiver box set (bare-head) with GS added.
+ The Crozius was built from a cut-down Terminator Thunder Hammer, topped with a plastic skull from the GW scenics range with a halo added from the Space Marine Command Squad sprue. (IIRC)
+ The flowing purity seals are taken from the Adeptus Custodes Vexilla 
+ The Jump Pack is from the Death Company box set.
+ The Base is from the Imperial Palace range made by Dark Arts Miniatures. (Free Plug :))

Paints used in the process include:

+ Black was made from a 40/60 Vallejo Model Colour Dark Prussian Blue / VMC Black.
+ Highlighted with VMC Grey Blue. 
+ Highlights washed with a glaze made from the basecoat.

+ Basecoated with Scalecolor Blood Red.
+ Highlighted with Scalecolor Antares Red.
+ Highlighted with VMC Clear Orange.
+ Washed with 50/50 Citadel Nuln Oil / Agrax Earthshade.

+ Basecoated with Scalecolor Elven Gold.
+ Washed with Citadel Agrax Earthshade.
+ Highlighted with Scalecolor Citrine Alchemy.

+ Basecoated with Citadel Karak Stone.
+ Washed with Citadel Agrax Earthshade.
+ Highlighted with Citadel Pallid Wych Flesh.

+ Basecoated with VMC Medium Blue.
+ Washed with Citadel Nuln Oil.
+ Highlighted with Vallejo Model Air Color Light Sea Blue.
+ Highlighted with VMC Sky Blue.

Despite some early misgivings, I'm quite pleased with how he turned out. I may yet go back and add text lines to the purity seals just to break up the bone colour a little, but all in all, I think he makes a fitting leader for the army's Death Company squad that I'm working on presently.

Comments and critique are welcome as always.

- Ran 

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