Friday, 21 October 2011


Hello one and all to my humble blog. As has been said in the description, I've been modelling and painting GW products for along time, 16 years.

During that time I've completed several armies for my self and others. The largest of which would be my Death Korps of Krieg, taking just over 5 years of on and off painting to complete it tops out at just under 5500 points.

Painting this army has taught me alot about weathering, and also how to paint to a good standard quickly, with much of the infantry painted in one month blocks.

Now I'm planning my first overseas trip next year to coincide with Adepticon, Chicago USA, in April. and I want new army that  think will represent where I think I am as a hobbyist atm. To that end I'm painting a counts as army of blood angels. Counts as lists are a tricky topic some times, especially in the US tournament scheme. So to that end everything in the army will be converted and painted to the highest standard, with no ambiguity of armament or miniature type.

So here's the list for my Khorne angels, Khorne models using the Blood angels rules. A conscious choice because A: the rules fit better then the abortion of a codex that is Chaos B: its a strong list with some interesting builds. I may accused of playing a WAAC list because of the strength of the components, but the list itself has zero scoring units, a huge disadvantage in the modern game.

The list:
10 Death company w/2x powerfist & power weapon
10 Death company w/2x powerfist & power weapon

Death company dreadnaught w/bloodfists & magna grapple
Drop pod
Death company dreadnaught w/bloodfists & magna grapple
Drop pod
Death company dreadnaught w/bloodtalons
Death company dreadnaught w/bloodtalons

For the Australian tournament scene I will drop the chaplain to run at 1750.

And now onto the things that everyone loves the most about modeling blogs, pics.

Firstly Astorath, this was my first finecast model, and I must say despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the product on the internet, I had no problems. The material is very soft compared to resin, and allowed me to convert much more quickly and safely then if the base model had been metal. I doubt If I could have even done the conversion if I used metal. The base model is the chaos raptor champion, I removed the head and left shoulder pad, replacing them with FW components from the khorne berzerker and khorne terminator upgrade kits.



Angry face

Next are the stormravens, a combination of the terrible kit from GW, a missed opportunity on their part, it just needed to be a little longer in the fuselage to stop it looking like a caricature of an aircraft, dubbed the chibi hawk by the forums, fortunately chapterhouse studios have released an upgrade kit that fixes these short comings.



Thats enough for one post I think, next up is the dreads and pods, but if anyones made it here with out prior knowledge of my logs on Warseer and Ammobunker, more pics can be found there.


1 comment:

  1. That Astorath conversion is great, loving your blog so far Sheep keep up the good work.