Friday, 4 December 2015

Next cab off the rank: Angron

Hello everyone, welcome to my series of Primarch posts.

I've had a collection of Primarchs building up in the background for quite a while, but they've been on the back burner as I finished units for gaming as a priority and uni got in the way.

Since I finished Horus however I've been making steady progress on the backlog and Angron is the second Primarch to be finished.

The model is from my recollection the oldest primarch in circulation, and the sculpt and basing style certainly shows its age. There has been a steady increase in the size and complexity of the bases in the character series, not entirely for the better. I would prefer FW to offer a gaming choice that comes without the over the top display bases for a more reasonable price, but that may just be me.

To that end I've actually decided not to paint the display bases for the rest (most) of the primarchs, providing me with fodder for conversions and objectives, as well as saving alot of room in the display case as well.

I have also decided to paint the remaining primarchs to a good TT standard to get them ready for some gaming. There was talk of a Primarch death match series at some of the tournaments in Brisbane which I think would be really interesting.

As you can see from the photos, I have experimented with a darker background for the pics this time, oddly it seems to make the images of the models lighter, and I actually had to dim the lights so the images didn't look too washed out.

Which background do you prefer? What do you think of AngryRon, is he showing his age, or holding up well?




  1. Holy smokes - that is absolutely phenomenal! Beautifully done, man!

    The dark background really helps the model pop in the pics, I dig it!

    1. Thanks mate, you never fail to have something nice to say :) I think you might be the most frequent commenter!

      Glad you like the dark background, it's growing on me, but I think I'd like to try one of those multi colored gradient backgrounds next.

  2. Absolutely badass. The FW Angron always looked a bit chubby and pasty faced to me. But yours is suitably maniacal. Dark background is good.

    1. Cheers mate, I agree, but I think it has a bit to do with the angles that FW took their pics at.

      The pose is also unusual for a GW/FW sculpt with the front foot being the point of contact, but also being the launching foot. If that makes sense.

  3. Finally had chance to work through the blog after a bit of inspiration from whw, Angron is very good but I must admit he isn't my favourite from the fw range but you've done him very well. Horus looks epic as well. Must admit this really caught my eye

    Love his dynamism and conversion looks sick.

    1. Should also have added hope you're well etc, shitty ipad

    2. Thanks Steve :)

      I agree with angron, he's definitely suffering from being the first primarch, well just have to hope that when they do daemon angron he's suitably impressive.

    3. should really busy out those ad mech again, hey were fun to convert and I never got around to painting them.

      I devices are the worst for blogger, they stop letting write if you try and go back to edit something.

      Hope you're well too, look forward to hopefully seeing some hobby from you soon!