Month: June 2011

Paint Scheme Test

I started painting the models and have my first test model. I have primed all of the assembled models white, and used the airbrush to put a watered down Tausept Ochre from the Citadel Foundation paint range down as my base. I then washed the whole model with Devlan Mud, though I am going to try Gryphonne Sepia. Followed up with Iyanden Darksun and then highlights with Moldy Ochre (P3 paint color) for highlighting. I’m pretty happy with the result, but I think I need to pull a little more yellow in. I don’t want a bright yellow look, but not sure if there is enough there.

Starting a new army.

I’m starting a new army for 40k and this blog will the journeys through building, painting, and playing it. I currently have a decently sized Eldar army, and wanted to go with something that plays differently. I finally settled on the Blood Angels codex as I wanted something that was still fast moving, it’s hard to play something slow after having played the Eldar, and also pretty hard hitting in close combat. I will mostly be playing jump troops and a couple bigger vehicles in Storm Ravens and Land Raiders. Wanted to avoid the whole Razorback spam as it just didn’t look very fun. Here is my starting list for 1500 points that I hope to get painted up this summer. I will then expand it out from there until I have a nice sized army.

1500 Pts – Lamenters (Blood Angels)

Total Roster Cost: 1495

HQ: Librarian in Power Armour (1#, 125 pts)
1 Librarian in Power Armour w/ Jump Pack

Troops: Assault Squad (10#, 235 pts)
7 Assault Squad
2 Assault Marine with Meltagun
1 Sergeant w/ Power Fist

Troops: Assault Squad (10#, 235 pts)
7 Assault Squad
2 Assault Marine with Meltagun
1 Sergeant w/ Power Fist

Elite: Sanguinary Priest (2#, 180 pts)
2 Sanguinary Priest in Power Armour w/ Jump Pack and Power Sword

Elite: Sanguinary Guard (5#, 250 pts)
1 Sanguinary Guard w/ Infernus Pistol
1 Sanguinary Guard w/ Power Fist
3 Sanguinary Guard w/ Chapter Banner

Elite: Terminator Assault Squad (5#, 225 pts)
5 Terminator with TH/SS

Heavy Support: Stormraven Gunship (1#, 245 pts)
1 Stormraven Gunship w/ EA, Multi Melta, Plasma Cannons, and Hurricane Bolters