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M.Brindos

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Blood Angels Chapter, 5th Legion, 2nd Company, "Blood Halos"
















This was a fun project. I've never painted a miniature to this degree before. Although I've painted up some good looking figures before, none of them were this entertaining. I think it was the ground work done to the stand that really did it.

Let me explain; normally I do not detail the stands. The first was my "Legion of the Damned" figure that appears , ghost-like, from a stand of dead trees and fog. That was cool.

I've continued the trend as I have seen countless pictures online of the most beautiful GW figurines in the world today. I went for the gold and I am happy as a clam for that.

The figure is dated from around '92 if that means anything by the date on the bottom of the stand. Most of my figures are from around that time period.

The markings on his left shoulder indicate he is a scout from the 5th Legion, 2nd Company. On the right shoulder he displays a polished Blood Angels Chapter badge. I have always put the chapter badges on the right side against the codex rules to distinguish my work from others.

The banner was an idea the came from the Holy Grail. Actually, its an upside-down chess pawn, which I find funny. On the reverse of the banner is the Blood Angels yellow and black checkers indicating his rank angled over the company field of red with a gold "V" for the 5th Legion.

The ground work consists of baking soda for the texture, then drops of Crazy Glue with more baking soda for that texture. The little trees are from some plant down the street and the leaves are all made from paper. I added a bit of clear gloss to make the "moss" look wet and called it finished.

The eye lenses, chest jewel, the tiny bottle under the Plasma Pistol (which you can't see anyways) are all clear glossed as well.

The overall effects are just not as spectacular in the pictures. For that I am sorry, but you guys can stop by and take a look for yourselves if you're ever in Washington State. Lol

This is not the end of my work. I promise, there will be more. [smile]

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that is spectacular work Mike. thanks for all the detail of how you put it all together.I was going to ask about the banner--really cool! that is a lot of detail and you've made it all pop out really well--more please!
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It came out great Mike ! The banner is a little work of art on it's own and the figure looks great with the tank.
You should take a picture of the marine with a coin to show the scale, it's hard to appreciate how small these miniatures are in a picture
I will take a couple of pics of the ones that I have found in the morning and post them up

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Too cool!  I love it!
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M.Brindos

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Thanks guys! I challenge all of you to try one of these little guys just for fun. I forgot how much I love figure painting. [smile]
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Man that takes me back, i used to have army of Blood Angels as a kid in the 90's, fun times painting those guys never got anywhere near that level mind you, he looks incredible buddy

Trying to remember what else i had now, the desert imperial guard whatever they were called.





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M.Brindos

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I still have few imperial guard lol.

Thank you very much Alba! [biggrin]
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Great job!!!

Always loved those Warhammer 40K figures.

When was a college student, I had to take the train to Antwerp to go to school and walking from the railwaystation to school we had to pass an store specialized in table-top gaming, card & board games. I always stopped to take a look. I was always tempted to give it a try. Never entered the store, because in the mornig when we passed by it was still closed and in the after-noon whe had no time or else we would miss the train. No the store doesn't exist anymore.

Cheers!    

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Thank you Germen! I was never much for playing the actual game, but the figures were fascinating to me and still are. I have quite a few of these guys still left to paint and they make for excellent figure painting practice. [smile]
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I bought a few times the magazine, White Dwarf I think it was called just to look at the figures,
the game itself, I'm not such a tactical dude.
Last IPMS Nationals in Belgium I was invited to join a little military tabletop game that they where plaing over there. I gave up afther 20 minutes,

Rules, Movement,
Courage, Aim,
test of Faith,
damage,
Exceptions and finally
discussion and DISCUSSION!!!!

No thanks, I really enjoyed, thanks for the invitation.

And them I went back to our clubstand, picked my 1/48 B25 Mitchell, held it high above my head and' Flew' back to there stand, commenting 'If I flew over now and I bommed the S@#├ĘT out of everything, End Game?' Me Win?'
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Special Hobby 1/72 Percival Pembroke Belgian Air Force
A Model 1/144 PZL M28 Skytruck  Polish Border Control
Revell 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet US NAVY VX9


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Seeing this makes me want to get back into table top games again [smile]
really nice work Mike, great colour choices too, really pops out you [thumb]

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