It’s a whole new year, so I’ve been wrapping up two mini projects; the last of the Blood Angels from the Dark Imperium starter box (finally!) and a solitary plastic Escher gang member from the new Necromunda set. The Escher in particular was the focus of my December steams alongside the two Blood Angel Lieutenants and a single Aggressor. Since discovering a method for the red and gold I liked the Blood Angels has rapidly become my mainstream Imperium army for 8th edition throughout the year and shows little sign of slowing down anytime soon.

I shunned the ‘codex’ approach for the Lieutenant’s and avoided the split yellow/red shoulder pads or the helmet markings seen in the studio models, opting instead to stick with the simple red armour with gold aquila and optional black inner for the shoulder pad. It looks far closer to the original pre-heresy legion colours which I prefer in general and leaves me some wiggle room to go heavy into the black for the Death Company or even the Primaris Reivers.

The Aggressor is a miniature I really disliked when I first saw it thinking the armour ungainly, but after building a squad have changed my opinion considerably, particularly the flamestorm loadout which unsurprisingly fits the Blood Angel fluff. The final two are built and primed but for the first I’ve again gone ultra-simple focusing on making the most of the red volumes and gold decals/trim. To achieve the scorched effect on the flamers I airbrushed a mix of brass over chrome and finished with sepia ink and black to give the impression of carbon buildup. One down, two more to go sometime over the new year to fill the second  heavy support slot.

These little brawlers are really growing on me. Definitely want to get some black and burned gold into the palette for the Sergeant. Also my first completions for #Painthammer2018 challenge log so all good. More on that in Friday’s stream.