So new army and it’s time to unleash the full Homoeroticism. I’ve chosen Blood Angels because, frankly, I just can’t resist the models anymore. I think they are easily the best in the range, even better than my beloved Wolves. It also helps that the codex is packed full of awesome units with a lot of viable units which helps greatly with longevity. I don’t want a codex where there is only one or two viable builds ala Necrons.
So with the codex chosen it was time to choose a modelling style. I love films like 300 and have always wanted to do a Spartan themed army so that was pretty straight forward. Sparta Marines it is. I wanted the army to draw inspiration from the Spartan appearance so my marines will have spears (unless armed with a special weapon), shields and helmet plumes.
The spears have come from Perry Miniatures. 80 for £8, bargain.
The shields have, after much debating because the casting quality isn’t the best, come from Scibor Miniatures. 6 for £4.50, again not too bad.
I looked at Scibors Spartan Helmets but frankly the casting quality is just too poor. They lose all their detail around the bottom of the helmet where is meets the neck. It all becomes one. And on top of the it seemed like the helmets were cast in 2 pieces and they were out of alignment. Not too impressed. So in the end i have ordered a bunch of crests to add to the marine helmets. I got them from Secretweapon Miniatures 5 for $5. They have to come from America but I would prefer to wait for a bit of quality than save a week or so and go for an inferior product.
So thats the basics. I’m aiming to put regular updates on the blog and the next installment will cover model creation in a bit more detail and take a look at my initial list. I’ll leave you with a quick snap shot of my first 5 guys and Priest.