Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Slowly but surely....

Lately, I've been thinking about more ideas for conversions than I have actually been painting and chopping. But some painting and chopping has gotten done, never fear.

I have also decided that my first two HQ choices will be Bruisiarch Pugnacious (counts as Astaroth, using because he enables more Death Company), and Moarfistin, The Extremely Cross (counts as Mephiston, using because he is basically an Archon crossed with a carnifex which is then given magic powers). I have started converting them.....slightly......alright mostly in my head, but whatever. Fuck you. I need to acquire some bits.

Anyway, here's what I have accomplished recently:

Angry Marine with a lead pipe and a cigar. Lead pipe is from the ork biker kit, and the cigar is green stuff. Not much else needs to be said here; it's simple, but he brings a smile to my face every time I look at him.




Angry Marine with a "Nut Cracker" pattern Thunder Wrench. I am really content with the way this model came together: positioning and flow and other pretentious horseshit and whathaveyou. As with my test model, I used assault marine legs. The head is from the Chaos Marine kit; I just removed the topknot. The gun flash is an Armorcast "cinematic effect"; they have some pretty badass stuff, google it. The wrench arm is a terminator thunderhammer arm with the hammer replaced with a dollhouse scale wrench. And finally:

Brother Kratos. He's just such a belligerent, grumpy fellow that I though he would fit in just fine in the chapter. I am proud of this idea and how it came together. That's right, three models in a row that I am unabashedly pleased with. It's getting pretty fucking smug in here. The swords are ork chain choppaz. I'm not sure what kit the head is from, but the goatee is green stuffed on. The chains are from some non-GW mini maker; Reaper maybe?

As a side note, the expensive camera that I borrow for this blog is a harsh mistress....she sees all and judges mercilessly. They all look better in person. I swear it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Keeping those stupid fuckers in line.

I have always wanted to paint this model; I just never had a use for him. Now I do! I present my first Angry Sgt:

I'm a little happier about the yellow, but I still need to work out some kinks.

He's just such a pissed off looking bastard as is that I didn't feel the need to do any major conversions. The only modification I made was to file off his knuckle studs so I could add Angry Marine combat doctrine; namely the part about You and how you should be Fucked.

As I stated before, this squad will be "counts as" Death Company, so the Sgt is just for show. I plan on outfitting the squad as follows:

- 2 w/ Plasma Pistols
- 1 Power Fist
- 1 Thunder Wrench(hammer)
- 1 power weapon (yet to be determined)
- 5 CC/Pistol (nothing that boring I assure you)

The squad will be mounted in a Drop Pod, and boy do I have a fun idea for that!

Please share any comments or ideas you might have!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Descent Into Raeg

Greetings everyone, and welcome to my Angry Marine project log. Needless to say, this blog may not always be safe for work. For those of you who don't know what the Angry Marines are, here you go: NSFW.

I wanted to start a 40k army that would give me endless conversion opportunities, and also be a challenge to paint. I eventually settled on the Angry Marines as I love their "fluff" and imagery, I had a pile of marines lying around collecting dust, and yellow is fucking hard to paint. Some may consider a full "joke" army to be a waste of good models, but those people are FUCKING DICKSNIFFERS AND HERETICS TO BOOT!! <ahem> Sorry, just getting into the spirit.

I've seen many attempts to convert the Angry Marines to the tabletop; many are halfhearted, show promise but peter out before completion, are not well documented, or are limited in scope to a handful of models. I don't plan on doing any of the above. My goals are as follows:

  - Full Force Organization
  - Fully Tabletop Legal
  - Built for personality rather than winning tournies
  - All models converted and individualized
  - Document everything
  - They will be really, really pissed off

I realize that this will be a long term project, but I will not give up until I am done! That being said, I had to figure out what army I want to utilize. The choice is obvious: Blood Angels. They got the death company, Land Raiders that drop from the sky, a Baby Thunderhawk, flying dreadnoughts, genocidal dreadnoughts, and a bunch of nifty wargear. My first though was just to run a normal "reskinned" BA army, but there were some problems: First, furious charge is random and inconsistent with regular marines. Angry Marines are not sometimes angry, or even angry most of the time; they are ALWAYS ANGRY ALL THE TIME!! Second, if my regular marines are angry marines, what will I do with death company? What is angrier than an Angry Marine...? Nothing, so a Death Company Army it shall be. After all, capturing objectives is for pussies who leave some of the enemy alive.

Without further ado, here is my first (test) marine.

Fairly simple conversion on this guy. Gave him assault marine legs and a standard torso, chaos chainsword with the extra blade details shaved off, and a circle of green stuff for the chest emblem.

Let me say again, yellow is an evil bitch. I'm not entirely happy with this guy, and I plan on changing up my painting  methods and recipes, so I won't list a tutorial or paint recipe until I come up with a standardized process.