Friday, July 14, 2017

40k Blood Ravens - Test model painted

A quick hit today after a long, long week at work. I needed a little break from all the crimson and gold and bone I've been doing on all the Thousand Sons and figured I'd work on one of the new primaris marine models I'd picked up on a lark last weekend, so I settled in to paint some crimson... and... gold... and... dammit.

I knew that if I was going to drink the Kool-aid and do some (erstwhile) loyalist 40k marines there was only one chapter that I could really do - The Blood Ravens, of course! With their ties to the Thousand Sons how could I not? Overall I really rather dig the model and enjoyed painting it quite a bit! I don't have any other primaris marines in the hopper as I'm not super thrilled by the push fit models in the 8th ed. box, so I'm more or less in a holding pattern until such time as the multi-pose models are released. So, just a one-off speed-painting exercise before diving back into their primogenitor legion once again!


  1. nice! Pfft "loyal" mind you, that coming from a first legion fan boy like me... glass houses and all that :P

  2. I can see you've started down the edge highlighting path of madness. I thought the new captain had a plasma gun?

  3. I like it a lot. Edge highlighting is for those with much better eyesight than me.

  4. Red or dead mate.....

    Also, they are heavily hinted to be from Thousand Sons gene stock....

    But it looks great 👍 And when ForgeWorld release Gabriel Angelous you will have a fine Chapter master!

  5. Excellent painting, such a rich carmine colour. & I really like the black/white flip to the cloak.

  6. I totally understand that man... I've getting black burnout 8) .. the Pri is looking good.

  7. ".....speed painting exercise..."

    Ooh good gravy.

  8. @Zab: Hah! Indeed!

    @Monkaychucka: Aye, wanted to do something a little different stylistically from the current bout of Thousand Sons!

    @Phil Curran: Thanks very much!

    @Col. Hertford: Hah! Indeed, really looking forward to the Angelos model!

    @Pawn Cocktail: I appreciate it!

    @Todd Sherman: Haha! Indeed, army painter fatigue is setting in here as well...

    @Zzzzzz: Haha! Cheers!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  9. Looks good mate! Blood Ravens.... weren't they in that PC game?

  10. @Dai: Thanks! Aye, the Blood Ravens are the protagonist chapter in the Dawn of War series of games.