Sunday, 28 March 2010

WIP: Sanguinary High Priest

After the game against the Orks this week I felt in need of adding to the Blood Angels, and in anticipation of the new codex next week I thought I would create a Sanguinary High Priest – according to the rumours a very useful if not essential recruitment.

I wanted an action pose and started with the Salamander medic in the Space Marine codex (love the kneeling pose). I didn't really want a white helmet on the model so went for the Commander head, shouting for help/cover fire/sticky tape. Whilst I didn't want a model as bling as the new Blood Angel plastics I did want him to definitely look like a Blood Angel, as well as a minor character, so out came the greenstuff.


In addition to my familiar raised neckline I also got rid of the skull on the chest and replaced it with a blood drop. More blood drops were added to the lead leg as well as a tabard. As a final touch I added some tread to the bottom of his boot.

I wanted to add more, but patience (or lack of) got the better of me and I decided to stop there, which in hindsight is about right for balance – I'm looking forward to painting some white armour mixed in with the red, as well as a character very different from anything so far.

The next conversion will be my attempt at dynamic Tycho in a couple of weeks, who will be leading the line in my next battle against the Orks, his old enemy.

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Very characterful pose - I'll copy it if I ever make a chaotic medic ;)

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  2. A great idea having him Kneeling down - looks fab. i like the action models. Well done sir.

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  3. Looks great mate, if I had one criticism it's that the collar looks a bit thick - other than that, superb!

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  4. Thanks guys;

    tentakel – as I said, the pose is copied from the Salamander medic in the SM codex, which I too thought was pretty cool.

    Andy – I know what you're saying, though I do quite like the gravitas this adds. I was thinking of trying some thin plasticard as an alternative method next time to compare results.

    Bull – You're going to see this guy up close and personal next month dude! I've also discovered a few things we did wrong in the Killa Kan combat last time.

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  5. The colar and the tread on his boot are great touches to the model... especially the tread. I'm lazy and usually just paint it on.

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