With so much being worked on, I haven't been able to get anything done worth showing so all I can do for now is show off some work in progress guys. Current projects are ranging from Stormravens, Dreadnoughts, Vanguard, and my own pet projects, a Biker Command Squad for my Kor'sarro Khan conversion.
We'll start with the cool guys. They started with a discussion about Vanguard Veterans. It roamed from how to make them durable to how to best equip them for maximum effect. This inevitably led to Lightning Claws and Storm Shields. As most of you know, it is ridiculous, expensive, and supremely powerful. Something that I would never build for myself, my Void Ravens don't have the resources to expend on such venerable wargear for so many Battle Brothers in a single squad. That, and I hate overspending on any one squad. I'm just stingy.
So it was that my friend and client commissioned me to assemble said squad. Nothing short of 700 points of awesome. I'll be honest, if I didn't already have my Raven Guard based army which is my favourite army both in fluff and play, I would most certainly be playing Blood Angels. I would be kitbashing everything from the Death Company and Sanguinary Guard boxes with Tactical and Assault squads. The bitz are amazing, look amazing, and end up with amazing poses. I couldn't resist building these guys with the added benefit of not having to figure out how to fit them into an army, even if I pretended to resist.
I really appreciate how neatly the Death Company jump packs fit together. Such a huge improvement over the old jump packs. There's just so many awesome bitz to be used to make so many unique and custom Blood Angels. The aesthetic artificers of the space marines deserve such detailed armour. I would gladly make a dozen different captain models with the Blood Angels bitz, if only anyone would ever play them. Although Vanguard are cool enough on their own.