Myself and a group of other gamers from the FLGS are starting a Tale of X Gamers motivational army challenge as of the 1/5/13. I shall be explaining this further on Monday (which will sort of be the unofficial starting date) but I had already been working on some models and wanted to get them ready for the start date so today I have a sneak peek to show off.
Above is my take on FWs Horus Heresy Champion model. I thought it was an expensive model to buy just to hack up to fit the Blood Angel look. I might take another crack at this at some point but for now he serves the purpose.
Beyond unit markings I have not worked with freehand designs a great deal so I am trying to work on that with this army. However, I think I have missed the mark with the above and shall need to stylize the X to make it look a little prettier.. also weathering powders shall help the overall look.
A closer look at the first grunts of my Horus Heresy Blood Angels. As a friend noted they are all standing on rocks.. the rest of the army wont be :D just got carried away with this first group I guess.
Now for something slightly different... I ordered a Painting Station from Hobby Zone and at the price they were asking for I was shocked at the quality. This is cheaper than the GW one I have been using for a few years and I am annoyed I did not find this sooner. If you are looking for a paint station this is definitely worth a look.