Your views on my 1750 BA list?

I have been working on the start of my Blood Angels army for some time now. You might have seen my post on "stripping miniatures" where I started to recycle my old Space Marine army that I painted up two years ago. I felt that my vanilla Space Marines lacked the competitive edge that I'm looking for and after much reading and buying the BA codex I got the idea to use my old models and start a jump pack heavy BA list.

The main reason for this is that I only have 1 predator but a lot of infantry models. A mech army isn't my play style either, I like to move around with my packs of jumpers and move in for the CC.

Here's my list let me know what you think:

125-Librarian with jump pack (Blood Lance & Shield of sanguinius)

150-2x sanguinary priest with Jump packs

250-10 men jp Assault sqd. 2x meltagun, Sgt, with powerfist and infernuspistol
250-10 men jp Assault sqd. 2x meltagun, Sgt, with powerfist and infernuspistol
250-10 men jp Assault sqd. 2x meltagun, Sgt, with powerfist and infernuspistol
90- 5 men scouts 4x sniper rifle 1x missile launcher, Sgt with meltabombs

200-Furioso dreadnought 2x blood talons, 1x heavy flamer 1x meltagun, extra armour magna grapple, Drop pod
185-Furioso dreadnought 1x blood fist with 1x heavy flamer,1x frag canon , extra armour, Drop pod

Total: 1750 points

The reason I made this a 1750 points list is because in my region everywhere I go it's a 1750 tournament.

If you have any suggestions then please let me know but as I said I don't have a lot of (Baal) predators or vindicators.



Bought a New Airbrush

I have always wanted an airbrush but I just never got round to getting one. I never knew what to look for in new airbrushes. What model, what specs, what pistol... It wasn't until Dave from Wargaming tradecraft wrote an article on buying compressors, airtanks and so on that I started to understand what kind of airbrush would fit my needs. Dave made a whole series of articles on airbrushes that were very helpful.

-I want my airbrush to be quiet because my game/hobby room is in the attic and running an air hose to my garage would be too long.
-I want an airbrush with a tank to minimise moisture and keep a constant airflow.
-I want to be able to airbrush large areas like base coating or terrain.
-I want to be able to airbrush small details.
-I don't really need to be able to airbrush very very fine lines.
-I don't want to spend more then €150 ($200)

The Black Bull Starterset meets all these criteria so I ordered one that came in yesterday. I have set it up and turned on and it was even more quiet then I anticipated and the pressure regulator works great. I still have to try out the pistol but from what I can see it will be a joy to start experimenting with. Bring on the batch painting....!

Here's the specs:

Airbrush compressor Black Bull BC23MT3 with 3 liter(0,8 Gal) airtank:* Oil free piston compressor with switch off
* Airflow max. 23 liter / minute (6.1 Gal)* Max Pressure 4 bar (55 PSI)
* Incl. airfilter, pressure gauge and pressure regulator
* Voltage 220-240 Volt / 50 Hz
* Motor 1450 rpm
* Noise 47 dB
* Weight 5,2 kg (11,5 pounds)
* Size 310 x 130 x 310 mm

Airbrushpistol Black Bull 35F Double action:* Needle / nozzle 0,2 mm
* Extra needle/nozzle 0,3 en 0,5 mm
* Black Bull anti condens airbrushshose 1/8 - 1/8
* 2cc paint cup
* Gewicht: ca 60 gr



Salt chipped Manufactorum

Last Christmas I got two sets of the games workshop 40K Manufactorum. Having two sets is great because I can make a good sized building or rather ruin with it. I want to make 3 single corner pieces that can fit together or can be used as 3 single ruins. I plan to glue them down on a piece of MDF and add some debris here and there.

I also wanted to try a new technique I saw on the internet. It's called salt chipping and it's handy to create a weathered look for your buildings or vehicles. If you are not familiar with this technique then I suggest you watch THIS video by Girl Painting where it is explained quite clearly. (it is an actual remake of a video done by MassiveVoodoo but they did it in German)

The technique on it self is quite simple and gives a stunning result. much better then doing it by brush or sponge. It's just a bit more work. I might do a tutorial on it myself when I'm going to do the next bit of Manufactorum.

As you can see I added some "motivational" posters to the walls for added realism. Quite fun to do and I like how it turned out. I just made these little banners on my pc with photoshop but on this scale I think even MsPaint would work. I scaled them to size and printed them on normal paper. then cut them to the right size and soaked them in some gryphonne sepia wash and stuck them on the wall without any glue or anything. Then I torn a bit of the edges and folded some corners as if the poster had been hanging there for many many years.

In the end I think I have got a pretty decent manufactorum ruin but as I said this is only 50% of the work because I'm going to glue them on some MDF and make the floor and add some debris. I will keep you posted.