Some time ago we had some fun with the fan-art primaris space marine busts that we made and gave to our team members to paint in any way they wanted. I decided I would like to customize mine a bit and paint him as a Blood Angels Space Marine bust.
Why the Blood Angels Space Marine bust?
Well, because it’s red. And I wanted to paint something red. I also wanted to paint it in a different way, unlike it’s usually painted. I wanted to give some depth and texture to the armor. Making it glow with some inner light. Maybe plasma-like, maybe lightning-like. It didn’t really mater much, as I was more interested in the visuals than the background lore.
Not that I wanted to ignore the lore completely (as long as I could connect it to the concept I had). 😀
Blood Angels lore?
I am not a Warhammer 40K player, but I do my bit of research before painting my models, and this Blood Angels Space Marine bust was no different. I wanted to stick to the official insignia, official colors and overall imagery. The blood drops were too tempting and the colors were what I wanted anyway. And metallics – not the NMM that everybody seems to want but some good old real metallics. I hope you like how they turned out. 🙂
The model is a bit modified version of the basic bust, having some custom parts like the chapter-specific helmet, extra purity seals, and also uses some more parts than Benathai used in his Ultramarine bust.
I wasn’t documenting the process of painting the model in detail, as it was only a fun project. But if you want to see some WIP shots, there are some photos and (I think) three videos in my Instagram gallery.
Enjoy, and if you have any questions – we’ll be happy to answer them. 🙂