So, if you have read my stuff, especially here, you know that I like to do things alternate to the norm. The same holds true with my current army. I don't like the idea of golden Sanguinary Guard. The problem was, it seemed like it was the only color scheme that worked. Well, I alluded to the fact that I was going to experiment with something different in my last post, here.
That "something different" worked, in my opinion, and I wanted to share it here with you good folks. Also, at the end, I will share with you all my ideas on overall army color scheme. So, it should be fun.
Without further ado, my black Sanguinary Guard.
Rock Bases on the Cheap to achieve the same result! (shameless plug, I know.)
So, as far as army color goes, it will be Angels Sanguine colors meaning half red (on the right) and half black (on the left). Helmets will be colored various colors to differentiate squads. Any members of the Sanguinary orders will have white helmets as pictured above. Normal grunts like devs and assault marines will have yellow helmets. My Vanguard Vets will have gold helmets.
I am leaning towards painting Dante in the black color scheme as well. I think that would look really cool. I was thinking about make the face of his deathmask white with veins of green or blue through it like it was made of marble. We will have to experiment. My libby is going to be more traditional with blue armor and blood angels accents. The jump chaplain will be a normal chaplain in black armor as well.
So there's the scheme. It took a long time in coming, but I think it is going to look pretty slick. As a matter of fact, it has really got my excited about painting this army now. I am also thinking about how I could make a nice looking display board for the army, but that is months off. Heck, Blood Angels might have a new codex by the time that happens.
I am keen to see what people think about the color scheme. Please leave comments and criticism. I don't mind either as long as you are nice.
Other articles you might find useful:
On the Work Table: Blood Angel Sanguinary Guard Army
Painting Halfway Decent Power Weapons
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