Sometimes painting miniatures for a living can be a dangerous
thing. At the end of every commission job, you line up all
the models and take pictures of them. There are times when
you look over a nice group of freshly painted models that
you think "Hmmmm... I wouldn't mind having me some
Most of the time the feeling passes, which is good. I don't
have the time (or the money) to collect every faction of
every game that I paint models for. Even if I did have the
cash and the time, I don't have the space to store it all.
Having said that, there are times when the pull is just
too much for me to resist. Such was the case when I set
up the model to take this
picture for a commission gig.
Yup. I know. Another Space Marine army!?
Well, these guys are going to be a bit different from my
Crimson Fists. This Blood Angels army is going to be a 'Death
From Above' army. I'm a huge fan of the book, Starship
Troopers, by Robert Heinlein. The Mobile
Infantry in that book are my idea of what a futuristic
miltary force should be like. To emulate that ideal as closely
as I can, everything in this Blood Angels army will be dropping
from the sky via wings, Jump Pack, or Drop Pod.