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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flesh Tearers Sanguinary Guard

I admit I am Mr. Bandwagon, at least for Space Marine armies. This is the first offering in my "planned" Flesh Tearer's army. I say planned, as I have been coerced into taking part in a 1000 point army painting contest. The models had to be in a primed, but not painted state at best. Unfortunately I was half way through painting the Sanguinary Guard.

The Sanguinary Guard are some of the coolest models GW has made for marines in a long time. The Single engine jump packs are especially sweet and may have to appear in some of my other marine armies at some point. I chose to model these guys with death masks and one model has an inferno pistol and another has a plasma pistol.

The gold is done with layers of Brazen Brass, Devlan Mud, Shining Gold and Bright Gold. A final highlight of P3 Radiant Platinum was used as an extreme highlight. The white was done with Astronomicon Grey, Asurman Blue,Astronomicon Gray, and two coats of skull white.

For the most part I tried to step up my game, using a finer bristled brush to paint the detail and each individual feather on the wings. The writing and faux writing were all done with micron pens.

The bases had ballast glued on before priming, and then were given a coat of Adeptus Battlegrey, then a wash of Devlan Mud, then a coat of Shadow Grey and a highlight of Codex Grey. After the models were sealed, a flock mixture of dirt, burnt grass and medium green were glued onto the stones to create a turfy mossy look.

The only addition I may make to the bases will be some static grass of a dark green nature. Not sure if it is needed though.


  1. They are looking good. What else do you have in the pipeline?

  2. Seth, Sanguinary priest, 5 assault marines and 5 death company in the first go round. Second round will be 5 assault marines, 5 deathcompany, and a baal predator.