Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blood Angels Drop Pod WIP

I finally dusted off the drop pod and sat down to put the thing together and paint it. I am still having a bear with red. For some reason I cannot duplicate the red I painted most of my army with. I've seen smooth blended red, and the battle worn red of my early days no longer holds me. I want my terminators to look like red rock stars.

The drop pod looks kind of cool now, but was not as cool as building a tank. There is something about having to paint all the parts individually that does not give me the same satisfaction as mostly building a kit and then painting it. The pod has touch up work, a few more bits, and some washes, and it will join the ranks of my BA.

So, does anyone just field one? Can I use a single drop pod? I was thinking of just putting my furioso dreadnought in it and calling it a day, but I have not ready any reports of single drop pod use. I suppose it could be used as a distraction while my jump packs and rhinos surge forward. If you had the choice of a furioso in your backfield, or death company jumping forward front and center, where would you fire?


  1. Red is one of those colours that can be a bit hard to duplicate from unit to unit.

    Your drop pod looks amazing btw. What did you use for the bone colour?

  2. I love the bone interior. I might be borrowing that as it presents a great contrast...

    A single drop-pod is certainly fine. I know people who drop in a single Venerable or Ironclad all the time. Even just knowing it is coming and planning to counter it can throw off their deployment. I'd say try it a few times and see if it works for you...

  3. I dropped back to my old days and used enamel spray paint. I used Model Master FS 33722 Modern Desert Sand. In order to get the washes to work on it i had to add tamiya acrylic paint thinner(x-20A) Without the thinner the washes end up spotty.

    I can't wait to use it in game.. or even just play a game after so long. I think I will just drop in my furioso and let its dual flamers do their work.

  4. I think that the Drop Pod looks great.

    I really appreciate your work. I wanted to let you know that I am featuring you in something I do on my blog: "Friday's Article of Interest".

    So, keep up the good work, and I hope you get some traffic from this feature.

  5. Thank you for featuring me on your blog FG. I have been thinking about putting up a quick green stuff cracked earth tutorial for a while, but the IG lured me away from Blood Angels for a while.

  6. I know this is an old post, but I just saw it now in my search for drop pods, and ways to paint them..

    How did you make that blue marble in the middle.. I'm trying to dublicate it, but don't how to get this shiny look and those fine lines..

    1. I am going to have to reach way back for this. The gloss comes from 'ard coat. The blue wasprobably wet blended. These days all you have to do is mix in latham medium. The lines were probably painted on with diluted paint. (50/50 paint to matte medium and water) . I hope this helps!