More power armour! Not very original I know, but blood angels have been a passion of mine since the glorious days of second edition 40k. (More than twenty years ago now - scary!)

I painted a squad of blood angels for golden demon a few years ago, and although it was a huge effort I was never very satisfied with the final result. Thus it was inevitable that I would have another attempt at realising my vision with another, even larger effort!

My goal was to capture the major contrasting aspects of the chapter as I see them: the nobility of the battle brothers resplendent in their bright red power armour, the insanity and rage of the death company, and the angelic aspect and impassive stoicism of the golden commander.

I have mixed bits from various GW kits, but the main area of conversion was in the creation of the commander. I used the web store exclusive captain as a basis, removed the frankly ludicrous number of skulls from the cape and re-sculpted parts of the loin cloth since I didn't want to use the supplied retro skull scabbard. This was then combined with a more fitting head, shoulder pad and backpack.

I have no idea how many hundreds of hours have gone into this piece. Apart from one or two minor distractions it has been the sole focus of my hobby time for 8 months. Full NMM, lots of blending, lots of little freehands - at this point I'm just relieved to have finally finished it!

Please click on the pictures for a closer look. I hope you enjoy looking!
  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Impressive Paintwork and impressive Blood Angel Love! Very cool!

  • A.Demidov


  • Theren "Canny" Williams

    Legendary work, this is an awesome piece! Gold :)

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Best games workshop project in the entire history of the of the best triple gold medal.

  • Albert Moreto FontPLUS

    This is astonishingly good. The chrome effect is fantastic. GOLD for me.

  • Joan Carles Ros "RosmaN"

    I’ve been a follower and fan of your work sonce the red space marine you presented in the golden demon. But now this is totally astonishing, simply awesome congrats for that so great work!!!

  • Sebastian "Simon Moon" Reschke

    Stunning work!  Gold and favourite

  • Domenico Mimmo "Nightmare"


  • Lee Hebblethwaite (10 ball)


  • Gareth Nicholas (glazed over)

    Wow, thank you very much for the great comments guys!

  • Radovan DarkTower Rybovic

    Amazing project! GOLD!

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    really super paint!!!

  • Max Faleij

    Oh man, Gareth this is really great.. I hope I’ll get to see it up close irl at some point in the future.. love it!

  • Albert Moreto FontPLUS

    This really should be the next Slayer Sword. Seriously, the chrome effect is SO well done!

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    beautiful old memories coming to my mind. thanks

  • Charlie Kirkpatrick

    Outrageously good, as we’ve come to expect from you ;) Brilliant!

  • Max Faleij

    Are you coming to the gd winners day event on friday btw? and if so, any chance you’ll be bringing this? ‘cuz you definitely should! ;)

  • Gareth Nicholas (glazed over)

    Thank you once again! It is very humbling to receive such praise from so many respected names!

    Max: yep I am planning to make it this year. I’ll have to see if I can fit this piece in my rucksack ;)

  • Mark "Liffy44" Lifton

    Very, very, very, very GOLD! Nothing more to say.

  • Sebastian SchubertPLUS

    As a Blood Angels fan is that a awesome work, really great

  • Bijou - Sergio Torregimeno

    great! GOLD

  • Jonathan Hart

    I love what you have achieved here, this shows real skill and dedication. Gold from me!

  • Sławomir Borysowski - "Sławol"

    Gold and red armours… Damn:)

    Love the whole squad!

    Best regards:)