Ok, I know what you’re thinking…. ‘not another Angron’
I agree, this model has been really hammered since its release. With good reason. It’s AMAZING. The amount of detail, the pose and the facial expression of this model are sublime.
I’ve actually just finished reading ‘Betrayer’ by the man, Aaron Dembski-Bowden. If you haven’t checked it out, its well worth a look. ADB’s books are always superb. This book really goes into the personality of this Primarch, and its a lot more disturbed than I’d imagined. This is one tortured soul, not only because of the nails, but also because of his enslavement and the deep wound left by the Emperor as a result of his ‘recuse’. Towards the end of the book is a very interesting dialogue between Angron and the Primarch of the Ultramarines, Guilliman. This dialogue provides a very telling insight into this Primarchs’ inner daemons, and why it was so easy for Lorgar to turn him. Suffice to say, its a great book.
So the model… here are the pics.
As far as I’m concerned, Simon Egan is a genius. He has given us so many magnificent models over the years, Inquisitor Hector Rex comes to mind, and more recent triumphs such as Angron and Ferrus Manus are to name but a few.
I have to say though, the face of Angron is simply amazing. It’s very hard to paint because of how its positioned on the model, however it looks just like how I’d imagined him to look. The only thing I wish I’d done differently now is painted his teeth silver. Angron had his lips removed, his teeth replaced with ‘iron’ ones, face tattooed and Butchers Nails implanted into his brain by the Gladiator masters.
In game terms, this guy is a hardcore badass. Basically unstoppable. On the board he’s like a shark swimming through a school of bait fish. Everything just tries to get away from him (often unsuccessfully) You can actually take him in a 2000pt game. On that scale of game, he really owns the table.
Ok, I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures.
Until next time, thanks for dropping in.