If you haven't seen it, take a look at the post, Three reasons why charity work is important and even more so than that, what Dave is doing to lead the way in charity work on his blog.
This is a follow up to that post. For those who live under a rock and have not yet seen the huge blogger project Heroes of Armageddon that is underway, let's start there first.
You need to do two things immediately.
1. Contribute to the project.
2. Help get the word out.
Now that you're back and you're ready to keep going, let's look at the small role I'll have in this project. Some of you may be wondering how someone like me gets a super cool job like this. In my case, blind luck.
I like to think the guys were happy with my work in the Storm Wardens project last year and they figured they could convince me to do it again.
So what is it that I'll be doing exactly?
I have a very clear role this time. I will be assisting the Imperium and more specifically the Blood Angels team with their heraldry. All that is fancy for "I'll be making some killer looking banners."
Actually two of them.
One will be the Blood Angels Armageddon banner that will be carried by a highly decorated Standard Bearer clad in ancient terminator armour.
The other is a smaller, more personal banner for none other than Dante himself.
That's a really good question. I haven't seen the terminator model that I'll be using yet so I'm not sure the amount of work that will need to go into him. The Blood Angels team leader was kind enough to provide me with some guidance which I promptly lost.
I do know the banner will be the same size or most likely slightly larger than your standard Space Marine chapter banner. It's got to be, these guys flew it during their time on Armageddon and it marks their participation in the campaign.
Needless to say, I've got my work cut out for me.
I do have a line drawing I did of the "regular" banner that I'll be able to modify for my purposes though so I'm not completely behind in my work. The image can be clicked on (for a larger sized one) and saved by you Blood Angel players if you want so that you have your own version you can print out, paint and use in your army.
The other banner is Dante's personal banner. No pressure or anything.
To be honest, I'm hoping this one comes to me in a dream soon. Otherwise I'm going to be in big trouble.
So stayed tuned folks, I'll be posting my progress in the coming weeks. I've got to get my hands on some models, do some sketching and iron out my ideas. All that and then I can start painting.
I'm hoping I can raise the bar a little bit this time around and really hit it out of the park with the chapter banner.