Friday, November 12, 2010

FW Blood Angels Decals

If you're like me and suck at freehand painting and heavily rely on decals, you're always looking out for a way to make that happen. So when Forge World produced a Blood Angels decal sheet, I was absolutely ecstatic. After all of these years, GW was finally expanding on the very, very, very limited Space Marine decal sheet that they've always included in their kits (I've got about 150 sheets by the way). So I ordered a sheet immediately.

But as soon as it came, I found myself feeling a little disappointed. Thanks, Forge World/GW. There were a couple of specific things that I expected to find, mainly squad markings. After all, the Codex clearly identifies each squad's marking. However, they only included squad markings for first and second squads, and also the ninth squad. WTF?? Why not produce the rest? If space was the issue, there was no need for yellow skulls or tactical arrows. Not to mention that they completely disregarded the fourth, eighth and tenth company in terms of company badges. So there's my rant on the negative.

Now for what I do like: I like the extra large chapter badges (for the tops of rhinos), I like that they finally made chapter badges small enough for scout armour, I like that they provided white chapter badges for Sanguinary Priests, and the names are pretty cool for using on vehicles. I'll even go as far to say, they provided some badges for have of the Successor Chapters, but while I am glad that I can produce some of the results that I've been wanting to, I think for $16 a sheet, they could have done a better job.

1 comment:

  1. $16 seems a lot of money when it doesn't have every decal that you want on it.