Well I had not planned to get a display board done for a while yet. However I did pick up some of the foam I needed for it and couldn't just let it sit there.
I finally settled on the idea I wanted to use for the board. In the Blood Angel book there are stories of course that speak about when Sanguinius came to Baal. The people of Baal soon erected a statue in memory of the event and of Sanguinius and the area is called Angels Fall. It is an area that is supposed to be a are that has a Sanguinius statue in it. With the recent fluff the Blood Angel home system is being attacked by both a splinter hive fleet of Leviathan as well as a Blood Thirster known as Ka'Bandha has assembled a huge war host and is attacking Baal. So I wanted to make a board that would show a Blood Angel army defending what they would consider a very sacred place. So my plan is to make a road leading up to the Sanguinius statue and then around that would go the army. I wanted to make sure the road had a Blood Angel symbol on it in some way. I found some coloured sand and fell in love with the idea of getting a Blood Angel symbol in the sand leading up the path.
So with Red, White and Black sand in hand...here are some work in progress pictures.
So first I drew out the road, you'll notice the road isn't exactly the same size at the top and the bottom. I will be using a slight forced prospective on the road so that it looks longer then it truly will be. So while standing back from the board the road actually looks a bit longer. I think it'll work. I drew out the Blood Angel icon on the road, used some watered down PVA glue and made the icon using the Red and White icon. I think it came out great.
After that I started to fill in the 'road' with the black sand.
Now I haven't filled in all the area around the icon because I have to be a little more delicate around it.
Also I wanted to build up a platform for the statue of course so here is my work on that so far.
Lastly, I am going to try to find lamps from the Imperial Sector Building sets to attempt to run some lamps along the board.
I will keep you posted as I go on with this.