Done these bad boys yesterday. Used Kromlech shoulder pads and heads and then took the normal CSM heavy bolter and removed the barrel and ammo feed. Then added daemon head for the barrel and some electrical cables for details etc. Will be finishing the Vindicator tonight; got to highlight the pink and dry brush the flesh some more.
After his amazing presentation, I asked Tony Cotrell, the head of Forge World, if it was OK to post the photos of his presentation and he said yes. (He knew I had flown all the way from Los Angeles). So here is his presentation on the new models from Forge World for the Horus Heresy series. Seminar # 3 – Models of the Horus Heresy Word Bearer Circle of Ashes Pyroclast Destroyer squad. They put civilizations to flame.
The first photos of Fulgrim from the Horus Heresy Weekender program.
So I painted up a Son in the traditional yellow and blue and compared the two. I do like the classic yellow and blue scheme.
Another test style of Emperor's Children.
I managed to find time to paint today, most of which i spent on this Thousand Son model.
I’ve always like the Emperor’s Children; it’s their funky colour scheme of purple and gold along with a spot of black, green and silver which attracts me. I also view them as the ‘true’ Chaos Space Marines – weird looking fellows with some weird ass mutations. As much as I like my Iron Warriors, I sometimes feel they are not true chaos and just mardy upset geezers who have got their hands in their arse after they couldn’t build daddy’s castle. In 5th ed I played CSM and had Iron Warriors for my CSM army. I have re-done half the army in Iron Warriors style, but I feel the models look dull and un-attractive, plus the highlights I have done look weird offset against their dull appearance. I decided to bite the bullet and during my day off (yesterday) I went in pursuit of perfection (which I still have a long away to go) and painted up some Emperor’s Children CSM and starting getting my form Blood Angel Razorbacks into shape. I am not a fan of the current E.C pink, it’s not my style and while I like the dark purple it did turn out too dark in test models. I went for genestealer purple and thrown in some white to make it a little brighter. A wash later and another coat of purple and then some emperor’s children highlights and I am pretty happy. The Rhinos have got some way to come yet and will look better when there is paint on them
Recently Mark has been doing a whole series of lists that were “no spam,” meaning he would take a relatively mixed set of units, taking advantage of the less used units in a codex. This inspired me to make a go of it, so I threw together a list for my Death Guard, using models I already have. I decided to make it so each unit is uniquely configured, so I first mixed up my 3 fast attack slots, taking a unit of Spawn, an unit of Bikers, and a Heldrake. The Chaos Lord I took is mounted on a bike, so he can ride with either of the fast units, allowing me some flexibility in how I deploy them (Spawn screen for my Bikes…Bikes screen for my Spawn…so many choices. I would drop all the veterans of the long war and one gift of mutation, probably from the Bike Champ, in order to get mark of nurgle on the Bikers, something I forgot when I was making the list. The Plague Marines and CSM are pretty self explanatory, I take one melta and one plasma of each, allowing me a little flexibility. The Cultists probably don’t need the stubber but I like using the model, and the 20 man squad is probably bigger than I need, but :shrug:, it’s an annoying unit to charge due to 2D3 flamer overwatch hits. The 4 Rhinos here can shoot forward first turn, and give cover to my fast infantry units, which can then jump forward to take heat off my forward troops. For my heavy slots, I went with some additional armour saturation first, and then the eminently affordable Havoc squad with autocannons
Welcome to ” The Alpha Legiondary Journey ” series, which is going to be my way of communicating, sharing and brainstorming with you – the blogosphere and wargaming community – as I slowly create a 2,000 points Alpha Legion-themed list to be used with the Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition ruleset. Originally I was thinking of calling this segment ” Alpha Legioning it Up “, but I’m pretty sure the fact that English is not my native tongue isn’t the only reason why this title is unpronounceable. Yeesh. My name is Skarvald the Troll-faced and I will be your host. Haha. Let’s start with the foundation of what “The Alpha Legiondary Journey” is trying to accomplish: GOAL:
Blah, blah, blah, you’ve read this here already and you’ve encountered similar posts on other blogs and websites scattered across this neat, little thing we call the Internet, haven’t you? Well, no worries. I’m keeping this short.