Painted: Lion Guard Captain – GW Store Birthday Model

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I was lucky enough to snag one of the Primaris Captain models from the local GW Store Birthday, and decided to paint it up in the colors of my newest Chapter – tentatively named the Lion Guard (I’ve decided to abandon the Dawn Guard for now as I’m not entirely satisfied with their color scheme). This is definitely one of my favorite Primaris models so far, and I am more than satisfied with what I was able to accomplish with the paint job. More pics after the jump!

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Painted: Blood Angels Redemptor Dreadnought

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As per my previous entry, the brand new Redemptor Dreadnought has been my newest project, and I put the finishing touches on it just last last night. To say the reception of the new mini online was mixed is a bit of an understatement; I fell solidly in the “dear God that looks like a Robocop villain reject” camp – until I actually started assembling the kit, which is without a doubt one of my favorite non-infantry kits that I’ve ever put together. More details and pics after the break.

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Painted: Blood Angels Primaris Lieutenant

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I figured I was due a reward after painting up my ten Intercessors, so I decided to delve into what was probably my favorite mini in the box: the Primaris Lieutenant with a power sword. I loved everything about the mini, from its pose to its armament, to the fact that it wasn’t overly loaded down with bling.

More pics after the break.

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Painted: Blood Angels Intercessors

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As per my previous entry, the new Primaris marines have dominated my painting table over the past week or so. In my fifteen plus years in the hobby I’ve never tired of painting the Adeptus Astartes, but I haven’t been this excited to paint up a squad since the dawn of 3rd edition and my first box of multi-part Tactical Marines.

I, like most other hobbyists, was a little skeptical at first of these new models and the fact that they rendered two decades of Marine models seemingly obsolete. But after spending a week putting paint to model, I can confidently say that I have been won over by these models.

More pics and my color recipe for Blood Angels red after the break.

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Painted: Ezekyle “Abigail” Abaddon

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When starting up my Sons of Horus, I knew I wanted a large contingent of Justaerin in it. The 10-man terminator-armored deathstar seems to be a pretty big thing in Heresy armies, and what unit screams “deathstar” more than 2+/4+ 2W terminators?┬áThe only thing was, Heresy terminators can’t teleport into combat like their more modern counterparts can, and my termies certainly weren’t going to hoof it on foot like peasants. My choices were A) buy some expensive resin from Forge World or B)┬áslog it across the board on foot whilst the rest of my mechanized army sped forward in Rhinos and left my big expensive 500 point unit behind.

…or secret option C) – take the pre-armless version of 40k’s Despoiler and teleport my termies in for free! Plus I could easily convert an Abaddon using bits I already had, once again eliminating the need for expensive resin! Huzzah!

More pics of my conversion after the break.

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Painted: Sons of Horus Praetor

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The past couple of months have been quite busy with life-related events (got married!), but I’ve still found time here and there for some hobbying. My 30k Sons of Horus and 30k/40k Crimson Fists remain my primary focus, with the above Praetor conversion being my latest addition to my 30k Traitors.

More pics and details after the break.

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Painted: Crimson Fists Pedro Kantor Conversion

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My fledgling Crimson Fists army needed an HQ choice, and it was obvious right from the second I decided upon the Crimson Fists that Pedro Kantor would be that HQ choice – not only is he the only Crimson Fists named special character, but he’s also closely tied to the Chapter’s recent history, considering his role in the events of Rynn’s World. Taking Pedro would also allow me to theme an army around Sternguard, and we all know how awesome they are.

I’m not overly impressed by the existing GW Pedro Kantor model, so as is often the case with special characters, I decided to convert my own.

More pics and details after the break.

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Painted: Crimson Fists Tartaros Terminators

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I was mostly looking forward to the Mark III marines in the new Prospero box, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the Tartaros Terminators are. They have all the imposing, threatening bulk of standard Indomitus Terminators, but with a sleek, clean style that really makes it obvious that they are a more advanced design of armor.

Neither my Ultramarines (no need for more assault units) nor my Sons of Horus (10 Justaerin are enough) really needed more Terminators , so I decided to paint them up in the colors of my newest army – the Crimson Fists. More pictures and discussion after the break.

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Painted: Sons of Horus Veteran Tactical Squad

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I completed my 31st trip around the sun earlier this month, and as is human custom I was given what us humans call “birthday gifts”; none of them were more surprising than the brand new Betrayal at Calth box that my girlfriend insisted she buy me after we visited a local hobby store on my birthday.

Huzzah, more marines! Pictures and painting details after the break.

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Painted: Raven Guard Battle Demi-Company

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In a surprisingly short time frame (a month and a half, maybe two?) I’ve completed my Raven Guard Battle Demi-Company. Assembling and painting them was an absolute joy, and on the board they will form the core of my 1850 point Talon Strike Force list.

My list and a squad-by-squad look (including the online debut of my Chapter Master!) after the break.

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