Monday, 23 November 2015

Workbench Progress - Horus Heresy Imperial Fists Praetor

I'm back again as promised with the finished Imperial Fist Praetor and what a model this turned out to be.  When compared to his Death Guard counterpart that I finished last month this model is the mirror opposite.  I wanted this model to look both heroic and be instantly recognisable as being one of the "good guys" so far as anyone can truly be good in the grim dark of the 30/40K universe. 

The model has magnetised wrists so the weapons can be switched out for whatever takes my fancy but I think that Vanguard Veteran Relic Blade makes a wicked Paragon Blade. 

Like all the models in this 30K project the armour is heavily weathered and battle scared but I think that the gold and yellow still pop just enough.

There are some very cool details on the rear of this model that really lend them selves to holding wash and catching the battle damage FX.

Loving that sword....

This guy will look wicked leading the Cataphractii Terminators in the final army on parade pictures, Next week I should have the Infantry finished but the Contemptor should have it's army finished by then so I think you might see that first.

Check out the previous Imperial Fist posts via the links below and enjoy a sneaky peak at the Contemptor.


Monday, 16 November 2015

Workbench Progress - Horus Heresy Imperial Fist Cataphractii Terminators

Hey there, back again with another supercool Horus Heresy update and this time it's the Imperial Fist Terminators who are out flying the colours.  


These guys turned out looking as cool as I had hoped they would, the yellow and the gold really work to keep them looking as Golden as I wanted despite all the weathering and battle damage so I am very happy.  They came together much faster than the Death Guard so it's good to know that I am getting dialled in and that means the Emperors Children Legion should come together faster still.  I had better not go getting ahead of myself as I have two ten man Tactical Squads still to paint for the Fits but I expect to get them done of the next two weeks without any trouble.

Here is a reminder of the colours I am using for this Legion before I leave you to enjoy the pictures.

Averland Sunset (base)
Golden Yellow (Vallejo model air)
Steal Legion Drab (citadel air)
Terminatus Stone (dry)
Retributor Armour (base)
Leadbelcher (base)
Mephiston Red (base)
Evil Sunz Scarlet (layer)
Dryad Bark (base)
Pink Horror (layer)
Emperor’s Children (layer)
Flayed One Flesh (layer)
Gorthor Brown (layer)
Agrax Eathshade (shade)
Ardcoat (technical)








If you missed the earlier Imperial Fits posts then follow the links below.


Thanks for reading and do check back next week when I post the pictures of the Imperial Fists Praetor.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Workbench Progress - Horus Heresy Imperial Fists Heavy Support Squad


Hey there, I have been working my ass off this last week to get some Imperial fist models ready to show off and I now have enough stuff finished to keep me in posts for the next few weeks.

Today I am showing off my Heavy Support Squad, they are sporting the same level of weathering and battle damage as the Death Guard so everything follows the same protracted battle aesthetic. 


Here is a list of the colours that I used.

Averland Sunset (base)
Golden Yellow (Vallejo model air)
Steal Legion Drab (citadel air)
Terminatus Stone (dry)
Retributor Armour (base)
Leadbelcher (base)
Mephiston Red (base)
Evil Sunz Scarlet (layer)
Dryad Bark (base)
Pink Horror (layer)
Emperor’s Children (layer)
Flayed One Flesh (layer)
Gorthor Brown (layer)
Agrax Eathshade (shade)
Ardcoat (technical)


I did my research to make sure I had the correct Sergeant and Legionary helmet marking.

The battle damage really helps to pick out the small armour details.







I will post up some more pictures next week and should continue to get a post out every week as I can see the Fists being finished this month which means that December it will be all Emperor's Children all the time.

If you want to take a look at my Death Guard then click here.

Check back soon and thanks for taking an interest.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Workbench Progress - Imperial Knight Crusader

Hey there Internet, this last month I was looking at my Imperial Knight Errant/Paladin sitting there in the cabinet and got to thinking that It needed some upgrades.  I have used the Knights Errant and Paladin a few times in regular pick-up games as well as events and found that they never really brought much in the way of fire-power.  That's not to say they were not effective in games but they tended to act more as a threat of the BIG-D with that Reaper Chainsword giving me a psychological edge over an opponent.  I found that Neither of the main gun options were much of the threat and if I was not careful when pushing forward to use the Reaper Chainsword I would quickly find myself open to taking damage or being destroyed.  I had a flick through the new Imperial Knight codex and decided that despite it's bloated points cost the Crusader might actually be more my jam.    


I tend towards using my Knight as a back field defender to hold or guard my home objectives but with just one main gun and both options being Large Blast templates I found that if someone really wanted to get up in my DZ there was not much I could do other than to engage in close combat which is rarely my go-to option in 7th edition.  The obvious first upgrade would have to address my problematic lack of defencive direct fire-power and I found the answer was the Avenger Gatling Cannon.  This weapon will put a hell of a lot of quality shots down range and will always come in handy over the very situational Reaper Chainsword.


As I had now given up the Reaper it seemed like good idea to also consider a top carapace weapon system.  Even though the barrage option of the Ironstorm seemed cool I went with the Stormspear Rocket Pod to keep the high strength long range shots flying.  Sure I could have gone with the Icarus Autocannons but tbh they are very situational and I would rather taylor my Knight to one path which in this case was as a long range fire-base.


My final upgrade would be to switch out the front mounted Heavy Stubber for a Meltagun, sure it has a stupidly short range but you can never have enough melta imo and when things get up in my face I will be glad I packed one.





So I have basically created a mini Reaver Titan loadout and before you all scream "what about the D" I still have some heavy hitting close combat attacks without the D and don't forget it can still stomp which is the best D attack anyway so I am happy with the Crusader.

Well I had better get back to my Heresy Legion project, I am working on the second of my four legions now and you will see some WIP picture of the Imperial Fists very soon so be sure to check back in for an update.