Monday, December 8, 2014

Pre Heresy Emperor's Children: Scimitar Jetbikes Completed

It took me awhile, but managed to finish the 1st scimitar jetbike squadron during the weekend. I can say its been a labor of love thus far and I really enjoy painting the sons of Fulgrim in comparison to my Vlka Fenryka. I'm  particularly satisfied how the purple turns out and don't mind to have settled for a clean painting finishing rather the extreme weathering style for most of miniature collections.

The squad is lead by Sergeant Ilios Maros, and the white heraldry on his power armor helmet and stripes at the front portion of his jetbike, marked his veteran status among his squad members. Also, his aquila etched on his breastplate further signify his status and his artificer armor. 

I've also used decals from various sets to further signify these Emperor's Children company. The Emperor's Children symbol on their left shoulder pads were from Chaos Space Marines decal set, and the III symbols from Imperial Guard Leman Russ set. I begin with a light coat of Ard'coat on the decal's surface. After the decal is positioned and dried, a light spray of Tamiya Flat Clear to reduced the gloss of Ard'coat and the decal. To further bring out the decal effect, I lightly paint over the decals.

I'm trying to maximize my resources as much as I can because building a Pre Heresy army from my part of the world, is not cheap. Furthermore, I have tons of those decals and about high time I use them for something. To reflect this cost cutting effort, the next Tactical Squad will be a mixture of FW models with my existing CSM models and at the same time maintaining the Pre Heresy aesthetic, I will post more on that later.

Next, will be the 21st Millennial's 2nd Company Captain (Praetor) Amori Sendax. Hopefully, I can finish him by the end of the week. Have also other projects in my mind, like building another scratch built Warhound Titan specially for the 21st Millennial Titan cohorts...laters..

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pre Heresy Emperor's Children: Tactical Squad Completed

It took me some time but I managed to finish painting the squad last weekend. I loved how the squad turned out especially the purple element really worked with the gold contrast. I named this squad as Squad Alkanex in honor of their praefector. Below are more pics of the squad. Appreciate your comments guys.

Next, I will start work on the Scimitar jetbikes. I've been hearing comments on how ugly the jetbike looks, not sleek enough but personally I love it (plus I'm paying quite a premium for these). I'm done with the jetbikes' bases and will work on the jetbikes soon enough. Till then, laters..

Monday, October 13, 2014

Praefector Alkanex- Emperor's Children

I've finished assembling and painting the Praefector last weekend. Painting him was fairly easy, similar to other Emperor's Children legionnaires. I try to distinguished him from the rest of his squad, signifying his heroic and loyal service to the III legion. Alkanex's power armor is a Mark IV pattern and equipped with the more advanced Anvilus pattern life support pack. He has the honor of carrying the sacred Aquila symbol on his breastplate and a customised shoulder pad with the legion winged symbol (also representing his artificer armor). Finally, I armed with a finely crafted power axe to further signify his veteran status among his squad.

The model was kit bashed from various sprues as per below:
1) Legs and backpack: Chaos Space Marines
2) Torso and pouch: Space Marines
3) Head, winged shoulder, power axe and bolter: Sanguinary Guard BAs

I wanted him to look regal befitting an Emperor's Children veteran legionnaire, and the Sang. Guard sprues worked perfectly. Of course I have to scrape off the Blood Angels signia and symbols but it wasn't difficult. CSM parts will help to maintain the heresy look and yes the Anvilus backpack is already in service during the great crusade.

Praefector Alkanex leading his squad
Enjoy the pics and will see you guys in the next post. Laters..

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2nd Company Tactical Squad - Emperor's Children

Just finished 3 more legionaries this weekend. I'm loving the progress and currently waiting for the next shipment of FW stuffs to come in. Hopefully soon as I really want to complete this 10 man tactical squad. In the meantime I'm working on Praefector Alkanex (Sergeant), who leads this tactical squad.

I will post more update on Praefector Alkanex soon. Enjoy the pics and see you in the next post.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Millennial 21st, 2nd Company Tactical Squad - Emperor's Children

Just finished painting a second legionaire yesterday, loving the momentum and targeting to finish 3 more models by the end of the week. Slight addition to the gold portion of the models, after highliting stage with Gehenna gold, an additional highlight of Auric Armor Gold to further bring out the gold color. Will post more updates soon. Laters..

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pre-Heresy Emperor's Children

I've started a new project, pre-heresy Emperor's Children Legion. I've been wanting to do a pre-heresy army using Forge World stuffs but couldn't get around to do it plus I've been re-reading all the early Horus Heresy novels which spur further my interest. The army that fascinated me the most would be the sons of Fulgrim. The Emperor's Children before their downfall was a strong, unified and loyal army of the Emperor, strive for perfection in every aspect of their military tactics. It's just sad what happened to them in the end. I wanted to capture that moment in time when the EC were loyal thus selected them for my project.

I'm going for pure pre-heresy for this project hence the Astartes' armaments such as armor and weapons should reflect that era accordingly.  The legionnaire below is using the MK II Early Crusade pattern and armed with a Phobos pattern bolter. I've started painting a test model as per the pics below in which I used painting methods from Forge World.  

For the purple armor, I started off with a black basecoat and then proceeded with a basecoat of Xereus purple. Next a heavy wash of Druchii Violet. The next step is a bit tricky where I  used a 50/50 mix of Xereus purple and Genestealer purple for layering. You can use a syringe to get the right mixing portion. After layering, a 25/75 mix of Xereus purple and Genestealer purple for highlighting. For the gold, a basecoat of Gehenna gold, wash of Reikland Fleshade and a highlight of Gehenna gold to bring out the gold color.

Completed purple armor

I loved how the purple color turned out and for me it really depicts the EC legion with its martial perfection. I'm not too sure about shoulder pads however, still contemplating to add a bright color such as white to contrast with the purple and include the Legion's III symbol over it. I'll experiment with that later.   


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