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Praetors of Calth
Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:28 PM
Scouts – Speculatores
Meh. More to come!
Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:35 PM
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:42 PM
Keep up the good work, I do believe I have not seen Brother Kaeso before.
Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:28 PM
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:39 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:45 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:46 PM
I think you mean upgrade, and I'm seeing that too
up to pro today?
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Vampires don't sparkle!!!! *ragefilledheadexplosion*
Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:57 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:08 PM
Laugh, or you will go Crazy.
Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:34 PM
Hit "quote", on Apologist's post, then "Reply", then copy the URL from the post into your browser, except the last "/ABCDEFG.jpg"
Tadaa, the Photobucket w/ all the photos.
(And why am I not just giving you the link? Because then you wouldn't have a chance to learn. )
Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:14 PM
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:52 AM
as a side note - the ultras rock. particularly the dread. well done.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:09 AM
Here are the sub-albums, with most of the interesting stuff in:
Scouts are here.
Ciconians are here.
Locrians are here
...and a breakdown of the heraldry (which is probably what caused the cascade error/bandwidth thingie) is here.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:04 PM
First sergeant of the Company, Mox is the very image of the Star Knight of the Astartes. Terrible to face as an enemy, but virtuous as a comrade or master; Mox's record of service is second-to-none. Transferred from Guilliman's personal honour guard, the Varangians, Mox is the complete warrior.
He wears a Mark 2 Prospero-pattern helm; customised for Mox himself by the famous artificer Johann Cooper. A void whale pearl (claimed by Lysimachus Cestus, an legion fleet captain and personal friend of Mox) sits on Mox's forehead. It is inset in Prosperan gold, a gift from Mox's counterpart in the Thousand Sons' Corvus Sanguis Chapter, First Sergeant Kamenwati, to commemorate the victories against the Hrud in the Pacification of Ymga campaign.
The Crest of Macragge is borne proudly, marking Mox out to friend and enemy alike. Generating a low-power conversion field that encases the head, the Crest is a life-preserving device.
He bears a Chalybes-pattern power sword, a mark I boltpistol, and wears artificer-altered Mark II Crusade plate.
Edited by Apologist, 20 February 2009 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:12 PM
Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:25 PM
its because of his photobucket....
Seriously matey if you going to post make sure we can see the bloody pictures!
i highly doubt that he did it on purpose....
patient you have to be,young padawan....
Edited by tagsta, 18 February 2009 - 06:27 PM.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:04 PM
Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:29 PM
If it takes more than 20 bolter rounds to take something down, maybe you should leave it alone...
Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:39 PM
I hope you like how he's looking so far. He's very much WIP, but I'm really pleased with how the modelling and early painting have come out! I wanted to get quite a gritty 'realistic' feel for a twelve-foot superman, but without losing the majesty of his Primarch status.
Also presented here is a lot of background fluff – I wanted to reconcile the various different views of Guilliman, and make him a bit more of a character than the 'boring' archetype that some people think he is.
Guilliman is pictured here during the Hypon campaign, a scant decade before the outbreak of the Heresy. He wears the Armour of Konor, an artificer-made suit of powered armour crafted by the Mechanicus of Mars from the melted-down honour armour of Guilliman's adopted father. Crafted after designs by Kelbor Hal himself, this was the masterwork of Polonin – a creation that pleased Guilliman so greatly that he dubbed Polonin the Ultramarines' Master of the Forge, a new rank amongst the Techmarines. The armour is buffed to a brilliant shine, and bears state-of-the-art autosenses and motive fibre bundles, amplifying the Primarch's already prodigious strength to unheard-of levels.
As his weapons, he bears the shield of Calth – a man-sized plate of ceramite-reinforced plasteel that was the pride of Calth's workshops, and given in supplication to the Primarch upon his inauguration.
In addition to his master-crafted boltgun and boltpistol – Courage and Honour, Guilliman's preferred arm was the Axe of Ultramar, a gift from the Emperor himself. The axe is a traditional weapon of the highland clans of Macragge, and Guilliman showed a marked preference for the use of this weapon. It was with the Axe of Ultramar that Guilliman beheaded the Beast of Gehenna; defeated the Archstylist of Zohan, and forced the Renegade Alliance of True Mankind to Compliance.
Of course, such a pict-capture shows only a tiny fragment of Guilliman's arms and equipment – the two hundred years of the Great Crusade saw him wielding everything from rapiers to warhammers.
Guilliman's head is pictured here framed by the Halo of Iron; a portable power field generator that surrounds his head and upper body, and maintains an atmosphere generated by the armour of Konor, allowing Guilliman to walk bare-headed into battle – both to scatter his enemies in terrified dismay, and to instill his troops with courage. It also allows him to operate bare-headed in hard vacuum and in other atmospheres that Guilliman joked even he found 'uncomfortable'.
It was gifted to Guilliman by Vulkan, a Primarch with whom Guilliman struck up an easy friendship. The wings behind the halo represent the Chariot of the Emperor – a friendly, if arch, reference by Vulkan to the swiftness and breadth of Guilliman's early campaigns.
Charged with zeal, and pursuing the Imperial Truth with a reverent air, Guilliman's earliest victories were marked with an almost religious devotion to ensuring the Emperor's newly-conquered domains were quickly brought not simply to Compliance (it is well-known the Guilliman hated the term), but to support the Fledgling Imperium. Of all the Primarchs, the worlds conquered by Guilliman were loyal to the Primarch, to the Imperial Truth, and to the Emperor above all. Fewer than ten per cent of the worlds brought to compliance solely by the Ultramarines rebelled against the Imperium during the Heresy, compared to the fifty per cent rate of the other Legions.
Known today as stern and unremitting, and parodied as obsessed with detail and conservative to the point of brittlenesswith his views; Guilliman was as inspirational, charismatic and creative as his brother Primarchs in the early days of the Crusade. His earliest victories – Moracre, Thandros, Salem and Sotha – were marked as almost poetic in their execution, both the Primarch and his Legion-sons clearly relishing their being unleashed on the cosmos. Even the dour Ferrus Manus, always slow to praise any of his brithers, sent emissaries bearing congratulations.
Recognising that the Imperial Army units struggled to keep up with the demands placed on it by the Thirteenth Legion, he ordered that his teachings be disseminated as tools to assist; never proscribe. The early drafts of what became known as the Codex Astartes were given in the form of 'Meditations' – open questions that encouraged and directed thought, and rewarded more talented strategists with insight, while providing more stolid and unimaginative commanders with concrete plans.
Always aware of his shortcomings compared to his brethren – the Lion's strategic genius, Perturabo and Dorn's siege and defensive expertise, Corax's unparalleled stealth tactics – Guilliman kept contact with his brethren and sought their aid and guidance; using his particular talent for detail and adaptation to create a near-complete manual for war. In his unerring eye for his brothers' particular talents, Guilliman made long-lasting bonds – and rivalries – with many of the other Primarchs.
Curiously, at some point, Guilliman underwent a stark change in the way he interacted with his peers and Legion. Early records mark him as filled with zeal, easy humour, and open to the point of carelessness in his personal relationships – in stark contrast with his control and attention to detail in martial matters – while post-Heresy records characterise him as dour, strict and impatient. This change occurred extremely quickly, and it is known that he sought a private audience with the Emperor himself on more than one occasion in the space of a few months.
While some attributed the change to hubris on the Ultramarine Primarch's part after hearing of Horus' elevation to Warmaster, it is notable that the change began before this news had become public. It is possible that Guilliman was informed by the Emperor himself, but this seems unlikely. What is clear is that Guilliman had two extremely close friendships in the early years of the Crusade – but none of the records of the other Primarchs seem to correlate with Guilliman's visits and personal missives.
Most tantalisingly, these same missives have been altered, censored and are otherwise incomplete; with numerous veiled references made to long-deleted or mysteriously absent records – a stark and telling contrast to Guilliman's habitual care and attention to detail. The message boat trails to these two figures also stop abruptly at round-about the same time as Captain Orar's personal journal notes the Primarch's darkening mood. It is unlikely that the identity of either of these two mysterious figures will ever be known.
It was at this time that Guilliman began to consolidate his contribution to the Crusade, fortifying and strengthening the Imperium's shipping lanes and trade routes between the Compliant worlds in order to create a web of interreliant and prosperous worlds. Always in two minds regarding the Legion's Librarius division, Guilliman set the newly-formed Librarians to codifiy and order his Meditations – no mean task; and one designed to reinforce the discipline he felt necessary to control their burgeoning psychic talents. Personal records of those in his close counsel noted his rejection of them, and a feeling of despair and inertia fell over the Legion while Guilliman brooded alone.
A pall of gloom fell over the Ultramarines during this dark time, but, ever-dutiful, they continued to train without reserve. The techmarines, led by Polonin, used this fallow period to re-equip and re-arm the legion, and the ranks of the brethren were swollen by hundreds of Speculatores in these brief weeks.
On his emergence, Guilliman was changed. His open countenance was brooding and grim, but his art of war had been honed to a diamond edge. With some relief, his commanders were called to a council of war, where Guilliman curtly detailed his most ambitious project yet – nothing less than the complete compliance of the Scutum-Crux spiral arm of the Galaxy. The Legion was drilled and prepared, and itching for action – which Guilliman had at last ordered.
Almost all of the Ultramarines on tour – honour guard, shipping crew and those on secondment to the other Expeditionary Fleets – were ordered to return to Ultramar with immediate effect. This was a colossal undertaking, and would require nothing less than the full might of the largest legion. The campaign became famous, and drew in elements of the Blood Angels, Alpha Legion, Night Lords, Imperial Fists and Iron Hands, as well as over ten thousand regiments of the Imperial Army. It was a colossal mobilisation; and the early sub-campaigns of Hypon, Ymga, Doton, Kar Duniash, Alsanta and Pavonis were executed with easy relief by the all-conquering force.
It was as the second wave of campaigns were prepping to move, when orders came from Horus for the Ultramarines to muster at Calth...
Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:52 PM
Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:10 PM
Ack arrrgl, sorry, forced by geek mind to act...
This is a splendid work frater and I mean it. Looks venerable and regal, all the way Ultras should be. Techmarine and dred beeing my favorites. Btw, I now see what PP bitz look alongside regular GW and well, il looks just great.
Not too sure about Guilliman backpack and wings though... Have you tried without ?
Edited by Dark Sensei, 10 March 2009 - 03:12 PM.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:49 PM
450ish points True Scale Imperial Fists
2/3's of a BEng in Mechanical & Manfacturing Engineering
You just lost the game...
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:06 AM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:11 AM