I'm coming back to 40k after a 10 years pause (children etc). I always played SM and again decided to play & paint them, this time a vanilla SM chapter of my own.
First step, as yellow and black are my favorite colors on a model so far, I decided to go that way. After several tests, found my scheme :
Just before going to the mini plog itself, a brief introduction on how I see that chapter. By advance I apologise for the mistakes, English is not my primary language...
The Phoenix Knights are a recent chapter, created from Imperial Fists geneseed during the 23d foundation. From their genetic heirloom they got a stubborn temper, an inclination for defensive and mechanised tactics and, above all, a knightly behaviour. That last characteristic has developped more than any other due to the homeworld they received, Avagg II, a feudal world in the Helican subsector from which they recruit their neophytes .
Little is known about their beliefs. They are strict adherent of the Cult Imperialis, but it seems that the number of librarians is higher than in a standart chapter. Those who fought alongside Phoenix Knights tell that they are particularly cautious with their equipment and weapons. They also seem to have superior quantites of special weapons and armoured vehicles. Apart from that, they follow strictly the Codex Astartes, which is considered to be the symbol of the rebirth of space marines from the ashes of the Horus Heresy. Only the titles and nomenclature may vary from the codex, inherited from traditions of the 99 baronies of their homeworld.
Enough fluff (somewhat), here are the 3 first test mini, members of the 1st tactical squad of the 2nd company.
The chapter badge is a Raven Guard transfer, painted over.
Photo are a bit dark, my camera's crappy ... Hope you like it, the rest of the 1st tac squad will soon follow
Edited by One-eye, 21 September 2013 - 09:52 AM.