The squad above has had a little more work done to it, but nothing of worthy pics - they will come soon though...
Recently I've learned that Blood Angel Brother Edward (BABE for short) passed about a year ago - I felt gutted that it took me so long to return to the first 40K site I ever visted!
I remember when I was but a young man readying to start Battle training. Apart from being a great mentor and friend to all people who crossed paths with him, Brother Edward actually helped guide me towards the Chapter that I would eventually find my true calling with (The Flesh Eaters of course!!) And I know that he helped and inspired many people along his journey. He was a great man and will be missed by many..
Like a few of the other members of 'Ex Libris Mortis' I thought it would be fitting to do a tribute model for Brother Edward.
One member ('Commander Sammirus') has created rules for a model inspired by one one of BABE's own.
Sanguinary High Priest Bekr - Keeper of the Libris Mortis.....................130 Points
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The Libris Mortis
Frag and Krak grenades
The Libris Mortis:The Book of the Dead is a relic of the Blood Angels chapter and has been kept since the time of the Great Crusade. Whenever a Blood Angel gives his life in the name of the Emperor and Sanguinius in the defense of mankind his name is added to the Libris Mortis. Any Blood Angels that see Bekr nearby will know that their name will be remembered and will fight with unmatched resolve. All friendly units within 6” are subject to the Fearless, Furious Charge, and Feel No Pain special rules.
I really like the above idea and decided I would incoperate this character into my Flesh Eaters army.
I will do a short history for my model;
Brother Bekr is apart of Voivod Velocis' Grand Company (3rd) he is their Sanguinary High Priest and acts as a battle scribe; his illustrations and writings are highly revered amongst the Flesh Eaters.
He is the keeper of the 'Libris Mortis' and is also the hand that guides the young to keep their thirst in check. It has been said amongst the Flesh Eaters that when Brother Bekr is close, you feel a steeley calm and our thirst and rage is focused into much more purposeful actions.
Brother Bekr is one of the few Flesh Eaters that are permitted to wear the wings of Sanguinius, an artifact made by the Chapters most skilled techmarine Brother Kalaahn, they are made in the likelyness of Sanguinius' own wings and, at the time of the forge, the metal is infused with the blood of the honoured bearer.
Brother Bekr's armour is predominately red to show that he has been able to keep his thirst and rage in control. The white of his wings are to represent his purity. His gold halo was acheived stopping the darkest hour of the 3rd Company.
Here is my WiP
of my tribute:
My other projects are on hold untill I finish this model...
Flesh Eaters Style head:
This was a new style of head, I saw this somewhere on B&C and thought it was a great idea.
I was worried about the pose but it's grown on me. This model has taught me allot about GS..
RHS showing Reductor:
This was fun as it came from a metal model - I LOVE chopping stuff up
LHS showing the Libris Mortis:
This is my favourite thing on the model, I learnt how to make a proper looking book and I learnt how to make chain. You can't see it but I deliberately chose the Sanguinius mask with the blood drop that is on his cheek - He's mouring for all his sons that have fallen in battle..
Custom Chalice style shoulder Pad:
Tricky but fun to do, I will add some rivets tomorrow.
Astorath's wings. Had to put down some GS so te wings stayed off the shoulder pads - the GS will be covered up.
I really wanted to try new things with this model, I know that some things aren't perfect on it but all in all, I have really enjoyed making it!!
Now it's time for some painting
Yours in Honour, Faith and Blood,