Wow! The detail on these is incredible!
Great job man
The attention to detail is quite impressive! Love these guys.
The details on these models is truly exquisite. It really gives them a certain character. Great work!
Thank you all very much! I'm glad you guys all like them.
Seriously these are epic! Do you have any background written for them? I'd love to see what's up with these guys!
Thanks a bunch!
I have some background written for them (more than right here). They are DA Successors that were created using various DA Successor gene tithe, with the training cadre being selected from the Angels of Vengeance. They are a fleet-based Chapter with an adopted homeworld of Akhundras II (a Death World) where they recruit about 40% of their total recruits. Their current campaign is in response for a request for assistance from an under-minister within the governorship of Hybreon IV after the planet's major leadership was decapitated by a group of Chaos Marines and an apparent invasion force launched at the planet's surface.
The Stoneburners have incorporated a wide range of the almost death cult styled belief systems shaped by life on Akhundras II, primarily in the Deathwalker company based specifically around concepts that came to being on the planet prior to its discovery by the Imperium of Man. Some of these ideas are also incorporated into the Boneseekers company.
I'll probably post string out other details throughout my posts before I post an actual IA.
Really cool models. I love all those little details you put on them. Could we get a picture where the kneepads can be seen better? It looks like a company badge on the left knee, but I cannot really make out what is on the right one. Are the twin swords the tactical squad marking?
You asked, so here they come!
Campaign Marking for Task Force Furael, Quelling of Hybreon IV and 4th Company marking:
Edit: The campaign marking incorporates the following elements:
* The stormy blue grey sky and white contrails and clouds of a contested world
* The fiery blood red spear tip of a direct strike force of the Stoneburners
* A bone colored lightning bolt representing the death anticipated by their devastating drop assault
Yes, the reversed twin swords is the Tactical Squad marking for the Stoneburners.
I'll have to echo the previous sentiments on the detail of the models...top notch. All of the freehand work really makes these guys stand out from the crowd.
Are you using a brush, or Micron pens?
Just a brush, no pens! All the details on this squad were painted with Army Painter's Wargamer: Character sized brush (mostly because I haven't quite fixed my Insane Detail sized brush - it has some weird extra bristles that didn't get cut properly, so it doesn't hold enough paint to paint with at the tip).
Beautiful work as always Brother Bryan. I hope you have a transport ready to paint for these guys, I know it will look amazing.
Thanks a bunch, Brother Kovash, I'm glad these guys have been welcomed into the Dark Angels Legion fold.
Oddly enough/sadly enough, no, I haven't actually got any transports for any of my squads except some Land Raiders, however, my Predators and Whirlwind will likely be pulling magnetized double duty as Rhinos when I don't need them. I am definitely workin' on getting some Razor-rhinos though!
Thanks to everyone for taking a look and I definitely welcome any CnC anyone might have, and who knows, these guys may end up getting some more work if I don't get them varnished any time soon!
Edit 2: For some more information, check out my DA forum thread, I've got more info on how I came up with some of the ideas for my Chapter (link in my sig).
Edited by Bryan Blaire, 03 November 2012 - 03:15 AM.