Hi gang! Over two weeks without an update. It's because I've moved house, and my weeks have been filled with settling in the new place, work, and a nasty flu. We're now mostly done with the place - and I have half a room completely dedicated to the hobby. Mythbuster's Adam Savage recommended Ikea Billy bookcases as the cheapest form of showcase, and I managed to find two identical black ones second hand - which now proudly hold my collection. It looks pretty awesome. On top of that, I have an entire table dedicated solely to painting and modelling. Which I did, extensively, in the last two days.
So here's what I managed to finish!
A while back, when I bought two BaC boxes, I hinted to the possibility of trading one of the plastic contemptors. Frater 'the emperor is scottish' was quick to offer the body of a FW Black Templars Venerable MKIV Dreadnought - a trade which I happily agreed to. We made the trade, and I bought two dreadnought arms for the dreadnought - and over the last couple of days I had a blast painting it for my M32 Imperial Fists.
Of course, I had the emperor is scottish name the eddy. So here he is:
Venerable Dreadnought - Ivor Adlhaerd - the emperor is scottish
Brother Adlhaerd was part of a devastator contingent in the Imperial Fist's First Company, and became a Company Champion during the onset of the Heresy. During the Siege of Terra, Brother-Champion Adlhaerd led several squads of breachers in a countercharge against Iron Warriors attacking the Western parts of the Eternal Gate. He was mortally wounded when an Iron Warriors terminator champion grabbed his relic sword with his power fist and snapped it in twine, while gutting him with his other-handed chainfist. Adlhaerd was recovered by his brothers and, being mortally wounded, was entombed in a MKIV dreadnought casing by the company's medicae and techmarines. In this new form, he continued to serve Sigismund and Dorn. During the Siege of Terra, his dreadnought was again heavily damaged, but recovered and repaired when the Traitors fled the planet.
With Horus slain and the Emperor now seated in the Golden Throne, the Imperial Fists continue to fortify Terra. After a renewed period of strive, Rogal Dorn finally acquiesced to Guilliman's proposed Codex Astartes. As his Legion was split into Chapters, Ivor Adlhaerd chose to not join Sigismund's newly formed Black Templar Chapter and to remain with the Imperial Fists proper. He has forever stayed silent on his reasons behind this decision. Many among his brethren believe it has something to do with his immediate denouncement of verses in the Lectitio Divinitatus pamphlet, which had surfaced among the Legion in the later aftermath of the Horus Heresy. Adlhaerd once voiced his disappointment in the Emperor's later actions as being a reason to disbelieve his Divinity.
Now, with over two millennia having passed, Adlheard continues to serve the Imperial Fists. He has been attached to the chapter´s Fifth Company, of which he proudly bears the iconography. He still bears his broken relic sword as a sign of penance and a reminder of the need to continue to serve the Emperor and to defend Holy Terra. Ancient Adlhaerd is greatly respected by the company's warriors, who frequently come to him for advice and succor. He has risen to an informal role of leadership among Fifth Company's dreadnought arsenal. His weapons of choice remain the Siege Drill and Multi Melta, which he wielded during Terra's Siege.
Additionally, I finished the Lucius Pattern Dreadnought Drop Pod! Behold:
I magnetized Ivor Adlheard's banner with quite a strong magnet, so I can remove it. The cool thing is, the MkIV dreadnought (and by extent of their size, I guess MkV eddies as well) really does fit snugly in the Drop Pod.
I hope you like! Feedback, as always, very welcome!
Thanks for looking. Cheers.
@ Thousand Eyes: Thanks buddy. Yeah, they're quite popular in my local shop too.
@ anselneo: I hope to face you in battle soon! Love to crush those red Admech duders of yours.
@ War Angel: Good luck with that, mate! Hope it works out.
@ Knight of the Raven: Yeah why not a bare bones Captain? They're decent in a fight against regular guys, have decent staying power with their 4++ save, and I'm counting on the rest of my army shooting to smithereens whatever CC unit(s) my opponent throws at me, before it/they get(s) into combat. The Captain tag-teamed with the Chaplain and a tactical squad against a unit of ten necrons in a game last weekend, and they absolutely destroyed them in one round (Assault Doctire was on, which admittedly helped).
Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 06 March 2016 - 09:27 PM.