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The Anvils of Konor - Champion Grune Thrael painted!

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Looking forward to your game then! The 30k channels puts out great quality content.
Thrael looks fantastic. I really like the ambiguity the model gives out, it's hard to say where he stands in the Heresy.

The armour is modest but still suitably ornate and regal for any champion.


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Brilliant usage of the Nighthaunt sword and scabbard.  I was planning on using some of the swords from the bladeghiests for some of my conversions but they are quite large.  They dont seem too big on this fig though.  It fits well.  Keep up the good work!



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Morning all!

Here's my Legion Herald, ready to accompany the Champion into the thick of the fighting!

This chap was a real pleasure to put together, and I'm extremely excited to get him painted up! What do you guys think?

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Looking forward to your game then! The 30k channels puts out great quality content.
Thrael looks fantastic. I really like the ambiguity the model gives out, it's hard to say where he stands in the Heresy.
The armour is modest but still suitably ornate and regal for any champion.

  

Thanks fella! I didn't want to go overboard, especially since Death Guard are very devoid of ornamentation, but he's a champ so, what the hell!

I hear it's a hard day's filming but I know I'll have a great time. Looking forward to meeting Myles too! ☺

Brilliant usage of the Nighthaunt sword and scabbard.  I was planning on using some of the swords from the bladeghiests for some of my conversions but they are quite large.  They dont seem too big on this fig though.  It fits well.  Keep up the good work!


Thanks dude! Those new AoS models are quite something! Using the sickle from the 500th store mini on a current conversion. Looks very cool!
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I find your blend of 40K Plague Marine, Blightking, and 30K bits absolutely refreshing. It's cool to see a mid-transformation Death Guard army, it's always just one end of the spectrum or the other. I absolutely love that Standard and I can't wait to see how you paint it up!


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Wowee. What Dusky said, and more of it. 



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The Herald (Ancient? Standard Bearer?) looks promising- the dead Space Marine on his base is a good touch- but whose corpse is displayed on his Standard? A defeated foe? An honored ally? It's obviously not another Space Marine, considering the rib cage.

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

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Man, that herald looks spectacular. Love the pose and conversion of the marine himself is stellar with the great mix of bits. The banner itself is also awesome. They're using new iconography and I love that you got that commissar corpse a proper hat.


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Evening all,

Managed to finish off my Weapon Master Veterans at the end of last week, basing them with urban rubble bases by Unreal Wargaming Studios here in the UK.

They're armed with power mauls, which when combined with rad grenades double out Astartes at initiative. Pretty tasty. I'll have them double up as power axes if I have to open up some termies.

These guys will run with my Champion and Herald, and they'll be painted up over the next four weeks for my 30k Channel game against Lil' Legend.

So, without further ado, Sgt. Glaell and his vets;

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~Glaell rolled underneath the giant crackling fist and assessed his situation. His squad was is disarray, scattered and cut off by an unexpected assault from a Contemptor talon bearing the elegant livery of the Blood Angels.

He had witnessed the grizzly demise of four of his fellow veterans. Against weapons so terrible there was no coming back, and with a snarl Glaell sought to avenge his brothers and honour their actions.

He slung his bolter, useless as it was against the thick plates of a Contemptor class chassis, and gripped the wound leather haft of his power maul with trembling hands. It was now or never. Glaell had done well in avoiding death so far, but the odds were severely stacked against him, and his rapidly overheating body was exhausted fending off the twin fists of the Blood Angels machine. It was small mercy that it's ranged weapons were dry, but Glaell was on his own now, and was pushing himself further than ever before in this melee.

As the dreadnought begun to turn on squealing gears, the veteran sergeant leapt towards the delicate, vulnerable mechanisms on the rear of the beast.

Screaming an oath and summoning the dregs of his endurance, he swung his energised weapon at the back of the giant's right knee. Ceramite and plasteel buckled under the ferocity of his attack, and the dreadnought stumbled, horns blaring in outrage and anger. Glaell pressed his attack, knowing that to allow any reprieve now would secure his doom.

He struck again, and again, until the giant began to topple, helpless, into the scree and ruins that covered the battlefield.

The dreadnought attempted to rise, but it's leg was scrap. The once terrifying war machine was utterly helpless.

Breathing heavily, Glaell unclipped a melta bomb from the belt of a prone brother-marine nearby and strode towards his struggling foe, priming the charge. He cautiously clambered up the thrashing Contemptor and attached the device to the power generator.

Leaping to the ground, he started to pace back into the fray, unholstering his bolter. As he slapped in a fresh clip and wracked the slide, he felt the sensory assault of the melta charge wash over him from behind.~

C&C welcome.

Death to the False Emperor!

I find your blend of 40K Plague Marine, Blightking, and 30K bits absolutely refreshing. It's cool to see a mid-transformation Death Guard army, it's always just one end of the spectrum or the other. I absolutely love that Standard and I can't wait to see how you paint it up!



Thanks dude! Glad you like my XIVth! Very excited to get him painted

Wowee. What Dusky said, and more of it.



Cheers man! I have plenty in the bank to share and plenty more planned!

awesome!



Thanks fella!

The Herald (Ancient? Standard Bearer?) looks promising- the dead Space Marine on his base is a good touch- but whose corpse is displayed on his Standard? A defeated foe? An honored ally? It's obviously not another Space Marine, considering the rib cage.



Legion Herald is consul/centurion choice. Not great but they can add some tasty buffs to combat units using a Traitor banner!

I like the idea that the chap on the banner is an accomplished commander or even loyalist planetary governor, used to strike fear into the hearts of mere mortals stupid enough to try and defy the Death Guard!

Man, that herald looks spectacular. Love the pose and conversion of the marine himself is stellar with the great mix of bits. The banner itself is also awesome. They're using new iconography and I love that you got that commissar corpse a proper hat.

Thanks buddy! I'm glad you like him!

Edited by Capt. Jack, 29 October 2018 - 06:29 PM.

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Now that´s alot company champion shoulder pads. Looking great, maybe abit tiny in someway but that makes them also look abit more agile too.


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Oh man! I am in love with this squad! I love the bits and poses you’ve got. And those DG mk3 helms look awesome.

They all look utterly brutal.

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Phew, this thread truly never fails to amaze! Your approach to creating partially corrupted Death Guard is just so cool, and that Praetor of yours is a landmark conversion! I love how he really seems like such a storied character. Brilliant work all around! :)



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Morning all,

I finished my Legion Delegatus (second iteration) last week and have yet to share pictures with you all.

I need to swap out his pads with the lovely detailed FW Praetor ones, and also to find him an hourglass from the Flagellants boxed set to hang by his tabbard but otherwise he's ready for the Legion colours!

Thought it would be cool to arm him with a maul or axe (sickle) so he can run with my Vets if I decide against taking Champion/Herald combo.

Brauth Khirrost, Captain of the 2nd Cohort, 5th Grand Company;

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~ Since the outbreak of the civil war following Horus’ betrayal of the Emperor, Brauth Khirrost, Captain of the 2nd Cohort, 5th Grand Company, was continually overlooked and sidelined by his Commander, Barduk Ghorr, who elevated his brother Thand to his right hand over other more able and appropriate candidates.

Following Thand’s ceaseless failures, subsequent chastisement and dismissal from more critical missions, Brauth was elevated to Delegatus of the 5th Grand Company. Such a position of power demanded faultless execution of his duties. If he was found wanting he would not be spared an iota of Barduk’s rage; like his predecessor, he would be discarded, as if he were a defective piece of weaponry.

But Brauth had not gotten this far on luck and circumstance alone. He continually strove to epitomise the vigour and tenacity of his gene-sire Mortarion. His experience, bravery and finesse over decades of hard won conflicts secured him the hardest, most loyal warriors in the Company, chief among them Veteran Sgt. Glaell, with whom he would charge into battle, power mauls crackling.
It was not just the brutal maul that Brauth wielded, but also his ceremonial hand scythe. This staff of office doubled as a deadly weapon with which the Captain would reap a bloody tally in the thickest of the fighting.~

C&C welcome.

Now that´s alot company champion shoulder pads. Looking great, maybe abit tiny in someway but that makes them also look abit more agile too.

  

They're big enough, trust me! Took long enough to find them all!

Oh man! I am in love with this squad! I love the bits and poses you’ve got. And those DG mk3 helms look awesome.
They all look utterly brutal.

  

Thanks dude! Looking forward to painting them up!

Phew, this thread truly never fails to amaze! Your approach to creating partially corrupted Death Guard is just so cool, and that Praetor of yours is a landmark conversion! I love how he really seems like such a storied character. Brilliant work all around! :)


Thanks fella!
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You are simply churning out magic! The Delegatus looks ace! I also love that combination of maul and sickle as it is brutal and wicked!

 

Speaking of which, where is that maul from?


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The war sickle fits great for the legion, never thought about that for some reason!
Veterans look great aswell, the maul/axe is a neat idea.


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Jack would you mind showing us your method for measuring the wire you use to extend the legs. I’ve been trying all week with no success.

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Afternoon all,

Apologies for my brief hiatus! Been super busy in hobby and personal life!

I had a game against Myles AKA Lil' Legend a couple of weeks ago, hosted by the 30k Channel, and I painted up my Vets, Herald and Champion specifically for that game!

So I wanted to first share my Legion Champion, Grune Thrael with you all. Extremely pleased with how he turned out, and definitely feel my painting is improving over time.

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Keen to hear what you think.

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You are simply churning out magic! The Delegatus looks ace! I also love that combination of maul and sickle as it is brutal and wicked!
 
Speaking of which, where is that maul from?

 

Thanks dude! The maul is from an OOP Fantasy kit called 'Forsaken'. Very brutal indeed!

 

The war sickle fits great for the legion, never thought about that for some reason!
Veterans look great aswell, the maul/axe is a neat idea.

 

Glad you think so man! Hopefully it'll cut down plenty of AP2 chumps!

 

Jack would you mind showing us your method for measuring the wire you use to extend the legs. I’ve been trying all week with no success.


Certainly! I basically cut an excessively long length and anchor in one side. Then, depending on how far I drilled into the lower portion of the leg, I'll just cut to required length with trial and error. Can take a bit of time to get right!
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Thanks man! That will come in handy!

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These are some of the best death guard I've seen grwat conversions and painting

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I honestly don't get how your Praetor didn't elicit more comments from the frater: That is easily one of the greatest models I have seen this year! I just love everything about him (the face is simply brilliant), but probably the best thing is how he shows the first signs of the rot setting in (the bloated breastplate), while also retaining quite a bit of nobility (the sword, in particular, is a fantastic choice, and almost gives him a Garro-esque feel). An absolutely brilliant piece! :)



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ABsolutely stunning work on Grune Thrael, there. I said before that it's a beautiful conversion, and the paint job finishes the work. The face in particular; wow. 



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Agreed, that is spectacular!

Great acknowledgements of the Death Guards past and future, in one model!



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Brilliant work, as usual. I really like what you've done with Grune Thrael; he's an imposing character.



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This is likely my favorite piece in years. Incredible work.

 

What exact sword and scabard did you use for the conversion?







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