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Cambrius' DIY Chapter Forge - June 1st: New Content!

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Greetings all! It's been a while.
 
So when the Boxing Day Bash came around, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and try and build and paint a custom kitbashed Jump Pack Chaplain, using the parts available in my bitz box.
 
This Chappy was built to join one of my DIY Chapters, descendants of Dorn known as the VanquishersThey're Urban Warfare specialists and so with that I've been going for a less gaudy looks with not too many adornments that stick out and get in the way for cramped fighting in cities.
 
Thus here were the bitz used:

 

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A lot of the pieces came form the Death Company set I got to make custom Vanguard and Sternguard years ago but the full list was:
 
Head: Chaos Space Marine skull helmet, with the arrow trimmed
Chest: Death Company
Arms: Death Company
Right Shoulder Pad: Death Company
Left Shoulder Pad: GW Imperial Fist pad
Legs: Death Company (seeing a theme here?)
Jump Pack: Death Company
Crozius Arcanum: An old Space Wolves Axe arm that needed love and the eagle decoration from the Command Box Set you'd typically put on a Company Standard
Base: Assault Marine base accessory
 
So a lot of Blood Angel-y stuff on a chapter descending from the blood of Rogal Dorn, but I trimmed off a lot of the extra frills and some iconography, leaving only the blood drops on the jump pack as there's a fluff reason to those within the Vanquishers as a sign of valorous honour. The crosses of the Death Company I intend to paint in with the rest of the armour, so it just looks like recessed detailing, but I'll paint the cross on the right shoulder pad to give it an Assault Marine emblem look once I get to detail painting.
 
And this is how he looked when fully constructed. It was fun trying to angle the Crozius arm to give a feeling of motion with all the purity seals (which are highly necessary for Litanies of Faith and warding form the risks of Plasma Pistol overheating in game...):
 

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I'd initially tried to finish him before December was out, but family and other factors denied me to complete it in time and Takado ended up in a box for moving to my new flat. But after getting an itch to paint, I brought him back out and finished up painting him to complete him!

 

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And a little history:

 

Possessing a voice that could shatter oncoming ranks of enemy and strengthen the resolve of his allies, High Chaplain Felix Takado has been ever at the forefront of the Vanquishers' battles, seeking to bolster the faith and morale of the Chapter and purge the enemies foolish enough to bring forth theirs and the Emperor's wrath. Armed with his Crozius and his sanctified plasma pistol, named "Sun's Rage", Chaplain Takado has ended many a champion and leader of the forces the Vanquishers have faced at the end of the 41st Millennium.

 

Recruited from the nomadic raiders that survive and pillage across the wastelands outside of Blackring Hive on Caeron, Felix Takado has served the Vanquishers for 188 years. Rising through the ranks of the 10th 'Hidden' Company, mastering the art of brutal close quarters combat and using the blessed firearms of the chapter, Brother Takado was first marked for Chaplaincy tutelage after his heroic actions on maintaining the stoic defence of the Wingfall Wall at Hive Perectus, after his Sergeant and a large element of the two Devastator Squads deployed were killed or wounded. Continuing his tutelage of the arts of Astartes combat, Takado began to learn the responsibilities and ceremonies of the Chaplaincy, before earning the black armour and Crozius Arcanum after another two decades of service through the Assault and Tactical companies.

 

Chaplain Takado has been seconded to the Fourth "Resilient" Company since 944.M41, replacing the the fallen Chaplain Jerra. Finding his ideal placement in leading both Assault Squads of the company, Takado earned multiple battle honours over a large series of Campaigns and Crusades with the Vanquishers fighting in their suited combat role of city-fighting and siege breaking and in other environments. Notable honours include the annihilation of Mek Rukka's Burna-Dreads at Sandhowl Pass, the execution of the Champion Undivided during the Sigmus II Purges and the leadership of the desperate defence of Imperio Spaceport against the Necrons' awakening upon Esperex Tertius.

 

And that's all! Thanks for stopping by and as always, any comments/criticisms etc are welcomed. Hopefully in the future I'll have some assault marines to add to my Fourth Company forces for Chaplain Takado to lead with zeal and pure wrath.

 

Cambrius


Edited by Brother Cambrius, 01 June 2020 - 09:40 PM.

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The posing, especially, is fantastic. Well done!


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Well done.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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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Well done.

 

 

The posing, especially, is fantastic. Well done!

 

Thank you both, gents! Getting the posing right was a lot of fun as it was all from plastic pieces and opened up a lot of capability, plus the Death Company parts already have that aggressive pose in place to use and kit-bash with.

 

Hopefully in the future I'll have some more to display, along with some WIP work in a thread soon.

 

Cambrius


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I think I'm going to have to look at some of these Death Company legs again.

 

I'd dismissed them at first as being too specifically Blood Angel stuff, but that Chaplain has me convinced otherwise right now. happy.png

 

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Also, censored.gif yeah, Vanquishers!

Always good to see the Vanquishers! biggrin.png 


Edited by Ace Debonair, 27 June 2017 - 01:06 PM.


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Great stuff there Cambrius the pose works very well, always great to some a Liber Chapter in the flesh the plastic :D


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I think I'm going to have to look at some of these Death Company legs again.

I'd dismissed them at first as being too specifically Blood Angel stuff, but that Chaplain has me convinced otherwise right now. happy.png


The Death Company box is great for aggressively posed miniatures. A lot of stuff can be shaved/cut off effectively, there's just a handful of exceptions (they are handy for Apothecaries though). I tested it originally on some Sons of Doom Vanguarf and stuck with using them since for Assault Marines/Characters as they do make a unique posing opportunity.

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Also, censored.gif yeah, Vanquishers!
Always good to see the Vanquishers! biggrin.png


Glad you like them so since the project we did. :D Hopefully I might actually finish their IA proper as was my plan for the Iron Gauntlet... I got plenty more lore to draw on in my mind.

Great stuff there Cambrius the pose works very well, always great to some a Liber Chapter in the flesh the plastic :D


Thanks Reyner! Glad the pose looks good in the end. Was a lot of fun to kitbash it and make something that is one of a kind. Now he just needs Assault Marines...

I have a small force of Vanquishers already, so they do exist in the plastic and hopefully will grow with my Sons of Doom as time goes on.

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Well it's been quite a while, but I feel I should rekindle this thread to showcase my completed projects from my DIY Chapters as the 12 Months of Hobby continues and the Second Vow of the LIBER MARTIALE kicks in shortly.

 

I'm also beginning to retrack my WIP progress in this thread here.

 

So thus here's some of the progress over the past few months for you to enjoy, including some lore in the Spoilers for those interested:

 

Sons of Doom:

 

So to start of from my original DIY Chapter I made in '07 and has since been reforged and improved upon for the LIBER MARTIALE, I present a model I started nigh on 12 years ago and left to the wayside, lacking the necessary bitz to really imply that this is a Chapter Master.

 

But the vow was made and with my increased bitz box, here we have Chapter Master Oros Sirion:

 

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And some lore on him for those inclined smile.png :

 

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Vanquishers:

 

Then from my other DIY Chapter, the Urban Warfare specialists of the Vanquishers, I've been a little more busy with terrain, Intercessors and my first completed Chapter Ancient, amongst other completions for 2020:

 

Intercessor Demi-Squad Gahrs of the 4th "Resilient" Company:

 

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Codicier Karek Somid of the Fourth "Resilient" Company:

 

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This was another old project form a job lot I got 8 or so years ago, and some serious paint stripping was in order. But I'm really happy with the results on him, including the hand pose and glowing eyes, implying that he is using the innate Dornian Geokinesis psyker abilities upon the battlefield to give the enemy an unhealthy time. biggrin.png

 

Veteran Brother Paedhar Luman of the Vanquishers' Fourth "Resilient" Company:

 

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This is the first Chapter Ancient I've fully completed, with a bit of a challenge taking on the silver gauntlet in freehand. A black fineline pen at 0.2 nib size was a real help for cleaning it up. The Vanquishers name their companies with a synonym for endurance, as the Chapter's motto and mantra is to endure against the enemies of the Imperium and still come out on top. Thus the Fourth Company is usually referred to as the Resilient company within the Vanquishers.

 

Captain Elias Draeg of the Fourth "Resilient" Company:

 

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Techmarine Perron of the Fourth "Resilient" Company:

 

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Another one that was reclaimed and stripped and rebuilt and painted from the job lot my Librarian came in. The axe originated from the Space wolves set, with a differing holding arm to provide a more relaxed pose whilst Perron consults the controls in his hand.

 

Terrain:

 

These fuel tanks were made using the tops of Johnson & Johnson Q-tip packs and were surprisingly effective once sprayed silver, washed and drybrushed with some decals. It suits a number of scales as well for standard hobbying, or even Adeptus Titanicus to simulate the large tanks you see at refineries:

 

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And that's it for now, 6 months of stuff in one post. I intend to keep updating this thread with my completions, whilst also tracking my WIP progress in the original thread linked at the very start of this post.

 

Thanks for stopping by and having a look see! As always, any comments etc are greatly welcomed. smile.png

 

Cambrius


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Excellent works.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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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