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Well, I began my Custodes Army this past weekend. Here are the first two !

 

Right now, the plan for the Army is:

 

HQ: TBD - Constantine Valdor......(if he is still alive and rules appear for him)

HQ: TBD

HQ: TBD

 

++ Brigade (CP +9) (Legio Custodes) [3946 Pts] ++
 
+ Troops +
 
Custodian Guard [270 Pts]: 5x Custodian, 5x Sentinel Blade, 5x Stormshield
 
Custodian Guard [300 Pts]: 5x Custodian, 5x Stormshield
. 5x Sentinel Blade
. Vexilla and Power Knife: Custodes Vexilla, Power Knife
 
Custodian Guard [270 Pts]: 5x Custodian, 5x Sentinel Blade, 5x Stormshield
 
Custodian Guard [270 Pts]: 5x Custodian, 5x Sentinel Blade, 5x Stormshield
 
 
Sisters of Silence - Rhino [ Unsure of load out yet]
 
Sisters of Silence - Rhino [ Unsure of load out yet]
 
 
+ Elites +
 
Culexus Assassin [85 Pts]
 
Culexus Assassin [85 Pts]
 
Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought [167 Pts]: Combi-Bolter, Dreadnought CCW, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
 
Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought [167 Pts]: Combi-Bolter, Dreadnought CCW, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
 
Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought [167 Pts]: Combi-Bolter, Dreadnought CCW, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
 
Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought [169 Pts]: Combi-Bolter, Dreadnought CCW, Multi-Melta
 
+ Heavy Support +
 
Venerable Land Raider [364 Pts]: Twin Heavy Bolter, 2x Twin Lascannon
 
Venerable Land Raider [364 Pts]: Twin Heavy Bolter, 2x Twin Lascannon
 
Venerable Land Raider [364 Pts]: Twin Heavy Bolter, 2x Twin Lascannon
 
Venerable Land Raider [364 Pts]: Twin Heavy Bolter, 2x Twin Lascannon
 

Obviously, until I can get a Custodes HQ, or substitute something I can't pull the points, but aiming for +4000. I ordered a Contemptor Dread from Forge World this weekend, can't wait to convert and paint it up !!! 

 

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Hope everyone likes them, and am always open to any suggestions !!!

 


Edited by Lord Absolution, 08 September 2017 - 01:57 AM.

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Very nice colours on them, I like the bases too helps give them more character and stand out :tu:


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Loooking very nice!

 

Lots of hidden colour in there too which is ace. Silver helms are subtle but cool too!


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Beautiful job!! How did you do the bases?

 

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Great job indeed! ^_^


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Beautiful job!! How did you do the bases?
 
Krash


Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.

The bases are actual "Grey Shale" rocks. I selected the sizes and patterns I wanted and glued to them to the bases.
Next, I washed them with 3 coats of Nuln Oil Gloss  Opps, I mean Agrax Earthshade Gloss, ensure you get in the cracks. Then light dry brush with copper, or the color you want, to bring out the texture. Then I went back and washed again to show more texture.
Then just add the vegetation, WWS "Summer Tufts", glued into the cracks. Was pretty simple !


Edited by Lord Absolution, 14 July 2017 - 07:05 PM.


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Your Custodes look great, I can't really add anything beyond what others have said.

What does WWS stand for?

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Your Custodes look great, I can't really add anything beyond what others have said.

What does WWS stand for?

War world Scenics, probably.


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Your Custodes look great, I can't really add anything beyond what others have said.

What does WWS stand for?

War world Scenics, probably.

 

 

Yes, War World Scenics. 



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Thanks, I'll have to check them out and maybe try taking my basing game to a higher level.

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***Update***

 

Moved pictures here based on Praefect Scoiorum's recommendation.

 

Finished up the first Contemptor Dread for my army. A bit of a beast to paint, but fun. Added a kheres assault cannon in place of the shield. Adding more firepower to the army, so perhaps 3-4 more of these guys, perhaps a multi-melta Dread too. Have 13 more Guardians to paint as well, when work allows. 

 

Hope everyone enjoys !

 

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Edited by Lord Absolution, 09 September 2017 - 12:39 AM.

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Looking amazing! Great job on the conversion!
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You should post updates freshly so people can see them more easily - the Contemptor is too good to let it slip by! The gold really shines on the larger model great work thumbsup.gif What's next for the Emperor's praetorians?


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I've never particularly liked the contemptor pattern dreadnought but that one looks amazing!
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You should post updates freshly so people can see them more easily - the Contemptor is too good to let it slip by! The gold really shines on the larger model great work thumbsup.gif What's next for the Emperor's praetorians?

 

 

Thanks for the comments ! 

 

Below are the next models in the chute to paint. Vexilla, another Guardian and the Shield Captain. After that, another Shield Captain, Guardian with Sword and Board, then 3 with Guardian Blades. Finally, the Ixion Hale model, but going to call him Constantine Valdor (dependent on someday getting HQ rules for these guys). 

 

...and have decided to add a Culexus Assassin. 

 

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With all this talk of the awesomeness of Assassins coupled with the lack of psychic units in a Custodes Army, I've added a Culexus to my list. Here he is !

 

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Like the colours on the animus, the green works very well :tu:


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These are beautiful. The bases are stand-out lovely. I really like the overall effect. May I ask why you're going for sword/shield rather than the iconic Guardian Spears?


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These are beautiful. The bases are stand-out lovely. I really like the overall effect. May I ask why you're going for sword/shield rather than the iconic Guardian Spears?

 

Appreciate the comments ! I will have 1 x squad with Guardian Spears, but in the end it came down to what I thought would improve the unit the most even though I agree, the Spears are very iconic and personally prefer how they look to the swords and boards. 

 

Both the Sword and Spear are AP -3, Damage D3. The strength +1 for the Spear isn't a huge deal, basically Strength 5 v 6. The Spear does give better shooting, but in CC you get the 2 shots from the sword. I don't plan on using Guardian Squads for much shooting, but want to get them in combat asap. My thinking is the +3 Inv Save from the Shield increases unit survival from ranged attacks and in cc and hopefully outweights the damage output I could inflict during the shooting phase with the Spears. Haven't tried them in a game yet, but this is my thesis....until I hear differently or someone pushes a better argument. 



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Fair enough! I thought it might be something like that. I'm really curious about Custodes as I don't have any and haven't seen any being used at the local GW where I play most of my games.


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Finished the 1st squad of Custodes Guardians......bought the Talons of the Emperor box, so a Land Raider is next I think......

 

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Cape came out really nicely, great stuff - when do we get the army shot? ;)


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Hahaha, a few more months before the whole army is complete. Work just takes too much of my time, sadly.

My larger concern is if / when they allow 30k models with Custodes......it will be more months of painting adding Jet Bikes, Grav Tanks, and the new Custodes Flyer !!!

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Hahaha, a few more months before the whole army is complete. Work just takes too much of my time, sadly.

My larger concern is if / when they allow 30k models with Custodes......it will be more months of painting adding Jet Bikes, Grav Tanks, and the new Custodes Flyer !!!

 

Funnily enough the most recent WD has a teaser for a BL book coming soon that focuses on the Custodes (and Sisters of Silence) being roused to war in numbers for the first time since the Heresy.

 

Maybe it'll name drop a few 30k units to set a precedent! ph34r.png woot.gif


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