Hey, my name is Mat and as you're about to find out, I'm the same as a lot of people on here...
I've been browsing this website for along time and with my brother, had an on-again-off-again relationship with Warhammer 40K. Well, this 8th edition has brought the fight back for both of us and we are delving into the grim darkness of the far future again.
I've always been a Space Marine fan... Aesthetically anyway. That is because (maybe controversially) I have never liked the Emperor aspect of 40K - it just doesn't sit with what is happening across the galaxy... I'm not a fan...
It has always been about how cool Space Marines look for me and the units I liked the look of are what always made it into my armies. I don't think that will ever change, so don't expect to see any Land Raiders posted anytime soon.
Anyway, I love the idea of the Relictors - a renegade chapter that is obsessed with alien artefacts and weaponry. This is the chapter I've decided to work on and I think I can have fun adding weapons and accessories from other armies to show this chapter's traits. This won't be every single unit, just hints here and there throughout the army and in particular any HQ choices.
I'm thinking of using some Chaos helmets mixed with some of the FW helmets to hint at the corruption and renegade nature of the chapter. Any skin colour will be really pale for the same reason.
I'm quite a neat painter but not to some of the standard on here, however, I'm a little older and more patient so I'm determined to do a good job. Stay tuned for some build photos over the next few days. Any advice or thoughts are most welcome. Cheers.