I' ll keep an eye on this. If I do not turn my DE Primaris into Al in the end, I am considering Death Spectres or the Black Dragons. There is just so little to start from, sadly.
You may want to take a look at my first stab at a Black Dragon, Xin Ceithan
The only thing I know that might give you some inspiration is that Antaeus, the Greek mythological being, resided in What we would now call North Africa. So perhaps trying to look up some ancient Libyan, Egyptian symbols, icons and aesthetics might help you modelling that particular chapter.
Another twist you could work on is that the original Antaeus couldn’t be defeated as long as he was touching the floor. You could make it an idiosyncrasy of the chapter that they favour land based war at all time and eschew flyers, jump packs etc.
I know it’s not much to go on but hopefully it helps a little.
Thanks for advice so far everybody. I'm reasonably well-versed in Indo-European mythologies and the Herculean kernel of inspiration for the Sons of Antaeus' name immediately sprang to mind. But I must confess, i hadn't considered taking it beyond the Greco-Roman Classical-ish aesthetic vibe to actually incorporate elements from the place his myth is situated or their method of engagement - so thanks for that, Mark0sian. The latter kinda sounds like the good ol' 3rd Ed Space Wolves rules concerning nobody other than Blood Claws having jump packs and nobody doing the teleporting thing
I suppose it's also possible that the 'wrestler' motif could be carried on wiht a profusion of double-powerfists and such [something that's now possible thanks to Horus Heresy resin and plastic kits]. And the habit of collecting skulls could uh .. yeah. Hm. Definitely something cool to go on with the Ancient North African vibe, anyway
And for that matter, could broaden it out by incorporating wrestling terms and such from a variety of other traditions for names and such.
At least in my head I'd like to think that the Flame Falcons were donning Orange Power armor just due to the lack of any chapter bearing the color.
Other than, of course, the Knights of Gryphonne, the Angels REdeemed, partially the Celebrants (about the mid-section ) , the greaves on the Fire Lords ((apparently also one greave on Howling Griffons quartered armour for some reason), the Fire Hawks from the same founding,... and, of course, the Tiger Claws (particularly their 'stripey' scheme] Also arguably a *particular era* of Blood Angels painting way back in 2nd edition [replete with a paint in the range literally called "Blood Angels Orange" for some reason].
I'm not sure there's ever been an official scheme or description for the Flame Falcons, in any case, but orange could very well be a visually striking one for 'em given the paucity of it on anything else in my 40k collection - so good observation there He'd certainly stand out quite nicely in amidst the dark corridors and shadowy-paletted Inquisition and such i've already got going! Now we just have to hope it's not as hard to do as yellow Thanks fo rthe suggestion.
Nice work on that FIre Hawk - i take it htat the shoulderpad there is Shapeways or similar?
Mk VI Armor with the Mentor's Birdhead from the Kill Team Box - the bird will face the enemy if it's on the right shoulder and the Beakie helmet will keep with the overall bird theme.
Paint it orange.
That was what came to my mind when I heard Fire Hawks - deathspectersgt7 nailed it 95%!
Legit suggestion. There's a *slight* issue insofar as teh Fire Hawks already canonically have a chapter-badge ... but given the Flame Falcons most definitely *don't*, there's no reason that can't be a starting point for theirs. Only need to justify why the chapter badge is on the right pauldron rather than the left then - for exmple by giving them terminator honour shoulderpads or good ol' studded Mk.VI like you've proposed.
Anyway, thanks for the good ideas, all - and please, by all means, keep 'em coming! I might start on a Fire Hawk to go with my Black Dragon next, since htey've got areasonable mount of detail to 'em already oto help getme started.
Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores
[truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir
[truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars
[truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
[Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
[truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway
[(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
[some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice
[attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
[the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]