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Vigilus Must Fall - A Black Legion Escalation Force

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"As the Warp changed my flesh, my brothers in the Eighth legion shunned me. But the Black Legion welcomed my brotherhood and showed me a new path. We are not shackled by our fathers. We can become something greater." - Legionnaire Tor Valdred, Formerly of the Night Lords, Oathsworn of the Black Legion.

 

Pictured below while deployed for the Vigilus conflict, Valdred displays the mutated facial features that drove him out of his former legion, likely as a form of psychological warfare against the human defenders of the world. Note the extreme coloration of the skin and the yellow, glowing eyes.

 

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So, after all these years, it would appear that Games Workshop will finally make good on their promises and release a refreshed range of Chaos Space Marine models. Coincidentally, I have an escalation league themed around the Vigilus conflict starting on the 22nd of January and almost everyone signed up has chosen some form of Imperium force. That will not do, no sir. So begins my journey back to the faction that started it all for me!

 

As a head up, this will probably be more of a "Hall of Honor" thread as I personally don't want to provide updates on unpainted miniatures at this point in my hobby life. You'll also notice I've gone with a decidedly more old-school basing scheme. This comes from my formative memories of White Dwarf around the time of Medusa V and this thread will certainly pay homage to the days of that campaign and the 3.5 Chaos Space Marines Codex.

 

Anyway, let me know your feedback! Cheers! 


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Oh wow those look really great and you managed to take proper pictures as well. Gonna follow this thread for sure!


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Valdred looks ace, I'm really excited to see what you'll create for your army!


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Is that a Death Guard helm? Also I love your highlights, they're so crisp!

 

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Looks killer, great use of that helm!

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Hmmm... This looks like it'll be interesting.

 

The use of the Death Guard helmet is very clever. Gives me ideas for my own World Eaters or Emperor's Children.



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So begins my journey back to the faction that started it all for me!

 

...and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.

 

Outstanding work, outstanding theme, loving these Black Crusaders, Brother.


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That's a nice paintjob and headswap, I think the face may have benefitted from a lighter colour, to make it stand out a bit more.



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Oh wow those look really great and you managed to take proper pictures as well. Gonna follow this thread for sure!

  

Valdred looks ace, I'm really excited to see what you'll create for your army!

  
Thanks guys! Right now I have the contents of Blackstone Fortress plus a few assorted Plague Marines sitting on my painting desk. Lots to do before the 22nd!

Is that a Death Guard helm? Also I love your highlights, they're so crisp!
 
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Looks killer, great use of that helm!

  

Hmmm... This looks like it'll be interesting.
 
The use of the Death Guard helmet is very clever. Gives me ideas for my own World Eaters or Emperor's Children.

As you all correctly surmised, it is a Death Guard helm. While I won't get into my intense dislike of the kit in this thread, some of the individual bits are quite lovely and work perfectly well with any traitor force, such as this broken helmet.  




 

So begins my journey back to the faction that started it all for me!
 
...and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.
 
Outstanding work, outstanding theme, loving these Black Crusaders, Brother.
 
Thanks, brother! It means a lot to me to hear that from you. Keep up the good work in the N&R topics!

 

That's a nice paintjob and headswap, I think the face may have benefitted from a lighter colour, to make it stand out a bit more.

Hmm. I see what you're saying but I wanted to get across the Warp shifting his flesh into something more demonic and I wanted to keep it consistent with how I will paint demon flesh on other models. I'm going of Garfy's formula on Tale of Painters, so it comes out into a rich sort of purplish-red (if I do it correctly).
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That's a nice paintjob and headswap, I think the face may have benefitted from a lighter colour, to make it stand out a bit more.

Hmm. I see what you're saying but I wanted to get across the Warp shifting his flesh into something more demonic and I wanted to keep it consistent with how I will paint demon flesh on other models. I'm going of Garfy's formula on Tale of Painters, so it comes out into a rich sort of purplish-red (if I do it correctly).

 

 

I was thinking a paler purple, so still daemonic, perhaps like some of the Slaanesh stuff. Regardless, if it's going to be across several models in the force as a unifying/consistent element, I think it'll look good.


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That is a fantastic looking model. The headswap turned out great.

 

I was planning on finishing building and painting the rest of the BSF models before I touched the CSM, but I think I'm going to change that. I've been trying to decide if I want to paint them as Black Legion to go with the game or Night Lords to match my army. I think you just convinced me to go with BL. Your model looks great in black.


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Awesome work mate, can't wait to see what you have in store for us. The helmet is a great idea, will have to use it myself on a fell champion of the Black Legion!


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That’s really cool man :tu: :tu:

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Nicely done, although they are well painted I think the highlights are almost too much in some places - like the back of his right hand. They are very sharp lines though and round some of the fiddliest bits too so kudos for pulling that off! I suspect this may be one of those situations that is less noticeable in person than on camera though.

Looking forward to seeing more.

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That is amazing mate, I love the head you used it gives it a proper chaos lurking within look.


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Looking forward to this :tu:
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Awesome paint job and the helmet choice really ‘caps’ it off.

Will be checking back in on these traitors for sure!

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Great work as ever - those extreme highlights are crisp - although they look a little stark on the black - would you consider making the mid-tone highlight thicker to give a less steep gradient?

 

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