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Horus Heresy Legions project


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I've started a project to paint one member of each of the Legiones Astartes, as they appeared at the time of the Horus Heresy. Most of them will be MkIII Legionaries from Burning of Prospero; I've already painted Terminator Captain Steloc Aethon and Dark Apostle Kurtha Sedd from Betrayal at Calth as their canon Legions some time ago, and I obviously have Ahzek Ahriman and Geigor Fell-Hand to represent their Legions, but I may end up doing regular Legionaries for those, as well.

 

This is the Flickr album containing all the finished models.

 

So far, not counting Aethon and Sedd, I've finished members of the I and III Legions, with the IV and V in progress along with Geigor and Ahriman:

 

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The bases are unfinished because I've belatedly decided to get some sculpted bases for them.


Edited by Ascanius, 24 January 2019 - 11:52 PM.

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Nice work and a very cool project. All 18 Legions, because there were only ever 18 Legions... not 20... just 18. Honest
Feel free to visit my blog:

http://classicastartes.blogspot.co.uk

It's a mix of old school 40k, Horus Heresy and Fallout goodness!

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Wow these are looking great. I literally only finished a similar project like this about a week ago:

http://www.bolterand...isplay-project/

 

I cant wait to see your own take on it. I'll be keeping track of your progress with interest to see if there is any way to improve upon my own display project.

 

This is mine:

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Love it, Jester. I probably won't have a display quite as impressive as that in the end, but it looks great! I especially like the way you've gone all-in on building and posing the models; I don't have enough bitz to do that myself, but I do intend to include a couple of choices here and there.

 

I've finished off the Iron Warriors Legionary:

 

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Edited by Ascanius, 28 January 2019 - 12:07 AM.

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I've also finished the White Scars Legionary.

 

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And of course now I spot the white on the elbow in that last picture. Nice.


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Finished off Geigor Fell-Hand as representative of the VI Legiones Astartes:

 

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I'll paint the hand scroll on his power claw when I come back to apply transfers to the whole lot.


Edited by Ascanius, 28 January 2019 - 12:22 PM.

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Finished off the models for the VII and VIII Legions:

 

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Realised belatedly I forgot their eye lenses, so I'll fix that while I'm painting the Blood Angels model.



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Finished my Blood Angel:
 
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Finished off the Iron Hands and World Eaters models:

 

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The World Eater looks great! The bloodstains add so much character.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' 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.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks, Bjorn! As you can see, I went to town with another technical paint . . .

 

Finished my Death Guard model:

 

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Sneakily, the Raven Guard model has jumped the queue.

 

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Looking good, really loving the filth on the death guard.  How did you do it? and are you going pre-heresy or during hersey? I was torn between doing lunar wolves or sons of horus paint scheme as I much prefer lunar wolves scheme but I wanted everything else to be during.


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The symbol on his right forearm looks disturbingly similar to the Brand of Sacrifice, from the Berserk manga/anime/video games. Are you a fan?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' 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.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Looking good, really loving the filth on the death guard.  How did you do it? and are you going pre-heresy or during hersey? I was torn between doing lunar wolves or sons of horus paint scheme as I much prefer lunar wolves scheme but I wanted everything else to be during.

 

The Death Guard filth is literally just an all-over light smearing of Typhus Corrosion.

 

The project is as of the start of the Heresy, in the Istvaan/Calth time frame. The World Eaters are still blue and white, but the Sons of Horus are green and the Word Bearers are red.

 

These models were done back in October 2017:

 

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Given that, I didn't want to make the Death Guard model look too diseased, but since I'm also very unlikely to ever paint an Istvaan-era Death Guard model again, I figured I'd make him look as grimy as possible.

 



The symbol on his right forearm looks disturbingly similar to the Brand of Sacrifice, from the Berserk manga/anime/video games. Are you a fan?

 

A coincidence, I'm afraid. I was attempting to scale down a Polynesian-style marking I'd seen on a Carcharodons tank on Pinterest, as a suggestion that this particular Space Marine might be from the same background as the presumed Legion exiles who eventually founded that chapter.






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