"Strength without wisdom breeds nothing but savagery
Wisdom without strength promises nothing but extinction"
Welcome all to the Elara's Veil. This is something I have wanted to do since finishing Spear of the Emperor again. I've had such a burning desire to paint my primaris space marines as Emperor's Spears.
First up we have some Reivers. I decided to start painting them up because I am really looking forward to the Shadowspear box. I have yet to apply any transfers to the models I have finished thus far mostly because I don't want to run out of them. You are also going to notice a variety of bare headed marines partly because I want to represent the cultural variety of Nemeton and attempt some red tattoos on their face that will inevitably look like very strange and horrible head wounds, but also because I like the diversity they bring to the squads.
The golden boltgun cases, black webbing and pouches are based on the artwork and the clear plastic layer pages (pages that layer on top of each other showing the breakdown of the armour from fully armed to a a muscled Astartes with just a loincloth) of the index Astartes.
Next up with have some Intercessors with Stalker Bolt Rifles. You can just make out a my attempt at a tattoo on the marines' face. Initially I was going to mark these guys up as Paragons so they could as they tend to focus on commanders or champions being a somewhat secretive brotherhood.
A common theme will be the lack of helmet crests of my sergeants, purely because I only have two lying around from my MkIII marines that I didn't use on my Thousand Sons. So it may only be the Warleader (Captain) and Battleguards (Lieutenants) that end up with crests.
Now to try and keep true with the Index Astartes the Spears in that Firstborn and Primaris mix freely in a Warhost and no distinction is made between them, even going as far to fight in mixed units. Obviously rules wise harder to pull off but I wanted to add some Firstborn marines to the army. So far I have a devastator and a Vanguard veteran, with the veteran being painted up as Paragon. The inverted trident on his helmet isn't as clean as I'd like due to the crux right in the middle of it.
That is everything completed or nearing completion so far. My personal favourite so far is the helmeted reiver. I am currently working on the rest of the Reivers and I am planning on finishing off my Repulsor's turret before moving onto the main hull of the tank.
Edited by Archidamus, 17 March 2019 - 10:35 PM.