Some spectacular conversion and paint work there Bet you’re loving the new Forge Father.
Thanks man! I really am, between the forgefather and helping my friend figure out how to play the vanguard primaris I really got the urge to come back and do more on this project.
Always keen to see HH etc. bitz on Primaris - for some reason they go together very well a lot of the time. Interesting and very worthwhile choices with the helmet [that's on], the bayonet attachment ... and i can't quite work out where that sword-blade's from, but it looks familiar - FW tartaros praetor?
Meanwhile, i noticed with the helmet [that's off] with the plume, due to the lack of visor [plus plume], it seems almost to recall a Unification-era aesthetic - adding to the cool and barbaric vibe. Keep it up!
The Bayonet is a sons of Horus axe without the handle and power pack. Bingo on the sword blade, I cut it down a bit and put a new hilt on it too. It was an unintentional Unification aesthetic but now I've seen it I can't unsee it! I like it...
Cool conversions and paint work. Really love the theme of trench fighting loyalists
Thank you dude!
Very nice start
Plenty of pictures of the stuff I have built so far:
Here's a lot of pictures of where I've gotten so far with everything, lots to do and tidy up still. C&C very welcome on anything you see.
Chapter Master, Roorland Taurí "The Iron Bull":
The lieutenant needs a little bit of work I think, not too sure what it is about the pose but it doesn't look right to me.
And also a little bit of lore written so far:
He checked the map on his heads up display one last time. They were initiating a decapitation strike on the traitor guardsmen who’s command structure were holled up in a well hidden set of bunkers and trenches built into the side of an enormous cliffside. The majority of the Iron Taurans forces were to assault the frontlines of the rest of the traitor’s trenches and emplacements hitting them hard in five different places at the same time. Meanwhile a small strike team would make their way to the command centre. Roorland looked over at the Chief Librarian as he was floating inside the red lit interior of the Thunderhawk with his arms outstretched and eyes closed. He had been told that it took a great amount of effort to be able to hide the heat signatures and sound from a Thunderhawk moving faster than the speed of sound. He wasn’t sure it was even possible but he had been assured that it was, with the smell of burning ozone filling his nostrils the Chapter Master checked his weapons for the final time as the counter on his HUD ticked down to the 30 seconds until touch down. The other marines in the gunship all performed their personal pre battle rituals and 10 green lights flicked on on Roorland’s HUD. 5 Intercessors and 5 Reivers all readied their weapons as the ramp was lowered and the darkness and howling wind rose to meet them.
Moving over the ridge that the Thunderhawk had landed behind the marines were met with a wall of mist, instinctively they formed a protective circle around the Chapter Master and Librarian. Roorland could feel something wasn’t right with the mist and Chief Librarian Pelagon confirmed that.
++ This mist is not natural, vox is jammed but will warn the others ++
The mist was getting thicker and Roorland was struggling to be able to see the Marine in front of him. His armour was seizing up making it difficult to breathe and keep moving forward. He could hear whispering that was getting louder and louder until it was deafening. “Brother, Brother, BROTHER” on and on they chanted in voices he had never heard before. He stumbled and the marine in front of him disappeared, as he raised his head back up he was out of the mist and into the traitor’s trenches by himself. At the end of the trenchline an Astarte in silver power armour with yellow hazard stripes turned to face him and smiled.