I just wanted to say thankyou for all the kind words welcoming me! It means a lot.
Anyway, time for a quick update!
I have found all my assembled (or partially assembled) 1st Legion models. Many of them are (Either partially, mostly, or fully) undercoated. However, that was not a good day, as I completely messed up undercoating them, leaving them with this horrific cracked texture. I was filled with so much despair, that I actually haven't even looked at them since then (I was very sad). But now I plan to strip the paint from them, and undercoat them PROPERLY this time, before proceeding to paint them. As such, here they are!
At the back we have a Sicaran Venator (completely unpainted, and still missing it's sponsons), five Tactical Support Marines with Meltaguns, and a Deimos Pattern Rhino.
In the middle, we have the rest of my first Tactical Squad (I still need to pin the Vexilla to that particular Marine, so it's just sitting on his base). The Sergeant is carrying a Power Sword (to be run as a Calibanite War Blade) and Bolt Pistol. Might be hard to see from the photo, but another Legionnaire has a Nuncio Vox. My Master of Signals is accompanying them.
In the front, we have the first four members of my Despoiler Squad. I think these are absolutely fantastic models, as they came with very dynamic poses, which really convey a sense of action. The Sergeant is carrying a Power Axe, Bolt Pistol, and Melta Bombs. I plan to eventually run these guys in conjunction with a Heavy Support Squad armed with Stasis Shells rocket launchers, as, if done properly, this could mean that the Despoiler Squad (except for the Sergeant with his axe) could be hitting even WS 5 enemies on a 3+, thanks to the Legion's "Mastery of the Blade" special rule.
Really looking forward to salvaging (and then painting these models), as I think Forge World did a great job with them.
I'll just leave you guys with some mock-ups I've made (thanks to Microsoft Paint) of a potential Legion Champion conversion that I'm considering. It is based on the Power/Artificer Armoured White Scars Praetor, and would make use of the Sword from existing Legion Champion. I would also erase any White Scars insignia (as well as probably those things at the waist, though I didn't do that in the pictures below). The plan is also to sculpt a cloak for him, before giving him a Forge World Dark Angels head. I'm not sure which head yet, but it will either be the unhelmeted one, or the helmeted one shown below. It's also possible that, if I do give him a helmet, that I might put some wings on it.
Possibility 1: Unhelmeted
Possibility 2: Helmeted
Possibility 3: Helmeted, with wings
Sorry, I forgot to mention what I have sitting in reserve, currently awaiting assembly!
It is as follows:
-Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner
-Storm Eagle Assault Gunship
-10-man Legion Reconnaissance Squad
-5 more Tactical Support Marines with Melta Guns
-6 more Despoilers
-5 plastic Cataphractii Terminators (though I intend to eventually have a squad of 10, and plan to get a couple of weapons from Forge World before I assemble them)
Edited by Calibanite Knight Angel, 26 July 2019 - 04:39 AM.