Coo, thank you everyone.
It's not canon, but I always saw the silver and blue pauldrons of my own Astral Claws company thusly:
- Silver Pauldrons, the old guard, ones who follow Huron, but did not approve of him and so are herded into the back end of the requisition line. They have the most banged-up plate, the older weapons, the hand-me-downs and all the pants jobs. They can be found with the black and yellow lioness, the old iconography.
- Silver pauldrons, gold rims, Veteran Sergeant of the old guard.
- One blue Pauldron, silver rims, these are the converts to Huron's cause, they will have the astral claws now familiar star and claw.
- Two blue Pauldrons, silver rims, veterans and committed to the new kool-aid. Better gear, better missions.
- Blue pauldrons, gold rims, Veteran Sgt of the Kool-aid variety, the best gear, best missions.
Like I said, just headcanon and you can absolutely make one of them Daon Akkad. I would be honoured by your skill sir.
That looks pretty reasonable to me; ta. Great; I'll have to dig out some bits and bobs for Akkad. I'm figuring a chain-fed heavy bolter for Cadence? *Muses on suitable bits for soil-sample pots*.
Have been following your work and Blog for Years now. Starting over on Warseer. Big big Fan.
Very kind, thank you. If you liked the Praetors of Calth, have a look in my signature for my more recent stuff
This is good stuff! Cannot wait to see you paint these AC up!
Then you will not have to wait long
Can't wait to see them finished
Cracking on with them, so hopefully not too long.
Huge fan of the Badab War, you're off to a flying start here!
Yeah, it's a fun setting. I would have loved to have done a similar marine civil war set in our own sector Antona Australis (check out the interactive map here), to explore and carve out some long-neglected or hinted-at Chapters like the Stellar Steeds, Kings Martial, Sons of Spectra, Ishilites, Emperor's Hawks, Hammers of the Emperor, Scarlet Blades, Adamants, Gatebreakers, Chapter Castellan or Lions of Sol, but Badab offered the reassuring hand of 'officialdom/canonicity' which makes the setting more accessible, so we plumped for that.
Where did you find that axe? It’s makes makes the pose so authoritative!! Truly very nice
It's from the Red Scorpions' Librarian honour guard. It's lurked in my bits box for years. I used the other one on my Iron Warriors character, Cjarn, for my Officio Monstrosa project. Side projects like this are always a great place to use cool bits that – for one reason or another – don't fit with your main projects.
I ended up having to carve it up a bit, removing the hand and cutting a new gap for the lower grip. After a bit of drilling and pinning, he was ready to look rather insouciant.
I went for the African-featured head on this bare-headed marine, just to add a bit more flavour and distinctiveness.
Well, I guess that's how GW
looks at non-whites as well, which is a bit unfortunate . (To be clear, that's not a critique aimed at you, just something that came to mind.) Anyway, the Kill Team looks very nice, I like the poses a lot.
I agree, there tends to be a slight awkwardness and occidentalism inherent in addressing race (and gender) in wargaming miniatures. In fairness I think GW are making good strides more recently, with new ranges like the Stormcast having a much more diverse cast of peoples – and all presented naturally, without comment. For what it's worth, I've always tried to include different ethnicities in my various forces, particularly my Guard, as I figure representation within my own stuff is the most effective way to highlight what I'd like to see. Also, it better reflects my vision of the 40k universe – and at the end of the day, that's my main drive for my hobby.
Thanks for the kind words on Clawthorn, too
Looking good apologist I love the heavy bolter marine that is easily one of my favourite weapons. If you need any transfers let me know and I can post you some still have the FW transfer sheet for these guys for the army that never got off the ground!
That's a really kind offer, thank you. I'm going to give these a try with the old paintbrush first, but I'll definitely keep it in mind. Ta!
Edited by Apologist, 13 August 2019 - 08:03 AM.