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Inq28 Vox Stellarum Truescale Adamantia

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started working on another truescale

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Latest Adamanticore . Did this as a bit of a homage to a piece of 3rd/4th ed art I've not been able to find again - yet somehow managed to remain embedded in my mind all these years. 

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This was originally supposed to be a Harii - but something just ... said to me that this should be an Adamanticore instead. 

 
It's always an interesting ... ordeal managing to get the best out of the Primaris sprues - non-repeating poses , yet working *with* the legs/torso aligmnets to get something *realistic* yet also suitably dramatic. 

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We'll integrate the miniature as another in the various Adamanticore astartes that've been 'thawed out' from pre-Fall Adamantia. 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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"The Door-Kicker's Ode" [Adamantine Traditional] 

"Smoke and dust
Enemies are crushed
Nothing left
Where a man once stood

I am the one
Camouflage and guns
Risk my life
To keep my people from harm
 
Authority
Vested in me
I sacrifice
With my brothers in arms
 
Through this doorway
What's on the other side
Never knowing
Exactly what I'll find

Locked and loaded
Voices screaming
Let's go!
Come on do it!
Here we go

[Chorus:]

Take a life
That others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
It's playing over and over in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows

Stay the course
Reasonable force
I believe
I serve a greater good


Through this doorway
What's on the other side
Never knowing
Exactly what I'll find
Locked and loaded
Voices screaming
Let's go
But I'm just doing what I'm told

[Chorus:]
Take a life
That others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
It's playing over and over in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows"

 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Enjoyable, almost Tolkienesque balladry there. Also (ahem) tune!

Like the mini too, and the monochromatic painting thereof :tu:
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Enjoyable, almost Tolkienesque balladry there. Also (ahem) tune!

Like the mini too, and the monochromatic painting thereof thumbsup.gif

Churr :D - although I can't really take credit for the writing there, literally just lifted it from the track [which is, itself, sampling from The Offspring's "Hammerhead"] - seemed appropriate to the vibe, had had it in my head since hearing it in relation to the miniature. 

As applies the miniature .. it's been a bit of an effort attempting to get the Enforcers sprue to play ball - a similar effect to how the Primaris sprues seem to go. They're good to produce one or two decent, dramatic, realistic posings per base legs/torso , and then you're into repeats with minor cosmetic alterations. A situation frustrated further by the Enforcers having the neck / head sub-assembly thing that the Necromunda designers seem to like so much ... and only two styles of head - helmeted or the one non-helmed sort.

It took .. too much work tbh, cutting down and then rebuilding hte neck from a Storm Trooper head so it'd fit on the Enforcer neck insert; because it's surprisingly easy to produce something that ... looks a little off in terms of actual human anatomy at that angle and twist. But we managed. And in the process, it completely transforms the dynamic and the direction of the miniature - twisting away and shouting orders , perhaps. 

As applies the colour-scheme - it turned up in my head as a perhaps more 'realistic' / 'subdued' semi-urban style battledress 


Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Another 'Warden' of sorts for Dzungaria - (mostly) human this time.

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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The Battle Of Ondlangr [Part 1 - An Escalatory Overture ] 

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Background - The Damyati Initiative : To Break The Manticore, To Tame A Land

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Prelude To War - An Uneasy Grasp 
 
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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Finally worked out what to do with the arm-socket on this 

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And a completion of the standard itself 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Yes, very good. It made me think of the history of Afghanistan rather, I don’t know if that was the intention. That “lines drawn on a map” line also seems quite familiar, I forget where from though.

It is a good theme, that external intervention should be met with unease and outright opposition. My only query/quibble - the Imperium tends to have a no nonsense approach to any internal dissent, usually resulting in orbital bombardment at the least. So while it’s all excellent and well written stuff, how does that fit into the universe we are presented with?
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Yes, very good. It made me think of the history of Afghanistan rather, I don’t know if that was the intention. That “lines drawn on a map” line also seems quite familiar, I forget where from though.

It is a good theme, that external intervention should be met with unease and outright opposition. My only query/quibble - the Imperium tends to have a no nonsense approach to any internal dissent, usually resulting in orbital bombardment at the least. So while it’s all excellent and well written stuff, how does that fit into the universe we are presented with?

Yup, legit question - and something I probably should have made clearer in the various previous commentary in the area. 

Basically, the way I see it ... the Imperium is a big place. And due to active necessity, large swathes of it are - broadly speaking - "self-governing". It's feudal, except magnified out on an unimaginable scale. With the larger the mosaic, the bigger the bits that aren't really actively-visible except from the localized regional centers. 

They're under Imperial sway, of course - and planets or systems or clusters will have Arbites precincts, Administratum basilicae, and so on and so forth ... yet whilist the Eye of Terra may be somewhat remote, it is not entirely unreaching - although the fist-fulls of fingers of Its mighty grasp may be even more rarely seen out in those parts in the normal course of things. 

That is to say - we often hear about how most Imperial citizens may go their entire lifetime .. indeed various planets may go centuries, millennia, without an Astartes ever setting foot on the place; however my contention is that in other places , even having the Imperial Guard come through is a relatively rare event.

Now yes, yes you're completely correct - when something goes overtly awry, as soon as it's found out, wheels start to grind into motion. It's just that the definitions for "awry", "as soon as", "wheels", and "grind into motion" are all quite flexible terms. 

In one part of the Imperium, the red-line for "awry" requiring destructive intervention may be something as high as open and overt Chaos worship - quite understandably. 
In others, the red-line is lower, but still practicable - Imperial Tithe doesn't come in? Intervention. 
And in others still, the situation is much more like .. well .. an appreciable swathe of European history - a minor confessional difference that's still *well* within the (broad) bounds of the Imperial Creed, leads to some eccentric Cardinal or puritan local lord declaring a Crusade of Faith against heresy; a trade-dispute between local noble houses that would barely cause a ripple outside the region and would pass entirley unnoticed below even the 'footnote' status of the Administratum's compilations of galactic events or segmentum happenings on Terra ... nevertheless tears apart a bloody swathe across a dozen worlds and may include quite literally apocalyptic violence if these brushfire wars burn out of hand for too long. 

The Badab War is a bit of an extreme example - because, of course, it DID go far enough that it turned into an actual, proper, large-scale Imperial Compliance featuring multiple Marine chapters fighting each other simultaneously. And there are good reasons for that - what had previously been a confrontation between small-scale regional powers (if memory serves, some feudal trade houses behaving poorly as they jockeyed for position ... weakening the Maelstrom Cordon war-effort in the process ... thus leading to a certain local lord by the name of Huron deciding to take matters into his own hands to re-enforce order) 'boiled over' in no small part to do with the identity of the major figure involved [Huron, an Astartes Chapter Master, because even ten thousand years later, the Horus Heresy casts a *long* shadow ...] 

But for the most part, I suspect that there is an awful lot of 'local politics' that goes on entirely un-cared-for by the broader Imperium; and by 'Broader Imperium' I of course mean anywhere between the duly empowered authorities to act in that region [e.g. a Sector Governor], and the actual centralized Imperial authority on Terra, the Segmentum throneworlds, etc. In much the same way as happenings inside the United States - it only rises to being a 'federal matter' when something either becomes bigger than the region, or crosses some aforementioned 'red line' for intolerable conduct [and actually gets noticed by those in whatever level of 'federal' power]. 

Now, as for how/why all of that relates to Adamantia ...

The basic setup is that it *was* an Astartes-headed stellar domain following the Chapter's founding in late M35 - the general disorder accompanying the Age of Apostasy rather faciltitating what would otherwise be a notable departure from the usual status quo [other than Ultramar - wherein, on a much larger scale, this is all pretty much 'life normal']; and, not coincidentally, making it an oasis of stability and order relative to much of the rest of the Imperium at that time. This is partially because the entire thing has been pseudo-engineered by shadowy Inquisition / AdMech backers - some of the same sorts behind the 21st Founding shenanigans, Afriel Strain, etc. ; and therefore actively facilitated, fostered, and shielded in a manner that would be rather unlikely to recur elsewhere. 

And then, of course, over the next span of centuries ... envious eyes and legitimate scrutiny start to take an impact. Culminating in a more *overt* [rather than covert] exterior involvement in the place. A full-on Crusade happens - driven by the usual suspects ... Mechanicus and Inquisition with their own covetous eyes upon the tech and other resources of the Spoil. 

This smashes apart Adamantia as it was - it's the Fall or Sundering that I keep making reference to, circa M38. 

Now, following that ... the region doesn't just go away. The people who 'broke' it aren't really too interested in 'putting it back together' [and not least because some of those former are the Minotaurs] - they just move on to their next various schemes (up until it turns out they haven't actually gotten *everything* out of the Spoil, hence the .. renewed interests that turn up later on). 

What moves in? What begins the long, slow process of rebuilding some form of authority and structure after it's all been reduced to ruins previously? Same thing that always moves into a disaster-zone in such circumstances. Petty warlords, profiteering merkants, a few genuine good souls on missions to Save The World, the occasional exterior oversight from whatever large-scale supra-national or institutional thing thinks it *should* be there ... and an eclectic combination of migrating tribes and the locals/natives desperately struggling to maintain/keep/retain/retake command of their own destiny. 

Now, there's been about three and a half millennia since the Sundering for the region of Adamantia to forment and ferment we might say; and over that time, there's been several attempts by interested power-players from both nearby and further afield to 'do something' with it. I've previously written about a few of these examples. They don't tend to last for too long. The foreign-sourced 'interventions' [the Darians, etc.] tend to bleed themselves dry attempting to occupy areas that are somewhere between Scythia and Afghanistan or suffer 'mysterious' failures and assassinations as the result of the Harii, the Dead Stars, and other such watchful protectors of the Spoil. The domestically-elevated puppets don't tend to do much better. The only long-term powers that manage to maintain a reasonable continuity of rule are the small Princely State type fiefdoms - realms that are very much of Adamantia, presided over by Adamantians (or, in some rare cases, neighbouring groups that moved in and actually *did* acclimatize - rather like some of the Hunnic regimes in NW Indian sphere] , and don't tend to ammount to too terribly much so don't wind up getting squashed by the exterior regional powers as a potential putative threat. They scrabble by and they scrabble along, occasionally scrabbling against each other - and with the Gathering of the Clans we began all of this with , effectively being one of the mechanisms designed to keep that last part in a more active check. 

It's important to note that none of this - for the most part - is taking place 'outside' the Imperial aegis. Nobody's rising up and attempting to cast down the Eagle [again, with some *occasional* exceptions]. The 'official' Imperium doesn't much care what's going on in Adamantia over most of this period because ... well ... it's just re-arranging some deckchairs and who's sitting in them. There's no cause to convene a Crusade, send in dozens of regiments of Guard etc. During early M42, things start to  get a bit different because it's become apparent that there are, indeed, rather important resources for the ongoing war efforts to reclaim the Imperium from its *own* Sundering about that time. But that comes a bit later following what I've written about two posts up.

But in the period prior to that - the Imperial authorities involved are basically just the shadowy sorts that have had some sort of nefarious not-quite-interest in Adamantia [or, more specifically, what lies *beneath* Adamantia] or a general and dispassionate desire to 'reform' a troublesome and sub-optimal 'mountainous' [metaphorically speaking] portion of the Imperium into something more generally useful. 

Or they're Imperial figures that are roped in to assisting some neighbouring group that wishes to garner powerful backing via hook or crook to do the 'colonization' efforts themselves. 

The Markhor fit into this as being part of that aforementioned Damyati Initiative that's ... the product of both sorts of less-direct Imperial attention. It's not about crusading through and smashing up a bunch of actually-still-Imperial 'hill clans' - because the resources aren't really there to spare for such shenanigans , even were it for some reason considered a desirable and defensible expenditure of men and materials. So instead, the idea is that somebody else - the latest in a long line of groups to be not-quite-on-the-books 'selected' to hold a baronet [or, in this case, khanate, satrapy-rite] over a portion of the region is empowered to get in there and start slowly congealing Adamantia [or part thereof] back into something more orthodox and more easily controlled. 

Which, to put it bluntly, is going to go about as well as this sort of thing seemingly almost *always* does in Terran history for the past four thousand years or so in the relative region I'm basing all of this off ...

[oh, also, you're on the right *general* track with the Afghanistan point - but not quite :P ] 


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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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And, in terms of those guardians of Adamantia that tend to take a bit of an unimpressed view about the foreign upstarts showing up from time to time ...

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Something, somewhere a little more... Mesopotamian perhaps?

I won’t apologise for having prompted you to write all that additional information as it was a good read, but I do apologise for not having a more in-depth response to it.

I like the not-enforcer (or is he a not-Van Saar?) and his halberd/glaive type weapon.
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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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A Second Manyu 

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Once again, one of the Blackstone Fortress cultists, suitably Imperialized - and also covering over the rather unfortunate gaps that are all over the snap-fit models. 


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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Yeah those BF cultists are great value little models, I hope they keep them in-print for a while. I find that cutting the snaps and gluing does reduce their gappiness.

The subtle details to imperialise them work well.
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House Asynjur

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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The forges of Chitra-Tvashtar never sleep .. ongoing progress at adding vehicles to the Spoil. 

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am just about finished building at 1/35 scale M113 for a ... not-quite truescale Rhino - we'll call it an explorator pattern or something. 
 

Am also most of the way through painting a (regular) Rhino - pending working out appropriate identification markings by picking my way through Scythian Tamga markings etc. 
 
And I *finally* got the tracks sorted on that 1/35 scale Bradley I've had on the agenda for some months now. 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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The forges of Chitra-Tvashtar never sleep .. ongoing progress at adding vehicles to the Spoil. 

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am just about finished building at 1/35 scale M113 for a ... not-quite truescale Rhino - we'll call it an explorator pattern or something. 
 

Am also most of the way through painting a (regular) Rhino - pending working out appropriate identification markings by picking my way through Scythian Tamga markings etc. 
 
And I *finally* got the tracks sorted on that 1/35 scale Bradley I've had on the agenda for some months now. 

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Mind doing a side by side (primaris would be nice too, for scale) for the not-quite truescale and the regular metal box?


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At the risk of making myself feel like a used car salesman ... per your request: 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Undecided as to whether an Ondlangr Defender or Adamantia Aeternia - not that there necessarily has to be a difference

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Ooh, love both of those guys. The second especially is a great subtle conversion, very nice work. Love how much that head contributes to the pose.
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Finished basic paintwork on the truescale not-quite-rhino - lense effect isn't *quite* showing up in pictures, but they look rather glassy IRL. 
 
I've done some basic markings with the shields on bow and stern - bronze (adamantine) colouration, for Adamantine units; silver detailing on the sword and skull, for type of unit it's attached to. 
 
Although those large grey spaces clearly require more - stenciled lettering, numbering etc. once I've thought a bit further about how to implement that and what it is that I want to implement. Large icons on the sides always seemed a bit odd, because they'd be fine aiming points of reference for enemy gunners. 

I should also *probably* work on installing pintle-mounted weaponry - and, for that matter, a somewaht more modern Adamantine equivalent to a havoc launcher. 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]

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Good job on the M113-turned-Rhino.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Another defender for Ondlangr 

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Vox Stellarum efforts:
The Unyielding Adamanticores [truescale Astartes, auxilia, and sectorial AdMech; M37/38]
The Haunting Harii of Hvergelmir [truescale Astartes ... and associates]
The Unification Wars [truescale Thunder Warriors, (Proto-)Astartes, Army of Unification, Aegyptian-style Proto-Mechanicus raiders, etc.]
Combat Archaeology [Tomb Raiding for Fun & Prophet]
Horus Heresy [truescale loyalist IVth, VIIIth; Agents of the Sigillite; VIth; and so much more; and Umbral's amazing Traitors]
The Worlds-Wide Webway [(Dark) Eldar, Imperial Inquisition, an a-maze-ing realmweave of fear and wondermeant]
Thorian Inquisition [some rather different Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, true-scale Fire Hawks, Black Dragon, Inquisitor and associates, etc.]
For Whom The Great Bell Tolls Thrice [attempts to put the 'priest' back in 'tech-priest' with more-medieval mechanicus]
InquisiNecronMunda [the log that incepted it all - at least two Inquisitors, truescale Deathwatch, local enforcers, cultists, etc.]





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