I'm interested. I picked up Tooth and Claw a couple days ago; I will return with a name, a bit of fluff and some photos when they are painted. I think the forum will appreciate my Intercessor modeling. ^^
Edit: I join the Fang!
I had fun painting Torvind's axe; I know Primaris Battle Leaders can't take Frost Axes, but I felt like painting it anyway. I used a multiple-thin-coat application of White Scar, followed by some thinned Aethermatic Blue, to generate a similar effect to the "ice weapons" tutorial Warhammer TV came out with; after all, I believe Guilliman Blue's out of production and I don't have Coelia Greenshade, so I couldn't copy the recipe exactly.
Torvind Bjornsten, one of the Huskarls of Ragnar Blackmane's Great Company, has been allowed to lead his own, independent force, by the name of the Hounds of Bjornsten. He and his men are exemplars of the Wolves' combat style, bolter-shots ringing out across the battlefield as they rush the enemy, followed by violent crushing and cracking noises as they close into bloody melee. His honor guard includes:
Hjorulf Leifvar, Primaris Intercessor Pack Leader. Hjorulf is Torvind's first counsel in most matters (aside from a certain Redemptor Dreadnought, who will be added in when he's painted), and often is forced into an overarching leadership role in Torvind's absence.
Steiharr Kennet, Primaris Intercessor Veteran. Steiharr is a veteran of the Ultima Founding, born of the laboratories of Belisarius Cawl instead of the frigid mountains of Fenris. As a result, his mannerisms are quite different from his squadmates. Steiharr has often been known to refer to the Emperor as the Omnissiah, as the Cawlborn are sometimes known to, and Steiharr, uniquely among his Chapter, holds the Codex Astartes in high regard. He often takes up the position of squad tactician, and his differing perspective has regularly come in handy; Steiharr is far more of an intellectual than his squadmates.
Njarl Ingvard, Primaris Intercessor Gunner. Njarl is a hot-headed youngblood, and is often quick to jump to action. He was assigned to Hjorulf's squad on account of the presence of a veteran of the Ultima Founding, as well as the guiding leadership of Hjorulf himself. Njarl has been allowed to handle the squad's assault weapon, as he carries an underbarrel grenade launcher attached to his rifle. This pleases him greatly.
Korrvald Svartbrandt, Primaris Intercessor Fighter. The squad's close-combat expert, Korrvald is the sole member of the squad to have been born prior to the Ultima Founding. Korrvald was Pack Leader of a pack of Grey Hunters when he volunteered to be among the first to attempt the Rubicon Primaris surgery; while he barely survived, he used the new gifts of his augmentation to train the first-wave Primaris Marines assigned to him in the art of melee combat. He effectively acts as a secondary pack leader for the squad; in the few instances Hjorulf has fallen, the pack turns to Korrvald for guidance. Korrvald kept several pieces of his original armor, in honor of his days as a Grey Hunter, including his ancient Mark III "Iron" helmet, which dates back to the Horus Heresy; it is said among the pack (never directly in front of Korrvald) that Korrvald's helmet originally belonged to the mighty Bjorn Fell-handed himself. Korrvald, upon hearing this rumor, simply chuckled and refused to speak on it. (Note: difference in lighting and photography is because I had this idea while writing this and performed a headswap and full repaint of the head, whereas the other pictures were taken all together. There's more natural light at my desk during the day than during the evening, and Photoshop's automatic color correction works better with more natural light.)
Lothar Jormund, Primaris Intercessor: Lothar served alongside Njarl in their first pack; the pair were the only survivors after an engagement with the Genestealer Cult of the Ivory Shadow. Lothar wears a pendant gifted to him by a member of the Wolf Guard who he served alongside in his first engagement, as an honor for saving his life; unbeknownst to Lothar, that very member of the Wolf Guard continues to serve alongside him, as Heimdal Torbjorn, Redemptor Dreadnought.
More to come when I finish my Aggressors and Redemptor!
Edited by Zephaniah Adriyen, 03 March 2020 - 03:34 PM.