I started the prep work for Loyalty and Treachery today. I have a number of sprues and unfinished models that are Heresy related, but then 8th edition came out, etc. However, it's time to jump back into those darkest days of the Imperium.
"Loyalty is it's own reward."
- Lion El'Jonson, primarch of the first legiones astartes, the Dark Angels
I came to feel these sons of Caliban are true brothers within the legion. We have fought together, we have bled together, welcomed extant humanity into the Imperium together, and destroyed worlds together. Yet, we cannot hate together. We are betrayed, together, and have sworn the same oaths of vengeance and punishment against the traitors. Yet, they are not the brothers with whom I built the foundation for the Emperor's realm. So few of us remain.
I had started this a while back.
Since then the twin-linked heavy bolter is really not an option for 40k. I decided to redo the magnetization on the weapon arm and take a page from, well, everyone and re-position the torso.
Use the drill hole as a guide for marking the other side of the ball joint.
A lot of patience and careful slicing with an X-acto knife got a clean separation.
In my guide to the GC&HH era Dark Angels I talked about how important heraldry was to the visual their identity compared to the other black-clad legions who, shall we say, established early market share. The real kicker though is the robes. Two images, in particular, are what I think about when I visualize the First Legion: the cover of Fallen Angels and that one picture of Merir Astelan and a few others looking like knightly versions of Batman. So of course I want all my infantry to have some form of robe. One massive trawl through every Games Workshop space-marine-with-cloth-on-them-image I could find and I had a visual sketch guide.
Edited by jaxom, 11 April 2020 - 10:16 PM.