From: Uraan Hask, Munitorum
To: Alvael von Muriax, Gvnr. Aegina Quintus
Request for aid acknowledged. Astartes designation Knights Cardinal. V company en route. Q. Iunius Scaevola commanding.
Thought for the Day: Take certainty in servitude, that you might not be free to doubt
So, like many a hobbyist, I recently acquired Dark Imperium (last Tuesday, to be precise). I split the box with a friend, and took the Primaris half, having long been a fan of truescaling and suchlike embiggening techniques. I decided, having mainly done small projects in the 31st Millennium, to go the whole hog and make a Primaris only successor chapter. The fact that I had a load of IX legion bits lying around decided the progenitor. Thus were born the Knights Cardinal, a fleet based chapter stuck deep in the Plague Wars (for now). They are named according to Roman conventions, but with different meanings, therefore the Praenomen (first one) indicates the Company, in this case 5th, the Nomen (middle one) marks him as belonging to one of the gens, or families, of the Chapter, which function almost like lodges, encouraging inter-company and inter-rank fraternisation, although Chapter rank determines one's position within the gens. The final name, the Cognomen, is the personal name, though this may alter over time, reflecting rank, position, or exploits.
The assembly was really easy, the only issues being the conversion work on the Captain, clipping away existing shoulder pads to replace them with BA ones, and basing the Inceptors in a way which didn't look like they would fall off their silly flying stands every time I attempted to transport them. As a recently graduated student, I have had a lot of free time to work on them, so this post will be something of an image dump, I'm afraid. More reasonably sized updates will follow, along with incredibly long silences.
So, here are the models, in various states of completion
Quintus Flavius Victorius (left) and Quintus Iunius Scaevola (who you have already seen)
Quintus Manius Caelestius and his Intercessors (completed)
Quintus Albius Venator (left) and Quintus Aemelius Bonosus and his Intercessors
Quintus Aurelius Domitianus and his Hellblasters
Quintus Albius Falconius and his Inceptors
And currently on the painting table, Quintus Julius Signifer (also the Hellblasters)
Thanks for reading
Edited by Idomeneus, 10 August 2017 - 09:54 PM.