Tag: Deathguard

Principia Belicosa: Deathguard Introduction.

“Say what you like about the Fourteenth Legion. They are mean, ugly bastards but tenacious. There’s no one else I’d rather have by my side in a war of attrition, and almost anyone else I’d rather have against me.” – Ferrus Manus Resilience Determination Stubbornness Weathering. All words you could attribute to the 14th Legion,…
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#Returntoisstvan – December 1st deadline!

Time is what we want, but what we use worst. William Penn Can you believe it was May that we launched this challenge? A deadline of December the first seemed so ludicrously far away. So why am I panicking to get the army painted now? Of the 15 Justaerin, 10 reavers and Abaddon for the…
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#returntoisstvan Blog Post 6. Tenebrism.

Every project is a chance to explore something new. A new paint, or a new a paint range. A new technique. A new colour that’s intimidated us. I’ve just come across a phrase that fits what I’ve vaguely reaching for, blindly and befuddled. It’s an art style known as tenebrism, developed by the master Caravaggio.…
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Tutorial: Infantry Weathering Course Guide

Gathering together all 32mm infantry scale weathering tutorials in one handy location (plus a bonus weathering special). A must for all fans weathered and grim dark. How to create microchipping on infantry scale miniatures. How to apply weathering powder to a miniature. How to apply oil paints to create oil stains, modulation, and staining. How…
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#returntoIsstvan: Blog post 4 – summer heat and straying eyes.

I’m hot. Really hot. I can hear the chortle of Australian readers, but there’s a reason I live on a cool damp rock (Britain). The #returntoisstvan project feels like it’s hit that 4 week wall. If you’ve ever been on a diet you know what I’m talking about. Week 1: Why I love salad! Week…
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Horus Heresy Deathguard Army Commission.

You are the Death Guard. By your hand shall justice be delivered, and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds. Attributed to Captain Garro, Hero of the Imperium. Heresy modeling offers us a wonderful opportunity to weather miniatures. The Deathguard dial that up to 11. Getting the balance of the white is tricky. Too weathered it…
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#returntoisstvan Month 1 round-up.

The project launched with a BANG and has continued apace. Even with Forgeworld’s doors being closed there is still some hot heresy action as modelers rifle through their mountain of unpainted resin and plastic.  The project is still in its early stages, refining itself with each new conversation. A date has been set to complete…
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#returntoisstvan – Visual Library of Choral City, The Precentors Palace & Siren Hold.

Istvaan III had two primary battlefronts: The Precentor’s Palace and The Siren Hold within Choral City. The images have been gathered from the Forge World’s Betrayal and the Horus Heresy Trading Card game. Unfortunately, most images do not have a description of where they are set. I’ve used my best judgement based on the descriptions…
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#Returntoisstvan – Isstvan III project log 1. Blame it on Saul.

April 2020. The height of quarantine boredom. Saul Tarvitz is released and a member of our gaming group mentions something about always wanting to do an Emperors Children army. How great were the older black books? Always wanted to play through the scenarios. We should do it. We should totally open a bar!… ahem I…
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Mortarion, Primarch of the Deathguard. The Reaper, Commission.

We are all tyrants. Do not fool yourself. We were bred for nothing else. Mortarion the Reaper. Mortarion is a quixotic figure. Black Library fiction is at its best when investigating the discrepancies that have been thrown up throughout the years, rather than try to heal them. Mortarion reviles the Warp and any magic-user. He…
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