Tag: Emperor’s Children

#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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#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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#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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Ante Bellum: Court of Eidolon Concept army.

Faction Emperor’s Children Focus Advanced Cost £439 “And besides, we are changing. Our pleasures will soon be our masters. While we remember how to order a Legion, we must make the most of it.” Eidolon. From “The Path of Heaven.” This is not an army. This is not a collection designed to be played in-game…
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Ante Bellum: IIIrd Legion Mara Skara Army List

In this series of articles our Master at Arms, Jonathan Strugnell, will develop army concepts for the nightmare battlefields of the Horus Heresy. Struggling to find an army list that suits your style? Baffled by the older 7th ed rule system? We’re here to offer a guide. Faction Emperor’s Children Focus Beginners entry army Price…
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The Last Phoenix, Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor’s Children. Commission.

The last Phoenix, Lord of the IIIrd, Fulgrim resplendent. This commission was to show Fulgirm in the midst of war, plunging headlong into the enemy. We needed a helmet! The Custodian Vertus Praetors (plastic jetbikes) offered a wonderful basis for the conversion. The High Elf Lord riding a Griffin, from the now out of production…
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Tutorial: The Last Phoenix, Fulgrim the Illuminator Masterclass.

Fulgrim, the Illuminator, Lord of the Emperor’s Children is a tricky proposition for even experienced painters. This tutorial series aims to show, piece by piece, how to tackle the Lord of the IIIrd. This series covers: Palatine Aquila  Rich Leather & Royal Plume  The Gilded Panoply (airbrush) (brush) Gilded TMM Gold  You can view the…
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