Tag: Isstvan iii

RETURN TO ISSTVAN Battle Report!

Breakthrough No one had uttered a word, barely dared draw breath for a full minute aboard the vengeful spirit’s grand stratageum.  Abaddon kept his focus on the pinpricks of light, troop dispositions and geographical relays of Choral city.  Angron. That dog Angron had run mad. Not only had he launched an unsanctioned assault, but was…
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Tarik Torgeddon, Captain of Second Company Sons of Horus. Personal Piece. #returntoisstvan

“…ever the Jokster, he was a man of mighty laughter and idiot tricks…” Horus Rising, Dan Abnett. What is it about Sons of Horus collectors and the Mournival? My aim was to paint a tightly focussed force of veterans to flank Abaddon. But no, the Sons of Horus had to be packed full of characters…
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Return to Isstvan Spotlight: David Taylor

Holy hell do we have something special to showcase today! A feast for the eyes, the soul, and the fingers (because we paint – that metaphor didn’t work did it?) David Taylor has been a diligent student of the Patreon and it’s been my immense pleasure to watch his skill grow. He’s flexing here. David,…
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Sons of Horus Praetor – Secret Santa Gift.

“My sons, will you hear my oath of moment?” Horus Lupercal This is a much delayed present from a friend in my gaming group. We’re all on the Return to Isstvan adventure together, myself the traitor, my friend the loyalist. I thought it would make a nice touch to create a unique consul for him…
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Return to Isstvan. Phase 2.

The deadline has elapsed. The challenge is over. The dust has settled. Well, that’s what I thought. It seems if you roll a snow ball down a mountain, sometimes, it keeps on rolling. We never thought it would develop into an avalanche. The start of 2021 saw an explosion of new armies being pledged, new…
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#returntoisstvan: Lucas Collett’s Sons of Horus

Lucas, take a bow! You’ve cranked out a wonderous Sons of Horus force for the challenge. Without further ado, speak! I originally got into the hobby because I have a visual disability, and my physical therapist recommended that I get a hobby that was focused on close eye-work, but also tactile. I originally began with…
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#returntoisstvan: By Bolt or by Blade

We’re doing the victory lap here. Ellis Daniel has completed the #returntoisstvan challenge with a beautiful Sons of Horus force. What’s doubly inspiring is that he’s a local lad – he lives in Cardiff! I’ll have the pleasure of seeing this army in person! Take it away! Well this is it, the end of phase…
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#Return to Isstvan: Ollie’s Tip of the Spear.

DOOT DOOT blare the sirens. Mnemonic psalms resonate from the throats of cyber cherubs. Hallelujah, it is done. We have our second completed army for the #returntoisstvan project. Ollie is a well-known face around the UK scene. Painter, gamer, lover…of the lore, Ollie indulges in all aspects of the hobby with gusto. It is my…
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Student showcase; Phillipe’s Luna Wolves.

This article throws a spotlight on a student who has developed a Luna Wolf army, but with a hateful twist. Hey, we weren’t the first to do this – White Dwarf legitimized it! Take it away Phillipe, and dear reader, please be kind. I loved the Horus Heresy series, and I wanted to bring those…
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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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