Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Something stirs in the Deep.

It has been a while since I have posted an update, I have had a rather strange few months since my last post, the details of which I won't bore you with here.

I just finished reading A Thousand Sons, damn good read.
So good, once more I found myself thinking of adding a little diversity to my Luna Wolves and adding a second legion to support them.
I already have a small detachment of Emperor's Children including Lord Commanders Vespasian & Eidolon as well as "The Phoenician", Fulgrim, himself.

Now it struck me a strange that I had a model of the Primarch of a supporting Legion, but not one to represent Horus Lupercal himself.
So off I went, hunting for parts appropriate for the task.
I wanted him to be instantly recognisable on a glance, but also rules viable.
So I used the "Talon of Horus" from Abbaddon and combined that with the Chaos Marine Lord in Terminator plastic kit.
He's still in need of some minor detailing, like the Legion symbol & some gloss varnish on the "eyes" to make them "pop".  I also plan on adding a loin cloth to him but am not sure of what colour to paint it.

Here are some photos, which aren't great, but they'll give you an idea of how he's looking so far.
If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to let me know.







3 comments:

  1. First off, I just want to say I really like this model, I think it's fantastic, but I distinctly remember Lupercal having hair. Now I've only just finished Horus Rising, so maybe his hair gets burnt off at some point or something, but it struck me as something that stops the model conveying the awe that Loken was struck by when Horus first appears in Horus Rising, in a scene where he seems to have an almost angelic countenance. And, for me at least, that angelic quality was and is still a big part of how I view the Warmaster. Sorry for the long post.

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  2. Looks awesome so far mate! How big is he in relation to a normal marine, did you use a standard terminator as a base for him?
    I hope you go all out on the armour and make him as ornate looking as possible!
    Great to see you posting on your blog again as well :)

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  3. Cheers Guys, To answer you question Pacific, I used the Chaos Termi Lord model as a base. But took the choasy bits off, the arrows etc.
    With him standing on the base he's nearly as tall as the Phoenix Knight but quite a bit bulkier.

    as for Amour decoration, I'm going to add the Legion symbol and maybe a couple of other decorations, I figure this is his battle plate, and being Horus, as long as its functional he'd be happy. (He's not Fulgrim after all. Ha ha)

    As for the bald head, I just took my cue for all of the artwork in Collected Visions, which is hard as nearly all of them have him in chaos version. But a I also took into account the descriptions of all of the "Sons of Horus", Aximand & Abbaddon (minus his top knot), being mostly bald too. Maybe I should just add some stubble to his scalp.

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