One of the guiding themes of the Horus Heresy series is the struggle between Order and Chaos. The Imperial Truth spawning the Lectitio Divinitatus. The Emperor stamping out all forms of worship with generals cast in the mould of those myths. The dawning realisation that man’s will may not be enough to reason the terrors of the universe.
These pieces are much closer to the horror ideal, rather than the god specific sculpts of 40K. They allow greater freedom for the painter to create a unique scheme. The colours used are muted, desaturated to contrast the intense red of the gore across their frames. The intense stare was created by dotting a light orange in the centre of the eyes.
I’ve only painted these three but would love to create a bespoke army in this scheme. If you’d like an army painted like this please get in touch below to discuss an offer.