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Daemons of the Ruinstorm

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…
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Tribune Ixion Hale Custodes Commission

Everyone has a Custodes army that they somehow collected over the years. It’s easy enough. Three-man squads are easy to accrue, easy to paint and a force takes shape rapidly. Tribune Hale is a capstone miniature, a sculpt that is dominant without being domineering. Of course this is the commander. The gold was created with…
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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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Titanicus Warlord Commission

Warlord Titan Bellum Krast, Legio Praesagus, “The True Messengers’. Commission piece. BOOM! Titnaicus is announced with an impending release date. How the hell should I paint these? I know nothing about the titan legions! Nosing my way through the online wiki’s a phrase caught my eye: “There can be no greater hatred than the one…
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Painting the Legions: Imperial Fists.

Welcome to the revamped Painting the Legions series! The aim of the series is to produce battle-ready miniatures perfect to paint en masse for the titanic clashes of the 31st Millenium. Each recipe has been formulated for ease of use with readily available materials (writing at a time of a pandemic!)In this video you will learn…
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White Scar Thunderhawk Commission.

I wish this kit was more widely used in games. Given their prominence in the lore, it’s a shame that they are relegated to the one-off, the special game had every once and a while. This is a recurring conversation I have with one student. “The Stormbird rules should be Thunderhawk rules, and make the…
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White Scar Praetor

Blood will have Blood, Sorrow piles upon Sorrow, Vengenace breeds Vengeance. Ancient Terran Proverb, What is your first memory of the Scars? Mine is Paul Sawyer’s (former White Dwarf editor) White Scar army. A beautiful mix of conversions, pen black lining and bright orange-red with gleaming white. The Scars have come a long way since…
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Hera Models Academic Bust 1 Hour Challenge.

As miniature artists, we have a limited involvement when choosing our subject. I’ve re-written that sentence about 5 times in an attempt to encapsulate all the caveats that need to be addressed. We choose the subject upon purchase. We have the freedom to modify the sculpt. We can resculpt, cut, alter it to our heart’s…
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Ante Bellum: Chogorian Brotherhood 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 White Scars Focus Beginner List Price £1245…
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World Eaters Red Butchers Commission

Even amongst the broken children of the XIIth, there walked a brotherhood of warriors so lost to rage that all grace of humanity had fled. Whatever they had been, butchers, monsters, warrior prophets, all was lost on the black sands of Isstvan III. Even the fraternity of the damned had been robbed from them by…
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