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"Long Before The First Shots Of The Horus Heresy..."

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

...Were fired, Horus was planning how best to cement his control over the Legions, his own especially."

This 28mm plastic miniature of a Space Marine is by "Games Workshop" and comes from the now OOP (Out Of Production) Burning Of Prospero boxed game. The multi-part figure has been assembled wearing MK III armour, and is one of ten figures I plan to field as my first Sons of Horus Tactical Squad for the Horus Heresy.

The figure was initially undercoated with "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green, before being heavily washed with Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) Sons Of Horus Green. I then applied some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to both his shoulder-pads, as well parts of his backpack and Bolter.

"Games Workshop" WIPs - Three Sons of Horus Tactical Space Marines

The model's power tubes and firearm were subsequently treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Whilst I 'picked out' all the ridges on his shoulder-pads and helmet's brow with a little "Vallejo" Gold. These areas were later given a splash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and highlighted with some additional touches of "Vallejo" Gold on the sharpest edges and rivets.

As a final touch I applied some "Scalecolor" Speed Metal to the Space Marine's eye slits, and then a single layer of the "Citadel" Contrast colour Flesh Tearers Red. I also applied one of the many decals found on the "Games Workshop" Sons of Horus Legion transfer sheet onto the space marine's right shoulder-pad. I did consider placing a second, different decal onto the other one, but then thought it was something I might do at a later date - as I rather liked the bare black colour scheme.

"Twisted Pinnacle 3D" WIPs - These four Sentry Robots have been primed, layered and shaded

In addition to my finished pilot piece, I have also been making some steady progress on three more similar Space Marines. These miniatures are arguably close to completion, as they essentially just need their "Vallejo" Gold trim to be applied before all their metallic areas are washed, and then the models simply tidied up.

Lastly, I've managed to get some "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade onto four more of the Sentry Robots sold under licence by “Twisted Pinnacle 3D”. To be honest I'm finding these resin figures' blasters a little fragile, as a few snapped off during their postal trip, and then broke off during priming. Hopefully though, I won't have any more accidents, and these fine-looking 3D printed figures will be on the tabletop soon...

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