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"The Humble Vexilla Displays The Heraldry Of A Particular Squad..."


"...Proclaiming not only its designation in the Legion but also its proud legacy in the annals of the Great Crusade."

This 28mm plastic Space Marine is produced 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 carrying a Legion Vexilla (Legion Standard) which will allow its unit to add +1 "to the Wounds score used to determine if they win a Combat in the Assault Phase."


Due to the miniature forming part of my first Sons of Horus Tactical Squad for the Horus Heresy, it was 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 his shoulder-pads, as well parts of his backpack and Bolter.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - Four more Slicks from their Corporate Wars range

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, helmet brow and Legion Vexilla 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 fixed a couple of the many decals found on the "Games Workshop" Sons of Horus Legion transfer sheet onto his right shoulder-pads and on the central emblem of his standard.

"Wizkids" WIPs - This Eidolon Possessed Sacred Statue has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

In addition to finishing the last of my currently planned MK III armoured Sons of Horus traitors, I have started working on another four of the Corporate Wars Slicks I received from the most recent "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" Kickstarter. These bald-headed hitmen will be painted up in the same colour scheme as the trio I've previously painted. However, as I couldn't resist taking advantage of the Lincolnshire-based manufacturer's decision to put the figures up for general sale individually on their webstore, I have now ordered another three miniatures to help 'fill out' their criminal crew to an even ten members - and might have done something similar with the other gangs too.


Lastly, a recent trip to "A Fistful Of Dice" saw me get super-excited about "Dungeons & Dragons" as the large store had fiendishly dedicated an entire wall to all the different models, scenic pieces and gaming accessories a Dungeon Master could ever wish for. As a result I now plan to reacquaint myself with the Fifth Edition rule-set and walked away with an awesome plastic miniature of an Eidolon Possessed Sacred Statue by "Wizkids" to keep my enthusiasm for the project going...

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undercoat2670
Oct 25, 2022

Great looking space marine, another great addition to your force. I love that green. Is there a group shot planned of all 10?

Good to see some more Slicks and that is an interesting looking D&D mini.

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Blaxkleric
Oct 25, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. I may well do a group shot at some point, but I'm building up a bit of a posting backlog already, so we'll have to see.


Lots more Slicks and Corporate Wars minis to come. As for the D&D mini, I was suddenly bitten by the Gygax Bug whilst in a new wargaming store I found - and did well just to leave with the one model. LOL!!!

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planetmut
Oct 24, 2022

The Son of Horus is outstanding as ever, and adding the vexilla gives him a bit of an Oldhammer look — nothing wrong with that :-)


I really like that possessed statue and can't wait to see it painted up!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 24, 2022
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Thanks Matt. Fingers crossed the vexilla survives at least one battle, LOL!!! The Sacred Statue is finished, and I'm moving on to another of the Wizkids' D&D figures as a result.

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wsd50
Oct 21, 2022

lovely work on the Marine, love the delicate brushwork on the standard.


Good start on a couple of interesting mini's there too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 21, 2022
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Cheers Roger. I just don't know how long that standard is going to last tbh. LOL!! But I've an idea of how to repair it when it does which should mean its not so bendy wendy. LOL!!


The D&D statue is already finished and will be posted next week. Got some rusty SpyBots ahead of the Slicks in my Crooked Dice Painting Queue but once they're finished, the Slicks shouldn't be too far behind - they're nice simple figs imho.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 19, 2022

Great work on finishing your first unit of Sons Simon, what MK is the next squad you're doing ? More Slicks to look forward to, and great looking statue, nice when you can get back into something you haven't done for a while, especially with some cool new miniatures

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 19, 2022
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Thanks Dave. I've got a MK VI Sons of Horus unit half-painted, and I also plan to assemble a Blackshields SoH unit using MK VI bodies etc but with some conversions/head swaps etc. That way, I can slowly build a Blackshields force up of my fave Legions over time - but also drag them back into their founding Legion for friendly games.


Lots more Corporate Wars figures to come, as I'm trying to dedicate a hobby session a week to my Crooked Dice backlog - that way it should be finished in 2099. LOL!!! 😂


Couldn't resist the Eidolon Possessed Sacred Statue. It's such an iconic D&D monster, plus simple to paint and large - all good features in my…

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