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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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