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"The Sons Of Horus Are Close-Up Killers..."

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

"...Who enjoy a good charge as much as any frothing World Eater or exsanguinating Blood Angel."

This 28mm plastic miniature of a Space Marine is by "Games Workshop" and comes from the Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness boxed set. The multi-part figure has been assembled wearing MK VI armour and will form part of a (second) ten-man strong tactical squad for my five-hundred-point Sons of Horus traitor force.

Able to resist "the red mist of battle", the model was initially primed with "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green, before being heavily washed with Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) Sons Of Horus Green. I also applied some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to one of his shoulder-pads, his grenades, Bolter, chain bayonet, backpack, helmet, and the joints of his Corvus Armour.

"Pendraken Miniatures" WIPs - These two Panther G tanks just need some washes and decals

The Space Marine's power tubes, "anti-personnel ballistic weapon", and equipment were later treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then gave the miniature's right shoulder-pad a single coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, before applying some "Vallejo" Gold and a splash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade to it. These areas were later highlighted using some additional touches of "Vallejo" Gold along the edges and rivets.

As with all my Sons of Horus I lastly applied some "Scalecolor" Speed Metal to the figure's eye lenses. These were subsequently given a lick of "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red respectively and tidied up with some "Citadel" Abaddon Black. I also applied a couple of the many decals found on the "Games Workshop" Sons of Horus Legion transfer sheet onto the model's bare shoulder-pad and lower leg.

"Warlord Games" WIPs - These Confederate soldiers are having their pants 'picked out'

In addition, I've almost finished a couple of German Panther G tanks by "Pendraken Miniatures" I want to add to my Ardennes Offensive project. These 10mm metal models are seriously hefty beasts, and actually contain some considerable detail on their hulls. As a result I'm spending a bit more time on them than I usually do on such small-scaled sculpts. and picked out the spades strapped to the armoured vehicles' sides, as well as their extra tracks.

Lastly, I have returned to along abandoned strip of 15mm scale plastic Confederate soldiers produced by “Warlord Games” which came free on a sprue accompanying Issue 393 of "Wargames Illustrated". Released as part of the Nottingham-based company's "Epic Battles: American Civil War" game for its Black Powder rule-set, this is one of (just) four ten-man lines I currently intend to pigment as a Florida infantry regiment, so many will be depicted wearing straw hats.

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