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“There Remained, However, An Element Of The Old Guard…”

“…Mostly former Luna Wolves, whose loyalties could not be relied upon.”

These three 28mm plastic Space Marines are by "Games Workshop" and come from the now sadly OOP (Out Of Production) Burning Of Prospero boxed game. The multi-piece miniatures have been assembled wearing MK III armour, and are some of the ten figures I need to field my first Sons of Horus Tactical Squad for the Horus Heresy.

The trio of figures were 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 all their shoulder-pads, as well parts of their backpacks and Bolters.

“On Isstvan III the Warmaster set a trap for these warriors.”

All of the models’ power tubes and firearms were subsequently treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Whilst I 'picked out' all the ridges on their shoulder-pads and helmets with a layer of "Vallejo" Gold. These areas were later given a splash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and highlighted with some additional smidgeons of "Vallejo" Gold on the sharpest edges and rivets.

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

"Hot Wheels" WIPs - This Land Rover Defender 90 has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

With a nice portion of my Sons of Horus infantry squad now completed, I have spent some time working on a second 1:64 scale "Hot Wheels" vehicle for my post-apocalypse ‘Cars Wars’ project. This Land Rover Defender 90 was bright red in colour, but it was suggested to me that it might look better in British Army Green, and thus Squaddie One was born.

The vehicle was originally just going to have a pair of machine-guns on its bonnet (as opposed to a spare wheel). However, I thought this made it look a little boring, so eventually decided to super-glue one of the “roughly 20mm scale” metal Bootleggers produced by “North Star Military Figures” onto its back roof. The figure’s backside neatly fitted between two of the truck’s ridges, so I only needed to scrape a little of its paint away to ensure a metal upon metal contact…

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