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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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planetmut
Oct 11, 2022

Excellent work on the SOH marines! The green, black and gold scheme is really cool and I still need to get that paint LOL!


Love the Landy too, and can't wait to see it finished!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 11, 2022
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Cheers Matt. More Sons of Horus in the queue, as well as ton of Hot Wheels - too many by far tbh - LOL!!!

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wsd50
Oct 09, 2022

Smashing work on the Marines mate, and lovely stuff with the "Landy", if there is an apocalypse you want to be in a Land Rover!


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 09, 2022
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Thanks Roger. Almost finished the first unit of Sons of Horus now, and then on to the MK VI tactical marines - which to be fair are partially done already. I think the Land Rover looks very good in green, and should be pretty simple to finish once I have the time to fully focus on it.

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undercoat2670
Oct 08, 2022

Lovely looking Sons of Horus marines. That green is such a great colour and the varied use of gold makes them look more individual. Another car? I like the name and theme of it! Interested to see how this little project turns out.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 08, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. Sons of Horus Green is one of my fave GW paints by far. Any excuse to use it, LOL!! Lots more Hot Wheels cars coming. Just waiting on GW to post me the bases I ordered a week ago - not the greatest of service these days sadly. 😐

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 05, 2022

Great work on the Sons Simon, how many have you got left to do to finish the squad ?

Another great looking Apocalyptic vehicle conversion as well

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 05, 2022
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Thanks Dave. I believe the full-squad is twenty space marines. But I'm doing three half-squads for my opening 500pt force, so just a couple more and then its on to the MK VI marines - which are already underway.

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