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Unknown Legionary of the Luna Wolves Legiones Astartes second company.
Pictured above, fighting on the fields of Ullanor during the final battle of the planet, in which the Emperor himself, along with his favourite son Horus, personally led the forces of the XVI Legion in a speartip assault against the fortress of Ork Warlord Urrlak Urruk, effectively cutting the heart out of the biggest Ork empire in recorded history. It was a seminal victory of the Great Crusade. One that solidified humanity's place as rulers of the galaxy and one which ended in Horus being given the mantle of the Warmaster.
- Left hand blown off during combat
- Numerical on the left shoulder pad (partially obscured by blood), identifies the Legionary as a member of the second company's third tactical squad.
This was originaly supposed to be a super quick project, meant to be done in a day or two. I was really excited by GW release of plastic MK IV marines in their Betrayal at Catlh set, which I thought looked great (better proportioned than FW versions, with no "chicken leg syndrome", sleeker helmet design, better casts) and I wanted to get my hands on them. I was hovewer swarmed with projects at that time, so I decided to whet my appetite by finishing a quick, single model from the set, before I could get more ambitious with the models. However as I started to put detail on the figure, I just sort of couldn't stop and started being more and more precise and in the end I finished him as a display piece.
Lot's of attention was given to textures and weathering. Really wanted to give it that walking tank vibe. I got some questions regarding my technique for finishing armour, unfortunately there is no special, specific method to be described here. Over the years I simply develpod good enough brush control and an eye for weathering surfaces, that allowed me to apply fine details. There was no sponge technique or chipping medium involved (both of these are not precise enough for this scale anayway), every scratch and line was applied by hand. If that's sounds like a tedious pain in the ass, that's becouse it was.
Overally really happy with this one. I just wished I knew from the start what way this project would eventually go, since there are still some small elements of the figure that are a bit sub-par, becouse I painted them when I still approached the model with a "quickie project" attitude.
The minis is now available for sale. If interested, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org