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Fratres et Sorores,


I'm starting my journey into 30k, and unlike when I bought Calth and Burning of Prospero, I am actually going to paint the miniatures this time!


I am planning to do two large armies, Sons of Horus and Dark Angels, and will start with the Sons of Horus.


While waiting for the very exciting launch box, I have started a Veteran Tactical Squad using current CSM bodies and some 3D Printed heads and shoulder pads. They are supposed to represent very late Heresy Sons of Horus in the Sol System or Siege of Tera. 


So far I have a few done, and have photographed my test model, so I have something to show! Hoping to knock out the first squad before big box drops.


Here is my test lad. I departed from my usual basing scheme to try something a little more interesting for my heresy armies, and because other SoH models I googled for inspiration were often based on mars bases, and it looked cool with the green-blue armor. The 3D printed pads don't look so obviously 3D printed and horrible at normal real life distances, at least to me. 





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Thank you all for the compliments and encouragement! After some setbacks (frosty varnish :/) I have finished my first squad. Basing paint is still drying on the test mini in the pictures because I ripped off the grass tufts and put new paint down. 


Here is my first squad, I think they look ok! I do need to learn how to evenly apply contrast paints....


And maybe how to make consistent looking bases....


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I have my first squad of Reavers, not sure how I like them so far, as well as an HQ character of some sort, and an apothecary.


When I got my Chaos Chosen, I saw the huge power maul that made me think of Horus's stance, and it made me want an HQ character of some sort standing like that, with a lightening claw too.


I am not entirely sure Power maul + lightening claw will be legal, so he may never get used, but eh, we will see.


For my reavers, I plan to have them have a lot of black on them, because I saw other peoples Reavers online with a lot of black, and they look cool. I went with mostly chain swords, two chain axes, a power maul and a power sword, as well as 2 plasma pistols, as thats what I have to use. 


The Chaos Chosen bodies, mostly the legs, have deamony faces which kinda suck for not corrupted Legionaries, but I am going to paint them as stylized armor. I tried to remove one on one of the other 3 chosen bodies I have, and it just looks butchered. 


Anyway, here are the models, waiting for the bases to dry before I prime them. I might hold off on painting them until next weekend, when we will see if there is a new SoH primer on pre-order, and just build more ranged veterans for now.


Thanks for looking! 


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Edit; I see so many mold lines I missed, looking at those pictures.
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