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The Castigatus Crusade


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The first post of the topic will serve as a summary of information on my Crusade. So far I will only put this crusade emblem here:


And some photos of finished models:

http://i.imgur.com/uM1uazFs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/uUtkHmEs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3CHKB6Ys.jpg One of my sword brethren

http://i.imgur.com/LOyEjHOs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/40GxCZhs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/EdQaPIDs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/JMpaEgSs.jpg Marshall Albert Manhoff

http://i.imgur.com/viQHmiRs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cL6mEvrs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/sHtU6QAs.jpg Brother Karmac

http://i.imgur.com/CkTVdFss.jpg Master of Sancticity with his servitors

http://i.imgur.com/xFaQu7Es.jpg A crusader squad

http://i.imgur.com/35IWamls.jpg http://i.imgur.com/AbOynCDs.jpg My fast attack


Here I will post my templar WIPs and finished pieces which will hopefully motivate me to work on them and to develop a deeper character for my crusade as a whole.

Finally decided to go the biker CM route, but as bikes aren't very heroic I'm putting mine on a WFB cold one instead. So far using files, knives, greenstuff and wire I managed to fit a regular tactical marine legs onto the lizard in a way that finally satisfies me.

http://i.imgur.com/VJRqNgYs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/wvcAfKDs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/reL3Ss8s.jpg http://i.imgur.com/lBuG7ozs.jpg
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While I appreciate the ambition, im just not fond of beast riding, heck even horse riding, but being on a lizzard should be left to the salamanders if anyone IMHO.


I do like the filing you have done though.

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Fine work, although I agree with cain that beast riding should be left to more feral chapters its your army and I cant deny that it does looks frakkin metal and awesome work


Are you making a full squad of cold one riders or just your CM?

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I find the idea cool! maybe the templars are left on the crusade for a long time cut off from supplies and take anything they can get there hands on!


This theme would look nice if you also back it up by for instant heavy battle damaged power armor and vehicles etc..


A full squad of them will look awesome!

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Thanks for all the kind words smile.png

I thought about putting him on a horse at first (there are those huge horses in Warmahordes that carry steam-power-armoured infantry) but I think that dinosaurs are just so much more 40k than horses. I like a lizard better, Salamanders or not smile.png

The marshall himself I intend to pose in a rather stern and majestic fashion (no action pose) so I hope all in all it will still look templary and not feral at all.

When I get around to doing the rest of the bikers I will probably do them on regular bikes, they are a shooty rapid reaction unit so bikes sit better with them than beasts IMO. But the marshall I wanted to look heroic and intimidating and to fit well both with bike units and with regular infantry units.

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Looking good! It should be a nice contrast to the usual black/white/reds of BTs with those colors.


Didn't dare do a pupil in the lizard's eye? I think it would be worth it, just a straight vertical black line.

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I thought a pupil-less eye would look better, I wanted the yellow to pop out of the blue (pun unintended).

Meanwhile I finally got around to change my combi-flamer/PF sword brother into a combi-melta/LC one:

http://i.imgur.com/uM1uazFs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/uUtkHmEs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3CHKB6Ys.jpg

He might not look like much, but actually a lot of converting went into this guy. The claws are made from SM combat knives, wire-pinned so they wouldn't break off all the time. The combi-melta is a chaos one, with all the arrows shaved off and an underslung chainsword surgically removed. Also had to attach a new pistol grip.
Never tried to do a greenstuff carrying belt like this, but I used a wire frame and I think it turned out OK smile.png

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And finally, I can present to you...

Albert Manhoff, marshall of the Castigatus crusade:


http://i.imgur.com/ywGEAWds.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hKoHtXSs.jpg


Sorry for the poor photo quality, but I just couldn't wait to post this WIP and took them with my phone :D

I really liked the leg guards on one of the new sternguard models so I tried to replicate them, gives him a more armoured look, perfect for artificer armour.

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Its cybernetically enhanced, obviously ;)

The proportions might seem a bit off from the front, but from the side it looks almost believable. Something bigger would have been indeed better but oh well, it's good enough for me.

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Here is Albert Manhoff in his full painted glory:

http://i.imgur.com/LOyEjHOs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/40GxCZhs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/EdQaPIDs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/JMpaEgSs.jpg


With all the gear attached the lizard is indeed smaller than I wanted... maybe if I come across a better steed someday I will remount him, for now this must do.


Unfortunately I messed up with basecoating and the spray paint flaked (or whatever it is called) pretty badly on the chest and legs. There are also some places that need another touch that I only noticed after taking the photos.

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  • 3 weeks later...

A new addition to my army, an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor smile.png

Albert Manhoff's personal log

+++ Our astropath received a distress call from a nearby imperial system. The message didn't say much, but apparently the local forces of a small mining world are in dire need of assistance against what seems to be a xeno invasion.

I set our fleet's course on the planet.

+++ We have arrived, the orbit is quiet except for the debris of a few civilian shuttles. Seems they didn't expect an attack here, and had no defense fleet.

We tried contacting the surface but there was no answer. I'm preparing a landing party to accompany me to one of the apparently ruined cities.

Our forces are ready to deep strike in case we meet the invaders.

+++ The world seems to have fallen to the Necrons, we didn't find any survivors and if there are any, it's definitely not enough to waste our time on.

We're restocking our supplies and leaving when we're ready.

+++ Before we left we were contacted by a survivor - Inquisitor Alexander Shulginas of the Ordo Xenos, I agreed to accomodate him on our battlebarge.

He was investigating a lead on a notorious Dark Eldar pirate when the Necrons awakaned in the planet's wastelands and slaughtered everything they could find before leaving the world behind. He lost his entire entourage in the fighting.

At least that is what he said.

He isists that he could accompany us on our crusade for the time being, as we are both interested in pursuing the Necron fleet and destroying it before it can reach another imperial world. I am reluctant to agree as the abundancy of xeno technology he carries with him is disturbing the brothers.

In reality it was Shulginas himself that awakened the Necrons. For decades he has been pursuing Necron technology in hope of harnessing and understanding it. He believes with it the Emperor could be reborn and made truly immortal in body and soul.

He knew that under the surface of the mining world vast tomb complexes were hidden and planned to reanimate and enslave the Necron Lord sleeping within them.

His plan backfired and the Lord awakaned his entire army, killed the inquisitor's retinue but spared his life, amused by his curiosity, and the fact that he owes to him the end of his slumber.

Now Alexander wants to use the help of the Templars to track down and destroy the Necron army and, if possible, capture it's leader and still use him for his own purpose.

The model for Alexander Shulginas is heavily inspired by this conversion: http://eternalhunt.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/inquisitor-zuul/

I wanted him to look more like a scholar/explorer than a fighter or a soldier, and to be instantly recognisable as a xenotech researcher. The only problem is I cannot fit any more gear on the model, and I'd like him to have a pistol and some more grenades.

http://i.imgur.com/YzRmhKts.jpg http://i.imgur.com/q4j2sWRs.jpg

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That's a great looking model! The savant/adventurer look works really well. If you want more gear, how about having a little lackey carrying stuff around, much like the robed monkeys that the DA use? It doesn't have to have any use in game, just a marker for extra gear (ie the lackey is such a wimp he doesn't count in a fight and bullets go straight through him to hit others behind, but he does carry the tray with grenades and the pistol for his master).


PS. The banner/code thing you used in your post makes it rather difficult to read anything.

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Thank you guys :)


@Arhanor: I changed the code tag to a regular quote, the log doesn't look so technical now, but I hope it's more readable. The lackey idea is great, I even wanted to use one to represent a conversion beamer should I buy one for the inquisitor. But now that the character is so developed, I find it not so fitting.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Thanks Mattias, that's exactly what I was going for :)


And yeah, the FW arm is a little thinner than the stock one, especially when looked upon from from the front.

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