Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Malthius to Lead Them

A quick follow-up to my intro of the Blade Saints Chapter.

My son, after a few weeks on me collecting up sets for my DA's, naturally wanted to get in on the act. We've played a few games by then, and we've thrown ideas around about the DA's Fallen background to when he says he wants to start a Chaos Space Marine army of Fallen I have only one response. Cool!

Cause let's face it, I'm building my force with the eye towards being able to play both sides of the fence. They're Fallen, they're not, they're schizophrenic :)

So now my son wants an actual Chaos Force, and so conveniently wants the paint scheme to be very close to my own. Once again I say... Cool.

This a whole lot of preamble to me saying that the first model we built for his force is a Termi Lord and WOW!! The plastic model is pure badness!! And seeing it spawned my current Belial stand-in using bits from the Termi Lord, the standard Termi sprue, the DA veterans Sprue and the Ravenwing Bikers sprue.

This is Malthius, Master of the Blade Saints 1st Company, the Heavenblade. In the years that I've been in and out of the hobby I've never seriously tried my hand at the conversion and Painting. So this is my second real attempt at making a Belial-equivalent character.

(Click on each image for a larger pic)

Comments are welcome, thanks for dropping by.


RonSaikowski said...

Looks great and I love the banner too.

I think it's even better that you and your son can share the hobby. That time is worth it's weight in gold.

Malthius said...

Thanks Ron! It's gratifying that you comment on the banner since your Banner Tutorial influenced me a lot in getting it going. I plan to throw a post together to show this in greater detail.

RonSaikowski said...

Sounds good, I'm always interested in seeing how others do similar things.

It's one of the best ways to pick up new tricks to use.

jabberjabber said...

I'd like to echo Ron's thoughts: it looks great!
The different bits from CSMs and DAs blend perfectly in to one another. Good job and looking forward to viewing more!

CrusherJoe said...

Holy moley that looks fantastic! Getting those traitor and loyalist bits together so seamlessly is no small chore and you pulled it off very, very well. Love the overall color scheme and that cloak is great. Love the storm bolter with the attached blade, too. Very, very nice!

Admiral Drax said...

Nice work, Mate!

- Drax