So I have hit a lull on my Ultramarines due to weather and space restrictions. Looking to get back on them tomorrow night. Instead I have been building the Knight for my Scion of House Vornherr. You probably don't remember but a while back I wrote a post looking at the fluff for this beautiful house. One of the key things I looked at is the strength of the household and which Knights they would use. The Duke would usually head off to war in his Acheron with a veteran lifeguard formation of a couple of Castigators. Lancers made up the vanguard with Paladins and Errants being the most numerical in the 600 strong House.
So here is the work in progress of my Scion's Acheron.
I wanted a similar pose to that of the one on the FW website. I am planning this engines livery and story and it will go something like this:
'Where the crimson fields are rendered with a jagged edge, this is commonly indicative of deliberate erasure of some facet of the Household's history, most likely in reference to the Knight Houses the Vornherr defeated and absorbed during the Age of Strife.' - I want my engine to be pure so there will be no zig-zags.
'The dark blue check pattern is indicative that the bearer has inherited the mantle of power from an immediate forebear.' - I will have this. My Scion will be the descendant of a successful and noble Duke.
The skull-headed raptor symbol will be on him - the symbol of the House!
I won't have a white band on him as that will suggest a wound suffered in battle - but there will be one on his Castigator bodyguard!
I am also going to show his allegiance to the 12th Expeditionary Fleet, Ultramarines, Roboute Guilliman and the IXth company commander Kaelo Rylanus with a half blue shin pad like this:
My next conundrum is his name! I was thinking something European/Spanish sounding - I love the name Torres! Make your suggestions below and I am up for ideas! I hope you have enjoyed my little WIP.
Cheers for reading