Thursday, 7 January 2016

Ezekyle Abaddon and the year ahead

Hello all!

I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year! Mine were extremely busy! Working and spending time with family and friends left little time for hobby. As such I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked to. I did, however, make sure that I completed something special to end my hobby year on and to use as inspiration for the year ahead. Knowing that I would have minimal painting time to work on the outstanding 11 Justaerin, I decided to focus on just one Astartes. The First Captian of the Sons of Horus, a member of the Mournival, a man unequaled in combat record within the legion except by the Primarch himself, the mighty Ezekyle Abaddon. 



The model is brilliant and it was a real joy to paint. I used the same method that I did for my Justaerin, except I added in a few more red areas to set him apart more from the crowd. I spent a long time focusing on getting his face right and I am pleased with how it has come out.




As I am focusing on the First Company currently Ezekyle is the logical and most likely character to be leading my forces into battle. I am looking forward to seeing him leading his Justaerin squads and bringing worlds to compliance in our Great Crusade campaigns.


I am now back to working on the 11 Justaerin that I have unpainted, hopefully I will be able to complete these in the next week or so. This will complete all of the 30 Justaerin I own. I think I have finally decided on how I will be basing them too! If the plan looks as good as I hope this will be completed once the painting is done.

This year is going to be great fun! I have several projects that I will be working on throughout the year. They are;
  1. Sons of Horus 1st Company
  2. Orks
  3. Scenery
  4. Emperors Children
  5. Helping the other Bunnies with projects as needed
Following on from Kaelo's post I have decided to set myself several short term goals to get completed. My reward will be model based. Once this list is done I will get myself something special, perhaps a super heavy for the SoH. 
  1. Paint the remaining 11 Justaerin
  2. Base the Justaerin
  3. Paint 2 SoH Contemptors
  4. Assemble 3 Dreadclaws and the Fireraptor 
  5. Paint Ork Boyz, want to get 100(!!) done but may go for 20 boy groups.

It is going to be a busy few weeks and year on the hobby front!!

Darien

23 comments:

  1. He looks sooooooooo awesome :D

    Also can't wait for the year of the xenos ;)

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    1. Thanks very much! I have soooo many orks!!

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  2. Well done Darien. Such a cool character that could do with a book focused just on him really. Have not fought him yet in a game. Any good?

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    1. Would be good to have a book focusing on him, he has this great reputation but nothing really to fill it out with in the great crusade era. Would be good to see him fighting a big dual.

      I've used him twice, first game he was awesome, far better than expected and the second he and a squad of 9 Justaerin were killed by nasty Grav guns (the 40k versions that the 30k Mechanicum now seem to have access to as well!) before doing anything!!

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  3. Looking great so far! Can't wait to see your first company finished!

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    1. Thanks very much! I am looking forward to getting even more of it done!

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  4. He looks really good!

    Just remember, propa orks is bloo

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    1. Bloo! Nah, Goffs is a propa klan of Orks!

      And thank you! :)

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    2. Naff off ur panzie, bloo is propa

      Typical age old ork argument...

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    3. Lol! A fight to the death is required to find out!!

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    4. Lol

      But I looted you weapons....

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    5. Fair point! Let's fight someone else!

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  5. Beautiful model.
    If I may ask what us the plan for basing? And will there be a tutorial?

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    1. Thank you! My plan for the basing is similar to what GW did for there urban base advent calendar on YouTube! I f all goes to plan I will post a tutorial as well!

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    2. Nice! I did a variation on that one for my army and I think it looks good. That plan will look great for the juaterians I think.

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    3. Great! I think it will work well!

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  6. Great work, you've done the miniature justice

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    1. Thank you very much Dave! He is a lovely model!

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  7. Really awesome job :) well done buddy! Fantastic model and superb paint job :)

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    1. He's a very nice model and really suits the scheme.
      Nice work, third times the charm eh?

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    2. He's a very nice model and really suits the scheme.
      Nice work, third times the charm eh?

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    3. Thanks Mark! Hopefully the third time will go better! He will be out for revenge on your Mechanicum that's for sure!!

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