Today I have a mixed post for you - showing off my Gal Vorbak (well, the first five I've finished now), sharing a project from a friend and taking a look at some of the upcoming Forgeworld Weapon Upgrades.
The Blessed Sons, Dark Brethren, Possessed of the Word Bearers Legion
The Gal Vorbak is a title that, over time, came to refer to any of the Word Bearers who were possessed by the powers of the Warp, but those who later bore the title were a lesser breed of abomination compared to the first of the Legion's brethren who sealed their pact with darkness. The Gal Vorbak were the first of their kind; Space Marines and Daemons fused into a single being.
Converting and painting these guys was really fun as I could add some homage elements from the first chaos books to the models - thanks to some AoS parts. I even could sneak a Marine possessed by a Verminlord into the unit. Next to do is a Mhara Gal Dreadnought aswell as a few characters.
Oh, and some Sisters of Silence arrived recently (the sprues are now guarded by a Silentium Pantherinae ...) - looking forward to work on them.
Zone Mortalis Custom Tile and Forgeworld Weapon Upgrades
Now I would like to share a project by our buddy Col. Hertford. He recently bought a 3D printer and is now experimenting with custom tiles for Zone Mortalis. We chatted a bit and now he's working on a special one for me (an internet cookie for anyone who finds out what it is about). He is still trying things out so it's pretty much just a concept, but it's already looking great:
You can follow his project here or on his blog (http://colhertford.blogspot.co.at/) - I'm looking forward how it turns out and can't wait to paint the tile.
Last but not least - Forgeworld announced today that you can buy some of the weapon upgrades at the next 40k Open Days - awesome!
I also heard that the Terminator upgrade for Assault Cannons and the Ultramarines Breacher Shields should be available soonish. What Legion specific upgrades would you like to see in the future?
Hope you enjoyed my post today :)