Saturday, 26 November 2016

Horus Heresy Word Bearers: The Architect and the Beast

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today I want to share two of my recently finished models for my Word Bearers - Erebus and the Mhara Gal Dreadnought, in case you haven't seen them yet, aswell as my almost finished changeling!

First Chaplain Erebus

Architect of the Heresy

It is unknown when exactly Erebus turned to the worship of the Dark Gods, though it may have happened when the Word Bearers joined with the Luna Wolves to pacify the world of Davin mid-way through the Great Crusade. In any event, when his Primarch Lorgar grew angry with his father the Emperor after he was chastised on the world of Khur for trying to spread worship of the Emperor of Mankind as a divinity across the galaxy, Erebus explained to his master that there were other entities in the universe that were more than willing to accept his worship and the worship of other humans. Several years before the outbreak of the Horus Heresy, Lorgar and Erebus had fully corrupted the Word Bearers to the service of Chaos, even going so far as to erect temples to the Dark Gods on every world they brought into Imperial Compliance. Before long, the Ruinous Powers sought to act through Erebus to set their plan in motion to destroy the Imperium of Man and the greatest champion of Order in the galaxy--the Emperor of Mankind.

Note: Mastercrafted artificer armour, based upon Maximus pattern, freshly repainted with the red of betrayal.

Garavax, the Beast

Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought

First encountered during the Battle of Ithraca amidst the catastrophe on Calth, the twisted form of the Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought is terrifying in both its aspect and its unearthly power. The first Mhara Gal is believed to have been created from the barely living remains of a Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren and a battle-shattered Contemptor Dreadnought chassis, both recovered from the blood-soaked ground of Isstvan V. Fused together by unholy practices, they were then corrupted by a warp-borne power, giving birth to a new monstrosity – a living engine of war and hatred.

The Word Bearers Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought is a fearsome opponent in battle. Wielding a warpfire plasma cannon and tainted power claw, it is formidable both at range and in close combat, its blows slicing through armour and energy fields alike. Its warp-twisted reactor and the daemonic powers gifted to it by dark forces make it all the more deadly, even breaking the bonds of reality around the Mhara Gal to allow it to walk through obstacles as if they were not there at all.

Last but not least, The Changeling - he should be finished tomorrow (only the base to do) - hope you like him so far:

That's enough from me for now - thanks for reading, and stay fluffy :)

Lady Atia


  1. They look stunning... :o

    The Mhara gal looks so corrupted in those colours!

    Btw... Magnus?

    1. Thanks buddy :)

      And I ordered big M today!

    2. Cool, I really want Magnus, but this is due soon...
      Can't resist big kits!

    3. Hehe - actually, I'm more hyped for Vyronii and Malinax transfer sheets ;)

      Also need to paint up my blood bowl teams >.<

    4. I don't see the transfers and knight are mutually exclusive. I will one day do a Vyronii house hold to face my Makabius traitors...

      What teams you painting?

    5. Skaven, Humans and Orks for now :P

      Can't wait for dark elves and chaos dwarfes ^.^

  2. Great stuff, love the changling, great details, symbols, scrollwork and beak and Dread Plasma glow is sweet. Hate Erebus! (But not the paintjob)

  3. Wow. That Erebus is creepy af. Another instance where doing the details on the eyes is really worth it.

  4. I especially like the Changeling, the skull top on the staff and the robes look very nice.

    1. Thanks buddy! He's hopefully not the last tzeentch model I'll paint in the next months ^.^

  5. The Changeling is one the best I've seen you do and I spent an hour trawling through your B&C thread the other day :P
    I always hate Erebus. I really need to pick him up at some point for my 40k Word Bearers

    1. Thanks, glad you like him :)

      And yeah - although now that I have painted him, well .... I'm honest ... I start to like Erebus now :P

    2. "glad you like him" as - glad you like the changeling so far ^.^