I have had a very productive week and a half! Firstly I completed the modifications on my chaplain character that I previewed in my last post. I added a some etched brass and a Crozius, which came from the Battle at Calth box. I will complete a post on him once I have him painted up. With the chaplain complete I broke out the airbrush and laid down a base coat on him, 20 reavers and my 2 contemptors. After this I started completing the bases on my 19 Justaerin that I have painted but I put this on hold as I wanted to paint one of the dreads and that is what I present to you now; introducing Brother Talovan.
Brother Talovan once fought in the ranks of the mighty Widowmaker Justaerin squad, the elite of the elite. Talovan was devoted to his Primarch and honoured to serve in his primary bodyguard, unfortunately he didn't get to serve with the Widowmakers for very long.
Shortly after the Primarch Horus was rediscovered and during a battle against the green skins, Talovan suffered some horrific wounds that left his body battered and broken. Given his impressive service record he was deemed worthy of being interred within a Contemptor Dreadnaught.
If Talovan's service record was impressive before he was interred, it is now exceptional. His dedication to his battle bothers goes without question and where possible he goes to war in support if the Widowmakers. Has weapon load out perfectly suited to this role, a Power fist with built in flamer and a multi-melta. If Horus has taken to the field of battle then you can count on Talovan being close by, still acting in his bodyguard role.
Talovan will be seen regularly on the battlefield throughout our campaigns and I am looking forward to seeing his battle honours increase.
Next up will be the finishing touches on the Justaerin bases and more painting! I have 2 full days of painting coming up this week to get as much done as I can! I am hoping to at least complete another squad. Next week I'm off on a holiday to Iceland and as such unable to hobby, look out for an update of my progress upon my return!