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05-04-2008, 17:05
Hello all,this is my pre-heresy project so far...I hope you like them.I'll be posting more of them as soon as i finish them!

Workspace pic.
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4462/workspacepj6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Test mini.
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2021/testmini1ku0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
And some wip marines.
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4738/marines2wg8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6862/marines1df4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

05-04-2008, 21:07
Terminators wip.
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3927/terminator2pg9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4879/terminator3zp3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3934/terminator4xz7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/3453/terminator5mk0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

05-04-2008, 22:00
And the sarge
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8543/terminator1lc6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

05-04-2008, 22:07
wow the test mini is awesome and the termies look great

05-04-2008, 22:21
that test mini is pretty awsome
along with those termies
pretty sweet
keep it up ;)

05-04-2008, 22:33
hey ive seen these someplace else ;)

looking cool - love the pose on the running/pointing guy!

05-04-2008, 22:38
You totally confused me here for a second since there is another thread on the top page with exactly the same title (save for an apostrophe) which I'm following and I didn't know why everything looked different...

but apart from that it looks promising, lets see some more

05-04-2008, 22:38
where do u get he pre-heresy face and breastplate

05-04-2008, 22:39
the FW red scorpion kit

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
06-04-2008, 00:06
seems a good time for excellent pre-heresy ECs. Nice. Keep it up.

06-04-2008, 01:29
Yey, pinkies.. :D
I think it will be superb..
Those termies looks nasty as well..
Looking forward to see some more of them painted and amassed.. :)

Keep up!

06-04-2008, 10:01
Looking good. What did you use for the bases of the terminators?

06-04-2008, 10:29
I would just change the weapons though, make them look as if they are actually from that time (ammo clip on the front for example) and turn that assault cannon into a Reaper Autocannon.

Oh yeah...they all need eagles on their chestplates!

Otherwise, great job! I love the paintjob...keep up the good work!

Deus Ruinus
06-04-2008, 15:48
yeah i would chand the arms i would, such as use the normal marines arms instead of the terminator arms. pretty good stuff though

08-04-2008, 22:17
dam nice EC im not sure now what legion to do them or death guard mmmm

08-04-2008, 23:08
Everyone loves Pre-Heresy. And Emperor's Children are my second favourite legion. :)

09-04-2008, 21:02
beautiful....just beauitful
where did u get the bases for the termies?
thanks for ur help

09-04-2008, 22:04
I would just change the weapons though, make them look as if they are actually from that time (ammo clip on the front for example)

actually, look at the artwork on the Horus Heresy books...
also, it's less functional to have the clip at the front of the gun.

09-04-2008, 22:11

09-04-2008, 23:03
Arrg! Assault cannon!

09-04-2008, 23:20
Hurrah for MkIV armor!

I have to say it is my favorite of the various marks of armor, except maybe for MkIII.

Stellar work on the Emperors Children, work befitting the chosen of the Emperor.

13-04-2008, 23:31
Thanks for all the comments guys!The bases are from micro art studios,http://www.wargamesworkshop.co.uk/GroupList.aspx?CatID=1&DivID=77&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1.
Small update time,not much painting done since i've got a bucketload of work on my hands,but i did some conversions:

Veteran Sergeant Demetrius,1st squad,10th Company
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5875/sergeant1al9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9324/sergeant2te3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And my version of Saul Tarviz,Captain of the 10th
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/809/saultarvitz1cz0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2763/saultarvitz2ek5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


14-04-2008, 17:53
holy mother of terra! :eek:
that Saul conversion is sweet as
lovin the Sergeant Demetrius conversion aswell
what is the head you're using there may i ask?

great work!
kepp it up!

14-04-2008, 18:48
Thanks mate,Demetrius's head is from the BA Baal predator kit.:)

14-04-2008, 21:13
Demetrius's sword looks oddly fitting. Nice kit-bash. :)

26-05-2008, 18:59
Long time,no update...I finally got around painting Saul Tarvitz,so here he is standing on the ruins of precentor's palace!


Cheers all!

27-05-2008, 15:55
great models!

27-05-2008, 16:00
Yeah, excellent job! I definately want to see more Emperor's Children models from you!

27-05-2008, 16:26
If there is one thing I hate its people that do what I do only better....Damn you!
Seriously inspirational stuff there.

27-05-2008, 16:27
nice use of the eldar sword. im gonna steal that if you dont mind ;)

27-05-2008, 16:40
Thanks for the comments guys!

And Synapse,go forth with my blessings and create great minis...;)

27-05-2008, 21:40
really nice, would like to see more

27-05-2008, 22:04
Here is a wip pic of some marines of the first squad.


27-05-2008, 22:09
Really nice work, great converting and painting.

27-05-2008, 22:10
Brilliant emperors children the models and paint cshemes fit together very well.

31-05-2008, 17:49
Heres a small update.I finished one of the marines,re-based the test mini and started painting some terminators too.All in all,pretty decent progress considering IA:5 Siege of Vraks and Age of Conan got in the way..


New guy:

31-05-2008, 17:49
Wip Termies:

I think the pics are kinda dark,i'll get new as soon as i recharge my camera.

Cheers all!

31-05-2008, 20:49
the termies do look a tad dark but they are looking good soo far
the test marines are very nice indeed

Metal Fingered Villain
31-05-2008, 22:09
The painting on these models is pretty slick, Saul Tarvitz is stunning, the painting is so crisp and clean, reminds me of Razza's painting a bit, especially with that cloak and all the crisp lines.

01-06-2008, 00:03
Stunning!! ? shouldn't their skin be really pale or is it only Fulgrim that has almost white skin?

01-06-2008, 00:10
I adore your models! The paint on them is just supremely smooth, very beautiful models! And of course pre-heresy models just make them even better!

01-06-2008, 03:25
Amazing job on these models.
i love the pruple of the cape and loin cloth, truly stunning

and isnt Age of Conan awsome ?

24-06-2008, 23:47
Hello all!Been on vacation lately,hence the lack of updates...I finished another two marines today,that leaves just the heavy weapon guy for the first combat squad to be complete.I intent to have the shooty half standing still and providing covering fire,while the combat half making a run for it!
Note:I noticed after taking the pics that the MkIV's leg purity seal isn't painted blue,its done now! ^_^



25-06-2008, 00:38
YAY updates :P , now make up for the weeks without seeing your wonderful mini's !

25-06-2008, 09:15
nice mini's!! could you please give us a tutorial on how you do the pink?

25-06-2008, 09:57
The purple on the armour is done thus:
1)A couple of thined coats of Hormagaunt puple on all armour areas,except for the recesses.
2)1 part hormagaunt purple/2 parts Warlock puple/1 part water all over the previous layer.
3)Add white to the previous mix for first stage highlights.
4)Add more white for second stage highlights.
Always keep your paint thin with water to get a smooth finish.

Cheers for the replies guys!:)

25-06-2008, 10:04
Very cool, and I must express how much I love the look of this Mk IV armour popping up everywhere, I'm gonna have to order some of these FW kits.

Brother Rafen
27-06-2008, 11:06
very cool

and real clean paint job very nice

are we going to get an army shot soon :)

27-06-2008, 15:36
First combat squad is ready!Yay! :D

Lascannon marine:

27-06-2008, 15:37
All together:

Next bunch awaiting the brush:


Brother Rafen
29-06-2008, 10:21
were do you get them bases from

29-06-2008, 16:58

Everything is looking fantastic! I especially like Saul.

keep up teh good work mate

29-06-2008, 17:16
really nice mate, love your tarvits model, i've always thought that model would make a great emperors children marine, although I always had Eidolon in mind.

29-06-2008, 18:33
Looks great, but Mk 6 armors in a pre-heresy army? Well, never mind. Do you plan to do some jetbikes btw?

29-06-2008, 21:31
Thanks for the kind comments guys!

Rafen,the bases are Micro art studios(i think they are called temple bases).

swifty2,ironicaly i thought the same the first time i saw the model,must be the thunder hammer the master of the fleet has...:)

CrabHermit,yes mate i indeed plan on a 5 man jetbike squadron.It will come in the later stages of the army as i want to get the infantry out of they way first so i can start playing with them.Also,the Emperor's Children are usually shown in MkVI armour,from their IA article:

Must have something to do with being daddy's favored kids,always getting the latest tech first...;)


Comrade Wraith
29-06-2008, 21:38
Awesome painting skills there. I like pre-heresy armies, espescially one featuring the characters from the books, brings the army alive.Good Work.

Will you be doing lucius at any point?

Lost Egg
29-06-2008, 22:23
Simply awesome!

I have just found this thread and am now dribbling over the pics. I love how you have gone for a clean simple look. Can't wait to see more **subbed**


30-06-2008, 02:12
Such a clean purple DPA! Do you mind sharing how you achieved that color? And by the way, excellent freehand, it looks fantastic. One more question, before I forget. Is the Sergeant's head the one from the Blood Angels Baal Predator set?

30-06-2008, 08:14
Thanks guys!

Once again,the purple on the armour is done thus:
1)A couple of thined coats of Hormagaunt puple on all armour areas,except for the recesses.
2)1 part hormagaunt purple/2 parts Warlock puple/1 part water all over the previous layer.
3)Add white to the previous mix for first stage highlights.
4)Add more white for second stage highlights.
Always keep your paint thin with water to get a smooth finish.

The Sergeant's head is indeed from the Baal pred driver sprue and yes Lucius will be making an appearance at some point...;)

30-06-2008, 10:59
still loving this army and hoping you'll do a fantastic job with lucius

04-07-2008, 21:51
Cheers for the replies all!Here's the Legion symbol tutorial i was asked to do from the Great Crusade forums,it's my first tutorial so go easy on me! The paint i use is watered down Iyanden Darksun.


A tutorial for painting the armour will be coming next,as soon as i get off my butt to start the next squad. ;)


04-07-2008, 22:28
I love the step by step icon tute - really good blog!


05-07-2008, 07:02
Wow that step by step logo is really helpful thanks! :D

07-07-2008, 03:23
Here is the tutorial on how to paint the armour:

Step 1)
After the black undecoat the model gets a couple of thinned coats of Hormagaunt Purple.Taking care not to paint inside the recesses would be good but not necessary.

Step 2)
A coat of 1 part Hormagaunt Purple/2 parts Warlock Purple was painted over the previous one.Again,remember to thin your paint to get a smooth finish.Don't worry to much about covering parts other than the armour or the recesses,it will be taken care off in the next stage.

Step 3)
1 part Chaos Black/2 parts water are painted in the recesses,where the armour plates join,etc.Also all non purple areas are painted Chaos Black.

Step 4)
A mix of 1 part Hormagaunt Purple/2 parts Warlock Purple/1 part White is used as the first stage highlights.

07-07-2008, 03:23
Step 5)
A mix of 1 part Hormagaunt Purple/2 parts Warlock Purple/2 parts White is used as the second stage highlights.I use Vallejo white,but Skull White can also be used.

Step 6)
Brazen Brass and Boltgun metal are used for the metalic areas.Boltgun metal parts get a Black ink wash and a light overbrush of Chainmail.

Step 7)
Watered down Vallejo Brass is painted over the gold areas,then an equal parts Vallejo Brass and Mithril Silver highlight over it and finally a Gryphonne Sepia glaze over that.The eyes are painted Mordian Blue and highlighted by a 50-50 Mordian Blue and White.A single dot of White is added on the back of each eye.Squad number is painted with white and the Legion icon using the above tutorial.

Thats it then,hope it helps someone... :) I didn't mention anything about the base because bases vary from army to army.If there are 2 things to remember,its 1)Always keep your paint thin and 2)Practise makes perfect.


07-07-2008, 04:06
You rule. Honestly you do, what is your name I am going to name my first child after you and pray they have painting skills like yours and then make them paint my models.

07-07-2008, 12:56
good tutorial I love seeing progressions of minis.

07-07-2008, 13:10
awesome tutorial mate, I might have to use this on my Istvaan loyalists

18-07-2008, 14:49
Thanks all!

Sergeant Demetrius of the 1st squad,10th company.Finally got around at painting him!Not really pleased with the face,i guess i'll come back to it sometime later on.Oh and Brother Tutorial with a few touch-ups.



18-07-2008, 14:56
That's awesome mate, Demetrius looks absoloutely amazing, is that an Eldar sword?

18-07-2008, 15:08
Hmm nice models, especially your Saul Tarvitz. I love EC they have the best look of any of the pre-heresy legions IMO.

18-07-2008, 15:25
Thanks guys!
swifty2,thats indeed an Eldar sword.The one from the Dire Avengers Exarch with all the eldar stuff choped off.:)

18-07-2008, 18:37
DPA your work ceases to amaze me...the sergeant it deffinatly what i pictured of him...the face is fine in my opinion

18-07-2008, 19:30
Wow this has now inspired me to start my Pre-Heresy army again... Sometime....When I decided which one i'm doing...Which is a bit pointless seeing as I have built like 8 marines.... Meh i'll get there

Brilliant painting I have to say but I have one question. Where the hell did you get the shoulder pad with the eagle on for Saul Tarvis. I know the sword.

Keep up the good work :)


18-07-2008, 20:18
Thank you for the kind words guys!Its the best form motivation can take.:)
Casper,the shoulder pad is actually part of the model mate!Its the Master of the Fleet model,Master of the Watch head with green stuff hair,Stern's nemesis sword,bolt pistol arm and one of Haas's shoulder pads(the red scorpion sarge).


20-11-2008, 20:31
Long time no update...RL caught up with me but now things are kinda better wich means more time to spend on the Children(yay!).Anyways,nothing major for the time being,some wip Sternguard and some wip Assault Termies with thunder maces(hammers).

Squad Fulgerion(minus one marine)

Sergeant Fulgerion


Bolter Marines

20-11-2008, 20:32
Terminator squad Photis(minus 2 Terminators)

Sergeant Photis is a Unification war Veteran,hence the 3 studs on his forehead and the honour of carrying one of the new Thunder hammer weapons.


20-11-2008, 21:28
uhhh wow! :eek:

love the use of the captain of the arsenal mini
which head is that btw?

termies look awsome aswell

love to see you're keeping up the good work!


fiore hellheart
20-11-2008, 21:57
those terminators are so cool, i love the shoulderpads and the greek style helmets, your painting method is nice aswell, good purple, just do more ;):D

20-11-2008, 22:10
i love pre heresy stuff and yours could rival proximity's legendary stuff, great work

21-11-2008, 00:05
looking very good I love the sergent conversion, looks very good.

03-01-2009, 22:02
Full squad complete!It only took 8 months... :eek:At least i finished it the same year i started it!Hopefully the rest of the army won't take as much because now i feel really motivated to make it.

1st Squad Demetrius,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion

Fire support Combat Squad

Advancing Squad

03-01-2009, 22:03
Oh and some pics or the flamer marine from squad 2!


03-01-2009, 22:41
Nice work mate, that squad looks awesome, its good to see these guys back.

03-01-2009, 23:07
nice work

good to see you back

04-01-2009, 16:47
Thanks for the comments guys!:)

04-01-2009, 18:46
Once again, impressive painting. Any more special characters to be made from the HH books? Perhaps the chaplain that is beheaded by lucius?

08-02-2009, 18:35
Felt like painting this guy,not really pleased with the storm shield so i'll get back to it later on.

Brother Sergeant Photis,Veteran of the Unification wars,1st Terminator squad,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

Cheers! :)

08-02-2009, 20:28
That looks absoloutely awesome mate and the shield actually looks pretty good, it has a tidy paint job and the colour contrasts well to the purple armour.

Elazar The Glorified
08-02-2009, 20:46
What an awesome plog. Love the Emperor's Children and I love pre-heresy marines and you've really done a great job with these. So many to pick from. Your Sergeant models are all awesome as is your captain. I particularly love the terminators though and your paint job on all the minis is top stuff. Subscribed to this and enjoying it muchly!

08-02-2009, 22:21
nice termy very cool

with his fluff i do hope you kill him off before you turn traitor :)

good work as normal keep it up mate

and good to see you back

08-02-2009, 22:29
Thanks to all guys!And don't worry about anyone turning traitor,the whole army is based around troops Fulgrim send to Istvaan III to die!


08-02-2009, 22:42
This thread is incredible!
I absolutely love your pre-heresy minis!
How did you create the terminator shoulder pads btw?


09-02-2009, 05:57
damn, clean, im way down with the cardboard!

25-03-2009, 07:27
these guys look great. how did you make the studs on the legplates of the termies?

i always figured emperor's children would be blondes, since they had such a pretty-boy image. grey hair works too. :)

28-03-2009, 16:08
W.I.P. of Lord Commander Lucian,Emperor's Children Legion



28-03-2009, 18:43
looking awesome and I just NEED to know how you made that burned flamer top?

good that you're on the rights side even with emperor's children;)

28-03-2009, 22:11
very nice neat work, I'm impressed.


07-04-2009, 21:00
Thanks for the kind words guys!

Sergeant Veranius,2nd Squad,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.



07-04-2009, 21:18
Very nice army. Some really cool conversions (especially on sergeants) with very well executed, smooth painting. Keep it up :)

12-04-2009, 03:02
First half of 2nd Tactical Squad Veranius,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.


I call them the "Flush them out!" squad:throwing grenades,flamer burning the enemy coming out cover and the bolter finishing off any survivors.


12-04-2009, 05:37
Amazing pose for a squad! just inspired!

12-04-2009, 13:17
Thanks,glad you like them!:)

12-04-2009, 15:45
Amazing work DPA. I love all the conversions, and poses. Keep you the great work. One Love

Seer Drakon
13-04-2009, 00:39
Good to see you still working on these guys!

16-04-2009, 14:44
Thanks guys!Finished second squad's Rhino, Eagle's Claw.Also got some pics of the squads with their new bolters and finally a group shot.


16-04-2009, 14:45


16-04-2009, 16:10
Nice log. Keep up the good work...

16-04-2009, 22:05
nice work, Id maybe brush out the dust on the rhino a bit more its end line is a little abrupt and looks a little funny, but aside from that is a beautiful tank.

16-04-2009, 22:19
i second that about the dirt on the rhino, however

omg, these are amazing, lovly emperors children i must say

and i do believe thats saul tarvitz in the centre, great, just pure great

cant wait to see more

16-04-2009, 22:29
yeah, the dirt is very linear, and looks like it's a sticker. I think of it looked a bit messier it would be great.

Everything else though is fantastic, especially the quality of the free hand :)


16-04-2009, 22:41
mmm mmm very tasty

16-04-2009, 23:35
Thanks for the feedback guys!I messed with the dirt mess a bit and made it a bit,well messier....Tell me what you think!:)



16-04-2009, 23:44
It is missing splatters,thats the ticket
The best way would be mask off the top 2/3rds of the rhino and use a stiff brush or even a toothbrush and flick it on like people do to get a realistic blood effect.
Fantasic army my Sons of Horus would be proud to march along with these guys.

22-04-2009, 11:37
Thanks Esinhorn!

Done some changes to the Strenguard,added topknots and eagle breastplates to all of them and made a new sarge to lead them.Reason being i liked how Fulgerion came out and i'll use him as Pedro Kantor in games!Also,a scout recon squad and the undercoated second half of squad Veranius.So,

Commander Fulgerion

Strenguard veteran squad Eternius,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion

22-04-2009, 11:38
Scout Squad Calvinus

Squad Veranius,2nd half


22-04-2009, 12:20
Great and absolutely awesome army! I'm a very big fan of pre-Heresy legions, and your job is a great inspiration for all whose love the Emperor's Childrens?

Are you planning to include some characters like Fabius?

22-04-2009, 16:00
hes already done fabius

22-04-2009, 18:14
Actually i haven't done Fabius mate.:)I want to focus on the loyalist elements of the Legion that fell during the Istvaan III betrayal,under the command of Tarvitz,but eventually i'll add all the characters from the books.


24-04-2009, 22:08
The Children had their first fights!8 of us gathered at the local GW store and had a little doubles tourny.500 pts each,using one org. chart.Unfortunately the battery of my camera died before i had the chance to take some pics.. :( But i guess nothing bad comes without some good because me and a friend(he with Soul Drinkers) won the tourny! :D I used the chaos codex and my teammate the codex marines.Our lists and some battle reports follow.

Emperor's Children:
Saul Tarvitz: 130 pts
Chaos lord with daemon weapon.

Squad Demetrius: 210 pts
10 Marines,Meltagun,Lascannon,Champion with power weapon.

Demi squad Veranius: 110 pts
5 Marines,Flamer,Champion with power weapon.
Rhino Eagle's Claw: 50 pts
Extra armour.

Soul Drinkers:
5 Teminators: 230 pts
Cyclone missile launcher.

Tactical squad: 200 pts
10 Marines,Missile launcher,Meltagun,Powerfist.

Drop pod: 35 pts

24-04-2009, 22:10
GAME 1: vs. Chaos Marines and Space Marines,Pitched Battle-Capture and Control

Our opponents had:

Pedro Kantor
10 Marines:meltagun,multimelta,powerfist
Ironclad:heavy flamer,meltagun

10 Chaos Marines:meltagun,powerfist,Rhino
Dreadnought:2 ccws
Predator:Lascannon crazy


Terrain was a ruined city.We won the roll and chose to set up and go first.Squad Demetrius deployed with the objective in some cover on the left hand side of the board,with the support of a combat squad of Soul Drinkers with a missile launcher.Squad Veranius with Captain Tarvitz deployed inside the Eagle's Claw on the far right side,behind some cover.The rest went in reserve.The enemy set up his objective across of the Eagle's Claw and Kantor with his tactical(split in combat squads) on it.In front of them went the 2 Dreadnoughts,the Predator on their right and the Rhino chaos marine squad on thier far right, across of our objective.

Turn 1:
The enemy started with a nice 6,stealing the initiative!That was followed with a nice 1 for the Chaos Dreadnought,meaning that it shot the Ironclad with its combi-bolters,messing the paintwork.The chaos pred moved forward to get a better view of the EC Rhino and the chaos rhino raced ahead,popping smoke.The chaos pred fired its Lascannon but couldnt damage the Eagle's Claw.Pedro Kantor called an orbital strike on Squad Demetrius,the battle cruiser hit spot on but the Emperor's Children training took over meaning that only one fell to the deadly barrage!
On our turn,the drop with the other half of the Soul Drinker squad arrived and landed behing the chaos Predator.The Eagle's Claw moved to its left behind some cover,Captain Tarvitz thinking it was too early to engage the enemy.The Soul Drinkers meltagun destroyed the Chaos Predator and the Lascannon of squad Demetrius blew the combi-bolter off the Chaos Rhino.

Turn 2:
Second turn started with the Chaos dreadnought again loosing it mind and making an even bigger mess of the Ironclads paintwork.The Ironcladm,wanting to vent its anger for the vandalism it endured,moved towards the Soul Drinkers with the drop pod.The Chaos Rhino again raced forward and deployed its troops in front of squad Demetrius.Between the Ironclad,Kantor and his tactical squad only one Soul Drinker survived,shaking his meltagun angrily at the Ironclad.The Chaos marines gave a textbook execution of rapid-firing bolters wich the Emperor's Children of squad Demetrius matched with their own evasion and cover tactics and none of them fell!
On our turn,Squad Demetrius rose from its cover and moved towards the Chaos Marine squad.The lone Soul Drinker failed to hurt the Ironclad with his meltagun but the combat squad with the missile launcher felled two chaos marines before squad Demetrius charged the rest,pistols blazing.The Eagle's Claw stayed hidden.In close combat,sergeant Demetrius and his squad accounted for 5 of the chaos marines while loosing 2 of their number.The traitors hold their ground.In the meantime,the Terminators were still in orbit,discussing about the divinity of the Emperor over some tea and pie...

Turn 3:
The chaos Dreadnought finally found its senses and moved for the lone Soul Drinker with the meltagun and the Ironclad moved to kill the drop pod.Kantor's combat squad moved to block the path of the Eagle's Claw.The Drop pod and the Soul Drinker werent so lucky,falling both to the Dreadnoughts.In close combat,squad Demetrius lost one marine to ferocity of the enemy but held their ground.
The terminators showed up,having run out of pie,teleporting in front of the enemy objective.The Eagle's Claw raced towards the enemy objective too,now that support arrived.The Soul Drinkers missile launcher imobilized the Chaos Rhino and the Terminators failed to hurt the Ironclad's rear with their storm bolters and Cyclone,apparently having pie all over their visors and targeters.In close combat Squad Demetrius wiped out their foes and consolidated on the objective.

Turn 4:
The Chaos Dreadnought,smelling the pie covered terminators,raged and run full on towards them.The Ironclad moved on the terminators as well.The Chaos Rhino driver got out of vehicle and tried to repair it but to no avail.The Marine Multimelta missed the the Eagle's Claw and Kantor's squad couldnt inflict any casualties on the terminators.The Chaos Dreadnought charged them though and three of them fell.The terminators made use of their combat tactics,fleeing and outrunning the Dreadnought.
Eagle's Claw raced onwards still reaching the enemy objective and disembarking squad Veranius and Captain Tarvitz.The terminators turned on the Chaos Dreadnought.In the shooting phase,the Chaos Rhino driver got a lascannon in the face for his trouble,his vehicle exploding along with him.The Soul Drinker missile launcher missed the Ironclad but the Terminators destroyed the Chaos Dreadnought,angry with it for ruining their pie-reverie.Squad Veranius flamer roared incinerating one marine and wounding Kantor himself while the squads bolters bounced off the enemy armour.

Turn 5:
The Ironclad moved towards the Terminators and Kantor with his men turned to face squad Veranius.The Multimelta marine managed to imobilize the Eagle's Claw while Kantor and his men blazed on full auto at squad Veranius with no result.The Ironclad failed to charge the Terminators.
The Ironclad survived the strom of missiles and lascannon fire directed at it and Squad Veranius charged Kantor and his squad,Captain Tarvitz leading the assault.The fighting was brutal with 3 marines falling from each side,none willing to give ground to the enemy.

At this point we rolled to see if the game would continue,the dice came up a 2 so it ended with a draw.All in all,a good fun game with lots of yelling and laughing.
I'll post the report of the second battle tommorrow.


06-05-2009, 21:11
Commander Augustus Octavian,Emperor's Children Legion(Count as Vulkan He'stan).


06-05-2009, 21:11
And a close up of the flamer.



06-05-2009, 21:17
Very nice mini mate, looks very intimidating and the hand flamer looks really cool.

11-09-2009, 20:01
Long time no update!After a long summer break from painting,i once again started working on the children.Here is what i've been up to:

Revered Brother Dreadnought Adama "The Old man",Emperor's Children Legion
Naming the Dread thus was only natural after a summer full of BSG... ;)

11-09-2009, 20:02
Also,i got around at repainting the freehand on the Rhino,from what apparently resembled a duckwing:

To this:

More stuff to follow,

12-09-2009, 16:05
Nice work there! The changes you made on the freehand on the Rhino are looking really good. I don't like the metal on the dread tho...

12-09-2009, 16:35
I tried my hand on a chariot(jetbike version of the attack bike ) conversion and here is the result:


What do you think?


12-09-2009, 17:22
Looks very interesting... he better have his seat belt on or else get ready for an unexpected deep strike. haha.

15-09-2009, 01:01
Painted up Adama's ride!I went for a faded,dull highlight and lots of weathering,hoping it looks like it passed through a planet's atmoshpere and then crashed in its soil.It has the Legion number and symbol in every door,except the one that he comes out of wich has a skull(symbolising that Death is coming).What do you guys think?



15-09-2009, 07:57
what is fulgerions head from? a HE character?

always good seeing pre heresy armies round here :) keep up the good work

15-09-2009, 08:57
Thanks Synapse!Fulgerions head is indeed a High Elf one, from the repeater bolt thrower plastic kit.


15-09-2009, 19:49
I like the effect of the paint burning away from the bottom of the drop pod. The chariot is a cool conversion, though the back seat looks a little stark, maybe needs more cabling or support

16-09-2009, 07:06
Freaking gorgeous additions to th3e Pre heresy emp children. Would they not have a dreadclaw though? :D

No really, they looks so good. The highlighting is incredibly crisp.

16-09-2009, 17:59
These guys arelooking great, love the freehand on the back of the rhino, the drop pod is very good, excellent weathering effect. And the last conversion looks very interesting.


Mega Nutz
16-09-2009, 18:32
Like the commander!

16-09-2009, 21:32
Wow, loving the purple you've got on them!
EC are definitely the best of the legions....
Do you get a lot of inspiration from the Horus Heresy novels?

17-09-2009, 00:30
Thanks guys!BenzieFrenzy,yes mate the novels are my main motivation for this army,especially the first three and of course,Fulgrim.
I finally finished the second part of squad Veranius,made another model for Sergeant Demetrius(one with a fist) and painted up Commander Fulgerion,to stand in as Pedro Kantor in my games.Tell me what you think! :)

Second half of 2nd Tactical Squad Veranius,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

Veteran Sergeant Demetrius,First squad,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

17-09-2009, 00:33
Commander Fulgerion,attached to the 10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.


17-09-2009, 05:03
They look great! There's something about Veteran Sergeant Demetrius that makes him look sooo good. Probably cause his armor looks so smooth.

Belial's Apprentice
18-09-2009, 12:33
What an amazing job!! Im subscribed now!! How the hell did you make that purple look so good?? Keep up the good work!!

Belial's Apprentice
18-09-2009, 12:41
I found the walk thru on the paint scheme!! Love it. Very easy to follow thank you

18-09-2009, 13:24
Thanks for the kind words and glad to be of help! :)

20-09-2009, 20:37
They are looking fantastic.

Veteran Sergeant Demetrius's head looks really cool and Commander Fulgerion is just great!

I agree that the Chariot needs a little more armour around the gunner. Its looking very nice so far though.

22-09-2009, 22:24
eye catching - really nice.


22-09-2009, 23:26
wow theres alot since I last looked at these guys, the old man looks really cool, and the naming in itself deserves a nod of excellence, the drop pod looks really cool.

The tactical marines are awesome and I cant help but feel as though demetrius is going to kill me :D so thats a good thing.

Fulgerion looks really cool aswell, the head gives off the emperors children, wonderfully pretty and graceful feel.

23-09-2009, 17:10
Cheers guys!Swifty2,glad you like the Dreadnought's name mate!

Here is one of the finished Terminators of squad Photis armed with a Thunder Mace(hammer) and storm shield.


Tell me what you think!

fiore hellheart
23-09-2009, 19:44
Wow, looks amazing, painted well, modelled well, infact it just pretty brilliant wich is normal for your standard i suppose :)

23-09-2009, 20:08
Very very nice! As usual.

The mace looks really cool where is the head from?

Makes me think I should do my Fist's Assault Terminators like that.

23-09-2009, 20:12
Thanks guys!shaw3029,the mace head is from the Dark Angels sprue mate.


Belial's Apprentice
25-09-2009, 12:56
HOLY CRAP!!!!!! That terminator is fantastic!! Great work!!

25-09-2009, 15:36
Exquisite work. Entirely in keeping with the impeccable standards of the legion itself (and that's saying something!)

25-09-2009, 17:40
truely amazing man they are so clean and crisp they look so well amazing i dont really know what else to say the models speak for them selves they are... great.

04-10-2009, 19:19
Thank you for the support and the kind words guys!:)

Update time!I painted up first squad's Rhino Eagle's Fury and started work on the sternguard.I'm planning on taking the Children to Heat 1,wich means i have to really really speed up my painting because i only have 12 days!!!Including next weekend and a couple of days off work,i believe i can make it. Anyways,on to the pics.

Rhino Eagle's Fury,1st Squad,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

04-10-2009, 19:20
And the top side of the Rhino.

P.I.P. Sternguard

Cheers! :)

05-10-2009, 06:31
wow, this is looking incredble, the only thing is that the claw on that latest rhino looks a little fat :D

05-10-2009, 07:05
Thanks mate!And,claw?Its supposed to be an eagle's head and thats his beak..If its not apparent then obviously something is very wrong about it and i should get back to it asap!:)


05-10-2009, 23:20
this looks really nice...im gonna keep my eye on this

06-10-2009, 23:44
Thank you mate!I finished painting a Predator and got some group shots of the army as it stands now.Only 9 more days till the GT and i still have a LR,5 scouts and 3 Termies to go,i believe i can make it.

Predator Destructor Imperius,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

06-10-2009, 23:45

Cheers! :)

07-10-2009, 18:54
Great updates, the predator looks great and the group shot is even better. Fantastic army.


07-10-2009, 19:56
Those look great! I like that you've converted something on pretty much all of it. I agree with what's been said before about your painting as well. Your work is inspirational.

08-10-2009, 08:39
love the ggroup shots... really nice :)

08-10-2009, 18:47
It really is a fantastic looking army!

I'm looking forward to the last few members of the Terminator squad.

Hppe you getthe army finished in time and good luck in the tournament.

12-10-2009, 13:25
Thanks guys!I finished the Land Raider,now only 5 scouts,2 Termies and finish a 3rd Termi and i'm done for 1500 pts.I guess i'll be painting scouts till Friday night...But painting till the last night before a tourny is half the fun! :lol:

Land Raider "Light of Terra",10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion

12-10-2009, 13:25

Pics are kinda crappy as i'm not using my regular one,i'll get some better ones soon.

Cheers! :)

Nero Vipus
12-10-2009, 18:20
this army is truely amazing, i really love the look of the pre-heresy land raider. I'm guessing the terminator is based on the grey knight terminator?
cool army :)

12-10-2009, 18:21
Amazing stuff man. Painting is TOP notch. I prefer the pre-heresy terminator shoulder pads over the current ones to. Your freehand is super crisp. I'm rather jealous. Nice choice on a pre-heresy chapter as well.

12-10-2009, 18:53
Very, very nice army. Have you painted the Chariot yet (jolly good idea and carry-through, by the way)? If not, could you add something the the backseat - cabling, ornamental eagle wings or something to support it - to better integrate it with the jetbike. Perhaps some extra ornamentations on the riders, and you're good to go! The new DA jetbike is too useful, isn't it? :)

13-10-2009, 10:04
even though the painting is top-notch as always, i dont like the weathering on the laqnd raider much, it seems to symmetrical to look natural, if that makes any sene.

though i really am looking forward to the chariot and seeing more army shots :D

keep up the good work

20-10-2009, 22:25
Well just got back from GT Heat 1 and look what i brought back with me!!!


I managed to finish the army literally at the last minute,painting the details on the scouts untill late Friday!I then had an awesome weekend,6 very fun games with excellent opponents,got a best army nomination and procceded to walk out with the 3rd place prizes!
More pics of the units to follow as soon as i get some rest!

20-10-2009, 22:25
The army set up after the first battle:



20-10-2009, 22:50
Hell yeah dude! Grats! Its almost hard to believe an army THAT good won third. Standards really have come far over the years. Looks like you will have enough Land Raider/Land Raider bits to keep you quite happy for awhile!

edit: wanted to add. Everytime i see those Terminators, I want some. I really think the pre-heresy ones looks way better than the current incarnation.

20-10-2009, 23:33
Beautiful army and congrats on the placing. That trophy is brilliant.

20-10-2009, 23:42
Congrats on the win man, some awesome stuff! I have been following this thread for a long time and it has inspired me to do my own preheresy Iron Warriors army. Well done stuff!

Belial's Apprentice
21-10-2009, 01:24
I cant believe they only gave you third prize!! You work is fantastic!!

Belial's Apprentice
21-10-2009, 01:40
Just got two questions:

What rules are you using in the game? Chaos or Imperial?
How do you do the mud up the sides of your armoured vehicles?

Thanks veyr much!!

21-10-2009, 11:06
Congratulations and well done! The army is nothing short of exellent. You must be very pleased.

The terminator squad is fantastic, I'm definetly going to be looking back at yours when I come around to making mine.

Is the army finished now or do you still have more to add?

Will you be posting your army list up.


21-10-2009, 11:09
thi8nk those post-tournie pics are the nicest yet!

great job with these. nice to see the pre-heesy torch shingin so brightly!

21-10-2009, 19:56
Congratulations at the throne of skulls! Reading the gw blog today I thought those marines looked familiar! Well done on a fantastic log and a beautifully crafted army worthy of Fulgrim himself!

21-10-2009, 20:19
Glad to see your hard work honoured they really do look great and you should be proud of your stuff.

21-10-2009, 20:44
Thank you all guys!Here is a link of GW's blog


The army i used in the event was this:

Commander Fulgerion(count as Pedro Kantor)

5 Assault Terminators(2 pairs of Lightning claws and 3 Thunder hammer/storm shield)

Ironclad(Meltagun,Heavy flamer,2 Hunter killer missiles,Drop pod)

10 Tacticals(Meltagun,Lascannon,Powerfist,Rhino)

10 Tacticals(Flamer,Lascannon,Power weapon,Melta bomb,Rhino)

5 Scouts(snipers,Missile launcher,camo cloaks)

Predator(Autocannon,Heavy bolters)

Land Raider(Multimelta)

More stuff will definitely be coming for this army,the Emperor's Children are my great love as far as the Heresy goes,but for the near future i will make some grey guys with fangs beating up some red guys with books...;)


21-10-2009, 21:08
Congrats on the nomination and 3rd place!. Goes to show that a well allround army will do good with the proper General! Hats off to you!

22-10-2009, 08:42

looking great :)

22-10-2009, 09:10
Congratulations and salutations!

Your hard work and splendid minis certainly got a deserving treat by GW. I hope we'll see some of it in a WD covering the Throne of Skulls. :)

No matter how fun and addictively intriguing 40k is, Preheresy era stuff always manages to land the better.

For expanding the army, how about some Mark I Rhinos (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225932)?

Elazar The Glorified
22-10-2009, 09:45
Congratulations on your achievements! Your minis are deserving of the showcase GW has given them, you must be very proud! :D

22-10-2009, 20:22
Cracking army - by far and away the best legion and you've done them more than justice! - Will you be adding sternguard seen as you have "Pedro"?

22-10-2009, 20:47
Ha another violet devils :) Congratulations on your achievements! But I will use a bit darker color thought.

22-10-2009, 20:51
As a small means of honouring your inventiveness I'll convert up my WD Terminator as a Pre-Heresy Emperor's Children one. Good thing I've quite some spare elven shield bosses. :D

23-10-2009, 02:01
Thank you all for the very kind words guys,its a real motivation and inspiration for me to continue!

N0th1ng c4n b34t 3lv3s,be sure to post pics mate,and thank you for the honour! :)

TomG,truth is that they are a bit darker in RL but go with whatever colour pleases your eyes mate,your minis have to be to your liking first and foremost and then to everyone elses!

RTB01,i do have a squad of sternguard vets in the works mate,i think i posted some wips of them a couple of pages back!

again thank you to all and cheers! :D

23-10-2009, 09:53
We'll cheer some more over the next update! ;)

I'll post it up once he's done and (this is the crucial part) I can find my camera. I think my cleaning of the house have soon gone full circle, so I'll corner it somewhere soon. I've been hesitant about what to do with that only Terminator I own, and though tempted by some inspirations from elsewhere, your Emperor's Children Termies swung the pendulum decisively. Also, they look fun to make. :)

Sternguard? Ah, now we're talking!

23-10-2009, 13:22
Beautiful army, and a very well deserved spotlight from GW.

04-11-2009, 12:39
Really stunning army, you get one of my votes in the Heat. Im truly dissaponinted in the 5th game exchange we didnt play xD.
As i have said: Space Marines!!!!!!!

Shadow Fall
08-11-2009, 15:20
well done! Lovin the army!

Being the owner of the beginnings of a Brother Legion, i am proud to respect this army to that fact! :P

keep it up, would love to se more

SF :chrome:

Nero Vipus
23-11-2009, 17:59
really looking forward to the new sternguard, no doubt they'll be as good if not better than you previous ones! keep up the good work. :)

23-11-2009, 18:52
Thanks mate. :)

Funny you ressurected the thread now,i took a small break from painting but i have the sternguard you mentioned almost ready.Pics will be up in a couple of days.


23-11-2009, 19:41
Thanks guys!BenzieFrenzy,yes mate the novels are my main motivation for this army,especially the first three and of course,Fulgrim.
I finally finished the second part of squad Veranius,made another model for Sergeant Demetrius(one with a fist) and painted up Commander Fulgerion,to stand in as Pedro Kantor in my games.Tell me what you think! :)

Second half of 2nd Tactical Squad Veranius,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

Veteran Sergeant Demetrius,First squad,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.

This figures pose is amazing!!

23-11-2009, 19:51
I just backtracked through this entire log. there is a lot of amazing work in here. Your figures are fantastic. Their poses, the subtle conversions, the face sculpt choices, all really capture the feeling of the Emperors childer as seen in some of the Horus Heresy artwork. I, like you, used the masters of the chapter figures as a basis for alot of the characters in my force in progress. I hope you keep expanding the force so I can follow this project log.

23-11-2009, 20:00
Thanks mate,i will definitely be adding more to the Children,hopefully taking them to company size.Also,i bought 5 Sammaels for jetbike conversions so i cant keep them on the self now can i? ;)

At the moment i have precious little time for painting because of RL,and i'm also trying to put a pre-heresy wolves army in time for the GT finals and the HH novels about Prospero release.But i consider the Children my main army now,so they will be getting more updates.


23-11-2009, 22:27
these are superb! please keep this coming!

24-11-2009, 11:09
Yes, but don't forget the Space Wolves; the test model's very promising! :)

16-01-2010, 23:19
Its been a while since i last updated my Emperor's Children and i have to add a few things for the GT finals.Here is a wip version of Sergeant Veranius of the second squad,this time with a powerfist and Mrk III power armour.Also,a little teaser of the things to come... ;)


-Following the Imperial victory on the planet Murder,the Mechanicum of
Mars thought to congratulate the lauded Lord Commander Eidolon of the Emperor's Children
Legion for the great victory and the extermination of a tech-heretic xenos spieces.A squadron of personalized Land Raiders was constructed and
fitted with great flame cannons on the sponsons.The traditional twin-linked heavy bolter on the front of the
vehicles was also replaced by the newly constructed assault cannons,their higher rate of fire
added to the infeno caused by the flame cannos.The swarms of Megarachnids caused heavy
casualties on the Astartes Legions and it was decided by the adepts of Mars that a spearhead
of Land Raiders armed with such weapons would prevent hordes of xenos from inflicting such losses
on the warriors of the Imperium again.These vehicles would embody the flaming wrath of
the Omnissiah and none that stood before them would live.In total,5 of these mighty vehicles were constructed
and named 'Land Raider Murder' in honour of the Imperial Victory over the xenos on that planet.They were gifted to the
Emperor's Children Legion for their heroic attempt to rescue their brothers of the Blood Angels Legion in a grand ceremony.
Eidolon's reaction while thankfull and gracious on the outside,was quite different on the inside.
The Lord Commander despised the memory of that foul planet.The verbal insults he had to endure
from Captain Torggaddon of the Luna Wolves had left his ego hurt,the humiliation in front of the Warmaster unbearable. In the end the might of the III Legion
had bested the Xenos scum...He didn't need such brutal machines,that fought with no elegance whatsoever under his command.
Were was the art of marksmanship or the beauty of manouvering if you just run forwards and burned everything in your path?
Such simple methods of waging war were better left for simpler Legions,like the Salamanders...No,the Emperor's Children had
nothing to gain from these so-called "gifts" on their road to perfection.
Thus it came to pass that the squadron of Land Raider Murders was divided and attached to several Companies of the Legion,where they served for the remainder of the Great Crusade.
They were later deployed on Istvaan III en mass,their firepower would surely help the Emperor's forces on the ground to breach the traitor governor's Palace.
What happened next on Istvaan III is the stuff of legends.Stories of heroism and betrayal unfolded and billions died for one man's vanity.The memory of the Land Raider Murder was lost to the Imperium,along with the glories of old that it represented.

16-01-2010, 23:30
Nice work mate, Veranius looks really cool, especially the drum mag on the bolter, is he based upon the Chronus model?

Can't wait to see what else you've been upto.

Shadow Fall
17-01-2010, 01:24
love the story, want to see more mate...

keep it up

SF :chrome:

17-01-2010, 11:31
Well that is just one fantastic pose!

Well done!

17-01-2010, 12:33
Can't believe I have not seen these before! Aazing conversion work and the painting is stunning.

17-01-2010, 15:41
nice conversion, glad to see more added to your EC

Nero Vipus
19-01-2010, 20:56
Can't wait to see the Land raiders, no doubt they'll be amazing. What other plans have you got for the army?

28-01-2010, 00:37
Thanks guys!

I painted up a Librarian for the GT Finals(i found out that one should never leave the Fortress Monastery without a Librarian).I really dont like how the face came out in the pics,it looks way better in real life.I guess its time for a new camera...

Brother Librarian Titus Flavianus,10th Company,Emperor's Children Legion.


28-01-2010, 00:38
And some pics of the Children in action.


Hope you like them.

Cheers! :)

28-01-2010, 03:03
These are awesome!
Not to take away from the Emperor's Children (my favourite legion) but do you have any clearer pictures of those Iron Hands (my second favourite legion)?

Dragoon King
28-01-2010, 03:45
I was a bit apprehensive about this thread at first. Being a rabid Chaos fan, I dislike most things loyalist. However, I'm loving your preheresy EC better than almost any postheresy EC I've seen. Actually, I dislike Slaaneshi stuff a great deal, but your EC ROCK HARD!!!

05-02-2010, 19:54
Primarch Fulgrim,The Phoenician,Emperor's Children Legion


And some other stuff i'm working on at the moment.


Cheers! :)

Mega Nutz
05-02-2010, 20:14
Great looking additions...........

Love the look of the bike!

05-02-2010, 20:27
good to see you working on the children again.
love how you've painted up fulgrim.
its a lovely model, will have to paint mine up one day.
keep the great work


fiore hellheart
05-02-2010, 20:31
the primarch model is great dude.

05-02-2010, 20:48
WOW I almost died from that Fulgrim, he looks absoloutely stunning mate, he looks perfect as he should but still has a bit of a gritty look about him, the librarian looks really cool aswell, as do the other models you're working on, can't wait to see more.

05-02-2010, 21:23
Wow, this is seriously one of the coolest armies I've ever seen. Especially since I have never seen one like it, it stands alone. I tip my hat to thee.

05-02-2010, 21:42
terrific additions to your army, love the look of Fulgrim and cannot wait to see the final product of the rest.

Shadow Fall
05-02-2010, 22:46
You know, the amazing thing is, Ive been reading the horus heresy novel 'Horus Rising' again and remembered how close horus was to Fulgrim, seeing your Emperors Children really makes me wanna stop doing Sons of Horus and get onto doing some Luna Wolves

Thanks you for adding to my daily pre-heresy fix.

Wanna see a group shot with fulgrim


SF :chrome:

06-02-2010, 07:06
First of all, Were your Emperors Children Featured in the "Whats new" section of the Games-workshop website last november?

I remember seeing your terminators, and dreadnought on the GW website, everything is exactly the same as it is shown here....

Just AWESOME! The BEST Pre-heresy army I've ever seen. The 2nd is some true scale world eaters that someone on this forum did.

anyhow- I also am wondering if you have any clearer pics of the Iron hands that are shown in the pics at the top of this page? I currently am doing an Iron hands army, but am torn about whether to make them Pre-heresy or not.

I want to, but I'd rather spend the effort doing a Pre-heresy legion that was a brighter color- I dont want to put all that effort into a detailed army only to just paint it black...considering highlighting black sucks, its boring, and theres only 2-3 ways to do it...

06-02-2010, 16:51
Awesome stuff!

06-02-2010, 23:21
Very very nice work DPA!! I don't think its been asked already but where did you get the head for your terminators from? They look a lot more 'knightly' than the standard ones and I really love them!

07-02-2010, 16:50
@ Ironfather, yes, his army was showcased there.

Loving this blog, its caused me to consider switching my Death Guard to Emperors Children. Damn you, people like you kill my wallet. *Goes off to buy lots of purple paint*.

07-02-2010, 18:39
Thank you all for the support guys,reading your comments gives me the urge to keep painting till my eyes bleed! :D

First of all, Were your Emperors Children Featured in the "Whats new" section of the Games-workshop website last november?


anyhow- I also am wondering if you have any clearer pics of the Iron hands that are shown in the pics at the top of this page? I currently am doing an Iron hands army, but am torn about whether to make them Pre-heresy or not.

Yes they were mate,as fluffstalker said.For the IH,i will have to ask their owner and if he agrees i will further stain this blog with their oily presence... ;)

Very very nice work DPA!! I don't think its been asked already but where did you get the head for your terminators from? They look a lot more 'knightly' than the standard ones and I really love them!

They are normal terminator heads cut down and filed to shape and then using a small drill make the holes on the side of the head.

Cheers all! :)

07-02-2010, 20:17
Is there anychance you could do me a quick drawing and some widht + length dimensions of the add ons to the Termi shoulder pads. Would like to give it a try with some Plasticard.

07-02-2010, 23:31
This link should be helpful to you:


Only difference being that i painted the banding on the armour rather than build it.I build some shoulder pads with banding on them but found them too bulky for the Emperor's Children,they are supposed to be elegant.

Cheers! :)

08-02-2010, 03:06
Thanks for putting up that link, i was wondering about those per-heresy shoulder pads as well.

and still cannot wait to see some more of those Emperors Children get their paint jobs, keep it coming!

08-02-2010, 11:03
This link should be helpful to you:


Only difference being that i painted the banding on the armour rather than build it.I build some shoulder pads with banding on them but found them too bulky for the Emperor's Children,they are supposed to be elegant.

Cheers! :)

Thanks boss, thats great :) Keep up the good work.

Brother Mordeus
12-02-2010, 01:06
Beautiful army really nice and congrats on your GT

07-03-2010, 16:47
Hey guys!

I updated the Librarian and the Land Raider with banners since the GT Finals are next weekend and i wanted the army to look all regal and shiny. :)

Brother Librarian Titus Flavianus

Land Raider Light of Terra

Hope you like them,as always c&c are most welcome!

07-03-2010, 17:06
you have definitely caught a regal and shiny look with the librarian and land raider. They look fantastic as well as perfect...just like an Emperors Children should.

have fun and good luck with the GT next weekend!

fiore hellheart
07-03-2010, 18:31
incredible work as always, well done

07-03-2010, 18:35
Fantastic! And doesnt Cronus's helmet work so well!

The banner is very nice, what do you have planned next?

07-03-2010, 19:19
awesome stuff like always...i am wondering what you'll do next?

07-03-2010, 19:56
I cannot fault anything on this blog, the conversion, the theme, story and background, the painting etc;. Keep it up

08-03-2010, 10:23
fantastic work fella, really like the librarian, i usuall detest back banners but yours looks ace, perhaps i will consider some in the future. Good luck with the GT finals! :)

09-03-2010, 21:22
The banners look really cool mate, they help add to that material nature of the emperors children.

09-03-2010, 22:39
really nice looking pre-heresy land raider!

looking forward to seeing that jetbike though

10-03-2010, 07:02
Amazing looking Land Raider, it truely is beautiful. The Libby looks awesome too, nice job :)

06-04-2010, 16:37
terrific army dude. love it, just started reading the horus heresy. Your picture of tarvitz isnt there!!!!!!!! if you could upload another that would be great:D Fulgrim looks WICKED, even if he did turn traitor:P just as i imagined him.

congratz on your stuff and article, well deserved.

08-04-2010, 13:43
I had the pleasure of seeing these in person at the Great Crusade forum event at warhammer world, and I must say they are amazing!

My favourite thing is the guy holding a banner out the top of the land raider ("Drive me forward, so I can hit them with my sword!")

The PH terminators also drew my attention. Thanks for the link to the guide on the shoulderpads, it will be very useful for doing my imperial fists.

What did you use for the weathering effect on the Land Raider?

11-04-2010, 14:20
Amazing pre-heresy stuff! Suscribed :)

08-08-2010, 13:28
Awesome, I love ALL pre-heresy project logs, but these EC are amazing
Had I seen these models before I read the Heresy books, I would have been able to imagine it even more

Keep up the good work and
keep 'em coming!

30-10-2010, 19:41
Looks Great m8. keep em coming :D

04-12-2011, 22:04
Nice, and whilst I promised myself that my Iyanden eldar would be the last army I would do, your stuff makes me want to either A.) Redo my Thousand sons or Eldar almost from the ground up, to try and get them to a standard like that (It would proberbly take me days per model.) or B) do a small Pre heresy Salamanders/Thousand sons or other pre heresy legion kill team/force (probably only a single squad, think "In the name of the emperor" level games.
I really should not look at the logs section, too many really nice armies that make me jealous /want to try and do a force of similar standard.

Art Is Resistance
05-02-2012, 13:27
Brilliant army, lots of inspiration for my own EC.
Keep up the good work!

04-11-2012, 20:49
This is absolutely fantastic! I am really getting into the pre-heresy stuff and your EC just epitomize how cool an army can look when done correctly. Purple is a hard color to do correct (I did a Masters of the Chapter model in a pre-heresy Emperor's Children scheme and had to restart it twice to get the purple I liked), and you've got it down clean! I'd love to see one or two of the new FW jetbikes in your army, but other than that there's so much great stuff here, I am very inspired. Thanks and keep up the great work!

04-11-2012, 21:06
Hello there and thank you for your kind words! This log is kinda dead, I have a new one that I update will all my Pre/Heresy Era models and you can find the link in my sig.

Cheers! :)

05-11-2012, 17:51
Are your models currently on display at Warhammer world??
I saw some on saturday that looked familar from this thread.