View Full Version : Relictors Space Marine Project......

15-01-2006, 20:30
For many months now i have been searching for an army to collect and anyone who has spoken to me via msn will tell you there have been a few choices.

I started of with the plan to create my ork freebooterz pirates including pirate ship style battlewagon complete with mast and look out. This army was great on paper but didnt capture my heart enough. I moved on from that onto my old favorites the Imperial guard and had a few ideas for that including my mechanized army that for the first 1000 points weighed in at £375 which is way beyond my budget.

So then it cam back to Space Marines, since the days of rogue trader i have collected Ultramarines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels and two space wolf armies. So you can see that i have a bit of a thing going on for space marines, its healthy i swear.....

So there we go i have a choice of race next problem what chapter do i choose well i passed the main stream chapters due to there popularity. I wanted a chapter that wasnt going to be seen everywhere and wasnt a newbies first step in the imperium. After weeks pondering over Index Astartes articles (The wife to be can testify to this) i found the Relictors, They were perfect they were not popular and had a few nasty habbits to make them different from the smurfs...

Reading all GW material on them took about 2 minutes as there is only 2 decent articles to speak of so where was i to get my insperation, a quick google search pointed me to a very good website and forum Relictors.com.

So i began by asking myself what makes the Relictors special well they need to have chaos relics in there force but not be chaos marines, i saw the White Dwarf article where they had them with parts of chaos power armour, now the relictors believe they are loyal to the emporer so they would wear chaos armour. Also in there fluff they have recently lost there fortress monastery and there recruiting planet so i figured they would have a restrictive amry make up. With this in mind i plan on having zero scouts and to trying to restrict the troops to tactical marines due to there flexability and abundance in a chapter.

And so it Begins:::::::::::::::::::


15-01-2006, 20:57
First stop on my army had to be a librarian to command it. The new termies had just been released and i thought what better than a Epistolary in terminator armour. I had seen a few models that had a psychic power actually shown on the model so i started with that idea. I converted the model so it had its right hand in a pose where i could do this. In the other hand i got hold of a chaos sorcerors force staff this would be my link to the relictors.....


After this was done i started to think how to show the power, at the time i was playing classic doom and i figured whats better than a flaming skull. This proved to be beyond my green stuff skills so i settled for this...


15-01-2006, 21:06
The next step was to begin to paint the model, reading threw the fluff i found no reference to the Lirbrians of the Relictors deviating from the codex astartes on the uniform colour. So out with the ultramarine blue and i began to paint. At this present time i do not have chapter symbols but i am working upon this problem as there is no way i will be able to free paint them all..


I must say something at this point, i do not know how to work my digi cam properly and unfortunatly it makes the models paint job look terrible i am wokring on sorting the problem out...

*EDIT* Mr lav suggests tissue over the flash i shall try it next time

15-01-2006, 21:41
Excellent, I am no longer along in the Project Logs forum!

Keep up the good work. :)

15-01-2006, 21:41
thank you mr lav....

15-01-2006, 21:46
Very nice..........keep up the good work

15-01-2006, 22:36
indeed, lovely bit of work!

16-01-2006, 15:31
That's a great Librarian and a cool idea. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

Have you considered setting yourself some time-based goals to get this stuff finished? A tournament, say? I've got a bairn on the way, so I'm determined to get maximum painting completed by the time the wee one turns up and flips my life inside out. Last time it took at least six months before I got back in the harness.


16-01-2006, 17:36
Well if you ask Lav i have been promising to attend the carnage tournie since the first one, however money aint there this time around again.

Basically i have no set time scale but i aim to paint at least 1 mini per day for a regular trooper. Maybe at week ends more than that.

I have begun to paint my dread which is based upon this games workshop creation.
Picture from Games Workshop uk

My version has a few more Relictors things on it.

now that i think about it i am getting married in August so perhaps that would be the time when i should aim to be done by...


16-01-2006, 22:06
Well if you ask Lav i have been promising to attend the carnage tournie since the first one, however money aint there this time around again.Yes, he's missed four so far, but it's no biggie. ;)

17-01-2006, 14:07
I do a relictors army myself. It will be interesting to see yours progress.As a lazy git I do only some conversion, painting is from my friend. I hope you will found some inspiration here...




17-01-2006, 18:40
Wow! Your friend's painting is excellent. It's nice to see someone else who varnishes his models, too.


17-01-2006, 19:27
Very nice models there, i plan to varnish mine that is when i find the 6 tins i bought to do my dark elder with...... never got round to it though......

I think the wife to be hid them or binned them.....

another update coming soon

18-01-2006, 07:33
Very nice models there, i plan to varnish mine that is when i find the 6 tins i bought to do my dark elder with...... never got round to it though......

I think the wife to be hid them or binned them.....

another update coming soon

I wait unpatiently :chrome:

19-01-2006, 21:49
still working on the dread.... trying to decide on a few colour options....

12-02-2006, 15:30
Right it has been a while sine my last post and quite a lot has happened.... For starters Quartermain my gnome warrior has achieved level 26 in WoW but that's a different story. I have fully assembled the army as it stands it can hit about 1500 points. As I said last time I was working upon a special Relictors style weapon for my dread and I have one.... So without further ado the Relictors Dreadnaught......


So that's the WIP in progress version soon to be painted.....

Next we have some better shots of the librarian using Lav’s photo advice.


12-02-2006, 15:34
With my new updates I have more to show you due my not being online I have had time to play around with my Relictors and here are the results....

My two Tactical Squad sgts armed with Chaos powe4r weapons looking good I think.

Two of the Veteran squad that have had their power weapons swapped for Chaos ones including Abbadons Sword.....

A close up of my painted Vet to see the colours i am going for please excuse the lack of Chapter Symbol I am working on that.....

12-02-2006, 15:46
And theirs more....

The remaining Vets in all there glory....

My Chaos Icon bearer still needs some work upon the icon...

Finally a shot of everything i have assembled so far.

There will be more to follow hopefully a more improved rate...


12-02-2006, 15:55
The dread looks smashing :D

12-02-2006, 16:00
I figured that since dreads are the veterans and champions that have fallen this one may have been in on the relictors secret about chaos weapons so he has a nice weapon....

12-02-2006, 16:16
Where did you get the head for the dreadnought?

12-02-2006, 16:48
Defiler sprue....http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/newimage.asp?Size=A&Img=250638

the one with the horns u just trim them off.....

13-02-2006, 11:54
Next we have some better shots of the librarian using Lavís photo advice.I can;t remember what I advised, but it seems to have worked.

Keep up the good work. :)

13-02-2006, 12:11
Lav i think it was over msn but u suggested turning the flash off or covering it so the colours were better.

So i found out how to turn the flash off and it works better now....

13-02-2006, 18:36
My only complaint is the chaos icon...I personally prefer the aspect of the relictors hating chaos therefore not taking their standards. It looks wrong to me - but some damn fine conversions.

13-02-2006, 19:49
I was like that as well with the notion of them using captured armour and basic wargear but unfortunatly they do have the option of taking a choas icon in the rules, so i figured what the heck and made one, i need to do something with it though....

13-02-2006, 20:43
i dont see a problem with the banner if you model an imperial banner draped over it perhaps?

14-02-2006, 17:23
I was thinking about that but then that would be defacing an imperial emblem, and as the relictors are still loyal to the golden throne i dont beleive they would do that.

I was thinking perhaps modelling it a little more and adding on things such as purity seals etc to show they are trying to turn it to the light....

15-02-2006, 16:21
But they revere the Icons, so maybe you could say the covering is blessed to maintain some sort of purity to others less resillient than the relictors?

17-02-2006, 17:31
hmm i will think about it......

no more progress except my cat almost killed my librarian....

17-02-2006, 18:33
lol, i'd give your librarian a few extra purity seals for that.

17-02-2006, 22:47
Yeqah maybe your right... lol...

started work on the second librarian today.....

13-03-2006, 17:01
Have almost finished the first tactical squad you shall see an update soon...

Inquisitor Konig
14-03-2006, 07:42
I like the librarian alot but it may be a bit much for my tastes. Nice paint job and superb conversion. I look forward to seeing more.

=I= Konig

New Cult King
15-03-2006, 02:56
Grargh. These guys look great, and you've started my creative juices flowing.

I will not start a Relictors Combat Patrol.

I will not start a Relictors Combat Patrol.

I will not start a Relictors Combat Patrol.

I will not start a Relictors Combat Patrol.

What Traits would you be using?

16-03-2006, 18:12
The traits well the folks on Relictors.com are in debate about them right now, A relictors combat patrol could be very cool as every one could be a veteran with lovely conversion work done.

As for the Librarian he is a bit much im working on a power armoured one which will probably be part of my force as a back up or as sidekick to the epistolary. I also have plans for my Deamon host useing one of the wood elf seer guys or maybe a scratch built one from zombie parts if i ever find my zombie box i have... hmm or i could mail order a zombie spue, Also im thinking a nice female Heretic =][= using a SoB might be good..... so many ideas so little time....

dark angel
16-03-2006, 19:18
very nice so far hope to see more soon

New Cult King
16-03-2006, 21:18
Sounds awesome man. I'm really looking forward to seeing/hearing more of your progress. You have inspired me :D A Radical Inquisitor would be a perfect addition to a Relictors army.

Mmmm... fluffalicious.

18-03-2006, 12:43
... as i said i need to find the box of zombies from my aborted van carstiens

Hideous Loon
18-03-2006, 13:01
Tip of the day: Don't use a SoB, if you don't like filing off all of the Fleur de Lys's. There's five on a Canoness, and one of them is in a really tricky place (under a chain, on the waist). Use the female Hereticus Inquisitor instead. If you don't like the hair, and want the particular SoB haircut, then bitz-order one and swap heads.

And I recommend using Zombie parts for your Daemonhost, as it's much funnier to scratch-build than using an existing metal model. And plastic is easier to convert than metal.

18-03-2006, 15:10
you got a link to the female =][= loon?

edit forget that i found it

Hideous Loon
18-03-2006, 15:14
Why of course I do, old chap! Here (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99060108049&orignav=10) you go!

26-03-2006, 11:03
ok here we go with an update of sorts..

My hard drive has failed and have be forced onto this win 95 pc with no spec at all..... monday the new drive will arrive and i shall have pics for you.

finshed the first tac squad and im 50% threw my new power armoured epistolary so u shall see them soon...

26-03-2006, 16:18
Looking good. I hope your army looks as good as your friends.


28-03-2006, 19:27
eh which friend.... im confused

p.s now on my super comp again so piccies to follow soon...

14-05-2006, 17:52
Ok i had this weekend totally free to oget some painting as Natalie is away on her hen weekend. I had hoped to post pics of the first tactical squad but she has gone and taken the camera with her........

still could be worse

14-05-2006, 17:59
Also i should have added that im have decided that my plastic command squad look pants so im planning a new one made of a mix of plastic and metal models.

Also in hindsight i should have gone for true scale marines perhaps..... but oh well......

Lastly i have my next project planned.....

Ork Pirates.... in a pirate ship on wheels as a battle wagon,...... mmmm tasty...

14-05-2006, 18:02
Looking good so far. I nearly started a Relictors army once because of the conversion possibilities. I especially like the librarian, cant wait to see your latest pictures.

15-05-2006, 01:59
Sorry on my last post I meant Holycrusader.


28-07-2006, 21:28
I am resurecting this from the ashes as i have begun work upon the Relictors again, my cat has destroyed my termie librarian so i have begun work on a power armoured version... the dread is almost finished and pics will follow....

18-09-2006, 17:57
I have redone the dred and begun to paint it you ill see it soon..

18-09-2006, 19:23
Ahh silly animals!! lol

Looking forward to seeing some painty goodness!

19-09-2006, 07:31
The other bonus is that we got a new cam as a wedding gift, when i figure out how to work it all will be good...... Apologise for the massive delay in posting but i had to get married, Also im sad to report that Relictors.com is down and dead they are trying to rebuild it but i fear it may be another portent... On the up side i did get a hold of the jpeg of the decal sheet...

10-11-2006, 14:19
Ok, Now begins the rebuilt Relictors i am resurecting my own thread from the depths,
I have been completely tied up after the wedding and have had no chance to update this, im planning to start painting again this weekend and will post some pics of the newly done dread and some photos of the new librarian i Built.

I do intend to complete this army as i want to start on a AdMech force..


10-11-2006, 21:09
if I'm not to late; what abot cutting the chaos icon in half (diagonal) and roughen (sp?) the edges up, this way it will look like they do have the icon but also do hate it

10-11-2006, 21:20
Ummm this thread has been dead for awhile. So sorry. Unless i just havent seen it for like a month.


11-11-2006, 17:29
Correction the thread was only on hold as had to much to do what with getting married and everything, this weekend im hoping to get pics up of the new dread and the painted tac squad....

11-11-2006, 17:44
O sorry just hadnt seen it in so long. I must have missed that.