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    Leoparden's Brethren of the Phoenix

    Hi, my name is Leoparden, though some of you might know me as Xenobiotic from the Heresy-online forum where I've been a much more active poster.

    I'm mostly into the collecting/painting/modelling side of the hobby. I almost consider playing to be sort of a necessary evil to motivate me to actually paint legal options (well, most of the time) and complete an army. Although this attitude did put me in a lot of trouble with my gaming buddies, seeing as how I was trying to complete a worthwhile 1000+ pts army for many years without success (until now that is!).

    This army all started at the time I read the rumours of the coming Blood Angel Codex. I liked the Blood Angels back in the 3rd edition, the Furioso dreadnoughts, the assault marines and the Death Company. But I never fell for the "all red" armour. I wanted to do something within the theme but different. So I looked at their successors but it didn't help me much. So I decided to trying some combinations with red out until I came up with a scheme I liked. Red and White with Phoenix freehands? That has a ring to it, doesn't it?

    As time went by I fleshed out a successor chapter on a log over at heresy, which has proved to be a good environment! But since I've always stolen a lot of inspiration from the many talented members of the Warseer project log forums I've now decided to share my progress here as well. It will be interesting to see what kind of input you can offer me as I learn!

    I'm hoping to flesh this thread out with another successor chapter (based on the Space Sharks) as well as some Imperial Guard units (we'll see) later on. Focus for now will be on the Blood Angel Successors, the Brethren of the Phoenix.

    I hereby present the 4th Company of the Brethren of the Phoenix, the Birds of Paradise

    This is the latest army pic (1135 pts strong):


    Here is a short selection of what I've managed to complete thusfar:
    Reclusiarch Chaplain Sabinus


    Squad of white Death Company, called Ember Enraged in the homebrew fluff:


    Death Company Rhino, called the Salient


    Repressor, counts as Rhino, called the Auspice


    Sanguinary Priest, called Exemplar in the Homebrew fluff, Atheos the Twin-feathered (not shown in the army picture above).


    If you want to see more pictures of these units (or pictures of other units I've done sofar) feel free to check out the project log on heresy.

    The plan at the moment is to paint at least a vehicle a month for the following year. Along with that as many marines as I can muster. In the end I'm hoping to have an entire company in a display cabinet, but who knows?

    C&C are always welcome!
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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    I'm not sure what to say other than your painting is beautiful.

    I love the Beakie helmet skull on the chaplain.
    I'm going to keep watching this but right now I'm going to follow your link to heresy forums...

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    Dude, love the look of these mini's. They just awesome.

    Look forward to seeing more.

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    I like the phoenix pet.
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    Those are some beautiful minis right there...
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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    I have been reading this over at Heresy-Online, glad to see you have brought it over here for those of the posters here can see your beautiful work.

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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    Absolutely stunning!

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    I'm not really one for Space Marines, however these are immaculate. The bird with the Chaplain is a great touch, but the amount of weathering and freehand you have done has to take the cake. Bravo
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    Simply beautiful work here, Leoparden, truly inspiring. I love the painting, its so fresh. The battle damage on the Rhino is so life-like and the swirling flame effect is cool. The Chaplain is super cool, love the phoenix addition. Plus. Been checking out your work on Heresy forums, more stunning work, the Dread looks angry and the hooded Librarian... Nice work dude, keep this up. I'll be watching...
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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    Can you tell us how you repositioned the legs of the Exemplar?

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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    Really striking army. Please paint more.

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    Cracking army you've got going here. Lots of nice touches amongst the models.

    If I had one criticism it would be the use of purple. I think you'd be better off using green instead of purple for the power weapons. Red/ purple is a nice colour combo, but I feel tends to suit a cleaner more regal type look. Clearly with the amount of battle damage going on this seems a little off.

    Looking forward to more.

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    Have to agree with everyone else, a visually stunning feast of mini's. The chaplain is superb, they are always the best mini's in an army. And the tanks or gorgeous.

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    Awesome stuff! I love the weathering!
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    I love the red Crosses on the Rhinos.
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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    Lovely work, the army as a whole looks fantastic.
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    Stunning!

    Keep it comming!

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    A superbly painted and modelled force, no doubt about that.
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    Re: Leoparden's Imperial Addiction

    Really quite incredible army. Beautiful painting and presentation. A great little conversion to make the phoenix I must say.
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    Inspiring work! Seems you have the same attitude towards gaming as me as well, works wonders for your painting but not so much for your... eeh... gaming. Ah well

    The fluff, unit names, paint scheme etc is Astartes mindgasm. Subscribed!

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