So here we are....and I have chosen to go with creating a blog about my fave Chaos Space Marine legion, the Alpha Legion. Forgeworld was also kind enough to create a Special Character for this legion, Arkos the Faithless a captain in the Alpha Legion. He leads a band of warriors named The Faithless, along with a host of minions as he calls them of followers. With that in mind I began working on an army of minions for Arkos.
Now for some of his Forces!
This is a squad made of older metal Terminators I re-based onto 40MM bases. This is the first of 3 squads of Terminators that I plan on building for my Alpha Legion forces. I also plan to paint up a metal Terminator Lord for the force, and create an Apocalypse size Chaos Annihilation Force formation.
BALTAR! This is Dreadnought Baltar, my first dread for Arkos army. Its the current GW Dread with a Plasma Cannon and Power Claw. It was the first model I attempted the "Scale" look on his carapace, which I later went on and used when I worked on Arkos himself. After seeing the head, I though Cylon and had to work the mono-eye look into this monster. Heh!
After reading the Legion novel of the Horus Heresy books, I was excited about building a "Stealth" Squad for my AL Army. With that thought in mind I went about creating a themed unit of Chosen Chaos Space Marines as my base for the stealth squad. I wanted something a little different and sneaky about these guys, so I took the theme of one of the imperials most shadowy units, the Xeno Hunters Deathwatch. I took that as my color scheme, and also used AL shoulder pads to make them look like a Salamanders space marines to add more "chaos" to this squad of sneaks. I gave this squad the full treatment, with all weapons and gear modeled on each model for a Chosen CSM, along with all the special weapons, while keeping the Deathwatch look of lots of scopes on the guns and silver down one arm as the imperial deathwatch have. This is an older pic, and the squad is already based to the ash waste look that the other forces have on their bases.
Finally my two Hellblade raiders. The pride of my force at the moment, 2 FW Fliers which have seen lots of action in the last year since I built and painted them. Most of the time you will see lots of Imperial air forces, and its rare that you see many chaos fliers. I still need to put some work into the bases, but who looks at those when these babies are in the air. Heh! They are one of my fave units to break out and play with in my battles.
Got Cylon Raiders?! ;)
More to come soon! Enjoy!