Wednesday, October 5, 2016

For JamieM - Delegatus Computantis of XVI Legion

"Gentlemen - the Warmaster has sent me to assist with your leveraged buyout requirements..."
Through the summer I have been painting a steady amount of 30k stuff.  I'm actually surprised I have managed to stay this (relatively) focused for this long! But the time has come to shake things up, at least a little bit, and start painting something else.  Before I put away the 30k brushes for a little bit, there was one last figure I wanted to finish...

Some background is in order.  During Curt's last Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, I accepted a number of "side duels" with some of the other participants - and was duly trounced.  One such duel was a "Horus Heresy side duel", and while I managed to paint a fair bit of 30k stuff, I was still defeated by Jamie M.  And so, to the victor, the spoils - I told Jamie to name his victory prize.

Fancy red robe to try and stand out while on assignment for Horus...
Jamie suggested an appropriate figure might be an officer from the Sons of Horus to be attached to his growing force of Word Bearers, sent by Horus to keep an eye on them. This was an excellent idea, and although it took me months to follow through, I have finally gotten around to getting the job done!

Brass etch stuff is handy for butchering an XVI Legion icon on to a shoulder pauldron...
Senior officers in the Space Marine Legions all seem to have bogus latin titles amid fairly bloated command structures.  Who would Horus send to keep an eye on things with the Word Bearers? Well, I present to you a "Delegatus Computantis" of the XVI Legion - a genetically constructed blend of super soldier and accountant.  Who else would you send to keep an eye on a bunch like the Word Bearers? As skilled at managing hedge funds and collateralised debt obligations as he is at orbital drop assaults, this officer has been designated for assignment to the Word Bearers.

The Sons of Horus all seem to affect a blend of ennui and repressed homicidal anger. Hard to see that fitting in well with the nutters in the Word Bearers. I doubt this guy will relish his assignment. I can see Aurelian boring him at meetings with readings from *cough* "devotional texts". Meanwhile Lorgar and the rest will probably be trying to conjure a means to "accidentally" catch this space-REMF with the backwash from a Stormbird...

Sorry it took so long Jamie! As soon as I can figure out a safe packing, this chap will be on his way over the Atlantic to take a place in your traitor forces.  With the red robe and borderline-pimp-style cane, he is trying to overcompensate amid the tide of fanatical believers filling the Word Bearer Legion...I hope he draws some fire for your fellows, if nothing else!

Just need to pack him up safely for shipping...
This fellow marks the conclusion of my 30k painting run of late - time to turn the brushes to something else.  The break might be brief - I am a 30k fanatic after all - but it's good to spread the mania around.  I need to get back to some other periods and scales...it's October in Winnipeg and that means many things.  The return of the NFL! The return of the NHL! Thanksgiving! And possible snow flurries in the forecast... Curt's next painting challenge will be on us before we know it!

6 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Lovely job Greg and I'm sure Jamie will be thrilled.

Michael Mills said...

A cracking effort Greg!

JamieM said...

Wow. That is amazing! I feel slightly like I won under false pretences given the amount of 30k stuff you've painted in the last few months. Guess I have the painting muse to thank for leading you astray during the challenge!

I do like the staff of office in particular and the whole figure has that borderline OTT look that goes so well in the 30k universe "Of course I shall wear my cloak, carry a staff and some big speakers to the field of battle - it's expected of me!"

Moiterei_1984 said...

Fantastic brush work Greg! Currently I find myself painting up all those debts from the last challenge in order to have it off the table for when AHPC starts again...

Curt C said...

Love this guy Greg! He'll be a great addition to Jamie's collection.

The only thing that may be missing is a turntable rig for him to scratch. 'Put your hands up for Horus, y'all! Put your hands up!' Bmph! Bmph! Bmph! ;)

Dallas said...

Great job dude! And speaking of snow, we're in the middle of a snowstorm in Banff right now ��