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I'm converting a Techmarine to be a Chapter Master (Iron Father) but he has quite a lot of purity seals on him. It's my impression that purity seals are more of a 40k item rather than a 30k item as they forbid the practice. Is this true? if so could anyone suggest a good way of changing them or converting them to make him look more 30k like? He already has a heresy like back pack on from forgeworld.

There's three, two at the front and one down his left hand leg.


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Just consider them to be a bunch of oaths he has stuck on the armor?

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Just consider them to be a bunch of oaths he has stuck on the armor?
Agreed. In the first couple of HH novels the marines made a big deal of sticking oaths of moment to their armour before going into combat, detailing what they hoped to achieve in the coming battle.
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They don't look like oaths though, at least to me. Oaths to me are bigger and don't use wax like seals to attach them to the armour. I don't mind converting it since its makes the model look more unique and since this is meant to be a 30k iron father I think removing anything pertaining to "purity" from chaos etc makes it look like it's from the era.

I was thinking of using the parchment like plastic bit from a space marine box. It looks to me what an oath is and it has the Imperium eagles wings with a skull between them.

Or am I reading to much into the difference ^^

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Well the tech marines are part of the Mechanicum didn't they have purity seal.
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Not that I know of, at this stage there was no significant knowledge of chaos, only one or two legions had any idea of it.
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It could be that an 'active' Oath is depicted by a larger parchment. It then could be that a 'completed' Oath is symbolised by a smaller token that looks like a Purity Seal; after all, they had to come from somewhere. It makes sense that the idea and symbology behind the Oath of Moment survives to be built on in a post HH, and now Codex, Imperium.

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Could a little green stuff modelling also be used to make the seal bit look like a chapter symbol or whatever? That way you could call it a "Legion Deeds" or something rather than an Oath / Purity Seal etc. Otherwise, I wouldn't be suprised if 30K Marines stuck all kinds of crap to their armour - Oaths, Kill Markings, Trophies, Collectable Fridge Magnets. You name it they probably did it.
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Here's what I've done. the idea is to use this as an oath of moment, I also want to use a little transfer from forgeworld and put it at the bottom of it, along with some scrawl above it to represent writing.

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Not that I know of, at this stage there was no significant knowledge of chaos, only one or two legions had any idea of it.
I would have thought they used purity seals in the Mechanicum to appease the machine spirits and the ominisiah (however you spell it)
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