This is the first step in realizing an army idea I had several years back. Short version: What-if scenario where the Ultramarines lead the Heresy instead of the Luna Wolves. Not really gonna go into much more detail then that at this time. If there's interest and you want to discuss it, toss me a line and we'll talk or if people want to read my thoughts for the "Guilliman Heresy" I'll post them under the fluff section.
This is really my first real Army "project" I mean in so far as I'm planning what I'm going to do with the army before I buy models and go from there. Basically I'm posting for feed back on the conversions and the paint jobs but really I'll take any feed back what so ever.
I'm presently unemployed so I'm working through what I already have, what I can build out of my bitz box and what I can cannibalize from prior projects of mine. So, I'm starting out with a reasonable force of 1000 points presently led by Horun mainly because I have the model and he doesn't appear to be a huge point sink. This is also an outgrowth of an idea I had a several years ago. Basically Chaosified Ultra marines. When taking the pictures I broke each of the squads down into 2 five man units to make it easier to photograph.
You'll notice the Obliterates are not painted. There's a reason for this. I'm not sure I want to use those particular conversions for this army. I'm looking for other ideas. You can follow my thoughts over here
I'm not saying all the other models are finished being painted by any stretch. But given my objective to use this army to learn fifth edition and get back into the hobby, they are playable and presentable at the current stage. I still have a lot of detail work to do. I need to paint the helmet lenses, and I have a lot of high lighting to do. Not to mention a lot of the weapons still need paint.
Anyway, yammer yammer yammer new pictures to show off. Here they are:
Horun the Blackheart
Full Squad with Rhino Transport
Combat Unit 1 with Melta Specialist
Combat Unit 2
Combat Unit 1 Lead by Aspiring Champion Valcian
Detail shot of Champion Valcian's conversion work
Detail shot of the Melta trooper. I put a lot of effort into the faces that you can see. When I assembled the Metla gun trooper I couldn't find a backpack and initially decided to attach one later. But after building the figure and painting it, I kinda like how the lack of a backpack makes the Marine look bigger.
Combat Unit 2 with Heavy weapon
Detail Shots of the Lascanon Conversion
Valcian's Rhino Transport has seen better days.
Here is the Converted Abaddon I built for a future addition to the army. He's not presently in use for this army, but I built him and have painted him so I'm posting pics for it.