Sunday, December 18, 2016

Heresy Era Adeptus Custodes - Custodian Guard Squad (almost) Complete!

Just a quick hit today - it's been ridiculously cold over the last couple days (-12°F last night) so no spray sealing going on. That said, barring that final step the Custodian Guard squad is more or less complete!


Rather enjoyed painting them up, though there's not a whole lot to 'em beyond the gold stage so the last few steps went really quickly. Red on the horsehair plumes and gemstones and blue for the power blades, and a few areas in silver and white. Matched up the bases to the ones for the Imperial Fists and job's a good 'un!

14 comments:

Francesc said...

Nice to see golden faceplantes and not taht ridiculous silver!

riot ville said...

Dynamite!

NafNaf said...

Look great dude. The blue on the blades really makes them pop.

I have mine sitting in the to do pile, but barely having any time to hobby at the mo. Pleased they are fairly simple to do. Might tempt me to get em done quicker :)

Siph_Horridus said...

Like NafNaf says, the trademark Mordian blue power weapons make the unit pop! Good stuff, I have part built squad but it will be sometime until completion.

KrautScientist said...

Looking excellent, mate! And you're crazy fast, too! ;)

Greg Hess said...

Love them joel! Just bad assssssss!

Rory Priest said...

Looks well chief. Do you plan on doing many more of them?

KS will now begin to understand what a machine ye are.

Vitor said...

They look great.

Col. Hertford said...

Excellent job mate!

Mordian7th said...

@Francesc: Thanks very much!

@Riot Ville: Cheers, man!

@NafNaf: Thanks! They were surprisingly quick to paint up - one the gold is on, they're 90% complete!

@Siph_Horridus: Hah! Thanks man! I look forward to seeing 'em!

@KrautScientist: I appreciate it! Little bit of paint every day! :)

@Greg Hess: Thanks very much, Greg!

@Rory Priest: Cheers! Aye, I'm going to do a couple squads of guardians and a Caladius Grav Tank, though holding off on really going to town on 'em until the official rules drop in February!

@Vitor: Thanks man!

@Col. Hertford: Thanks! They were a fun little unit to bang out!

I appreciate all the kind words everyone!

Dai said...

Nice results mate. Look right out of the illustrations to me.

Are Custodes really supposed to be even bigger than Marines?

Mordian7th said...

@Dai: Thanks very much! Aye, several of the books suggest the Custodes lay somewhere between the marine and primarch sizes.

Frothing Muppet said...

As always its lovely work mate.

When my Prospero set arrrives I'm going to be looking for areas on the model to introduce a light-grey/white colour to break up all the gold - I think the white looks great against the gold. Maybe the eagle wings on the pauldrons and chest lightning bolts, knee pads etc.

Mordian7th said...

@Frothing Muppet: Thanks very much! Definitely looking forward to seeing what you come up with!