PROJECTS OF THE PAST: Badab War Astral Claws – Tyrant’s Legion Force

Hi there guys and gals, I am here again with another PROJECTS OF THE PAST post, this time I am going to look at the Warhammer 40,000 Badab War army I did a few years ago……..


Astral Claws Tyrant’s Legion Livery

It was a time before Unbound lists and Allies but the thought of having a mixed Guard and Space Marine list was VERY Tempting…….in the Badab War Book (part of the Imperial Armour Series of books from Forge World) there is a list that allows just that……..and so the Tyrant’s Legion project began.

I no longer own this army, it is know in the safe hands of an American Serviceman but I really enjoyed the project and was a tough one to part with but it allowed me to start work on my Horus Heresy Era Imperial Fists. Take a look through the pictures and drop me a comment as to what is your favourite part of the build!

Lugft Huron

Lugft Huron and his Honour Guard

Guard Command Unit


Space Marine Squad

Guard Squad


Storm Troopers and Chimera Transport

Terminator Squad


Venerable Dreadnought

Force including Storm Eagle and Leman Russ Exterminator

Hope you like this installment of Projects of the Past!


Primarch Commisions – Lorgar & Ferrus Manus


The world of Pre and Heresy Era gaming has exploded since the guys over at Forge World started producing gorgeous resin models of not only Heresy Era troops but Primarchs as well! They have currently got the models out for Angron – Primarch of the World Eaters, Fulgrim – Primarch of the Emperor’s Children, Lorgar – Primarch of the Word Bearers and Ferrus Manus – Primarch of the Iron Hands. It is the later two that I have had the privilege to paint as commission pieces.

I can honestly say that these were some of the finest models I have had the pleasure to paint, the sculpts are lovely and capture great amounts of atmosphere and really bring the characters to life!

First up is Ferrus Manus – Primarch of the Iron Hands……


This was always going to be a difficult one as the predominate colour is black, especially as the customer requested the dead marines be Iron Hands. I think I have broken the black up with the use of red on the weapon casings and the green glow of the plasma coil. Black is also a difficult one to capturer well but I feel happy with the finished piece and the client is EXTREMELY pleased!

Last up is my favourite of the two models, Lorgar – Primarch of the Word Bearers……


Such a subtle stance and wonderful details in the face really bring the character to life…caged power! The Client wanted grey armour and flesh face and I have added regal red to the cape and piping, the new colour of his legion’s armour. I adored painting this model and was so pleases with the overall finish that I didn’t want to hand it over (one of the downsides to being a commission painter).

I really hope you like my work! Let me know which is your favourite.