“The most proficient human warriors available to the Astra Militarum, Tempestus Scions complete missions so dangerous that they would be deemed suicidal for a regular Guardsman. Scions are fanatically dedicated to the act of following their orders – even if it may result in their own deaths. A full unit of Scions can change the tide of war with a single strike: they form the blade of the Militarum Tempestus, grav-chuting behind lines from the ramps of Valkyries, or bursting through waves of infantry in their Taurox Primes, plunging into the heart of the enemy. The sight of such a regiment deploying in battle is enough to inspire even the most lacklustre Imperial defences to rally to victory.”
Greetings PI Fans, and welcome back to another Hobby Wednesday. Fresh from completing his Taurox Prime, Vernon shows off his Militarum Tempestus Command Squad. Take it away Vernon!
I began by identifying how I would assemble them my Scions and which parts I would need. I then snipped them out from the sprues and cleared the mold lines with an hobby knife and needle files. Having prepped the parts, I mounted them on a handle by pinning them with a paperclip and thin super glue.
For priming, I opted for Vallejo Black Surface Primer, using several thin coats. The Scions are loaded with individual details, and I wanted to avoid covering up a lot of fine detail.
Once the primer dried completely, I undercoated the model with Vallejo’s Intermediate Blue (VLJ 71005). Intermediate Blue is my go-to blue base it works well with almost any blue, lending the figure a nice base to work up from.
As the armor was drying, I started working on the faces. For the visible flesh, I used a coat of Cadian Fleshtone to create a flat skin tone for the Scions.
After that was done, I shadowed the faces with Vallejos Burnt Umber (VLJ 71040) sprayed from a downwards angle and gave each head a thin overcoat of Vallejo Light Brown (VLJ 71027). High points such as Cheeks and Nose were then given a small highlight of Kislev Flesh.
To protect the existing painted face, I mask the faces with Low-Tack Putty and sprayed the berets with with Vallejo RLM Red (VLJ 71102) for it Purplish Red Colour.
Back to the armor, I edged with the Highlight Blue with a bit of white.
After this, I based the armor trims with Gehenna Gold mixed with Dryad Bark to get a flat base. These were then painted in with pure Gehenna Gold on the high panels creating a form of highlighting.
I decided to keep things simple with the Hot Shot Lasgun to avoid drawing attention away from the rest of the model. Each Hot Shot Lasgun was done with a simple layer of Abaddon Black and Leadbelcher.
The final stage involved putting everything together.
Overall, I was very impressed with the range of options available to the Militarum Tempestus Command Squad. There are plenty of options for conversions and personal customization and with the sheer number of extra parts available, no bitz will go unused.
Militarum Tempestus Scions
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