Monday 15 December 2014

The Colours of Chaos - Shaithis the Penitent

Shaithis was the captain of the Castigators' first company,leading the Chapter's elite Terminators in countless actions. Whispered by some, although not within Nestor's earshot, to be a future Chapter Master, he displayed all the characteristics one would expect to find in someone who had risen to such a high position. His cruelty and arrogance earned him few friends within the higher echelons of the Chapter, but success is a seductive mistress. 

It was during the attempted assault on the Space Station Voidspan that Shaithis' hubris finally caught up with him. Tasked with securing a beach-head, his arrogance led to the Castigators assault being virtually wiped out and the destruction of two of the Chapter's precious Helbrutes. Although Shaithis' broken body was recovered, rather than allow the flesh-smiths to heal him, Nestor ordered him interred within the sarcophagus of one of the destroyed Helbrutes. Shaithis the Penitent is a reminder to all.....the price of failure.

I finally managed to get a Dread painted up and, as promised here's some piccies.

I was hoping this one would be quick to build and paint, especially as all I had to do was remove the arms and fit more suitable weapons  (it was built for the previous Codex so had a missile launcher just in case it started shooting up its own troops). Unfortunately it took longer to put together than the Dark Vengeance Helbrute and the new Helbrute kit combined! Initially I tried the weapons from the new Helbrute kit, but realised that it looked too squat for a Slaanesh Dread. It didn't help that the original model was the plastic Dread from the 'Assault on Black Reach' set so it was little smaller than a regular Dread to start with. Anyhoo, I decided to chop it in half  and use part of the Dark Eldar Talos body to give it a bit more height. after quite a bit of chopping and filing I managed to get it to a suitable height.

So after a raid on the bits box here's out it turned out.

The base isn't finished yet, but I have another two to paint before the end of the month, so that will have to wait for now, as I'm working on a post to introduce the Castigators properly. 
Until then......May our Lady favour you with her number.

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