Tactical Squad part 2 (& Librarian)

All was quiet whilst waiting for a delivery of bitz, and today they finally arrived. I had planned a conversion for an HQ choice, which also arrived today! After a bit of back and forth, I decided to go with the Librarian in Terminator armour. The Relictors are known for having more Librarians than they should, so bringing in one of these powerful psykers seemed like the obvious choice. Plus, I really loved the model and had done for a while.

I wanted this Librarian to be one of the shady figures from the Chapter’s Conclave, learning about the mysteries of Chaotic weaponry and being entrusted to carry one of their deadly artefacts into battle. His staff was from a Chaos Terminator Lord kit and I think it actually fits the model quite well! I look forward to painting this character up in the weeks to come.

With the Librarian built, I pushed on with the renegade tactical squad. I had been mixing in some parts from Dark Vengeance, alongside some extras that I had picked up on the cheap online. I enjoy peppering some accessories into a squad to try and give them more character, and in this instance it was a bunch of bitz from a few different Chaos kits.

I began to think of the Relictors fleeing from the Grey Knights and the Inquisition, having recently been declared Excommunicate Traitoris. They might have gathered what artefacts they could before fleeing into the Eye of Terror. In this case, I wanted to show their armour decorated with parchments, heretic scrolls, and some armour segments taken from their fallen enemies. One battle-brother holds in his grasp a plasma gun liberated from Chaotic forces during the 13th Black Crusade.

The next step for these guys will be to base them and then apply the spray basecoat. I hope to get this done this week and began a regular painting routine, but I’ll let you know how that goes!

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