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Title: Custodian Guard
Description: Ready for November?

Angels_Blade - October 11, 2010 07:32 AM (GMT)
Hey, I first posted these in my Guardians of Terra blog but as this is a different project I thought I'd start a new blog.

In an effort to make my Dark Angels a little more hard hitting I've decided to put together a Custidian squad. Rayziel is helping me get my DA legal which leaves my limited free time to get these guys done.

I hope to get 10 done if I can get the parts but if not I will definately get 5 ready.
The biggest challenge has been parts sourcing as each one requires parts from the Command frame, Sanguinary Guard, Captain, Tactical, Chaos vehicle sprue, Grey Knights and Scibor's Custom heads.

Anyway here are my Custodians so far

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The next test is to try and paint gold, for which I will follow the tutorial in the this months WD.

Cheers AB

ShroudFilm - October 11, 2010 12:20 PM (GMT)
Very cool. I have written these guys into the event fluff for you... ;)

Angels_Blade - October 11, 2010 02:14 PM (GMT)
Oh good, I'm excited will have at least 6 for November but hopefully 10!

Was worried no one cared 71 views and 1 comment :( lol

Cheers Shroud

The Sigillite - October 11, 2010 03:13 PM (GMT)

I was hoping you'd post up the results of the scibor heads!

Looks great, I'm hope you don't mind me taking a couple of your ideas to use with my own upccoming project (I hope to have an army for the grey knight codex update many are expecting in Q1)

Angels_Blade - October 11, 2010 04:08 PM (GMT)
Exactly my plan, an army of the bad boys for the expected codex. Hoping the new GK plastics will offer good conversion potential!

The Sigillite - October 11, 2010 05:53 PM (GMT)
Any idea how many you'll have to make? Im thinking 40 for 2k pts but that's based off my 1k sons 2k list (which comes to about 50+ marines.)

Angels_Blade - October 12, 2010 11:56 AM (GMT)
I'm going for about 20 custodians with Guardian Spears, 10 or so terminators and some dreadnoughts.

Hero of Istvaan - October 12, 2010 03:06 PM (GMT)
these are looking awesome dude! looking forward to them teaming up with a top secret project shroudy has me working on for november :ph43r:

King Fluff - October 12, 2010 03:37 PM (GMT)
looking good, can we get a parts list?!?

BigWill - October 12, 2010 04:55 PM (GMT)
I think we will all have Custodes squads next year :D
Great stuff

Angels_Blade - October 12, 2010 09:46 PM (GMT)
Cheers Hero! Gotta love the Custodes! Wish shroud would let me use my Emperor tho lol

Here's a rough parts list:

Legs - Sanguinairy Guard
Front Torso - Sanguinairy Guard
Back Torso - Captain
Pads - Champion
Head - Scibor
Spear - Nemisis force halbard, SG Axe, Command Bolter, Chaos spike and High elf spear.

Got parts to make the next 2 shall I do a tutorial?

Cheers AB

Kroot Lord - October 13, 2010 12:13 AM (GMT)
Yes! Please do, I'd love to see the work in progress work. Also, some pictures of the back would be great.

Nice work!

eFTy - October 13, 2010 10:40 AM (GMT)
Those are some sweet models. I'll chime in with the quire asking for the tutorial, looks pretty fun.

Angels_Blade - October 13, 2010 12:05 PM (GMT)
Was thinking about having a go at an emperors gift transport for them? What do people think. I'll be using bits from anything thats spare will post pics tonight!

Ilmarinen - October 13, 2010 01:47 PM (GMT)
Flying Rhino would be good, or maybe the fancy Land Raider?

There are several different styles of flying Rhino in Collected Visions.

I'm considering making one (at some point) with two sets of land speeder engine nozzles on the back (vertical side by side), land speeder fins, land speeder air intakes on the top, drop pod fans for lift units and a hatch on the underneath (since it will be on a flying base and there won't be room for a hatch on the back).

Angels_Blade - October 13, 2010 01:56 PM (GMT)
My plan is a Rhino with Sanguinary guard packs as the side thrusters and the engine from the Master of the Ravenwing in each side. Speeder fins and a Shed load of eagles!

Tarik Torgaddon - October 13, 2010 08:03 PM (GMT)
Those are some sweet looking custodes Angels_blade. :)
And a flying rhino would be awesome indeed.

Angels_Blade - October 13, 2010 10:08 PM (GMT)
Thanks guys, the Gift will have to wait as I made the next two tonight insted. Now to start painting. Might try Dargor's recipe (But I'm not painting I love Dim on the cloaks!)

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Group Shot

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And looking after Daddy

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Cheers AB

Dargor - October 13, 2010 10:24 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Angels_Blade @ Oct 13 2010, 10:08 PM)
(But I'm not painting I love Dim on the cloaks!)

You know you really want to, dont deny it! :P :lol:

Excellent work mate, i might have to give the Scibor helmets a go too and see what happens... ;)

Lunasteve - October 16, 2010 02:57 PM (GMT)
loving these dude, fancy doing some truescale ones sooner or later so those heads look like they would come in nice, love the emporer btw especially the sword :) looks magma


Angels_Blade - October 16, 2010 11:24 PM (GMT)
Hey Guys, had a fairly productive day with Rayziel. I painted this Custodian whilst Pete painted Word Bearers. I must say I'm bloody proud of my efforts hope you all like him

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And hanging with a Dangle!
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Cheers AB

eFTy - October 17, 2010 12:54 AM (GMT)
He looks good. I also love the name on the shoulder pad, a nice little nod to the stories... Is he going to be the sergeant of the squad?

The Sigillite - October 17, 2010 02:14 AM (GMT)



How did you do that gold???

Also that shoulder pad on his right arm is the normal metal pad right?

horusundivided - October 17, 2010 08:42 AM (GMT)

übercool! this is the way a custodes should look. congratulations on a very good job, and while i'm sure you've inspired a ton of people to steal, uhm copy, uhm be inspired by your designs (including me) i think it'll be a tough job to reach the same great endresult!

Angels_Blade - October 18, 2010 08:30 AM (GMT)
Thanks guys, really pleased myself! Number 2 is well on its way to completion too. The gold an edit on the recipe from White Dwarf

Start with a base of 1:2 Scorched Brown Shining Gold

Layer shining gold everywhere accept the recesses

Raised areas Burnished Gold

Wash the recesses with Baal Red, Devlin Mud and Badab Black

Use a 1:1 mixof burnished gold and mythril silver for the edges

Cheers AB

ShroudFilm - October 18, 2010 09:50 AM (GMT)
That's absolutely spanking! Hero and I were discussing Custodes rules yesterday for the TGC pack, so I hope you'll give them a try in November! :)

Angels_Blade - October 18, 2010 01:25 PM (GMT)
Ok I've got a few suggestions, They're bigger, badder and made of win with a guardian spear that shoots jesus at people

nuclearship - October 18, 2010 05:51 PM (GMT)
you are king ;)

thanks for the best Custodes tutorial ever, build mine yesterday as I got all parts available, just used the sanguinary guard legs, and used the thunderhammer of maxmini as extension to the spear and today I finally got use for my marine commander set and make the custodes commander with him....I hope it's ok that I used your ideas :)

BigWill - October 18, 2010 07:04 PM (GMT)
I have that body spare,I know what I am doing with mine now.
Got a spare custodes head? :D

Angels_Blade - October 18, 2010 09:55 PM (GMT)
Thanks guys, getting the impression that these may be my crowning glory!

Jul063 - October 18, 2010 11:12 PM (GMT)
like you model a lot, great use of the chapter master model. i love the painting as well, simple but get you a great result.

do you mind if i steal you idea for the gold...i was using purple ink and Dev Mud+Chaos black previously



Angels_Blade - October 19, 2010 07:15 AM (GMT)
Jul you don't have to ask to 'steal' my idea. It's very kind but the very purpose of a forum like this is to share ideas so we can all make better armies. I 'stole' the idea from Dargor at the end of the day lol

Cheers AB

Angels_Blade - October 19, 2010 08:50 PM (GMT)
Here's number 2 fresh from the forge...

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Cheers AB

Cpt.Loken - October 29, 2010 12:50 PM (GMT)
very nice indeed, very creepy however as im working on a Custodes army at the moment and look quite similar. Except your amazing paint job. May i asked how you did the backing?


Angels_Blade - October 29, 2010 01:33 PM (GMT)
What do you mean by backing?

Cpt.Loken - October 29, 2010 03:35 PM (GMT)
the replacement backpacks, i know the oval part is blood angels but what is it attached to?


Angels_Blade - October 29, 2010 04:50 PM (GMT)
just a piece of sprue in that one

ShroudFilm - October 29, 2010 06:23 PM (GMT)
Very nice, I must have missed this new one last week!

How many do you hope to have ready for WHW?

Angels_Blade - October 30, 2010 01:30 AM (GMT)
only 5 i'm afraid gotta get my DA up to size. Expanded the assault squad to 10 today and should have another tactical sqd done by tommorrow. Hope to have a sternguard sqd and the lasndraider done if there's time

ShroudFilm - October 30, 2010 03:32 PM (GMT)
Custodes rules have gone up in the Playtesting thread. Hope to see you using them, wink wink... ;)

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