Dark Millennium Faction Collection: Harbinger Legion- Flesh Beast Helbrute

During the campaign of decimation in the year 477.39M to take over the Hive world of Torvalion, the Harbinger Legion used ballistic and chemical missiles to smash the Imperial defences. These strikes would weaken many Imperial Guard defences, but only on the surface, for the Hive world has underground layers of habitation and strategic defences.

Whilst it would only take a simple bombardment of torpedoes or corrosive plague to tear down the Hive, it was however not that simple. The legion needed something from the Hive that was vital for the mission to succeed, something which the Daemon Prince Nal’torvul needed intact.

So, the priests of the dark Mechanicum, notably the ones of the mysterious cult named ‘Chimera’, devised a plan that would give the Legion a chance to raid the lower layers of the Hive without structural damage. They’ve created a new form of Helbrutes that combined both the dark arts of the machines, the flesh of the slain and the blessings of Nurgles diseases into a new kind of monster. The ‘Flesh Beast’

These monstrosity are both flesh and metal with the essence of life and death in eternal cycles. The beast is neither mortally alive nor dead, it’s abnormal state is achieved by means that only the cult of Chimera can master.

Once released from their chains, the Flesh Beasts made short work to tear the walls down, charging into a frenzy as they clear the way down the lower Hive layers.

This heavily kitbashed Helbrute was made using parts from various kits including the Maggoth Lords, Vampire Zombie dragon kit, Garden of Moor gates and Blightking parts. All used to create a very disgusting and very imaginative model.

With such an kitbashed that offers different textures, forms and shapes to test paint, I found this to be a great time to do some creative painting. I’ve really enjoyed testing out colour schemes for the Daemon Flesh, meat racks and bone.

This is probably one my favourite models from this faction collection, as it just screams (literally) to life with character and imagination. But it’s not the only model I’ve kit bashed for this collection……

Next time…………


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Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up shop

Big announcement today on Bjorn the Stormborn! On the 7th, 8th and 9th of December from 3:30pm onwards, some of my acrylic paintings I’ve done will be printed as cards for the Lincoln Christmas market, at Lincoln College located at Christ’s Hospital Terrace. There will be signs for directions on where to go to visit the Colleges pop up shop.

The cards that I’ll be producing for sale are works that I’ve been doing for my course work. These include two versions of the Lord Tennyson painting (one bright and sharp for the Autumn effect, and one for more mature and closer accuracy to the statues look) as well as an early painting of a British solider at the Lincolnshire life museum.

There are other cards on sale too!

All of the cards you see here are priced at 75p each! Great for Xmas cards and any occasion for card giving (probably not Valentine’s Day……!).

Also, I have prints for sale if anyone prefers to have one of my paintings on their wall. Currently there are two prints available that will be on sale at the Xmas market. Each print costs around £5 each.

There’s a limited run of 9 prints! So it’s a first come first served basis for the prints, as well as the cards you see here. Finally, there’s one framed A4 print that will be on sale for £10.

I hope you can come and visit, wether from around the UK or abroad if you are visiting Lincoln for the Christmas market.

Have a great day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new blog post!


[Disclaimer- all sales from the cards that I’ll be producing for sale will not be for personal use, but instead be donated to Lincoln College for materials and equipment]

Dark Millennium Faction Collection: Harbinger Legion- Chaos Rhino

Back again with a new addition to the Harbinger Legion with a Chaos Rhino. A common use of transportation for C. S marines, Havocs and so on, it’s a reliable transport for marines, if it’s not hungry on the day…….

Originally a Chaos Rhino for my Word Bearers Legion collection, it was re-coated and reassigned for the Harbinger Legion. This decision was made because of my renegade Astartes force growing larger, which needed a transport attachment.

originally part of my Word Bearers Legion, the Chaos Rhino was decent task to paint, but sadly I’ve ruined the model by adding too much Silver when drybrushing (not pictured)

The tank is an iron carcass of rust, grime and putrid oozes, as well as markings of of the chaos star etched onto the doors of the Rhino.

Next up, a Daemon reaped inside an iron Prison in form of an abomination lumbers with its many legs. A masterpiece by the Dark Mechanici, the Warpsmiths ensure that the Defilers are always primed and ready to cause havoc.


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Dark millennium faction collection: Harbinger Legion- Chosen

The Chosen are veteran marines who have seen many battlefields and the slaughter that follows from their bolter and blade. Unlike most Chaos Space marines, the Chosen are well versed in combat, arming themselves with rare and finer weaponry than the renegade marines.

For my Chosen, I’ve kitbashed mine using the Chaos Warriors kit mixed with spare parts from various Chaos Space marine kits. I wanted the unit to look like a renegade elite who have crudely modified armour, after years of disrepair and neglect for maintenance. The unit is devoted to Nurgle, so I’ve made sure to paint the Chosen with plenty of rust, oozes and sickly colours.

First three Chosen, armed with a Plasma gun, blade and bolter pistol and gun.

Second set of three are armed with Meltagun, Boltpistol, Icon bearer and Boltgun.

The unit champion is armed with a Power fist and Plasma pistol.

This unit however is not quite done yet, as I’ll need three more Chosen models in order to have a full strength unit. I’m currently trying to build three more Chosen, but spare similar Chaos Space marine parts are scarce.

Next up, I’ll be showing my re-painted Rhino, that will be attached to my Chosen unit. Once a *Word Bearer Rhino, now it’s filth encrusted with rust and grime (*long time readers may remember my Word Bearers Rhino a couple of months ago).


Thank you for reading this post, and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as the AoS Faction Collection. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!


Dark Millennium Faction Collection: Harbinger Legion- Chaos Terminators

Rarely is it seen for a Chaos Lord to be at the forefront of battle shrouded around by his elite guards, the Chaos Terminators. Ancient armour worn by those who have proven their loyalty and skill to their master on the battlefield, these veterans are experienced with both might and destruction from most offensive attacks.

These were a long time coming, after using a plastic tub full of dettel to strip the paint off the models for a week (this was done all the way back in the summer!). After eight years of neglect in storage, it was finally time to get this unit painted to fit with the rest of my collection.

It’s a relief now that the unit can finally be displayed with a fresh coat of paint. Although the ramifications of my amateur days still linger on to the models, the shoulder pads are glued the wrong sides and some of the details are still covered.

Next up, elite renegade veterans known as Chosen, join the Harbinger Legion on their endless reaping of Imperium controlled planets. Clad in various parts of salvaged armour taken from their hated brethren, the Chosen are favoured by the Chaos Lord Axxoin when they join him on his naval hunts.


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Release date for Dark Millennium Faction Collection post series

Today, I can announce when the first of the Dark Millennium Faction Collection post will be published. Set (or mark) your calendars for the 21st of November!

This post would be very short if I ended it on that, so, I’ll share a teaser of the first post to come (The model for the previous post teaser will be coming soon!)

Big guts for big tusks! Blessed by Nurgle!


Thank you for reading this post! I would like to thank Ann for her brilliant suggestion on the teaser images for ‘ The Harbinger Legion 2.0 (Coming Soon!)’. The suggestion was a really creative idea (I wont spoil it here) that added more character to the upcoming model. Thanks Ann!

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Canvas painting on Lord Tennyson part 4 (final)

Canvas painting on Lord Tennyson part 4 (final)

After a day of drawing, and a total of three days of painting, I’ve finally completed my final piece canvas painting on Lord Tennyson’s statue. Using eight years of experience using acrylic paints on small plastic models, my skills and knowledge on using best out of acrylic painting would help me to paint to this degree of skill.

I’ve tried to keep away from using greys for the statue colours, as I wanted to try a small highlight of colours to show more depth and contrast to the facial expression and clothing highlights. Whilst some would disagree with this choice (totally fine by me if you disagree), but I thought I’d try it out and leave my comfort zone. I think it’s paid off with the final outcome, thanks to all of my previous practice sample canvas paintings that I’ve done.

Christmas card sale

Great news! If your traveling to Lincoln for the ‘Lincoln Christmas Market’ event, I’ll be having this painting printed as Xmas cards for my Colleges pop up shop. The dates are from the 7th to the 9th of December. I’ll be showing what my Xmas card product will look like, as well as the location and price on a new post coming soon.


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