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DEFENDERS OF CALTHDimitrios Tampakoudis is one of the Studio painters. When he’s not painting vast armies for the Studio he’s working on massive armies of his own. He’s a 24-hour-a-day painting machine.Dimitrios: The idea for my Armies on Parade board came about after reading the Horus Heresy novel Know No Fear. I love everything to do with the Horus Heresy and this is easily one of my favourite books, full of violence and carnage.My plan for the display board is to feature a ruined building in the background with hastily-built defences along the front manned by beleaguered Ultramarines of the 73rd Company. Some of the Space Marines I’m using are Forge World models as they wear the old armour marks of the Horus Heresy, while the rest I am converting from plastic kits. For the defence lines I’m using the Wall of Martyrs strewn with bodies. Perfect.Interestingly, the first model I painted for my Armies on Parade display wasn’t an Ultramarine, but an Imperial Knight. I was so inspired by the kit that I had to paint one for the board. Actually, to tell the truth, I hope to have three of them…My first Knight is called Laertes of House Tyrinth, a Knight household I created myself and aligned to the Mechanicum of Mars, hence the red and black colour scheme. I came up my own house heraldry for him, a Mechanicum cog surrounded by a wreath taken from the Forge World Ultramarines transfer sheet. The symbol in the middle, a Greek Lambda, is his personal heraldry, which is also marked on his right shin.
- White Dwarf Weekly 26

DEFENDERS OF CALTH

Dimitrios Tampakoudis is one of the Studio painters. When he’s not painting vast armies for the Studio he’s working on massive armies of his own. He’s a 24-hour-a-day painting machine.

Dimitrios: The idea for my Armies on Parade board came about after reading the Horus Heresy novel Know No Fear. I love everything to do with the Horus Heresy and this is easily one of my favourite books, full of violence and carnage.

My plan for the display board is to feature a ruined building in the background with hastily-built defences along the front manned by beleaguered Ultramarines of the 73rd Company. Some of the Space Marines I’m using are Forge World models as they wear the old armour marks of the Horus Heresy, while the rest I am converting from plastic kits. For the defence lines I’m using the Wall of Martyrs strewn with bodies. Perfect.

Interestingly, the first model I painted for my Armies on Parade display wasn’t an Ultramarine, but an Imperial Knight. I was so inspired by the kit that I had to paint one for the board. Actually, to tell the truth, I hope to have three of them…

My first Knight is called Laertes of House Tyrinth, a Knight household I created myself and aligned to the Mechanicum of Mars, hence the red and black colour scheme. I came up my own house heraldry for him, a Mechanicum cog surrounded by a wreath taken from the Forge World Ultramarines transfer sheet. The symbol in the middle, a Greek Lambda, is his personal heraldry, which is also marked on his right shin.

- White Dwarf Weekly 26

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