Our little Space Marine has kept us very busy but I've been able to devote a little time each night to finishing these Tartaros Pattern Terminators from Forge World. I bought 10 so I could have 10 tactical terminators, 10 lightning claw terminators, and 10 storm shield / thunder hammer terminators.
I gave them the standard loadout with a heavy flamer and chainfists because they look so damn cool. I love the dynamic poses of these models - they actually look like they're shooting at something or getting ready to fist a vehicle. I've heard a lot of hate on these particular terminators and I'm not sure why. They look great and they'll stand out as something different for sure.
For the bases I chose to go with a 'Bros on the Bayou' theme. I've done jungle bases for all the Mantis Warriors I've painted so far but these guys are in an actual swamp. I used the Secret Weapon Miniatures blasted wetlands bases and their Instant Scenery Kit for Wetlands to make it look really swampy.
For their fists and swords I used the same method I used on my lightning claws of layering dark blue, blue, light blue, then dry brushing white, then washing with Guilliman Blue. I think they turned out fantastic. I gave them gold helmets because I wanted them to definitely stand out. I'll have to think of some battle honor they received. Perhaps Reth.
Each guy got some damage painted on because they've been through a lot. These guys are gonna take even more fire in 6th edition now that AP values have changed; torrent after torrent will be sent downrange at them. Hopefully they'll return fire in a good way and take some stuff out.
Anyway, on to the photos!