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Custodian Guard Squad

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The Custodian Guard Squad stands as the pinnacle of the Adeptus Custodes' might, exemplifying their unwavering loyalty and peerless skill. These elite warriors are clad in resplendent golden armor and armed with master-crafted Guardian Spears and Sentinel Blades, each strike carrying the weight of centuries of training and devotion.
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Radiant and awe-inspiring in their majestic golden armor, the Adeptus Custodes are a sight to behold on the battlefield. Fearlessly advancing, their imposing presence commands respect and instills fear in their foes. Clad in meticulously crafted wargear, these warriors are impervious to all but the most devastating attacks, their gilded breastplates deflecting bullets and shrapnel with ease. Endowed with the Emperor’s blessings, they embody the pinnacle of martial perfection.

Armed with their formidable guardian spears, the Adeptus Custodes exhibit unrivaled mastery in close-quarters combat. With swift and fluid movements, they deftly parry and strike, their immense strength cleaving through enemy ranks. Meanwhile, their guardian spears incorporate built-in bolters, enabling them to unleash deadly volleys of ammunition from a distance, decimating their adversaries with precision and relentless firepower.

Yet, it is not only their physical prowess that sets them apart. The Adeptus Custodes possess unyielding minds, carrying within them the weight of judgment. They discern friend from foe, and their every action serves the purpose of protecting the Emperor and upholding his sacred will. Their fists, wielded with unwavering determination, mete out swift and decisive death to those who dare challenge the sovereignty of the Imperium.

Custodian Guard Squad Datasheets

What’s in the Custodian Guard Squad box

  • x5 Adeptus Custodes Custodian Guards, armed with either guardian spears or sentinel blades and storm shields. 1 model can be assembled as a Shield-Captain, featuring a cloak and choice of 2 heads, and 1 can be assembled as a Vexilus Praetors, carrying Custodes Vexilla.
  •  x5 Citadel 40mm Round bases

How to paint the Custodian Guard Squad Set

  1. Step 1: Prepare Your Models
    Before painting your Custodian Guard Squad, make sure to clean the models with warm soapy water to remove any mold release agents. Use a hobby knife or file to carefully remove any mold lines or imperfections. Assemble the models according to the provided instructions.
  2. Step 2: Prime the Models
    Apply a thin, even coat of primer to the assembled models using a spray can or airbrush. Consider using colors like Chaos Black.
  3. Step 3: Base Coat
    Using a brush, apply a base coat to the different parts of the model. For the Custodian Guard armor, you can use Retributor Armor or a similar gold paint. Apply it evenly, ensuring good coverage.
  4. Step 4: Detailing
    Once the base coat is dry, it’s time to add details. Use a smaller brush to paint the intricate parts such as the trim, accessories, and weapons. Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil can be applied to recesses and crevices to add depth and shadow.
  5. Step 5: Highlights
    To make the details pop, apply highlights to raised areas using a lighter shade of gold like Liberator Gold. Use a thin brush and focus on edges and surfaces that catch the light.
  6. Step 6: Faces and Skin
    For the Custodian Guard faces, use colors like Kislev Flesh for the skin and Abaddon Black for the eyes. Apply a thin layer of color, then carefully add details to the eyes using a fine brush.
  7. Step 7: Bases
    Paint the bases using Stirland Mud or other texture paints to represent the terrain. Add some drybrushing with a lighter brown or gray to bring out the texture. Finish off with Armageddon Dust or another suitable dry paint for a dusty or sandy effect.
  8. Step 8: Varnish and Protect
    To protect your painted models, apply a layer of varnish. Choose a finish that suits your preference, such as matte, satin, or gloss. Make sure to follow the instructions on the varnish for the best results.

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