Introducing Arcadian Leontus, the esteemed Lord Commander Solar of the Astra Militarum, renowned for leading vast armies against apocalyptic invasions, sector-wide insurgencies, and even campaigns spanning beyond the Segmentum Solar. With his exceptional strategic prowess and extensive knowledge of military history, Leontus commands his forces with the guidance of seers, advisors, and priests. On the battlefield, he stands tall atop his cybernetic stallion, Konstantin, resembling the legendary heroes of old. With a resolute gaze and his relic power sword, Conquest, held high, Leontus issues thunderous orders that propel the dutiful soldiers of the Imperial Guard to achieve resounding victories.
Now, you have the opportunity to bring this awe-inspiring commander to life with the multipart plastic kit of Lord Solar Leontus. This magnificent model depicts the supreme leader of the Astra Militarum, mounted on his heavily-augmented steed, Konstantin. Standing atop the wreckage of a fallen Titan, Lord Solar Leontus proudly wields his relic power sword, Conquest, while his arcane pistol, Sol’s Righteous Gaze, rests holstered by his side. Every aspect of his commanding presence is meticulously crafted, from the flowing cape that billows behind him to the intricate details of his armor.
This kit also offers you a choice between two heads for Lord Solar Leontus. One captures his stoic expression with a closed mouth, while the other portrays him bellowing orders to his troops, both adorned with an impressive helm crowned by a solar halo. If you seek a truly remarkable centerpiece for your Astra Militarum collection, look no further, for Lord Solar Leontus embodies the epitome of high-ranking officers in his commanding stature and awe-inspiring presence.
Lord Solar Leontus Datasheets
What’s in the Lord Solar Leontus box
- x36 plastic components that make 1 Lord Solar Leontus miniature.
- x1 Citadel 80mm Round Base.
How to paint the Lord Solar Leontus Set
- Step 1: Prepare your model and workspace
Gather all the necessary materials: Lord Solar Leontus model, brushes, water cup, palette, Citadel Colour paints and a comfortable, well-lit area to work in. Ensure that your model is clean and free from any mold lines or imperfections by carefully removing them with a hobby knife or file.
- Step 2: Prime the model
Apply a thin, even coat of primer to the model using a brush or spray. This helps the paint adhere better and provides a consistent surface to work on. For Lord Solar Leontus, you can use Citadel’s Colour Chaos Black spray primer.
- Step 3: Basecoat the armor
Start by basecoating the armor with Retributor Armour. Use a medium-sized brush and apply the paint smoothly and evenly, covering all the surfaces.
- Step 4: Paint the details
Next, paint the various details on the model. Use Leadbelcher for the metallic parts, such as the sword and pistol. For the cape, you can use Mephiston Red, and for the solar halo on the helm, paint it with Yriel Yellow. Be careful to stay within the lines and apply multiple thin coats if needed for smooth, opaque coverage.
- Step 5: Shade the model
To add depth and definition to Lord Solar Leontus, apply shade to the recessed areas. Use Agrax Earthshade for the gold areas, Nuln Oil for the metallic parts, and Carroburg Crimson for the cape. Apply the shade sparingly, focusing on the crevices and shadows.
- Step 6: Highlight the model
Now it’s time to bring out the details with highlights. Use techniques such as dry brushing or edge highlighting to add contrast and make the model pop. For the gold areas, highlight with Liberator Gold, for the red cape, use Evil Sunz Scarlet, and for the solar halo, highlight with Flash Gitz Yellow.
- Step 7: Paint the base
Don’t forget to paint the base to complement your model. Apply a basecoat of texture paint, such as Agrellan Earth, and add additional details like rocks or grass using suitable Citadel Colour paints. You can also dry brush the base with a lighter color, such as Tyrant Skull, to add dimension.
- Step 8: Varnish the model
To protect your hard work and give the model a finished look, apply a layer of varnish. Use Munitorum Varnish – Spray or a similar varnish spray to seal the paint and prevent it from chipping or rubbing off.