Primaris Blood Angels
"They were forged for Mankind's darkest hour -- and that hour is upon us."
Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman, Lord Commander of the Imperium
“The Primaris Space Marines are a new breed of transhuman warriors developed across the span of ten thousand standard years by Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl on Mars on the order of Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Cawl used the genetic template of the original Space Marines created by the Emperor for His Great Crusade as the starting point for the development of the new Astartes. Primaris Space Marines are bigger, more physically powerful and possess faster reaction times than their original Astartes counterparts.
For ten millennia, Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl has been working on a task set for him by the Primarch Roboute Guilliman before he was mortally wounded by the Daemon Primarch Fulgrim in the days after the Horus Heresy: a new legion of transhuman warriors. Developed on orders from Guilliman 100 standard centuries past, Primaris Space Marines were diligently developed and perfected by the Priesthood of Mars during the long intervening millennia. As an optimist, but never a fool, Guilliman learned from the mistakes of the Horus Heresy, and he foresaw that the Forces of Chaos would never relent in their aim to bring the Imperium low. He anticipated that devastating times would once again engulf the galaxy and knew that warriors resilient enough to stand against them would be needed as never before. That time has surely come. Now, as the Imperium of Man is poised on the brink of annihilation at the hands of Chaos, his task is at last complete.
At the dawn of the Indomitus Crusade to retake the Imperium from the advancing armies of Chaos and xenos alike, Lord Commander of the Imperium Roboute Guilliman has gathered his new armada, along with elements of the Adeptus Custodes, a small contingent of the Silent Sisterhood and a vast war host of Primaris Space Marines as he fights to liberate the scattered bastions of the Imperium. Some, Guilliman has forged into new Space Marine Chapters, whole brotherhoods comprised only of these new transhuman warriors. Others he has offered to the existing Space Marine Chapters. Many Chapter Masters have welcomed their Primaris brethren into their ranks, accepting the new reinforcements gladly. Others, though, view these new creations with suspicion or outright hostility, claiming that the Emperor's work should never have been meddled with by mere mortals.” from WH40K Wiki
Finally, the new 40K has arrived! 8th edition looks very promising, hopefully next week I have my 1st game. I was also very curious about the new Marines. So without any further blah blah, here is my 1st Primaris Marine.
Primaris Intercessor Brother Marine of the the 2nd company, 7th squad.
Right out of the box, only the head is an old Mk VI “Beaky” helmet. There was a lot of talk about head swaps, so I wanted to try it. The Primaris are great minis, but are rather static, they are not as pose able as the older plastic Space Marine kits.
And the second one, another minor conversion. This time I swapped the head for a Blood Angel again, I also added another pouch pack with gold droplet, a droplet to the right shoulder pad and a chalice to his right gauntlet.
Brother Lieutenat Arael of the 2nd company
3rd Primaris, Ancient with Banner. Another minor conversion. Again a head swap, extra grenades and a wing on the right shoulder pad. With this model some extra effort was used, hopefully it shows.
Brother Ancient Raguel of the 2nd company
And the always asked for comparison picture:
Tanith Guardsman, Primaris Marine, Grey Knight and Eldar Ulthwe Guardian.
Grey Knight Terminator, Primaris Marine and Grey Knight.