The Penitent Heart

” An Astartes penitence is something more than a thought or an emotion or a tear;

it is action “

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The Pilgryme by the talented guys at Iron Sleet has been so inspirational and the level of art, converting and painting that has been going on has driven me to come up with my own Pilgryme.

So here he is. The Penitent Heart.

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The Penitent Heart is a former Lamenters Chaplain, who has been sent forth to make his pilgrymage to holy Terra to atone for his chapters miss guided betrayal during the Badab war and seemingly bad fortune that has befallen them since.

It is his chapters belief that if he survives the journey to Terra and gains access to the palace of the Emperor of mankind then the fortunes of his chapter will change. For to take and survive such a dangerous journey surely shows that they are blessed and loved by their Emperor and will take their place in the annuals of hero’s of the Imperium.

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9 thoughts on “The Penitent Heart

  1. Wow! This is absolutely brilliant! I think this is my favourite marine of all time. I love blending between space marine and medieval knight aesthetics, and you’ve pulled it off perfectly. Seriously, good work.

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s a big compliment πŸ™‚ I’m pretty pleased with the way he turned out. The planning of him took a long time and I went through quite a few bits to get it right. I’m working on the rest of the group now with the Astropath ( shown ) as the only one done so far.

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      1. You can tell, he looks fantastic! The Astropath does a nice job of setting the scale, he makes the marine look as big as he should. I can’t wait to see the other members of the group πŸ™‚

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  2. That marine is cracking – loads of nice little touches and the whole thing works together wonderfully. I’m guessing that the shoulderpad has been left blank to provide a space for the Lamenter’s icon (if not it’s the only minor quibble in what is otherwise a brilliant model). Great idea for the face as well – I’d not considered doing that until now. Looking forward to seeing his crew!


  3. super nice detailing on the head, and lovely iconography going all around him. this guy is not wearing standard issue gear for sure!


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