House Taranis Credit: https://www.facebook.com/figuworksminiaturepainting/ House Taranis is an Imperial Knight House of the Questor Mechanicus that has sworn direct fealty to the Adeptus Mechanicus. Taranis was the first of the knightly houses to be established in the galaxy was that of House Taranis. This truly ancient house predates any other by many hundreds of Terran years, for it was first founded on Mars during the Age of Technology alongside the Knight suit itself. As the industries of the Red Planet developed into a vast metropolis of technological mastery, so too did it evolve to become the first and foremost of the Forge Worlds, and the Knights of House Taranis were its guardians. When the Emperor launched the Great Crusade, House Taranis was the first of the knightly houses to join the nascent Imperium. Having never been forced to survive on a frontier or build keeps against the dark void, they were more akin to the Legio Titanicus than their peers from the feudal Knight Worlds. However, the civil war that erupted on Mars during the Horus Heresy saw House Taranis suffer near-total losses and as the civil war drew to a close, only two Knights remained of the house, the only survivors of all the knightly house of Mars. Only incredible commitment, and the skill of Mars' Tech-priests, saw House Taranis survive its darkest hour, and rebuild to be stronger than ever before. This experience has stayed with the Knights of House Taranis; they believe the Omnissiah will always protect them, no matter how dark the hour, and it is this faith that has so emboldened them since the Great Rift yawned wide.
The chances of anything coming from Mars was a million to one ... they said.... Retiring House Terryn and FW Metallica for my boys to use next time they are up. (as apparently the ‘robot men’ and ‘big machines’ are cool) so onwards to Belisarius’s Martian Legions and House Taranis. @benjamingreaves #housetaranis
I call this “painting desk of a madman”. Bouncing between 4 projects which I’d thought I could polish any single one off in a day. Plague marines, pox walkers, Reivers, intercessors, then the dark angels and a knight got involved 😂
Some WIP pictures of my big Knight. Trying to get as much building and priming done before winter sets in and I can't prime anything, hopefully I'll have a good amount of models to paint over that time :) This is my first work with plastruct, and the model inside is a Bones mini, IMEF: Sarah Blitzer. It was a royal pain to cut and pose that model in to sitting, but I feel it was worth it! #wh40k#warhammer40k#imperialknight#housetaranis#kitbash#scratchbuild#modelassembly
One of the highlights to my hobby life occurred yesterday as two of my models were featured in the Warhammer Community post about the Taranis Owners Club and our latest House muster. Not only was it a great day of fun, laughter and meeting up with fellow members, it was just amazingly awesome to field 100 House Taranis Knights in one space. These photographs really make me proud, seeing my creations getting the official treatment by the Warhammer community team really is something special. #paintingwarhammer#paintingforgeworld#paintingknights#housetaranis#imperialknights