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An honour

Hello all,

Today I’d like to tell you about a pretty cool thing that happened about a month ago now and since then I’ve been working on it when I was able, but now it’s finished ( Hurrah ) it is time to share.

Its not every day you get to have a chat with one of your heros but this is what happened to me when John Blanche contacted me to say he really liked my work and was interested in a few pieces I had made. Conversation about all sorts was had and it ended with him giving me permission to make a model for him based on one of my favorite character images of his.




Now as you can imagine that truely made my day, month and year. It’s an honour to be able to turn one of his visions into a model and get to name it to. So may I present The Penitent of Sorrow. She who walks the ashes to redemption.

JB mini1JB mini2JB mini3JB mini4

The model is 40mm scale and I hope you all approve as it was a joy to create. Now it’s onto printing it.

25 thoughts on “An honour

  1. This is the coolest thing I have ever heard of. And that is looking amazing. But please tell me/us more about this, like how did this happend? Did he read your blog the tought is soo cool of blanche himself looking at what we lowly apostles spawn in the eter.

    1. Thanks. It came about after I did a post about The Chapel on the FB Inquisitorium page. He checked me out from there and contacted me a few weeks later and I sent him a few bits and scenery I’d been working on and I asked him if I could design one of his characters and he said sure I can’t wait to see it. Now it’s done and he wants two πŸ™‚

      1. Wow that is simply amazing. You truly have the gift of blancitsu.

  2. Amazing!

    1. Cheers mate. I can’t wait to see it painted.

  3. Get out of here! This is so mind boggling amazing. Geez mate! If I wasn’t rabbling I’d be speechless. So cool!

    1. Yeah it’s a pretty cool thing. πŸ™‚

      1. Understatement of the year.

        Btw, the mini looks awesome too. Forgot to mention that.

      2. Ha ha ha! Thanks mate glad you like her.

  4. Wow, that is quite awesome that you got to work on this with John! Quite a good rendition of an iconic character too!

    1. Thanks. It’s such a great hobby we have with so many talented people in it and Johns work has been the driving influence since I was a young lad so getting permission to create one of his characters is a dream come true.

  5. Beautiful and definitely an awesome thing to have JB contact you regarding your work πŸ™‚

  6. Wow man. What an honour. I think if the same thing had happened to me a little bit of wee would have escaped me. It looks great. Will the model be available for purchase?

    1. Thanks dude! I’m sure you would keep it in but maybe only just πŸ˜‰ At this point I’d have to say no, as it’s not my design and I only intended it as a personal piece, kind of like a thank you to Mr Blanche for all the inspiration he has given over the years.

  7. That is excellent mate – an honour well deserved I’d say. You’ve really captured the mood of the piece – not easy when the original is so strongly defined by the elements you couldn’t include (the background, the fog, etc). Like you this is one of my favourite Blanche pieces – it’ll be very interesting to see it as a finished model.

    1. Cheers mate. Yes the back ground really contributes to the mood of this piece and I thought at the time I should make the scenery as well….In fact I’m still thinking about it lol! πŸ™‚

  8. Brilliant mate – an honour well deserved! Will you be making these publically available?

    1. Thanks dude. Not really considered it to be honest. It’s not my design and I’ve not asked if it’s something that could happen. If it did it would be a very limited run.

  9. Very, very cool, man! What an honor and what an awesome looking model! Cheers!

    1. Thanks! It was a great project to work on.

  10. Wow – kudos to you, but it is well deserved. Will be neat to see the 3d print – will undoubtedly look enough more awesome when painted by you or Mr Blanche πŸ™‚

  11. Awesome, let me add my congratulations. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Ann.

  12. That’s very cool to hear πŸ‘

    1. Cheers mate. I’ve got to adjust the model a bit then it’s off to master Blanche.

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