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Armies on Parade 2018

Hello all!

So last weekend was my local Warhammer Armies on Parade event and it was awesome. The turn out this year was higher than previous years and it was great to see some young bloods get stuck in.

Now I’ve been threatening Dave the manager with participating for at least 3 years now and so I thought it was high time I bit the bullet and have a go at it. I have to say that even though the pressure was high to get it completed on time ( I managed to get it all done in 6 weeks ) I enjoyed the sheer hobby madness of it all and if you’re thinking of doing it then I say get to it, you won’t be disappointed and it’s a great way to challenge yourself.

So how’d I do?…………………….Not half bad! I managed to get the awards for Best Theme, Best Army and Best Painted in the 40K category and took home silver in the managers choice. I even got a medal!

I have plans to expand the army as well with another 15 models to add in the future. My Black Shields will be a grim force to be reckoned with that’s for sure.

Here’s some pictures of my army with more to follow soon. I will take better ones of the squads and characters as well. Hope you like them πŸ™‚

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W.i.p AoP ( Armies on Parade )

Greetings fellow hobby nuts.

Today I am going to photo bomb you all with w.i.p shots of my Armies on Parade entry.

Enjoy πŸ™‚

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I love it when it comes to priming. It all just comes together.

 

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Not long to go now and I have a load to do. Still need to convert 10 more characters and then paint the whole army. Pressure!! But I love it! πŸ™‚

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Caetronia Caelistis and Monk

Caetronia Caelistis is an abomination. She’s cruel, vindictive, sarcastic and clever, she also happens to be an extremely powerful psyker. The middle sister of the three she used to be beautiful and had a rather pleasant personality, that was before her powers corrupted her. An act of sheer violence, instigated by her elder sister, ripped her soul and personality in two.

After the event Caetronia began to change. Her appearance became bloated and hunched and in her rages of pain, power would lash out with surprising force. It was at this time that the greatest change to Caetronia occurred. She became pregnant. Or so it seemed.

 

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After a few months what came out surprised them all. A freak of nature. Although Caetronia was already looking more and more freakish, the little thing that spewed forth was disgusting and comical in appearance and her sisters where going to kill it right there and then. Before the blow could fall though Caetronia shouted ” NO!! You will never touch her!” And with a flick of her mind she sent them flying back.

” I have given much to this family in the years past but you shall have no more. I will always be loyal to our blood line and you will accept this new addition to our family because it is by your hand elder sister that she has been born. She is me and I am her. She is the better part of me that remains.”

 

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The better half became known as Monk. Monk is, to all sense and purposes, Caetronia’s joyful happy side. She is the thoughtful one, she is the calming one, she is the one that sees the funny side of all things that occur. This can be annoying at times because lets face it some things that happen to Inquisitors and their followers are far from having a funny side. Psychically tuned in to Caetronia she acts as a booster for her powerful psyker mother and she never leaves her side. Together they are formidable and the only other psyker on the force that descended upon Gellath Prime that is more powerful isΒ Mercy.

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” Why must you move around like that? You have legs, why not use them?”

” Because my little joy it upsets and unnerves people. And I like to upset and unnerve people. Anyway you are one to talk, your legs are far from normal.”

” I like my legs, they make me fast.”

” Well my fast little freak would you be so kind and run off to find our beloved sisters. We need a chat about Inquisitor Gale for he will arrive soon.”

” Ah, Inquisitor Gale. It has been a while since we saw him last. I like him. He’s like a big psyker teddy.”

” He’s dangerous and impulsive and far to smart for his own good. He will need to be knocked down a peg or two.”

” I suppose you will try to wind him up again.”

” You suppose right.”

” You know I won’t let you go too far.”

” Yes you are forever ruining my fun.”

” I am forever saving your life you mean.”

 

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The Chapel Box of St Ascerion

Hello one and all.

Some of you may have seen this already but this time it’s with more info!

I started making this box a while ago and the one you see in this post is the prototype of a kit. The idea of cool travel boxes is awesome, with the likes ofΒ Nicolas GrilletΒ doing some truly inspired work and it got me thinking about making a kit that you can customize to create your own box of grim dark.

In this kit you get 8 wall sections that make 4 walls, 4 lid corners with inserts and a blank plate for the middle, 4 floor sections and 2 flag stones. You also get the wooden box that comes blank and ready for whatever staining or painting you wish and a steel plate that your magnetized models will stick to.

The design of the parts are pretty blank with only a few details, this is so you can use your own bits and textures to make it original. There’s lots of space to do so, the box is 29cm x 24.5cm x 15.5cm in size. Most of the kit is 3D printed in grey plastic with the rest of the parts cast in grey resin. This will change to fully cast in resin in the near future.

So there you have it. Now it’s on to making one for an order and depending on how busy I am they can take up to three weeks to complete. I will post an image of that order before it gets sent so you can all see it in its blank, hurry up and paint me, stage πŸ™‚ Any questions please ask and if you are interested in one for yourself please contact me via email as found on my about page. The cost of these depends on where you are in the world as the postage for one can be hefty due to its size and weight.

Here’s mine, hope you like it.

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The Caelistis Sisters

The other week I started work on another ][nq28 war band with the main characters being 3 sisters. Now I haven’t thought of any back ground for them yet but they will be involved with the business of Inquisitor Gale and his groupΒ ( info of which can be found here )

Any way let me introduce you to……

Caedicia Caelistis
Caedicia Caelistis. Inquisitor.
Caesinnia Caelistis
Caesennia Caelistis. Gunslinger
Caetronia Caelistis
Caetronia Caelistis. Psyker Abomination

The idea was to have them look like sisters but have them totally different in style. The Escher gang box came in handy for quite a few of the bits especially the heads and weapons and this is what ties them togehter as looking like sisters. The other two characters shown in the image below are a familiar who is bonded to Caetronia and a Black Shield Marine who has been assigned to accompany them on their mission.

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Stay tuned for more coming soon.

 

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Inquisitor Gale

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Gale studied the map with his cold eyes. This mission was going to be delicate and he had no room for error. A meeting had been set, probably the first of many he thought as a sense of dread poured over him. This was not a sensation he was used to so he made his way to his drinks cabinet and soothed himself with a glass of fine Amasec. Sighing he placed the glass down and looked out the window to the dark moon they were in orbit around. No one came to this moon unless they were mad, desperate or invited, Gale felt like all those things and for a moment doubt crossed him as to his resolve and that this, no matter how dangerous, was the right course of action.

β€œ Are you alright my lord?” said a soft voice behind him.

Gale turned to see Mercy looking at him. He hadn’t heard her enter the room, not that that was surprising she did hover around everywhere after all.

β€œ Yes I’m fine thank you Mercy. Have you rested well?” He asked.

β€œ Oh yes. As well as I always do.” She replied.

Gale turned back to the moon it’s darkness a shroud over everything on it’s surface. Mercy floated up next to him and said.

β€œ It’s a dark place my lord. It’s almost as if it consumes light itself. I can feel it to.”

Gale nodded. He was sure she could. Her mind was so much more powerful than his and also more sensitive. The moon was emitting something.

β€œ Explain to me what you feel?” He asked her.

β€œ Bitter hatred, shame and lose. It’s like the moon is trying to hide by not being welcoming. It’s telling me to stay away.”

Gale nodded.

β€œ I’ve heard tales that any one who lands here uninvited never leave. On Guylath I met a man who had told me of his great grandfather who got stuck out here and sent a signal which told whoever was listening that he will make a emergency landing on this moon. That was the last they heard of him. There were many stories like that on Guylath but no one really knows what happens on this moon as they are all too fearful of it and they are right to be as well.”

Gale picked up his glass and took another sip.

β€œ Who are they?” Mercy asked

Gale looked at her and held up the map for her to see.

β€œ It’s taken me two years and many Astropaths to get this map. It is a path set out by them that I must follow and not deviate from. Who are they? They are known as The 3rd Covenant, they are Black shields and they are damned.”

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Pasfael

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Pasfael was a war priest of the Emperors Creed and has accompanied Lord Inquisitor Gale for decades and is his longest-serving companion, teacher and friend. How he came to be in the service of the ordos is unclear as it’s not something he or Gale talk about, in fact they go to great lengths to change the subject if the topic arises with Pasfael soon leaving the room afterwards. The others in the group soon found it was and excellent way to kill the conversion and would never warn new comers about it hoping that one day the truth may slip out as it nearly did on one occasion with a drunk and enraged Pasfael shouting and swinging his flail at Gale and cursing his name. He wanted revenge for something but Gale psyker punched him out before he said too much.

Not afraid to get his hands dirty, he is a sharp shot and his censer flail is a weapon of righteous destruction. His time with various fighting forces of the Imperium and now the Inquisition, honing his skills well. The main reason though for his recruitment into Gales retinue is their shared history and also his ability to see paths to a result that would otherwise have passed many by and Gale holds his council in the highest esteem. His relationship with the rest of the group is that of teacher and spiritual counsel and many have turned to him in times of personal crisis. He spends a lot of time with the psyker Mercy as her past has marked her so violently and he is always concerned with her well-being, and that of the others, when she is let loose on the enemy. The destruction she can cause when she let’s go is a scary thing to behold and Pasfael and Gale, on such occasions, have had a hard time reaching her to calm her down. The other he helps, but with growing concern, is the penitent Sister Sofiel. He tries to reach and rekindle her faith but the actions lately of his Lord Gale have made that mission all the harder and her soul is still split. As time moves on and more atrocities are witnessed, instigated or stopped, Pasfael has begun to wonder if his soul has split to.

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Mercy

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β€œYou are touched to, I can tell you have a keen mind.”

The girl sat on a plush bed, surrounded by expensive dolls and other such toys. She was beautiful but wore a rather large amount make up, which made it hard to discern her age. The man who stood before her looked at her through the bars with a mixture of sadness, pity and intrigue.

β€œYou have killed them all then?” She asked.

β€œ No, not all of them.” He responded.

She cocked her head and stared at him. He stared back. There was something about this girl and it wasn’t the fact that all her limbs except one, her right arm, were withered or just stumps it was something else. She continued to stare as she played with an ornate necklace of rather chunky design. When he saw a red light flicker on it he asked.

β€œ You are one of his daughters then?”

She nodded.

β€œ The one no one is ever to know about. Yes.” She replied

β€œ You have been held down here since you were born haven’t you?” He asked

β€œ Yes. I am the shame of my family” She said with sadness in her voice.

β€œ Trust me my child your families shame runs deeper than just keeping you locked up down here.” He stated.

He was thinking about what to do with this strange girl when his comm came to life in his ear.

β€œ My lord we have found them. The pitiful remains of this damned family.”

β€œ Is he with them?” He asked.

The comm crackled.

β€œ Yes my lord, he is.”

β€œ OK, I am on my way.” He responded.

He looked back at the girl and was about to leave when she said.

β€œ You must take me with you.”

He turned back.

β€œ Why?” He asked

β€œ I can help you in many ways and get you the many secrets my father has. I also need to be the one to kill him. Please do not deny me that, not after all he has done to me. Free me from my cell and then free my mind and I will show you.”

She toyed with the necklace again.

β€œ This is a limiter. It imprisons my mind, but you already knew that, didn’t you?”

β€œ I did.” He paused for a minute in thought and after a while he said.

β€œ If I release you from your bonds would you pledge yourself to me and the higher calling I represent. Would you pledge your body and soul to the me and through me the God Emperor.”

β€œ I will. With all my heart I will.” She answered.

β€œ Then my child I may have a use for you in the great work and I will show you things no sane person would wish to see, but something tells me you already know of such things.” He said

He stood back and drew his hand gun. He took aim and started to blast at the locks on her prison cell. After a while he broke them down and stepped through.

β€œ How do I release the limiter?” He asked.

β€œ Anyone can do it except me my lord. It has been designed that way.” She said with a slight smile.

He bent over and found the deactivation switch and unclasped the limiter from around her neck. As he slid it off she rose up off her bed laughing with such joy at the sudden freedom she felt as her mind was unleashed from its bonds.

β€œ Oh thank you Inquisitor! Thank you so much!!” She shouted

He stumbled back stunned by the power of her mind as it flooded into his. So raw, so wild. She was laughing uncontrollably and through blurred vision he noticed that the dolls and various other toys began to melt and catch fire. Her cell would soon be an inferno, so through pure will and clenched teeth he managed to say.

β€œ We must go!”

And with his mind.

— We must go!! —

She looked down at him and stopped laughing. Floating down to his level she looked him in the eye.

β€œ I am sorry my lord. It has been so long.” She said with a smile,

β€œ I am ready to go now, take me to my father and I will be your servant but first I must get the knife.”

β€œ The knife?” He asked

β€œ I shall explain on the way.” She told him.

β€œ What is your name child?”

β€œ My name is Mercedes Elvorix, but you may call me Mercy.”

 

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The Knife

 

The corrupt house of the Elvorix family held many secrets and had many items of dubious origin displayed throughout. One such item was a knife. Known as the Semita Blade it was said to date back to before the great heresy and it was also claimed to be used by a traitor of those times. This of course was enough information the Lord Elvorix needed and bought it from one of his many contacts straight away, little knowing what the blade truly was.

When his daughter Mercedes was born the knife had been proudly on display for years in one of the many halls of his home. After the shock of her arrival had passed and she was imprisoned in luxury in a cell underground, the knife, unknown to the family, became active and stayed that way for decades, waiting in it’s glass box. Years before her father found out about his shame of a daughters mind she had already sensed it and new it for what it was and desired to wield it. She knew she was becoming powerful and tried to hide it from her father. But one morning when she came to after being drugged, raped and beaten she found her mind bound as much as her feeble body was. So it was that she stayed confined in more ways than one until the day came when she would be free and would have her revenge on her evil family. She made a promise to herself that it would be done with the keen edge of the knife.

The Semita Blade is simple in design and has no gilt or other ostentatious decoration, but you can see that it is made in an exact way. The precision of it’s making is a thing of wonder and many who have studied it at one of Lord Elvorix many seminars say it’s not of human manufacture and dating the age of the blade with any accuracy was also hard to prove. The material used to craft it was just as baffling. It is a metal that when tested proved to be a different metal every time. This has intrigued many an expert in this field and was proclaimed it was almost as if the knife didn’t want any thing to be known about it.

The truth was only known to Mercedes so when the time came and fate played it’s hand to her damned family in the form of a burly Inquisitor and his retinue, she pledged allegiance to him and asked only that she take the knife as the memento of her time trapped in that cursed house and that she could be the one to kill her father. The Inquisitor agreed and took her to deliver her fathers fate.

On the way to get the knife she told him how she was bonded to it and only she knew how to wield it.

Mercedes is a powerful Alpha class psyker and when she slowly slid the blade into her fathers chest the full horror of what it could do made itself known.

β€œ I should thank you really father, for if you didn’t keep me locked away I would be as

tainted as the rest of you.

Oh hush now. Your screams of pain are nothing compared to what you put me through,

but I assure you father you shall know pain. Oh yes. Like no one else.”

The blade began to rip reality as she poured her hate for him into it and the warp began to manifest itself inside her father and slowly piece by piece it consumed him from the inside out. The rest of her remaining family, the Inquisitor and his retinue looked on in horror and disgust as his tainted soul was laid bare and eaten by sickly bladed daemon teeth of the warp. Mercedes simply looked on with a triumphant smile.

Even today on that very spot where The House of Elvorix once stood the walls of reality remain thin and it has become a haunted place. If you linger long enough you can still hear the tormented screams of her father from the death curse inflicted by the knife as he was made to suffer for all eternity.

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A few teaser images of The Chapel

Hi all,

So it’s been a while since I last posted anything and The Chapel game has been and gone. It was an excellent weekend and since then I’ve been busy with life, work, sick children etc and getting the images for the reports done, and also a few projects that aren’t Chapel related. It’s all been slow going but today I thought I’d share a glimpse at what’s been going on concerning The Chapel project.

The images below are from The Albino Woods part of the game.

 

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And this one is of The Entrance.

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So I hope you like what you see and a larger post is not far away I promise πŸ˜‰

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The Entrance w.i.p 2

Hi all. Just a quick one this week and I thought I’d post a few pics of Β some details of the Entrance board for The Chapel project. It’s coming along nicely and I’d say it’ll be finished by the end of next week………I hope πŸ™‚

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SKULLS!
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Different flooring

 

Stay tuned for more images soon.