The Entrance w.i.p 2

Hi all. Just a quick one this week and I thought I’d post a few pics of  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 🙂

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The tongue of concentration
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a hole in the ground
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It has lights!
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Texture effects
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SKULLS!
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Different flooring

 

Stay tuned for more images soon.

The Entrance w.i.p

Hello all! So as you’ve probably read the awesome dude behind Leadballoony Alex came over last weekend to delve into the realms of the Albino Woods and begin the creation of the ground where many shall meet there doom. Head over to his blog to see the pics of the great “we’re allowed to do our hobby all day” day. Thanks girls! It’s not often I get the chance to indulge in a hobby day like that and to put a face to the blog and meet Alex was a pure pleasure. You’re a top bloke mate!

As Alex mentioned I showed him the progress I’m making on the Entrance board and as he posted pics of the Albino Woods I’d thought I’d share a few snaps of The Entrance.

Enjoy 🙂

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” My name is Lucia, that is all you need to know right now.”

Lucia reaches into a pocket and produces a small black box. The man sitting across from her raises an eyebrow.

” You are here because I’d like to hire you as your talents would be of great use to me in the coming months, if not years.”

She slides the small black box across the table. The man looks at it for a minute and then takes it.

” I’m sure you have seen one of those before?”

The man smiles, it is not a warm smile, and says.

” Yes Inquisitor Lucia. Or should I call you The Death Widow.”

A smile spreads across Lucia’s face. A smile he cannot see.

” So you have heard of me then?”

The man puts the box in his inside pocket.

” Oh I’ve heard of you and I’ve heard of your ways.”

The hidden smile spreads further across her face.

” Well then it should come as no surprise as to why I am asking for your services. So can I count on you being you?”

The man chuckles and says.

” Oh yes Inquisitor you can count on that.”

” Excellent. We shall leave once we have confirmation from the others.”

” Others?”

” Yes my murderous friend, others, and if you think I’m bad then just wait till you meet them.”

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So welcome to the first post of my ][nquisitor war band for The Chapel project. I thought it would be wise to start from the top so may I present ][nquisitor Lucia, The Death Widow.

 

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Æolus the Scarlet

Æolus the Scarlet, or The Scarlet Guide as he is known, is a romantic soul who’s travels have brought it’s fair share of tragedy to his life. Once madly in love he and is dearly devoted traveled the roads of The Chapels surface, fending of attacks, guiding those who paid well and dispatching those who refused. A life of adventure they shared under the pale burn of The Chapels sun. This life of love and daring all came to an end at the hands of an off world traveler.

What happened is not known, for he does not speak of it, the pain is too great and it has consumed him whole so now he lives a life as a solo Ostium Guide. Æolus is a hard guide to find and those who do pay well for his services for it is said his knowledge of the roads that lead to entrances is second to none, that and his sword play is a thing of deadly beauty.

With him at all times is a mask and a lock of hair. He often speaks to these objects vowing a revenge and one can only assume they once belonged to his long lost love, if this behavior disturbs his clients they never say and he never cares to explain, until the end.

At the end of the travelers journey to an entrance of The Chapel, Æolus will ask a favour.

“Thank you for your payment and company kind sirs and may I say how nice it is to not part ways with a corpse.”

“I do, however, have a favour to ask.”

“If you find what you’re looking for and are able to leave the depths you are about to travel, then please seek me out and tell me all you have seen and heard.”

“I will pay you handsomely, especially if you have information about The Heptameron.”

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I have been amazed by the work being created so far for this project and the bar has been set high so I thought I’d better pull my finger out and step up. The wealth of ideas being created has been truly inspirational and I hope all who are involved are enjoying themselves. You know who you are so thank you for being awesome. The Chapel awaits and The Ostium Guides will take us there.

Those who would brave The Chapel

The Chapel is calling and it’s secrets and riches are yours if you dare penetrate it’s hallowed halls, crumbling library’s, oil slicked and rust cracked factories and death lingering catacombs.

To take on the many locations of The Chapel you will need a Warband of daring and zeal, fire power and strength of mind but most importantly a desire for secrets and knowledge. So a typical group will consist of the following:

1. Lord ( Psyker or not )

2. Acolyte ( Psyker or not )

3. Psyker ( Astropath, Navigator, etc )

4. A walker of some description

5. Henchmen. These can include Imperial Guard, Space Marines, specialists, assassins, mutants, Mechanicus, servitors and even Xenos. The only restriction is you can only have up to 6.

6. Servo Skulls and other little pests. No limit on these.

The idea is that the group can be split either by the player or because The Chapel feels like it, so you could find elements of your group separated and fighting to stay alive in some dark place of The Chapel or even on the harsh surface of the planet.

The Chapel has a role to play in each battle and this will work by having two decks of cards which one will be drawn by each player at the start of the turn. The cards taken will have an effect on the groups or individuals so keep in mind the potential randomness of the games as the terrain boards you fight on will have effects on the characters under your control. Sometimes being a Psyker isn’t a good thing 😉

Who are you fighting?

The inhabitants of The Chapel of course! They are varied and you should let your imagination go mental. Groups and gangs can be created to populate The Chapel and they must have descriptions and back ground so take your time. The aim for this project is to have it documented into a book and those who have taken part will get one. That brings me up to the next part. I will need stories, art work, maps, etc and I’ll be taking photo’s of all the models involved.

So get writing, get scribbling and get kitbashing! This can be a wonderful colaboration project and I hope to get a few more people involved but for now the people who are

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Alex

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Remnante

Glad to have you on board!!

Any questions please ask 🙂

Mark.

 

The Lady Marisa

The Chapel is a haunted place and so it’s unsurprising that there’s a few “disgruntled at being dead” ghosts floating around.

One such ghost is The Lady Marisa. This poor trapped soul spents her years floating around the many dark places of The Chapel looking mournful and preying on anyone who gets too close to one of her stacks of skulls she has littered around the place.

Like all the Ghosts her story is one of woe and betrayal and the eternal exsistance she is in has turned this once proud women into a monster of bitter anger streaked with intense jealousy of the living. This obviously has something to do with her possessive nature over her skull collections.

 

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” Don’t get to close to the stacks of skulls you see laying around the place my boy. For your’s could join it “

 

This is the first of about 6 ghosts I shall be making for The Chapel. It was a great model to make and painting it allowed me to try a few colours out that I don’t usually use. I’m toying with the idea that each one should be a different colour.

 

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The Chapel w.i.p 1

Today I have a few images to share of what’s on the work bench and also the low down on one awesome material.

It’s called Magilight. I’ve been using this stuff for ages and I first got introduced to it in my years in Dentistry. Magilight is an acrylic but in putty form, so you can mold it into pretty much whatever shape you want and with the use of vasiline you can do a degree of modeling but nothing to detailed. The trick up it’s sleeve though is it’s setting properties and this magic stuff only needs 5 mins of UV light to set rock hard! It’s a good material for bases and most of my models you see in this blog have got it on somewhere. Below is a few picks of my progress with a Ghost character I am making for  The Chapel and you can see how I’ve used it.

 

More work is needed and a few more bits to be added but soon she will be haunting the many halls of The Chapel.

These next few characters are ready for painting and then I’ll have to decide what to call them.

 

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