Gryph, Coil, Prowl and Mort

Hi guys!

Just a little post about some little characters.

 

Gryph.

Gryph is a Brazier Drone but he’s also a messenger. He can be seen lighting the way through the trees or the streets for those who need it and sometimes he has a message to carry too. I say sometimes because on some occasions he feels the need to burn the message in the flame that constantly burns from his back. Maybe burning messages breaks up his otherwise tedious existence, maybe it makes him feel all warm and fuzzy inside, whatever the reason through spite or just bad programing no one really knows why this happens and some people have taken to following him to make sure the message is received. Why they can’t just tell them themselves is beyond Gryph. It all seems rather insane.

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Coil.

Coil is a guard and so takes himself, and his job very seriously. He constantly tells everyone who needs his services that he’s been a guard in all his past lives and that he’s the best at it. This has been proven time and time again though and his trick is be unseen until the last-minute when he’ll usually uncoil himself from hiding and either lash out with his sharp whip like tail or, if the threat is deemed too high, douse the intruder with flame. In this way coil has prevented many intruders from access to his masters houses or work places, and he’s also dealt with a few annoying and unwelcome in-laws as well. After all Coil is loyal only to his current master but it’s usually when a family member dies he is forced to move on.

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Prowl.

Prowl is a cat-like, stimm charged rodent catcher. He can be found prowling around or stalking his prey in amongst the trees or in the streets and buildings where an infestation has been found. Some of his prey is larger than he but Prowl takes this as a challenge and he’s not yet been defeated by any mutated, two-headed, spine tailed rat. He has a secret weapon you see, a highly powerful laser for his right eye. BBQ rats can be found littering the streets at times and the homeless have been reliant on him as a source of food for some time. Some even venerate him as a saviour, but Prowl doesn’t care he’s just here to do a job and the next plagued monstrosity is only around the corner. It is however a good thing to have a population watching your back and Prowl is never lost for friends or care

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Mort.

Mort is a Brazier Drone and that’s it. He spends most of his time chasing his shadow and so has a very erratic way of floating. This has of course caused him to bump into people and sometimes cause third degree burns. It’s also been known for him to set fire to the surrounding woods if he’s allowed to venture into it. This is all very annoying but no one seems to get his parameters set right and so it’s only very drunk people who follow him.

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Group shot.

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Children of Terra

“We’ve found it Zac! We’ve found the place grandfather told us about.”

Zac looked at it with unease. The place was dark and foreboding and the skull tree reached out with menacing branches of bone, pipes and filth. If the tree had any wood in it like the ones his mother had shown him from an old off world book she cherished then you couldn’t tell. Skull trees were everywhere down here and they seemed to grow from the very ground, bringing what lay beneath up through the surface and bursting into existence like a tumour of decay and pollution. They resemble trees but surely nothing natural could ever grow in such a place.

“Whats the matter with you? Aren’t you excited we finally found it?” Tilly asked him.

“Yes but it’s so spooky down here and it feels like we’re being watched.” Zac said.

“That’s just all the grinning skulls silly! I thought you’d be used to them by now.” Tilly said as she softly punched him on the shoulder.

Zac ingnored the punch and looked at what lay at the base of what must have been a column in ages past. It was ancient and rusted but there was no mistaking what it was. Tilly looked at it to and with whispered awe said

” The head of one of the God Emperors Angels.”

Zac just starred at it and made a promise to himself he will never touch it. It was a secret thier grandfather had told them before he had passed away. He had told them to find it would be a blessing upon them and they must keep it safe for the distant past should never be forgotten and the relics that remain should be preserved. He mentioned a great war, like the one they all learn about and said it is from that time. Seeing it now with his sister he could really believe it.

” Do you think others know of it?” he asked Tilly

” Nah. Gramps was a pretty secretive man and he has intrusted us with this knowledge and we must keep it. We are defenders of the faith now Zac!” Tilly said putting on her best I’m braver than anybody voice.

Zac smiled. He liked the sound of that.

” We need to come here as often as we can.” Tilly told him

” This can be our secret place. A place of safety where the Emperor can watch over us and we can play and pray. We will do good deeds in our life little brother and if we ever get lost we will know where to find each other.”

Zac smiled again and hugged his big sister. She was always so full of hope.

” Come on we need to get back. We will come back tomorrow.” She said holding his hand.

They began their journey back up through the layers of skull trees and pipes, filth and decay. The long dead of history watching them every step of the way.

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This is the second in a series that I’ve been chipping away at, the first of which you can find here

This one is called Children of Terra. It is about that old childhood thing where you found places to hide, to be alone, to be safe. Places that only you and your sibblings new about, the places we escape to. We have places like that in our older years and for many of you reading this it’ll be the man cave or garage, a bedroom, a place where we are at peace and so totally ingrossed in what we are doing that all of lifes cares and worries fade away for a while.

So this is what these kids have found and it has also given them a sense of purpose in what must be a very hard life. They have found a pocket of hope in a very hopeless world, but it is only a hope that a child could see.

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Ash waste Nomad

With the release of Necromunda not far away I thought I’d do a model inspired by the original concept for the game known as Confrontation. In the fluff they talk about the Ash wastes, a vast landscape of shifting ash dunes and of course the people who populate this ever-changing wilderness, the ash waste nomads. Set apart from the teeming hives the ash wastes presents a scope for some truly wonderful scenery and it’s this that inspired the base. Now I’m going to try to describe how I made it so bear with. I ‘ve been playing around with a technique using resin and water. In this case I used black resin in a plastic cup, waited until it’s nearly at the end of its pot life and then blasted it with some cold water from the tap. You then wait for the resin to cure completely, pour out the water and cut away the plastic cup. Due to its unpredictable nature the results are various and some are amazing and others are a fail so there is some luck involved as to what you get. The black resin offered up the best results for ash like forms and it’s this you see as the base.

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The paint job was simple and very monochromatic and I made use of pigments to enhance the effect of the base and to add ash dust to the Nomad. Overall I’m very happy with the result and I even manged to paint it in one sitting! Something that doesn’t happen that often at all.

Below you can see a picture of some other results I got from the technique I just tried to explain using grey and natural resin. As you can see the variations are extreme.

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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 😉

Plague Marines

So in the theme of all things true scale, and in celebration of the up and coming 8th edition, I’d thought I’d break out my Nurgle Plague Marine project. These guys will eventually be part of an army with the Raptors that are still needing finishing and a massive Plague Worm as the centre piece. All in all a lot of work to do.

I wanted the marines to be true scale and the Blight Kings box set is the perfect foundation for them. It’s a lot of work converting but it pays off I think and makes for a far more imposing model. Hopefully they will be intimidating on the battle field 🙂

As for the colour pallette, I chose to go for a dirty bone look with rust, blood and oozing sores, with the flesh parts a necrotic purple and flashes of green on parts of the armour.

To see the rest of the gang that still need painting click here

Anyhoo I hope you are pleasently disgusted by them.

 

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+++ ][ +++ ][ +++ The Chapel has called + ][ ++ 1 ++++ ][ +++++ ][ ++++ ][ +++

” 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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Pulse Hound

Hello all.

A quick post today to show that I haven’t been completely idle. The Pulse Hound is the latest addition to the Wytch Cult. These altered beasts work with the Spore Drones to scout out potential prey.

The main weapon of these four legged horrors isn’t their claws but an electric pulse that can stun their prey, hence their name.

 

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And to finish off here’s a couple of group shots 🙂

 

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