Raw concept. Fairly simple. It’s hard for me to find anything to modify on the body of those AoS dwarves. They are so great for squats. Sculpting and adding more techno coming.
The idea is a group of pirates xenos raiding abandoned Space Hulks for anything they could find … good or bad. Encountering genestealers, orks and space skavens. They are not necessarily armed to the teeth but rather engineers. I tried several head but the bearded traditional ones look the part for my nostalgia. I’m not going for grimdark but rather space opera style. More on the Tau and Elder style of scifi.
This project will help me to use other xenos races minis I’ve been playing with.
So here is my first Nurgle warrior. I think technically it is truly my first Nurgle mini ever. I used a Khorne SkullReaper body, trimmed its amor of it Khorny details. The head and the mace are from the Putrid Blightkings, the shield is from the Beastmen range. I chipped the armor just a little. This is a big fella but I like my warriors big, Adrian Smith big actually. It´s as big as a Blightking but I wanted to keep it still “healthy” like a pre-Blightking, not too rotten. I´ll go with a pale skin tones to give a feel a pre- degenerescence. The armor has not received any engraved Nurgle symbols showing that he pledged allegiance to its Patron and judging by the state of its armor for quite sometime. Yet he still has to prove himself. Not as a Blightking.
Let me know what you think.
Do not hesitate to mention idea or details that I missed.
So 9 warriors left to go. The question is should I go for something similar or for something completely different in the spirit of Slaves to Darkness.
I recently found my bits box and started to built again.
Strangely enough I started a rather complex Nurgle character and ended up building this. I consider her the third part of my maybe-one-day-finished Invitational inspired character. The idea is that “it” is a dark mechanicus/slaneesh clone mostly in charge of dissection in the lab.
“it” will received a few tube, mask, cable and another additions to hide the original daemonette.
Oh, just when you think you’re in control
Just when you think you’ve got a hold
Just when you get on a roll
OK Go – Here It Goes Again
So…, dear reader, a little bit of explaining why this blog was so quiet.
Why because after my injury and recovery, I recently learned that I was getting a new job in a new part of the old world : London. I will celebrate in October my 10th year abroad but also the 4th country I will be living in since I left France.
On the plus side, apart from air quality, fast and uncontrolled internet, democracy, efficient international post services and so on, I’ll be getting access to more hobby bits and tools than here in China. Yes you might think that everything you buy for the hobby is made in China. It is true but it’s also exported so it’s rather difficult to find here.
I’ll be also getting close to some of my fellow hobbyists so we might have a chance to share a pint. Who knows?
So now that I’m able to sit down again at my work station after my injury, time is slipping again through my fingers. I’m reluctant to start to build anything knowing how fragile minis are to travel. So I´m just preparing my bits for traveling.
Being unable to work on anything recently I decided that I should have a guest. Visiting some doctors in order to find a cure I stopped by the one who initiated me to the hobby, my older brother. What comes first the Living Ancestor or the Living Ancestor who initiate him? Or should I say whose the more fool ? The Living Ancestor or the one who follows him? 🙂 In terms of hobby addiction, I´m proud to say that my brother is hopeless. It´s quite a satisfaction knowing that he is the one who offered me my first GW model, a Keeper of Secrets. I will only show a fraction of his current WIPs and only in the GW collection (and contemporary) but be aware that he works in very mysterious ways and different scales. He inherited a part of my collection when I left France, a drop in his ocean of plastic. I guess if we were in the Marvel universe my brother would be “The Collector”. His approach is, in a way, very refreshing to me. He basically buys any models he likes, modify them heavily or slightly, or not. His inspiration is often an illustration from GW background that he decides to translate into plastic trying to be true to GW imagery. I think he gets seduced by the model first while I get interested in the potential of conversion offered by a model to do something new. He´s not a player, at least not anymore but we spent days playing Epic and 40K together. I don´t play anymore either but I´m somehow incapable of approaching a model without thinking of a following Invitational group, warband, army. He thinks groups and armies and build them or just built one model. He is interested in amies I´m not (anymore).
“Where is my mind?” : hive guard with a “shaved” head that make it look like an Alien and a modified carapace.
“Harpy go lucky” : it will receive 4 wings and obviously needs a dentist consultation.
“Ork this way” : Spot on conversions from NFL inspired helmet, to the black orc helmet and Jaws (probably from a James Bork movie)
“No, I´m not a kitchen robot. I´m a blender…
… and a juicer. “
We are oldhammerers. We discovered W Fantasy with the Lost and Damned and Realms of Chaos. What I particularly like about it (apart from its legendary illustrations) is the possibility of building a warband mixing anything from knights to thugs or deamons or beastmen and chaos dwarves. At that time, my brother also introduced me to John Boorman´s Excalibur, Conan´s opening scene (the one with barbarian in the snow), Simon Bisley and many others so we both like our chaos warriors big, armored (and hairy?).
“I can see Altdorf from my house” : a clever (simple and efficient) conversion of the Champion of Chaos with a Reiksguard helmet
I´m might do a little bit of Fantasy finally. I´m wondering what GW is going to launch soon. I love the idea of a skirmish game with round bases (yes I know. It sounds like Confrontation) mixing races. Well dear reader, if you liked the photo´s of my bro´s minis, let me know in the comments. I think it should be interesting and refreshing to have him here as resident guest and hopefully increase his productivity. I´m sure it should not be too hard to have work on some Inq28 challenge.
“We no longer say “yes”, Instead we say affirmative”
Flight of the Conchords, The Humans are dead
I must say that I´m quite surprise by the editorial choices of GW these days but it´s a pleasant surprise. My immediate reaction is to rush for commenting it without reading the other comments or blogs so forgive me if this is redondant with other comments.
I wasn´t expecting the martian troops to be like that. I can´t wait to see what other artists are going to make how of it. Since I can start to sit down now I´m going to enjoy watching artists take it to new dimensions.
Of course, as usual, I can´t help to see the potential use of the parts for something else that what they were originally conceived for.
For Inq28 I see potentially some Adeptus Arbites obviously but also the usual retinues. I think the legs separate at the level of the knee. Space pirates maybe ? Definitely Dark Mechanicus, Traitor Guards or mutants…
I see also Eldar exodite walkers or scouts.
What I like the most about this release is how Blanchien it is. It seems to be coming from the Sister of Battle old codex imagery. It really defines an dark grim universe that I´m particularly fond of. It impacts how the rest of “human” troops should look like. It look retro, would work in the 30K universe too. It looks mismatched and junked so well.
I think GW is trying to get close the oldhammerers´ heart which is also the place close to their wallets. Kit are getting nicer and nicer an offer variations
They are tons of bits that can be repurposed. So thumbs up, GW !!