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Lots of news!

Finally!

I’ve been away from here, without any real reason for that. A bit overwhelmed i guess. But i have a lot to show and talk about!

The first thing is probably old news now, but there is a fanzine coming that will focus on the Blanchitsu side of the hobby, and i’m flattered to have a few things of mine inside! It’s called 28, and will be available for free online on the website, and there is a Facebook page and an Instagram. (Front artwork by the amazing Pascal Blanché)

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The next sentence might be funny. I mentioned the next thing in another thing i forgot to mention here.. You’re still with me? So the brilliant Greenstuff Gretchin sculpted a fantastic miniature based of a drawing of mine from last year (thank you again so much!)

And i mentioned it in an interview for a miniature painting blog, Chestnut Ink , where i ramble about miniatures and stuff! They have a lot of tutorial and an amazing level in painting!..

This summer, mr Dark_Tech_ suggested a miniature challenge between both of us, on the theme of the wasteland merchant. I obviously needed to make a box for them, and tried something different by making it horizontal. It started being a bad idea when i made the stairs, as when the box is closed, the stairs enter the box, and take the space the mini would need.. So i’m still learning!.. Here are the Wips and the things done. I’m glad on how they turned out, a bit more colourful than what i’m used to, and i didn’t realized i missed painting miniatures that much. It has been a while!

Then, i finished two miniature to go along with my ever Expanding Exploratorii choir. The one with the metal techpriest was one of the first miniature i started with the knowledge of inq28. I just modified it a bit more with cables and electro-priests stuff.

And i had to make a group picture in situ! (well three pictures)

In another realm, i’ve been kindly invited to the Mordheim 2019 event in Helsinki, so there is going to be a few weird things around i hope! Thank you for bringing me on board!

Last but not least, i just went to my usual miniature shop today, to grab the new White Dwarf, and a few miniatures of mine are featured in my favourite article! Thanks a lot to the White Dwarf team and to Mr Blanche for making this dream real! (I sound calm here but i was shaking and smiling a lot today!)

Hopefully the next update will arrive a bit sooner than next year! During that time, if you come to visit the small Swiss village of Gruyère (and you should because the fantastic H.R.Giger’s musuem is there) make a small 200m detour and check my sculpture exhibition starting the 28th September! And if you’re in Yverdon for the Unidé miniature convention on the 20th October, come say hello! I’ll be there with some miniatures and scenery! (But i’m terribly shy so sorry for that..)

Wish you all many beautiful things!

Nestorian Infestation and some wips

Hello!

I already showed this on Facebook, but here are a few more picture of the team for the Nestorian Infestation. Two guys disappeared, and a new one appeared. Wasn’t sure about the two others, and i started the box without thinking of the number of mini i could put into. So i had to adapt a few things!

 

And a few pictures of the process. The Agrellan earth wasn’t dry at the moment of the picture!

Thank you for passing by, have a great week!

Ex Profundis, gangers and two invitationals.

Hello!

Here is some new stuff.

Firstly, my Age of Sigmar ramblings where featured on the fantastic Ex Profundis blog, thanks to Bruticus! It’s a real honor to see my things on the same page as such brilliant minds. I loved taking this moody pictures of a fictive game and seeing them in huge size with a beautiful layout! Thank you for this opportunity! And i think i’ll stick with big pictures for now! (You can click on the picture, it works!)

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Next, i showed these guys on the Inquisitorium Facebook page. They are a failed attempt to participate to the Iron Sleet Invitational. They are the Whisper’s Will, a specialist squad from feudal world, sent to fight in some war at the other end of the galaxy, considered heroes because they didn’t die yet. In my mind, their equipment is used in toxic swamps, the candles setting the gases on fire so the rest of the army can advance with fewer risks.

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Here a small piece of narrative I wrote on them.

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When they came from the sky, they burned our priests and told us that our gods were false, blasphemies against the only true god. A half dead god somewhere in the stars. I never met Him, but they say that He’s still protecting us. 

I’m the only survivor of my village now. After the king was trapped in a screaming machine, most of us had to join His army or join the priesthood in the pire forest. 

Four mates from my regiment survived our first battle. Did we lose? Did we win? After that, they gave us medals and we spoke to a bold man with too many disturbing eyes, and my head is full of someone else’s thoughts now. I don’t remember the battle. 

I don’t know where are all the others, from the other villages. I guess they were send to fight in His name somewhere. 

Now they say that we are experienced enough to serve as example for the new ones, but i have no clue as to were we are, and why we do what we do. Since we left our planet, nothing seems to mean anything anymore. There are too many stars, and they are too close to each other. There are too many screaming priests, and we have to scream with them if we want to live to see the next battle. I hope that the Emperor protects, as we’ve learn to say, because i’m terrified.

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Here are a few civilians for the Nestorian Infestation campaign that will happen this year, initiated by Bigbossredskullz and WilhelMiniatures – if i’m correct, hope so!.. Nothing too big or scary as i really thought them as part of the anonymous crowd at the back of the pictures.

 

And here is my gang for necromunda. I have a few ideas of narratives and settings for them, that may end in a new board game at some point. I’ll come back on this when they are painted! I started working on them with a few sketches i show here also. I didn’t have plans for the big one, but it kind of happened after some time wandering on art station and seeing crazy artworks! That kind of things makes me want to be better at drawing, waaaay better! I’m also inspired a lot by Vince Michael amazing cyberpunk work, you have to check it!

 

Finally, i realized i’m less active in blogs and forum. The Facebook groups and instagram community makes it too easy for me to hide behind a shy « like » and a small comment, and the guilt of not being active makes it difficult to try being active again, if you see what i mean! Well, anyway, i’m sorry for my absence in that area!..

Thank you for passing by and i wish you all many good things!

A few squads and a new board.

Hi there!

It has been some time again since my last entry here, but i stayed productive in some way. I already showed a few things in the Facebook group pages, and here’s the rest of it..

First of all, nearly two years after the wasted foundations of Ib-26, a new board!

It’s really less ambitious than the hive-city, as i didn’t want to spend as much time on it, and wanted to be able to store it in my small flat. But i still wanted to to look cool, so i spent more time on small details here and there! I’ll show a few WIP soon!

It’s intended to play skirmish on it, maybe small games of Aos, but not sure there would be enough space. And to try this, here’s the Sylvaneth warband still waiting for a name and a story.

 

With the new edition of 40k, we had to try the new rules. Most of my « gaming » armies are stored in boxes now, so i assembled a few squads for the mechanicus. I tried to keep the spirit of the warband without getting as much in the details for each character. I’m in love with the Vostrayan, that were before the Skitarii and the recent madness from GW, the most 40k miniatures ever in my opinion!

I enjoyed the game, but the total mayhem of a squad versus another isn’t really my thing. Hopefully i’ll convince my friend to have a go at the new Necromunda!

Finally, this october, i joined the Inktober challenge with some 40k inspired drawings, i’ll see if i can show a gallery of them somewhere around here. You can see a lot of my drawings on my Instagram account of my Facebook page, if you fancy!

Thanks a lot for passing by!

A warband and two boxes

Hi here!

It’s been a while since the last update but here are the last things i’ve been working on.

Firstly, a sylvaneth warband to try the Aos Skirmish. We still have to try our first game of Aos, but i hope this will be a nice entry ticket. I have the rest of the battalion to work on later.. I’m a bit late after all the branchitsu madness around aos28, but here they are. I’ll make more individual photos once they are painted. I found a bit hard to be original with this few. So many brilliant things have been already done. And i’m still asking myself a bit about the sylvaneth civilisation, their level of technology and individualism. There’s not a lot about this in the army book, i hope there will be a bit more in the future!

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Next is a thing i thought a lot about considering i don’t play that much anymore, but enjoy building things. Following the travel boxes i made earlier this year, i made a more detailed one, maybe more like a piece of scenery or a diorama of the inside of an imperial building. The floor is magnetic again, so it can be used to move a few miniatures around, and there is a button behind the box to turn a little light on. So it’s a kind of decorative thing i guess?

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This is the second one i made just after the wooden box. I tried something smaller, and thought about it as the relic boxes the miniatures often carry around. So it’s a box, with a cyborg corpse reliquary inside.

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And since i really enjoyed doing those, i think i’m going to make a few more!

And finally, Bigbossredskulls recently published a blog post with a few of my drawing inspired by his tzeenchian warbands! This hobby exchange saw this fantastic miniature take a place in my Warhammer gallery on the wall! Thank you! (Be sure to check his blog, his work is crazy creative!)

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RadScavengers and tutorial..

Hello!

I finished the two wasteland wanderers,i just changed the long legged one a bit, going back to the first idea i had of the gigantic rifle.. I often like to not represent obvious weapons on some miniatures, but the silhouette here was to good to not choose this one!.. Again, the colors are the same as always.. I might wanna be more adventurous at some point, maybe!..

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And again, a few shot of them in situ.

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And finally, following a question i was asked on a forum, and a strange idea that it might be interesting, i did a video of the painting of the big one.. I don’t know a lot about video, and surely don’t know how to paint under a camera! If you have any feedback, feel free!

Hope you find it interesting!.. Have a nice week!

 

Magos Grievv and the Exploratory Choir.

Here’s the last Magos done, and a picture of the six adepts i made so far. I thought that, since i have some sceneries just waiting for dust around me, i could use them to take moody pictures of the miniatures in situ..

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And in another way. i’m really enthusiast about the Dark Age of Sigmar movement initiated by Bruticus! I love seeing all the new things around the web, and i’ll try to make some things in that way, expanding the things i did for Warhammer Quest!..

Take care of you!

Rad Scavengers and two other.

Hi there!
Here are some work in progress thing.

The first two are an inspiration from the brilliant Unity short movie and some other things. I imagined them walking silently in the toxic wasteland surrounding the Ib-26 Hive-City, being slowly attracted by the huge amount of weird radiation coming out of it. There may be smaller recruits in an incertain futur, as these guys are quite big. But i like to think of them alone in the scenery.. I draw a first version of them some times ago on my instagram account. I sometime post here some ideas i have about miniatures, if that could be interesting for some of you =)

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The next one is a Magos that came out of the recent acquisitions i made at the Warhammer World, and i played with obvious bits i had from the Magos Dominos. I imagine him moving and coughing like General Grievous in Star Wars, a splendid character !

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And i did this one in 2 minutes last night, as i just worked on 3 big figures. I like to remind myself what i could look like if i were surrounded by this kind of monstrous abhuman monsters.. I think i’ll make more of this classic acolytes in drapes we can see in some illustrations, waving banners or purity seals.. Nothing fancy for now, but thinking about it!

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Have a great weekend!

Civilians, dwarves and hired guns.

Hi!

I recently had a painting madness and finished some old things that were waiting on my desk.

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I also think i finally could motivate a friend to try the narrative ways of InqMunda. We worked together on his first retinues, and if he’s ok with that, i will show them here one they’re done. And i worked on my own gang to experiment the game with him. I went for some kind of mercenaries, hired by a rogue trader to find something in the ruins of the hive-city. I wanted to be able to identify myself with the characters, something i cannot really do with servitors or Mechanicum Magii. Everything was rather quickly done, so i don’t have any WIP pictures for them.

The first will be the leader of the gang. An experienced hired gun that doesn’t want to be here, but doesn’t have the choice. I wanted him to be a little bit fearful, so i gave him things to see in the dark and to breath in corrosive conditions. i’ll have to write something about them also, one day 😉

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The second is a more bold one that doesn’t fear close combat.

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And the third is the greedy one. He’s here for the money, and will do the job if it’s worth enough.

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That’s it for now! I’m currently thinking of the next gaming board i’ll work on, and i’ll try to have some updates here with WIP stages..

Have a great weekend!

Little boxes and small trip.

This is a small update for two little boxes i made to move my minis form some place to another in a cool way. I saw things like this around the internet, and always thought that it was a brilliant idea – if i find some links back, i’ll update the post. And in the same movement, i’ll use this boxes this weekend for a trip to the Warhammer World i was thinking about for a long time. The Pilgrym exhibition there is a perfect excuse, if i needed any! Maybe i’ll have the opportunity to meet some of you there? Let me know if that would be the case!

For now, here are the boxes in some Wip stages and with the miniatures in them. There should soon be an update on the Many Faces of the Vox Populii thing i guess..

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Oh, and have a wonderful year, please!