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 where 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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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!

Civilians and dwarves.

Here are some other ones i’ve been thinking about for some time.

I wanted to make these little dwarves for some time, as i really liked the illustrations in one of the 40k rulebook – i never remember which book is which edition – and i think they really participate of the atmosphere. Hiding in the background, marking skulls or being just weird. So here are 5 of them.

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And these are more common citizens of the hive city. I tried to make them a little weird also. I don’t think anyone truly sane could survive in such a universe.. The hard thing with these guys, as for the dwarves, was to use arms without any weapon. Most of the arms i have in my bit box used to hold weapon, so i have to make them hold something, interesting, credible but not too important.. That’s why i love the ghouls arms. Just open hands. So great!

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Hope you like them. Have a good evening!

Magos Phineus and playing with .gifs

Hello!

Here’s the Magos Phineus, leader of my Mechanicum warband.

After the Shiver, Phineus was asked by Archmagos Holastas to search the wasted foundations of Ib-26 in order to find what happened, what were the reasons of the cataclysm. He as been leading a choir of specialist into the drowned city for centuries now, looking for evidences.

I have to work the background a little more, but it will be linked with the story of the city.. So nothing more until i finally get things done in this area!.. But i’m happy to see this mini painted. It was the first try to make a mechanics character, and it evolved a lot since then, more than two years ago!

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I put here little gifs i tried to make of the different sceneries of the city. I have to learn things in this area as well, so it’s absolutely an amateur work!.. (After seeing this, i realize one building is missing.. )

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Have a nice week!

Reliquae

Hi here!

Here’s the Reliquae finished. Nothing too complicated, i have some difficulties trying something new with the colors, as i fear making things too shiny..

The Reliquae was a holy propaganda engine used by the government of Ib-26 before the catastrophe known as the Shiver. After the fled of the authorities, the walker was hijacked by the inhabitant into diffusing their own propaganda. With the time, the lack of maintenance and the recent strange events, the engine fell in madness, walking randomly in the alleys screaming senseless diatribes.

Now, the appearance of the Reliquae is a sign of change, good or bad, for the neighborhood. Trying to bring the favors of the forgotten holy man stuck into the machinery on themselves, the civilians run next to the screaming mass of metal to hang prayers parchment on it, at the risk of falling under its stomping feet.

 

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