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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The Crawling Tumor – Done

 

 

Here’s the weird warband done! I really enjoyed doing more flesh than metallic wires for a time!.. And as promised, a few narrative lines.. As english is not my language, i hope there is not too much aberrations here also!..

 


 

Deep under the Realm of Life, runs the River of Flesh. Hopefully, most of it flows underground, so rare are the ones who have to bear its presence. But i came across of it. Twice. So i know. 

Listen, if you see the river once, and live to tell the story, you won’t be able to find it again at the same place. It moves. You see, the river is living. I don’t understand how. Maybe it’s just a giant fleshy thing that slowly crawls under the surface spreading stench and horror on its way. 

That’s what I told everyone there, when i came back alone. All the others were gone. You wouldn’t believe what happen to them. But when i tried to show where it all happened, all there was left was the piles of living aberrant flesh here and there, and the smell. No one believed me. 

But then, a second time i went across the river. So i know.

I don’t want to know too much. I heard stories. No one knows where the rivers goes to. Is there a living sea? Is there a giant creature blindly eating the flesh? But there has to be a source. All living thing, when living too long, starts to grow too much. The flesh can go as crazy as the mind. And land is old. Older than you think. And who knows what was there before there even was a land? So there is a source. 

I think.. I don’t know what i saw exactly, but do you think that the source of a living river could be something that walks. And talks? I can still here its voice. No, you wouldn’t believe me. But i know. I saw the crawling tumor. I saw its children. I heard its voice. No one believes me.

 


Most of them don’t talk. Some make strange noises, like a hissing complaint. But it’s mostly silence. I got used to it. It’s not like i got to talk to a lot of people before. Normal people. Well, i guess you understand. After all, your first reaction was the same as everyone else. 

I can’t blame you. With all the things we see outside. It’s only because i’m a part of it that i’m still alive. In that sense, i may be more normal than you, out there.

But you know, don’t you? The land is not crowded. It’s usually good to avoid people. So when you come across someone, of something, the first reaction is mistrust. And it’s usually a good thing. But sometime even the big ones, the ones that can scare the most hateful crowd, can feel something, can feel hurt. Well, it’s hard to explain unless you see it. And you couldn’t. But sometimes, something happens, and the family grows bigger. 

Yes, family. Strange isn’t it?

The hooded doesn’t talk either, but he whispers in your head. In that way, he says a lot. Sometimes, he scares me. He knows that, but he’s full of forgiveness for his children. He shows pictures from his mind, visions. Maybe it’s the future. Or is it the past? Is it something he wants to achieve? 

I don’t really know why, but even if the visions are haunting, i understand them. 

He says that we are his children, and that he made us as he wanted us to be. I know that it can’t be true. How could it be? But i know that in a mysterious way, i am contributing to his vision. I’m a part of his family. And for that reason, he will soon be here. I guess you could run, but what good would come out of it? Running won’t save you. Time won’t save you. You’re all going to die. We will feast on your flesh, and will continue our journey. We survive, and we do have a purpose. Do you?


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The Crawling Tumor – WIP

While i’m feeding upon the creativity of the Dark Age of Sigmar community initiated by Bruticus, i made a few miniatures to go with my Beastman Chaman. I’m still uncertain about some of them, and some other are still on the shelf waiting to have a few better ideas, or more appropriate groupe to walk by. And strangely enough, there is not that much beastmen for now.. I hope to change that once i have a suitable idea.. For now, here are some of them! And for an unbelievable thing, i even made a few narrative things i’ll post once they’re painted!..

Have a nice weekend!

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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!