Road to BOYL I

Hello all!

So I’m off to Boyl this year for my second time and I’ve been busy getting ready for it. I can’t begin to tell you what an awesome trip it is, a few days off work and a weekend of wargame shenanigans, which all kicks off, as it should, with a visit to Mecca ( Warhammer World ) where I shall empty my pockets of all cash and smile from ear to ear as I do it. Then it’s onto the base of operations and a much needed first of many beers. Bliss!!!

Lets take a look at what I’ve painted so far shall we 🙂

First up it’s an Inquisitors war band.

And they will be up against the corrupted genius of this Tzeentch Sorcerer and his trusty thug of a Chaos Marine…….oh and a bunch of Daemons.

The fight will all take place on this board. A library of forbidden lore and portals to the unknown.

Femme Militant

So I went and chopped up a rare Femme Militant miniature. It was bound to happen eventually and I think the result has worked out fine. The base model is that of Ratspyke, with a 3D printed ruff and the head of a Delaque. Her little friend is a model from crooked dice, which acts as her familiar.

Turnip28-Sludge_1

A very Happy New year to you all! So lets get stuck into the mud of all things Turnip and Sludge shall we. I’ve been sitting on the fence with this particular potential project and it wasn’t until a good friend of mine went all ballistic with a Sludge army that things began to change. As with everything like this other friends soon followed and before I knew it I was super excited about starting a Turnip28 army with all the root veg trimmings finished of with Sludge gravy! Yummy!!

In usual fashion I went about finding models to suit my theme and began a blitz of 3D printing to stock up on bits that will go nicely with the Perry Miniature boxsets I have just bought. But to start things off I decided to make a few characters that will be the centre of the army, two of which I shall introduce to you today.

The Spud Witch! Deeply rooted ( yes I went there! ) in evil ways, the rotting soil of her creations are things of abject horror and make even the most steadfast of turnip knights dump their spuds and quake in fear. Rotten to the core and loving it, she is the Queen of Spuds, bane of worms and mistress of roots.

She also has a skull rodent familiar for no other reason than why not.

Second character and one of the Spud Witches favourite pets is Boar. Boar is a rather large and aggressive pig and his pussy black eyes see everything. Keen on truffles he also has a taste for turnip knights and practically anything that annoys the Spud witch. Loyal to the root and as angry as they come, Boar is the ultimate battering ram, manure factory and

I purchased this model from a talented 3D artist called Alexei Konev and 3D printed it using a printer at work. The detail of it is amazing and the skin texture is especially great and a joy to paint. Now you may be thinking that you recognize this pig and as it was pointed out to me on Instagram it’s actually from a game called Blood Bourne. I think it works wonderfully as a centre piece for a Turnip horde though and after looking into Blood Bourne a bit the aesthetics of that game work well in the Grim and the Dark corners of all things 28.

I will leave you now with a few images of the modelling phase and primer phase. I always like to see the working process and will make efforts to do more of them.

Ghoul Band

It’s all about the undead at the moment and to start off the many models I have waiting to be painted here’s the first war band. A bunch of nasty ghouls! Led by a Ghoulmancer and his Feral friend with a large sword. They were a great set of models to paint as I kept things quite loose and on a time limit, a process I intend to keep doing as it means I’ll get more finished, a goal for this year to be sure 🙂

Order of the Black Cross.

The Order of the Black Cross, a small but extremely deadly militant order of the Adepta Sororitas. With bone armour, white robes, pale skin and a large tattoo of a black cross down the length of their faces, they cut a striking and intimidating image. But, by far the most unsettling thing about them is their eyes. They are a milky white. The reason for this is one of their traditions of ascension to full Battle Sister. Upon ascension a battle sister will have a special graft set upon each eye, once healed the eye’s are then tattooed with minute scripture of the Litanies of Faith. It is said that upon waking the script is clear and all encompassing in their vision and it is also said that upon death this is all the sister will see in her final moments.

Sister Resira. Order of the Black Cross

So I’ve finally settled upon a colour scheme and name for my Battle Sisters army. I have also painted my first Battle Sister. Now the problem I have is that they have tattoos of black crosses down their faces. Have you seen how small the battle sisters faces are? Bloody small! This will not stop me though, I am committed! I shall, however ,have to paint all the heads separately as this should make this mission I have inflicted upon myself easier.

All this painting small fiddly stuff made me want to wade in with a brush and get all experimental on something big! That big thing is one of the many Relic Chapel Tank of the Order of the Black Cross. These large relics are of shattered ruins of sacred places. They are given an ancient tracked base, a radiant statue of a Saint placed upon the highest point and go to war covered in Sisters all crying their hatred at the enemy and raining righteous death upon them. The sight of one of these behemoths of Imperial faith rumbling over the fallen and surrounded by purifying fire stirs the sisters to fight on no matter what and once it falls the track unit is recovered and waits for the time another sacred ruin is found.

Slaanesh War band

Flesh, pain and pleasure! The sadistic lovers of Chaos. SLAANESH!!! Sssaay she who thirsts name with rapture!

So I’ve been adding to my Slaanesh war band the forbidden fruits of which are the subject of this post. This is one of those projects that is on the slow burn and I’m pretty sure, in fact I know, I will be adding more to it over time, I already have a few unopened boxes of Slaanesh goodies in the model draws and The Keeper of Secrets will be mine ( oh yes it will be mine ) very soon.

As projects go it’s been one of exploring new techniques and pushing myself with converting and modeling (CAD and traditional) plus with the release of Contrast paints it has given me the opportunity to do some speed painting, a method I used to do the cultists. All in all then it’s been great fun and some of my most satisfying hobby moments have come from it. May they continue in Slaanesh’s name!

The Leader of the War band. Slaanesh Witch and her Daemonettes

Psyker and Beastmen
Possessed Emperors Children Marine
Cultists

The above images are of the Chaotic war engines of the band. The Impulsor Engine and Rapture missile launcher.

Give praise to She Who Thirsts.

Preacher of SOL

A little post today regarding the the Preachers that travel with my Adepta Sororitas army. The preachers of SOL are a fiery bunch and can be found within the Battle Sisters line shouting the litanies of faith and adding their own voices to the chanting and singing of the sisters around them.

This model was great fun to paint and I made heavy use of the Contrast paints. They are a great addition to the paint range and are extremely good at creating glazes. As for the colour choices, I really wanted the banner to contrast heavily with the grey, drab cloth of the Preacher and yellow does this perfectly. I think he will stand out well on the tabletop. The ruin he’s standing upon is a failed 3D print of a free file I found ( forget where) and was the basis for the whole model. I worked from the ground up!

He’s not been made as a combatant but more like a piece of scenery that will accompany my army. I have a few such models planned. Now I must get around to actually painting some sisters!

Cheers!

The Daemon Wells

“Welcome those who seek the Ink. Let me tell you of a very fell thing. A construct that should not be and one that can only be made by mad minds. As you are well aware the sprawling libraries of Otera have been over come with chaos, the means by which this has happened is the very ink the scribes work with. Blasphemous texts have been written, and read from, unleashing untold horrors within those sacred halls, but their evil knows no bounds and a more destructive way was devised. The Daemon Wells. These works of mad genius contain vast amounts of corrupted ink, the result is that of a gateway. Chanting scribes surround each one and corrupted souls sacrifice the captured innocent until the Well bubbles or smokes and spews forth hell spawn from the realm of chaos itself.

Halls have been lost to them already, countless priceless tomes and knowledge gone. They must be destroyed! Do you, Noble Lord, have what it takes to enter this underground hell and take back what is rightfully ours. Others have passed through but none have returned. Let us hope for your sake, that they are dead and not turned. ”

Escaped Librarian Omero. The surface of Otera.

This is a Daemon Well. I designed this one and 3D printed it but they can take many forms. Through out this campaign I will be setting little challenges, to all those who want to, you can take part and create your own visions of the objects and events that take place during The Daemon Ink. So what’s your idea of an ink black spawning pool of the damned!?

Post your creations up and don’t forget to #thedaemonink or link to this page.