Thursday, 8 October 2015



Sgt. Eremiel leads the vaunted Dynameis Terminator Squad earning battlefield promotion during the ill fated Varidonne cleanings. Hailing from the Southern Urals of Terra, Eremiel is a rare example of amongst the Legions of a second generation of recruitment from the Home World after the founding of Baal as the IX base of operations. Baal's barren climate has made for a notoriously meagre crop of recruits, despite the high conversion rate into Astartes. 


No mention is made of Sgt. Eremiel beyond the Siege of Terra (where he is listed in the Honour Roll), however the Blood Angel's custom of changing their name when they attain a greater rank within the Legion makes his ultimate fate unknown. 



I had just watched Guardians of the Galaxy and I was flicking through IMBD's trivia pages when I came across this:

Dijon Hounsou took the role of Korath for the sake of his son: "I have a son who loves superheroes from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Batman. One day he looks at me and says 'Dad, I want to be light-skinned so I could be Spider-Man. Spider-Man has light skin.'

How tragic is that? I can't quite articulate why it disturbs me so much, or how I feel it connects to my own work. All I can say for certain is that I had this in my head when I started my Blood Angel project. I feel that I, in my small way in a niche hobby, am contributing to this problem. I want to represent the broad spectrum of ethnic groups that must be out there in the 31st millennium. So I will be painting many more skin tones than the traditional caucasian.


And so I present to you Eremiel Honsou.



Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes






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4 comments :

  1. You messed up the coils on the Volkite Charger, normally they're bright orange.

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  2. Myles, I just wanted to say that I hear you on the representation. Thank you for taking a step in the right direction.

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  3. Myles, I just wanted to say that I hear you on the representation. Thank you for taking a step in the right direction.

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