Wednesday, 31 July 2013

An examination of the attitudes toward empire in the Pre Crusade Era

“It is a question hardly ever asked, but it is one central to the life of every imperial citizen;

“What kind of Empire are we creating?”

Throughout Human history man has strived for Empire. Human civilization is the story of the conflict between civilizing culture and regressive barbarity. Predicated upon prevalent ideals of the time, a culture will inevitably seek to test its philosophy in the most extreme of circumstances; war…

…One must understand the context in which man found himself at the turn of the 30th millennium. Terra was a blasted wasteland, destroyed by succession of despots. Humanity had been subject to systematic ethnic and technological cleansing on a scale undreamt of. Polorising attitudes and prejudicial violence repeated across man's limited expanse ad infitium. Racial, economical, technological, religious, biological and gendered conflicts had thousands of years of deeply entrenched feuds upon which to feed.

At this stage in Pre-Imperial history man achieved state of Institutionalised genocide perpetuated against it’s own citizens within the Sol system. Despite the enlightenment given to us by his divine countenance, the Emperor granted us with a vision beyond the limits of our self destroying nature.

"Man is perfection. Let nothing else stand in our shadow.”
The Emperor of Mankind, Teachings.

 The Emperor granted us a greater vision of institutional genocide against all xenos life. 

It was a cred simple enough for all to understand. It's mankind's lot to hate that which he does not know. It was a philosophy that could be justified in the light of sophist thought, predicated by the tribe of Athens in the pre history of mankind. It was an idea in scale with the grandest ambitions. The cred of Xeno Mortis united the weak and the mighty in one unshakable creed…”

Lord Ranchine. The Empire of Man. Book 1, Chapter 1.


Another W.I.P shot of the Luna Wolves commission i'm working on. I've been brushing up on my ancient history in an attempt to answer 'what kind of Empire was the Emperor trying to create?" I've concentrated my studies around the figure of Pericles as I believe this character in history encapsulates the hope of Empire, shying away from the more unsavory aspects of it. 

In other news, I'm running a promotional give away for a High Elf anointed of Asryan. Once 500 likes have been hit I will give it away to a random sharer. I'll be painting up a Legion Praetor in your chosen colours for me next give away, so even if you don't want the Anointed, like and share anyway to get the next promotion up and running! 

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All the best,


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Hey gang. This is a bit of a first for the studio, but in an effort to boost page likes I'm giving away this Anointed - absolutely free.

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That's it! A random winner will be selected when we hit 500 likes.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

 "A toy collar won't stop me from killing you, Batman. I'm going to rip you apart, eat your bones." 

An absolute beast of a kit. Killer Croc has so much heft I'm sure you could use it as a murder weapon. Part of a much larger Batman commission.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

“I believe… whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you…stranger.”

I've been saving this one. I saved painting the joker until the end of this particular commission and relished coloring this wonderful miniature once I finally got around to him. There are very few characters in popular culture that have so transfixed me as The Joker. I'd describe this miniature as a run down 'gold age' version of The Joker; an Arkham asylum video game depiction. Given the various versions of the Dark knight sculpted by the Knight models team, my hope is that Heath Ledger's seminal version of this character will be captured in metal. 

As a bit of fun here's a link to The Dark Knight's Joker top ten quotes:

and a preview of his twisted protege ...Harlequinn.

Remember, introduce a little anarchy into your life!


Monday, 8 July 2013

A client contacted me to create a Tau Riptide suit with fully magnetized options and a custom head. The tiny head present on the current Riptide suit can chide considering the bulk of the rest of the suit. Using parts present on the kit I created this alternative, multi sensor enabled head piece. 

The model received the usual treatment of oil washes, varnish and dullcote (heavy weathering was not a concern). This model is now happily plying it's deadly trade in it's new home. 

For the Tau!