Friday, 29 November 2013

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 60,000 years ago.” 

 Intimations on Perfection, unpublished treatise. Author Unknown.

Fulgrim's character is one of intense darkness and light. On the one hand he is the most idealistic (although Lorgar may disagree) of the Emperor's sons, striving for the perfection he believes humanity is capable of. His legion bore that responsibility until its disintegration, where each soldier chose what his personal ideal of perfection would be rather than the prescribed divinity of the Emperor. 

I wanted to reflect this duality in the painting and modeling of the miniature. I painted Frulgrim in pristine armour, untroubled by the dirt and battle around him. He is above such things. The gold is a good foil to the purple armour. I decicded to paint the inside of Fulgrims cloak cream to further highlight the rich purple of the Emperor's Chidlren Livery. I changed Fulgrim's position of the base, putting him in a more central position. I couldn't imagine Fulgrim being content on the periphery of any scene, he dominates the centre stage. 

This is the second Fulgrim I have painted, the first being a private conversion commission. I have painted this for a collector alongside Ferrus Manus (seen in the last picture). My version was heavily inspired by the redoubtable Warmaster Painting Fulgrim which can be found here.

Tomorrow will reveal the full diorama. 


Friday, 22 November 2013

Black Legion contemptor Dreadnought. My client wanted a post heresy era contemptor with red under-lighting on the face. It was a nice change of pace to create a 40k version of a heresy piece.

A quick tip for painting interesting black - give the armour a thinned down wash of turquoise and re-apply the grey and white highlights. It gives a little more visual interest.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Following on from the previous post comes the Phoenix Guard Terminators. I chose to paint these with my new Emperor's Children recipe and contrasted them against the rusty destroyed city scape.

Watch this space for the father of these perfect sons. Fulgrim soon.


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Emperor's Children Kakophoni

I've altered my purple recipe ever so slightly for these Emperor's Children. I enjoy painting Emperor's Children in cooler tones but I have overlaid a warmer purple with a red hue to help contrast with the cooler shades. I think this is wholly appropriate as the Emperor's Children model range moves into displaying the ravages of excess. The warmer red reflects the lust that the legion has become enraptured by, substituting their ideals of sensation. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

I feel like a master of Karond Kar breeding fell beasts for the legions of Naggaroth to wage war upon the world. Here before you I have dredged the deep waters of the Acid Ocean for two mighty Kharibydss, creatures of nightmare.

I love the function of the Kharibdyss in game and I thought that GW could have made more of their otherworldly nightmarish attributes. There's something deeply unsettling about a creature that was born in the utter darkness and cold of the deep sea - a being utterly inimical to human mores.


Friday, 8 November 2013

These Beauties accompany the rest of my Dark Elf release.

These will be for sale come sunday. If you would like to purchase these before hand please send me a message. 

All the best,