Friday, October 8, 2021

Zone Secundus: Bibliognost of the Church of the Red Athenæum

Greater Invocation of Disgust

When Games Workshop released the Sister of Battle Special Character Aestred Thurga, Reliquant at Arms, I knew the kit would be perfect to create another model for our growing Church if the Red Athenæum (mutant, heavy, gunfighter) for the Zone Secundus setting. Instead of using Aestred, the power armored Sister of Battle in the kit, I had my eyes set on the older, less armored companion: Agathae Dolan, Hagiolater. Dolan’s non-combatant design and older age seemed ideal for the Red Church, an organization that is populated primarily by down-trodden Imperial citizenry. The look largely mirrors that of Ehret Filipovic, Chief Bibliognost from our first Church of the Red Athenæum warband for the Pilgrym event. With this in mind, I decided to convert a bibliognost for the Secundus warband, and thus Klaasje Akhmatova was born!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Mordheim 2019: Mad Meg

Hess Poison Breath vs. Mad Meg.

In 2019 we had the privilege of meeting up with some friends in Helsinki for an event, Mordheim 2019, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of GW’s apocalyptic skirmish game Mordheim. Mike Anderson sculpted a wonderful model, Mad Meg, to commemorate the occasion based on Dulle Griet, a painting by renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel. While we converted one of the models for our Sisters of Sigmar warband, we had another unmodified version of Meg, and I decided it would be fun to finally get some paint on her!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Conversion Korner: Kill Team Ork Nob

It is no surprise that we are excited about Kill Team, after recording two episodes of the podcast about it, converting a lasrifle for one of the Death Korp models, and painting a Dark Angels Kill Team. These efforts were all focused on the Imperial side of things. Not wanting to leave the Xenos out, particularly when the Ork Kommando models included with Kill Team are so great, I decided to convert one of the models. I chose the Nob model in the kit, as it was my favorite and brought back memories of 2nd edition, with the model’s characteristic hat. After looking more closely at the model, I resolved to keep it largely unchanged, other than removing some unneeded clutter, and changing their firearm, as I tend to do, as evidenced by my growing collection of conversion tutorials!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Unforgiven: Dark Angels Kill Team

Thought begets Heresy. Heresy begets Retribution.

We have been quite excited about the release of the new edition of Kill Team, recording two episodes of the podcast about it. Over the last two months, I painted two female space marines in the Dark Angels livery to support 28’s Female Space Marine challenge. Having finished two models, I realized if I pushed myself to paint three more, I would have a complete Kill Team (Primaris Intercessors)! Having already converted the rest of the squad years ago, it was not long before I had primer on the remaining models and was stippling on Caliban Green paint.