Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Pilgrym: Vasili Abramovitch, Congregation member of the Church of the Red Athenæum

There will be blood.

In our continuing effort to showcase all of the members of our Pilgrym group, we wanted to show you the finished, painted form of the most obvious mutant that we created, Vasili Abramovitch!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 8: Container boxes and Games Workshop’s entry in boardgaming!

Aerial combat has never been this exciting?

This episode is focused on Games Workshop’s recent venture into the boardgaming, a hobby that has been popularized by companies like Fantasy Flight Games.  We talk about the increasing number of small games that GW has released, seemingly only to sell models, as opposed to creating compelling games.  In the same vein, we talk about their more promising attempts at game creation, like the newly released Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Pilgrym: Ehret Filipovic, Chief Bibliognost of the Church of the Red Athenæum

The Chief Bibliognost and the Chronicler of the Church of the Red Athenæum

With less than a month before the Pilgrym event, I wanted to start showing some of the final few members of the Church of the Red Athenæum that will be going to Nottingham.  Today, I will focus on the leader of the Church’s Librarian Guild, the organization within the Church that tends to all the scholarly pursuits of the Church and cares for all of its holy relics.  I present to you Ehret Filipovic, Chief Bibliognost.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Pilgrym: Aseneth Levedescu, (3rd) Cardinal of the Church of the Red Athenæum

Aseneth Levedescu, Cardinal of the Church of the Red Athenæum, in all of her somber magesty! 

When first devising the Church of the Red Athenæum, a fanatical splinter of the Imperial Cult fixated on the Emperor’s physical sacrifices, I imagined a hierarchy that was visible based on their self-inflicted wounds. Initiates might only be missing a hand, while the older members of the congregation would have accrued more wounds as a sign of their increased devotion. I envisioned that the head of the Church, the Cardinal, would be so mutilated that they could not even walk, limbs missing, spine severed, riding atop an ambulatory throne. A crude mimic of the Emperor on His Golden Throne. Not sure of how to realize this vision, I set the character aside, and worked on the rest of the Church. With 9 other models built for the Church, I finally set out to build the last model for the immediate future. I present to you: Aseneth Levedescu, Cardinal of the Church of the Red Athenæum (3rd).

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Pilgrym: A few more members of the Church

The Church of the Red Athenæum is almost complete!

With less than two months until the Pilgrym event, I am finally wrapping up the last few models for the Church.  Other than the Cardinal who leads the congregation, these are the last two members that will be a part of the models that go to England.  The first is to represent the librarian/historian for the Church; one who has devoted much of their studies to uncovering the details about the Great Crusade and final days of the Heresy. I decided to base him on one of the other Missionary models Brian Nelson sculpted for the Sister of Battle line years ago. He is already lacking an arm and one of his eyes, so he is right up the Church’s alley.  The model looks right at home with the conversion for Samael too.