|Roland Arnesen and his vox-owl companion Bronwen.|
|His tabard allowed me to add some additional color to the model, particularly in the yellow lightning bolt .|
|Special attention was taken when painting his two scroll tubes a jade marble color.|
Roland’s tabard holds special meaning; the top and bottom are both representations of the Emperor. The bottom, the Imperial Eagle surrounded by a halo representing the Emperor when he walked among humanity, the Imperial Truth and Astronomicon lighting the way. The top, the Emperor’s broken body maintained by the unknowable machine that is the Golden Throne. Both are connected by death and sacrifice, hence the skulls joining them together. The lightning bolt is a representation of how being entombed in the throne ended His glorious reign. The design holds even deeper meaning to Roland, as he has also suffered at the hands of betrayers, and is kept alive by the aegis of arcane technology.
|Roland's submachine gun looks suspiciously like a Thompson, and his sidearm a Glock!|
Some of you following the progress of Roland may remember that I was considering adding a shrine to his back displaying his damaged skull. Before leaving for England, I had been working on creating such a shrine that could be added or removed from the model but was unable to finish it. Now that the event has concluded I plan to finish sculpting and painting the shrine. With the events of the Pilgrym game there may also be a narrative reason for him to display the skull…
|Roland suspending his pieced together skull above headless body.|
|The entire Pilgrym group! The largest single collection of models I have painted in over 10 years!|
Let me know what you think of the model, and his companion vox-owl Bronwen!