Sunday, October 31, 2021

Zone Secundus: Church of the Red Athenæum - Petr Danev

Geometry of Murder.

With October coming to an end, I wanted to paint a creepy model, in the spirit of Halloween. Back in July, I converted Petr Danev, a halfling for the Church of the Red Athenæum, a radical splinter of the Imperial Cult that believes suffering is the highest form of veneration of the God-Emperor. The model is laced with scars and has their cheeks sliced open creating a wide, sickly grin of a killer, perfect for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

32, a 28 podcast

I am proud to say that we have been a part of the digital magazine 28 since its foundation, working alongside the rest of the 28 team and all of the talented contributors. Putting out each issue is a lot of work, from collecting submissions, to editing, to doing the graphic design. As a result, since its foundation in 2018, we have released three volumes (with a fourth in its final stages, as I type this). This slow release schedule got the team talking about the possibility of starting a podcast. This would allow the team to release more regular content, giving us the opportunity to share what we are currently excited about in our own hobby journeys. After a little more discussion, we quickly recorded our first episode, focusing on the miniature game Forbidden Psalm, set in the MÖRK BORG universe. Although we are still working out the format for the episodes, including who hosts each and what we talk about, Alexander Winberg (Creative Director of 28) and I hosted the first episode.

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!