Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Zone Secundus: Church of the Red Athenæum - Painted Genestealer Neophyte

Bleed out.

Following up the last post, where we shared a collaboration with Nicky Grillet where she illustrated the Cardinal of the Church of the Red Athenæum, we wanted to show off the first Church member painted this year, a converted Genestealer cultist! It is nice to be painting miniatures for the Church of the Red Athenæum again after what has felt like a long hiatus. The Genestealer Neophyte models are surprisingly complex models with all manner of small and weird details. I found myself on numerous occasions unsure what certain details were to even represent (there are lots of little switches, knobs, and cables everywhere). This also resulted in the model taking much longer to paint than I was initially envisioning. Despite this, I am really pleased with how the model turned out!

Sunday, February 26, 2023

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

And I feel so proud when the reckoning arrives.

With the blog recently turning 10 years old, it is hard not to reflect back on what we have done in that time. One of our favorite creations is the Church of the Red Athenæum. Designed for Iron Sleet’s Pilgrym event, the Church is a radical splinter of the Imperial Cult that believes suffering is the highest form of veneration of the God-Emperor. In 2021 we began to revisit the Church, creating a host of new models, including a Gunfighter, a heavy weapons specialist, a Halfling, and a new Bibliognost of the Church of the Red Athenæum. In 2023, we hope to continue developing and expanding the Red Church. And while we created a host of different characters from the Church, one of the most iconic is the current Cardinal, Aseneth Levedescu, and her mobile throne. We wanted to celebrate the character and showcase her again on the blog, seven years after her initial creation. To do this, we knew we could take better photos of the model and share the lore we wrote pertaining to her, but we wanted to do something more special. For this purpose, we commissioned the amazingly talented and visionary Nicky Grillet to illustrate and paint Aseneth!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

32, Chapter 11 - Necropolis

In chapter 11 of 32, Alexander and Peter (Owlshield) discuss Peter's new game, Necropolis. They talk about game design, the undead and how smaller games allow for a more artistic approach.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Dragged into Turbolasers 99: Chatting with Oldhammer legend Koltti.

In this episode we are joined by Koltti, who has spent the last few years showing the world how miniatures from the 80’s can look as good as modern ones. We chat about how he found the Inq28 blog Spiky Rat Pack and first met John Blanche. We also talk about how he joined the Inq28 collective Iron Sleet and was involved in some of their many projects like the Pilgrym and the Thorn Moons Crusade. We also touch on his painting style and how he found his way back to painting Oldhammer miniatures.