Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Building Awful Monsters

I've had quite a few people ask my process on how I built Arg'Gallak so figured I would go ahead and detail that here.  (Look at me pretending I know what people want to see in a blog)

This is the first picture I took in the process.  That lump of Aluminum Foil stufffed into part of a Hellbrute and crammed into the upper body of a Chaos Spawn is Arg'Gallak




 Here's a shot of the Blasted Wasteland that has become my desk at this point in building the group



 Initial Green Work(Covering all the Foil) is complete in this stage.




 Arg'Gallak's original form, rising from one of his many maws



 Glued in place


Next we will begin working on the actual musculature.




Thats the last WIP I have before I began painting.



Final product


And a peak of something I didn't have enough time to finish but will get around to.  The Beast of Burden

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Flock and Its Shepard

It has been a complete joy to watch everyone involved share their contributions and involvement for the Curse of the Alabaster.  With all the posts of numerous blogs I follow and threads on the ammobunker it has really been an avalanche of creativity.  Of particular note I wanted to mention the Wier Brothers from Between the Bolter and Me who have done an amazing job of chronicling the events of the games themselves, a difficult feat given they were also involved in playing.  I have linked each game below for reference. 

Game 1 Table 1
Game 1 Table 2
Game 2

Truly a wonderful start for those of us in the INQ28 community based in the U.S. and I really look forward to where this will lead in the future.  Shibboleth and Reasonfish did a wonderful job organizing the entire event and my hat goes off to them for the first steps in getting our community active with one another.  I also want to mention a gentleman named Isaac(aka Weirdingway) who was kind enough to pack my miniatures with him all the way to LA for the game.  I was not invited to the event but wanted to make sure I contributed something as I recognized this being a big step for our community.  The fact my miniatures were used as NPC's along with those of the legendary Thistle is an honor I am very pleased with :)  This group was the first I have built and fully painted in many years, within a time period of only 15 days no less.  I am quite pleased with how they turned out.  I will be finishing the miniatures I am sending for Outgard this weekend and will have them posted soon.  After that....back to my own projects I suppose, of which I have many planned to show you.

With all that said......

I wanted to explore something that I can't recall being mentioned in any lore in detail but knew must exist.  The hellish bowels of the ships belonging to the worshipers of the dark gods.  A place for the sacrifices and slaves that must be kept for numerous dark rituals.  I imagined a charnel house of immense proportions.  The Carnarium (literally "The Meat Place" in Latin) is one such place.  Over the years I have developed quite a few groups of my own for 40k, one such being the traitorous Sons of Enlightenment Astartes Chapter.  In an attempt to reduce losses they lay in hiding in the void, like a great predatory beast drawn to new worlds by the fires of souls ready to be devoured.  Despite being lower strength than a full Chapter, they make extensive use of Daemons and crazed "human" followers.    Aboard the largest of their Cruisers "The Corpse Mother" houses the rank, putrid, hell that is the Carnarium.


  Perpetually in a red haze the wretched workers prepare soon to be corpses for various rituals.  Most of them have gone blind, all are beyond mad.  Some simply move bodies from one pile to another, a never ending task as more bodies are brought with every world visited.  The weakest are put down and join the piles by ruthless overseers once it has become clear they are of little use to the crew.  Atop the largest pile of corpses lays Arg'Gallak, the cursed, the blessed, the exalted keeper of the Carnarium.  A twisted thing of flesh and blood, gifted for his devotion to the point of no return.  His former upper body now residing deep within his monstrous physique.  With the screams of the dying all around he is drawn into the hellish light.  One of his many mouths opens and his true form emerges, time and again to oversee the glorious work. 






























                                     



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Every Curse a Blessing, every blessing a curse

The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! The reddish haze warms our skin. Yes so warm.  The screams and weeping guide our hands.   Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!  Glory to the Gods who favor us so.  Hail to their Sons of Enlightenment. Cut the bone, scrape the fat, praise to he that watches over this holy work.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak! Let his blessings become our own! Draw the beast of burden closer, pick the fresh fruit from its hooked grasp.  Saw the meat from off the bones, stretch the skin of slack.  Exalt his name Arg'gallak, Arg'gallak!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Purgatory

To whomever has found their way to my very small space on the internet,

I am aware this blog is quite quiet and it will be that way for a while I have no doubt.  Do not mistake this for lack of progress.  I have no plans for an introductory sort of post and to be honest I am very late if that would have been the case.  Instead I would like to share where the focus of this blog stands presently and in the near future.

I have spent a very long time building the lore of Sector Totradus, it will be the main point of this blog to share this with you all.  At the present time I have been working on models for my groups Dark Heresy characters.  This has been put on a brief hold however to handle my current contributions.

I will be sending NPC miniatures to both the Outgard project as well as the upcoming Curse of the Alabaster game.  I am very excited for both of these but especially excited for the later as I have long waited for the INQ28 community to start strongly in the U.S.  I have very high hopes for the future of this and aspire to have a more active hand involved.  With that said, I will not be sharing any miniatures until after these events as I do not want to spoil anything for anyone who will be attending these games (looking at you Wier brothers).  November 6th you can expect to find high quality pictures(not from my phone) of the miniatures I will be sending as well as background and WIP pictures.  I have been working like a madman on my contributions at a much more increased speed than I normally do.  I highly look forward to applying this new found hobby ambition to my own projects when I am done.

In conclusion this place will be quiet until the 6th.  Expect much quicker updates at that time as well as the first steps into the darkness the Priesthood of Phaeton call home.

Take Care

Friday, September 23, 2016

Kade and Nor

Its about time I get some miniatures on here.  Sculpting of Severan Kade is finished, I will be taking a break from the group to work on three models for the Outgard project.  Once these are built and painted I will return to finish the other 4 members and begin painting them.