Sunday, 27 November 2016

Hobby update: My own legion of the damned

Let's get this out of the way quick-- I LOVE the Prospero box kit!  MKIII must be my favorite sort of power armour, and all the other cool bitz you get-!  $300+ NZD was a stretch, but I know I won't be needing to buy any more plastic crack for a great long while.

So what will I be doing with the set?  Oh, you know I won't be assembling them as per the box!

But truth be told, I wasn't really sure what to do at first.  I had a bit of an experiment with bits and pieces; first and foremost I put together a Sagodjur Fjorlag with a few MK III bits;

I buckled and assembled a tataros terminator in the way it was supposed to;

Yup, exactly as it was supposed to...  And using the custodes bitz, I made-- drum roll please--

...Still working on it... I wanted to mix things up a bit with some Sigmarine pieces; I also bulked up the torso with a plastic wedge between the two halves, making the collar a bit more raised.
That's all very well and good, but I wanted to do something major, something nobody could bring themselves to do, something that would cause you to flinch!  Hee hee, aren't I mean.

The conclusion of the following brainstorm was quite exciting.  I've always wanted my very own Legion of the Damned; their mysterious backstory making them sound like hallucinations interested me (of course it would!) also melta weapons deep striking into the battlefield is a nice thought too, but-- canonically, I can't field them.
As far as the story goes, they only started being noted as a phenomenon from the beginning of the 41st millennium.  My Chapter, and by extension all (or much of, at least) my 40K-related work is based in mid M35, four thousand years before the LoTD were even known of.  While I could be a special snowflake and say "Oh, they chose to appear before MY Chapter because..." but I'm not one to twist the existing lore to suit myself.
During the initiation process of the Sagodjur Fjorlag, in a step known as Drepa, the dripping, neophytes are compelled to make war with "the generation dead", the essence of past Sago Astartes brought back by the Librarius.  What then would happen if the librarians were to summon those dead from the warp upon the field of battle?

What would happen if I were to combine the LoTD--

With, as always, Silent Hill?

So this is the beginning of my experiment; The generation Dead, my counts-as LoTD.  I'm working towards a ten-man squad with a plasma gun and multi-melta.

The silhouette of the MKIII armour needs to be kept, but, as it were, out of focus-- as if you don't know where to start looking.  Cutting into the plate and brushing glue over it leaves a soft layer to work with.

So there we are!  That's what I'll be doing with my hobby time, between commissions and things. 

Bye bye for now.