Thursday 19 November 2015

The Emperor's Peace

My dearest Fransicique, most beloved among women; grace to you and peace, by the grace of Throne and the fates.

Forgive this garish haste, love above all, I beg you.  To morrow, I will depart with the White Rose for Gothic with the brothers of my house.  We were needed long, long ago and it is almost too late.  For the sake of your sanity I will spare you but the barest of detail; that one we thought gone is no longer, he is returned from the Eye.
    My love, I fear this will be the last you will hear of me.  Do not trust to hope in my returning.  I will try to send word when I can but I doubt I could even do so, what with the whole sector at war... Oh, Fransicique, please don't speak to the lady Silenzi of our love, she cannot understand, she must not.

But... But how can I break this to you... My love, but Sir Loman Silenzi, my grandfather, he is wishing to take us into the Eye.  I fear his spiritual purity... yet so have I done for many years, I have awaited his fall, but he hides it, he hides it and none have seen it.  He still bows to Brillig's old masters.

There next was a great blank space where no words were written, then the next paragraph was in some scrawling text that did not match that above.

He will return and Brillig will return to the Old Ways; I am certain of it and for this reason I have left you my last possession; in the basement's basement under the manor, down where none have walked in centuries since it was left there to rot, once a shameful blot on our name, I give you now permission, fair Fransicique, to open the cell to the emperor's peace-- but my love, I implore you, open that cell only at the very, very, very end of need-- and when that end is most dire.
At the least your own suffering will be put to an end.

Do not blame yourself for my death, my love above all, and please, PLEASE do NOT take the White Rose as your own.  She is far too old and her fusion reactor is too unstable for anyone except ME to hope to control, I beg you LEAVE her corpse on the field where we fall.

I remain yours alone, my dearest one.


P.S.  While being your ally, it is NOT your friend.  Listen for the footsteps in the hall, can you not hear it even now?
If you see it, even if you think you see it, or if you don't, you cannot escape it.


Monday 16 November 2015

Too big for a G+ post

We all have to start saving somewhere.  I prefer old-fashioned squirreling.

So much going on right now, what to do, what to do... I finally decided to tidy my desk a little but there has been little change.  So instead, here are some more WiPs for you to look at.

This is my take on Lemartes for his appearance as a warden-chaplain for the Angels Encarmine.  Being extremely fond of this chaplain (despite never owning the piece) I decided to give Lemartes a power fist in place of a bolt pistol.  I'm not sure what to use for his crozius though, probably a fell bat...?  That'd look different.

I've got about seven death company lined up awaiting completion, but these are the only three I've gotten close to finishing.  Seeing as this Chapter has a great percentage of Brothers Taken, I will focus on the death company (jump packs when possible) and their transport.
Also, a matter of basing; while GW has not outlawed the old base size yet, I will be using  the new 32mm size for this army-- I will keep, however, the old 25mm for the Sagodjur Fjorlag.  While being more or less legion-like in their organisation they are a 6th ed army; 6th is precious to me and so it shall be.
...Please tell me I'm not alone in this?  I suppose I am.

not quite finished as always

I found some 2nd ed pieces and was very happy.  Now I can make proper suits of Mk X Gudbrandr.
Recently I've been playing Gungrave for the PS2, and while wondering where all the bullets come from I decided I wanted a gunslinger for my own Chapter; so I'm working on my own Beyond the Grave... with two storm bolters.  I've got the ejecting ammo casings from the ork sprue to attach to the sides.
... Oh yes!  I also found out how to replace the legs on the warriors of chaos!
The Chapter's Emperor's champion, given the title of God Murderer
And that's that, I suppose.  Hopefully next post I'll have something actually painted to show you.


P.S. Side project begins; I'm code-naming this "The Game" so if I mention it you'll know.

Sunday 8 November 2015

I'm not dead yet

Some happy music to listen to if you like.

At last, I'm back!  For the last month or so I have been laid low by some nasty cough that took everything out of me.  The hobby has suffered along with everything else, but hopefully it's all over now and I'll be a bit more regular with posting.
You see, I already had the virus which at the first I knew nothing about; I took my motorcycle down to Christchurch and passed through Mordor on the way home... and ended up with a cold as well.  That didn't help.

BUT NEVER mind it's all past now.  Hobby update time.

Found some miniatures I didn't know I had, in the dettol bath since LAST MONTH

My workspace suffered the most.  I'm hardly in the mood for tidying anyway but this is has gotten quite out of hand.  All I've wanted to do this last while is build Space Marines.  Observe:

Thirteen WiPs.  How sad am I

I decided on the pattern of power armour the Sagodjur Fjorlag use.  Mark X (x being unknown) Gudbrandr pattern.  Being mostly built of restored parts it can hardly be classed as a Mark, but the pattern possesses a number of components that other Marks do not-- such as the terminator-like faulds on the hips and the sabatons so susceptible to sand and grit they need leather over-boots.  They also wear cloakes of skin-- not animal skin, yet not flayed from their victims, but grown synthetically to a template by the apothecarion.

This one's for a duel scene.

...Moving on, I'm in the process of making two scenic bases using the crashed Aquila lander.  The screws are to magnetise the plastic to the wood after painting.

I was also going to be making some 9th legion successors just for a bit of fun; I've only made two death company and don't want to go any further until my GW order arrives.  I can't remember what I ordered now; think I got a BA tactical squad, flagellants, night lords upgrade pack...

I bought a boxful of random shit and found some real treasures, like four classic pintle-mounted storm bolters, two rogue trader lascannons and APC hatches and other things.

 And work begins on something big.  I'm sorry to say the second IK project fell through, but I'm sure I'll pick it up later.  Meanwhile I have some major greenstuffing to do... bye bye for now.