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Sometimes a Grey Knight encounter a particular daemon (often the one whose name the Knights name is based on) with which they form a special kind of antagonistic bond. They become each others nemesis.
The knight may in some cases take leave of the chapter and become a Questing Knight - sworn by oath to hunt down his nemesis or die trying.
Slay the dragon as it were, although princesses are seldom involved...
They're forbidden to rejoin the chapter until they've completed their quest. Such starfaring marines often join up with inquisitors who can help them with information and resources, as they're completely cut off from their chapter.
Great mini, and I really love the fluff. You realize that now you just have to make this guy's nemesis daemon. :DReplyDelete
Yeah - that'll probably be the Scythe Lord I'm planning...ReplyDelete
I like that he looks very much like a knight! I think that is the strength of this model, it looks like a gothic knight more than it does a future space marine. Right on the for the 41st millennium!ReplyDelete
I too look forward to seeing his nemesis... A Greater Deamon of Morrigot?
Yep. Whenever I get around to actually make it...Delete
Absolutely stunning, mate! Looks like a GD entry to me -- and a great one at that ;)ReplyDelete
However this is far from GD level I'm afraid... Those guys have shadings on the pupils of the eyes. The level of detail is just insane...
Well, yes and no. You're probably right in that the stuff that wins the day at GD these days is just insane when it comes to detail work. What I meant to say, though, was that this piece is just about perfectly realised in that it seems absolutely complete. I once said to Ron Saikowski (of FTW fame) that he was probably just about my favourite miniature painter because each of his pieces looked like a tiny, perfect vignette: A sliver of the 40k universe come to life. It's the same with your models, and especially so with this model: He looks like he's about to step down from that base and kick some daemon ass on your tabletop, and that's just about the greatest thing I could possibly say about a mini. As in actual painting, it's not always about photorealism, but about a kind of realism that is achieved by different means, if this makes any sense.Delete
So yeah, absolutely marvelous. And there might be a few judges left at GD who would see it that way too ;)
Wow. Well.. What can I say? Thanks man!Delete
Never heard of Saikowski? Does he have a website?
You're welcome. It's well deserved praise ;)Delete
If you don't know From The Warp yet, you have to check it out! Even though the blog has lain dormant for almost a year now, it's still one of the best knowledge bases around, and, like I said, Ron is a killer painter in my book! Just google it or follow the link on my blog!
Ah! THAT guy...Delete
Well, there's certainly a similarity of style and approach there. Thanks for the linky, Kraut!
Quite an awesome Knight you have created! I think the beard, as well as the dusty armour really suits the idea that he is on a quest to banish a single daemon. It is awesome how effectively you were able to convey his background within the model. I would also not be so quick to denounce your ability to place in GD, the amount of character and life you are able to pin to your miniatures is impressive and depending on the judges, counts for a lot. I am constantly surprised by what models place and what models do not at GD. You can't really tell until you try!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Really! I'm thrilled you guys seem to like this model so much. I'm working on a bunch of other truescale marines... More on this later.Delete
Backgroundwise. I was considering dragon symbolism to play off the "quest for the dragon" motif, but I couldn't resist drawing a constellation on the book as a pun on the name...