Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Hunter

Finally some long avaited bitz arrived in the mail which helped me move forward with xenos no.2. 

Inspired loosely by John's sanctioned xenos sketch (shown in the first invitational post and which in turn I feel is at least somewhat inspired by the Predator) this guys working name has become "the Hunter". Here's where he's at at the moment.

The spear tip is deliberately not in the picture as I haven't finished the design of the business end of the weapon. 

Monday, February 09, 2015

Nasty, brutish and tall.

Here's a new take on the big guy! Termagant head partly covered in grey stuff hood (chopped off from an old conversion that I never liked anyway). Armament is a rather hefty poweraxe made from the dreadknight hammer. 

What do you think about this configuration dear readers? 

Oh, if anybody has a spare dreadknight left fist I'd love to trade it for something from my rather extensive bitz box. 

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Big xenos

After the completion of the Diva the focus is back on the xenos trio for the Iron Sleet Invitational. Here's a mockup of the big guy on a 60mm base ( part of the challenge is to use bases of different size for all three models). 

Not sure about the mask as it does makes him look a bit like a grotesque. On the other hand it does fit rather perfectly... But I'm looking for other options. If anybody's got a spare dark elf cold one head lying around I'd be very interested indeed..

The Diva beside it for size reference. 

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Diva

Some say the wyrd creature simply known as Diva is the last surviving member of a heinous Chaos-tainted xenos race. 
Others that she once was a commorite tormentrix who have fallen even further into depravity. Or perhaps she is the result of an unholy union of human wytch and daemonette. No one knows for sure.. 

What can be said with absolute certainty is that she's given herself body and soul to She Who Thirsts and the path of pain and excess. 

Monday, February 02, 2015

Movie Mini Month

More communal stuff!
There's a splendid "Make A Mini From A Movie Month" going on over at the Ammobunker. 

I've decided to join in with a mini based on the Diva Plavalaguna from Besson's The Fifth Element:

The main reason behind this was partly that I wanted to do a female character and partly that, as blue has become sort of a signature spot colour for me, it was about damn time to paint a blue skinned mini.

It seems I've turned her into a slaaneshii psykerre. 

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The 1st Iron Sleet Invitational

Today I've got a special announcement! 

My friends over on the newly started überblog Iron Sleet has invited me to partake in their first communal effort. Here's their pitch:

Iron Sleet Invitational 1 – All your Bases Are Belong To Us

  • pick a strong theme that studies the Warhammer 40000 universe, or it’s history!
  • build and convert 3 models that are
  • each based on a differently sized citadel base that have been creatively enhanced to really tell the narrative and make it a group. (25, 32, 40, 50, 60mm… or biker base, or flyer or…)
  • we encourage to make the three individuals as different in physique, stature, movement, category as possible, while maintaining the group identity.
  • start and announce of invitational February 1st
  • WIP pictures in Black and White from all contestants March 1st. (but many bloggers intend to share their progress as they go, including us!)
  • Final results of finished miniatures April 1st
So, thems the rules! 

My plan is to do three different xenos (of various sizes) belonging to races without official models. Some may take inspiration from official concepts, like John´s ferocious predator-like bountyhunter:

Most likely however, they'll be creatures of my own design. The main point is doing something completely new while still making the xenos fit into the 40k universe

I´ll also design them to make it look like they´re part of the same gang or retinue. These are to be guns for hire - rather unsavoury characters one would encounter in, say, scruffy fringe world cantinas and other such hives of scum and villany... 
They could do work for the Ordos but just as well sell their services to a criminal enterprise.
In other words, one small-ish xenos, one medium sized xenos and one big xenos.

This going to be a lot of fun and I'm really happy to be invited to take part in this. Praise to Mikko,Kari and Migsula for  initiating this crazy endeavour!