Inquisitor Scolamiero Bellin
“Ordo Custodum keep vigilance on mankind’s capital, the Holy Terra. The ordo consists of around 50 inquisitors whose sole purpose is to watch over the heart of the Imperium. They are entrusted with arcane secrets and vital tasks concerning security and continuity of Emperor’s resting place and are important members of terran high society”
But for now it has come time to leave the gilt ministorum halls, the endlessly spiraling hives and the neverending tides of pilgrims. Urgent matters are in need to be tended.
Skull-envoy from the deepest parts of the Imperial Palace
Tools of the trade
The Blood Reaver is now finished! Enjoy the pictures.
I experimented further with glazing, this time using it to shade the armour plating. I still really can’t put my finger on it though. My patience is not made for those dozens of watery brushstrokes I guess. As always phorographing red is pain in the ass, irl the red has a more orange tint to it.
Hopefully this painted up picture shows better what I had in mind with making Hamadrya look like it’s “forming in to being” from the aether. I tried to tie the blue coloring to the red-orange-pink color of Huron by using purple for the base. If somebody wonders the colourscheme this was the inspiration for it.
Thanks for looking! A little heads up for what’s about to come next. You saw that new Burning of Prospero set? That and loads of bits hoarding from eBay is next on the list.
Long time no see chaps! Here’s a little something I’ve been working on lately. An iconic character with the coolest backround – And my all-time favorite Champion of Chaos.
Huron Blackheart and Hamadrya
With my take I’am aiming to create a more realistic version that shows his formidable bulk of corrupted astartes physique. Bound to machines and re-constructed from charred flesh, combined with bionics and ruinous powers to stand and command once more.
Armour of Pride – Warp infused and bulging with auxiliary support systems of the Blood Reaver
The protective Iron Halo and his power axe
The ultimate combat weapon, Tyrant’s Claw: Monstrous bionic arm with clawed powerfist that has built-in heavy flamer incorporated, built by Armenneus Valthex, also known as the Alchemancer
I wanted to build Hamadrya more true to it’s lore, make it look like it’s just forming into being from ground and breaking through the empyrean;
“The Hamadrya appeared at his side then, almost as insubstantial as a wisp of vapour. As Huron recovered and his power grew, the Hamadrya likewise grew and took on a more cohesive shape. Its exact appearance is unknown; sometimes it is invisible, and when it chooses to appear it can be avian, reptilian, or mammalian in shape”
It’s left claw coming into being
Chaotic shapes that vary greatly
“Can it be true, can the Tyrant of Badab yet live, at least in some form by some foul agency? I have seen too many miracles both wondrous and nightmarish to claim it cannot be so. Are we, Mankind, then doomed to be always the father of our own torment, the genesis of our own destruction, time and time again? God Emperor help us – ever has it been so.”
- — Quoted by an anonymous Inquisitor
Little something from the work desk. I wanted to add more members to my adeptus mechanicus group of Imperial Palace attendants so I came up with this small fella. I find the subject matter so intriguing that I need to continue this project and venture deeper inside Terra through the stratums made of vast gilded halls, old cities and omnipresent machines.
Simple conversion, bit of cutting and sculpting and similarly effective simple paintscheme. Tried some glazing too on the book strap. I’m planning to explore more of possible colors by simply mixing up red, yellow, white and black and I probably have to revisit the already painted ones a bit but we’ll see about that.
Also hint of what is about to come on the base. Something is coming through in the bowels of Terra…
Homunculus carrying prayer tome for his masters
The Caretakers of the Sector Pulmones marching to banish unprecedented anomaly from the ubiquitous machine
“Your approach was made with great skill, but this is Raven Guard work”
Aethon Shaan, Captain of the 4th “The Silent” Company
Recruits for the XIXth are drawn from their homeplanet Deliverance. Due to instability of the Raven Guard gene-seed these aspirants then introduced to rigorous training and testing to ensure their fit for becoming astartes. Recruit’s capability for sublety and stealth are tested in real missions.
Raven Guard combat doctrine favours usage of scout marines. These initiates who have passed the Aspirant Trials are undergoing physical and mental metamorphosis that is needed to become superhuman astartes. Already fit for battle, neophyte scouts are essential for pinpointing enemy positions and possible landing sites.
Fully matured astartes of the 4th company. Organs succesfully implanted sans Mucranoid and Betcher’s Gland, and the Melanchromic Organ malfunctioning, causing skin to become pale, almost albino like due to degeneration of their geneseed. Power armours of the Raven guard marines are painted pitch black to absorb radiation of the visible spectrum and fitted with enhanced cooling systems to distract thermal and infrared systems.
I always find origin stories fascinating, from Fabius Bile’s experimentations and grotesque birth of noise marines in Graham McNeill’s Fulgrim to Raven guard’s (re)creation and the problems surrounding their gene-seed in Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe, so I just had to make post that touches the same subject. On the sidenote those two legions are my absolute favorites from loyalists and traitors. I also have one champion of The Emperor’s Children in the works…
I made progress in painting realistic metallics with the scout and the aspirant so I revisited the astartes a bit too. Next step is learning to create convincing battle damage and work out those clean shoulderpads a bit. Thanks for Thomas for pointing out the problem with the marine’s base and opening my eyes, bigger one looks much better. I also got some pigments (and binder!) to experiment with and went with lighter base to create some balance with colors.
What’s up next! Summer is finally ending and I’am getting back on track with head full of ideas. I have new inspirations for older projects to expand them aswell as all new ones. Thank you for reading, enjoy the pictures!
Ps. Have you guys seen this? Holy terra that looks sweet.