Lately due to a very special transition period between jobs, I've had only one area to exercise my creative whims, research inspiration, play with ideas and execute as accurately as possible. The hobby.
I've only had an hour or so every other day to put into it, but with so much of it happening in my head that when I sit down, it's just executing what I've come up with and I've been surprisingly productive. After a frantic session I then reflect the results for a few days while being buried with paperwork, phone calls and emails.
Today I present to you two "non-player" Characters for a future =I=munda scenario, a Rogue Trader and his Cherub. They will be painted in the Legion and Rhisienne environment and relating palette. Those who frequent dakka have seen them earlier in the summer.
In addition there's the first sighting of the Alter Daemon, which is essentially the ghoul-king from the undead Dragon kit with two minor but important conversions: 1. repositioning the feet for the new base and 2. a tail which shows badly from this angle but really adds to the "evil" feel of the model. I mentioned earlier why Alex Hedström as I see it is the most able sculptor in terms of utilizing new technology, and here he has achieved an unparalleled level of muscle detail and sublime surface texture. Paiting this model will be a joy and should really fit my watercolorly painterly style better than some other model perhaps.
And the mirror master (essentially my third "pimp my wizard" as per the dakka contest seen here: DAKKA. This is the model I am most excited to finish converting as it is a very new and different typology, and I simply want to show what I have in mind. It includes using real, but tiny mirrors. It may be also the first ever model I have to paint in parts, as the capes and hair will be blocking a lot of the inner body and the mirrors themselves should remain paint/primer free, with just few thin ink and varnish glazes. I am currently testing these.
I hope to have as many models primed as possible, before packing everything for quite sometime for the move.