Friday, October 21, 2011
Hunting the Fallen and a Mini "It Came from the Forums" post!
Old School here and I am planning my next modelling move as I continue to paint the Death Wing. I plan to make objective markers for the army using Fallen Angels in various action poses. But first, I hit the internet and the bitz market for a little inspiration ...
One of the first things I found was the photo above and an amazing thread on Warseer, in which an artist named Deiex is modelling pre-heresy Marines and among them are the Fallen pictured above and the Lion pictured at the bottom of this post. I am waiting for him to get some more excellent content up before I go hog wild and post an "It Came From the Forums" post, but never-the-less, I included the link because nobody should be denied the awesome that is his work!
Anyway, my plan is have the fallen look individualistic and in ragged armor and robes. I want them to look hunted and desperate. Some will be trying to shoot from behind bullet riddled, ruined walls, others witll be injured, but fighting for their lives. I think they will wear a combination of Dark Angels veterans gear, Chaos parts and various pre-heresy looking items like the Forge World bolters I have lying around.
I plan to do four that appear as I described above and then create a fifth one with a little something special in mind. Now I know that the DA have a twisted background and that the Fallen might not even be all that bad ... but I really want to make a Fallen Librarian or Sorcerer who looks like straight up evil (and I plan to have his bas magnetized so I can use him in my Chaos army when I want him on a 25mm (non-objective) base. I struggled to figure out the best option until I came across this ...
Oh yes! That's the Sorcerer from the Chaos Manticore kit and it is just the kind of sexy evil I was looking for. Basically, I think it sums up the mysterious hooded goth look that DA have potential for, especially with the baroque armor and the hooded face (reminds me of the angel from the Diablo series). My plan is to use the BA sanguinary guard torso (cut to fit of course), if there are any real problems with the bare torso the model currently has. If it isn't to bad, I will simply green stuff some hard lines and cables (for the libby effect) onto the torso area.
Anyway, that's the first thoughts I have on the Fallen. Other than that, I am constructing Belial from Luft Huron as we speak and I will post him whenever he is complete. I am also painting Death Wing again with the Ogres pretty much complete (one or two more batch sessions will finish them!)
That's all I have for now on the hobby thoughts front. Check out the link to the forums above! the 1st Legion Primarch and his pre-heresy friends have never looked better and you won't be dissapointed in the artist's Night Lords or Alpha Legion either. As always, feedback and ideas are always welcome!