I have been working on a few miniatures recently, with a view to designing my own chapter. And this is one such mini.
Briefly, the idea behind the chapter is that it is a Raven Guard successor chapter, and it was all but wiped out. With the arrival of the Primaris marines, the Chapter has a shot at survival. However things haven’t quite gone to plan, as many of the wargear and resources have not made it to their home world, and the Raven Guard have a history of unstable geneseed….
I am not 100% certain on the name. I chose sons of the Raven because they were allegedly wiped out, and I like the idea. But I was tempted with “Sons of the Crow”. Anyway. the basic thoughts are bumbling about in my brain.
This is an odd model. I am not saying it is bad, because that isn’t true, and wouldn’t be fair. But it just seems like an “odd riff” on a Primaris marine. The shoes are a bit squared off, and the gold trim is pretty unique for a loyalist marine (that memory serves). Again, it isn’t bad, just different.
I have finally got round to painting the New Fabius Bile model. He has been a bit of a favourite of mine since the Mark Gibbons artwork (posted at the bottom of this article).
I wanted to achieve a contrast on this model between Fabius’ skin coat, and his own actual flesh. He is so riddled with the Blight, that I wanted his flesh coat to have a more vibrant skin colour than his living flesh. It’s a great new model and a lot of fun to paint. I would have liked some faces on his skin coat, but that’s my one and only small gripe!
Happy new year to everyone. I hope people had as safe a new year as they could do whilst having a little fun!
The first miniature I have finished this year is the fantastic new Drazhar model. This is a gaming piece, so a few corners were cut, but it would honestly be a great model to do as a presentation piece.