“He had finished what he’d been doing with the feathers and the trinkets from his pouch. He cupped them in his hands, blew on them, and then threw his hands up. Something black fluttered away into the canopy. Hawser heard its noisy wings. He got the brief impression of a raven, even though he knew no raven could have been hidden about Wyrdmake’s person.”
Excerpt From: Abnett, Dan. “The Horus Heresy: Prospero Burns.” Black Library, 2014-08. iBooks.
Many new things underway and to share this morning. It’s a delicious and critical phase of the project. The baseline has been established, it has generated an incredible amount of positive feedback, (for example 500 likes, 50 comments, and 50 shares in a post at the Space Wolves FB group) and I really see what needs to happen next. Many of you have also mentioned wanting to see more works in progress.
I am really loving building and painting these, and it’s proven out to be the perfect combination of high level thinking and completely immersive, almost subconscious and meditative doing that sums up the hobby for me.
So what does the army need?
- more black, red, metallics. Overall it is getting too grey unless future models incorporate more of this.
- wyrd, wyrd and wyrd. I want to reference, but then expand on the quotation.
- new sub themes. See above, but also the Martian travelled priests of Iron are coming to play, and their thralls will be wyrder that wyrd.
- some vehicles, rather obvious
- 2nd ed magic. I believe for all of us, there is something particularly magical about those early days of exposure to the hobby, and going back to those themes with a few decades of learning can be very rewarding. In this case, converting a Wolf Scout inspired by those brilliant 2nd ed metal scout leader models with the targeted back packs.
So I present you a group of different models. Two new Wolf Guard in Terminator armor and a Wyrdman. All conversion. Several Wyrd thralls. A sub theme of a party going in to the forest to perform Wyrd on the foe. And a Sky Warrior scout to lead them. An Iron priest on a “Thunder Wolf” mount.
I’m really excited about the power of some of these simple conversions. The eerie Wyrdman with the third eye, The thrall with a bucket of entrails to make word happen and the thrall who made the raven.
I’ve also included a size comparison shot of Vlka vs. Legion as requested.
Enjoy and looking forward to the discussions.