“No Ghost was ever seen by two pair of eyes”
– Ancient Terran Poet
What an absolute trip the Pilgrym has been so far. I’ve never been so inspired. My Friends are creating stunning takes on Terra and humanity left and right, and making some of the best models I have ever seen. Thistle is injecting his genius the way only he can on this world forming around the characters. All of you guys have provided incredibly deep and inspired discussion around the action and Iron Sleet traffic is through the roof. Everything has intertwined into a current I’ve jumped head long into.
As you know, the Ghost Legion has captured my imagination unlike any other subject matter. With the XX redux, I only really wanted to build the two heroes and narrators of Pilgrym, but then they ended up being too much fun and two of my all time favorite models, and there was something to them that I aspire to in design – more so than things I consider my “art”.
Simplicity that is heavy in thinking but light in implementation. A sort of clarity and truth that I referred to in the post that introduced Alpharius and Sgt. Jargassor. That I could reduce the models in to not so much my take of a subject matter but it’s distilled essence.
I wanted to create a group that elegantly and instantly spelled out Ghost Legion.
So I wanted to see if I could push this further. Create more models, yet still have the duo defined as an item. I started on two new models that would at the same time be nothing special, but very unique and elegant and hopefully fitting. I decided everyone would be hooded and metal skulls and death would feature. I wanted dynamic posing and distinct but simple basing. In contrast to all the rest of my Pilgrim activity, there would be no WIPs, these models are characters on Terra and my imagination and maybe thus not plastic and sculpting medium at all. These ones would be born ready.
A third one was created to run the Grid. He is called the Architect. Taking the hooded theme further into a cloaked character that seems really powerful. Alpharius’s armor was painted from a sea blue and sea green base to pale blue and eggshell green. So where the Military operatives got the night shadow blue, the green would both fit the whole and stand him apart nicely.
I’m building a few more things for them (for now) a surprise you guys will enjoy. Then it is on to Terra and the table itself, while hopefully finding moments to paint up the Ecclesiarchy.