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Birds Of A Feather

This post is basically a plug for a mate but it’s also a hearty endorsement of an excellent new source of wonderfully gothic accoutrements for our hobby. Plus I just finished painting some skull-faced wildlife and that’s something everyone needs more of in their lives!

Followers of this blog will know I’m a long-standing fan of the blog Heresy of Us, especially Mark’s use of 3D printed components which he designs to include in his models. A new frontier has opened up in the hobby and, although I doubt that greenstuff is going anywhere, the arrival of a new creative medium is something to celebrate. Excitingly Mark now has a store, Black Edge 3D, where you can buy some of his designs, so I took the chance to get myself a set of his skullbirds as I’ve had my eye on them ever since I spotted them in pictures from the Chapel game last autumn.

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They add a touch of the gothic to any 41st Millennium battlefield.

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And of course they also look rather fitting in the darker corners of the Mortal Realms (or the Warhammer world if you’re old fashioned like me).

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Of course, with birds like these, I wonder what the ornithologists look like? Food for some future creativity I suspect…

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Infested! – Part 5

Continuing my efforts to support the Nestorian infestation, and following on from the corrupted servo-skulls I showed previously I started thinking about the little cherubs we see flying around in the corners of Imperial artwork. Surely they too would fall under the sway of the genestealers and become a little more feral and spiteful than before.

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As you can no doubt see he still needs a bit of work to shape and smooth out the greenstuff but hopefully this gives you some idea of how he’s going to look. I think I’ll be calling it a day after this one and just concentrating on painting but we’ll see how it goes, there’s a few crazy ideas which never really made it to execution still scrabbling around in the back of my brain so who knows?