Friday, 5 February 2016
Chaos Boon -Slaanesh Spawn
"To strive for glory with every iota of one's being, only to be transformed into a mindless, fleshy beast. Truly the gods have a dark sense of humour."
It's been a while since I posted and for that I apologise most profusely.
I had every intention of writing up a tournament report for the Caledonian Uprising that I attended a couple of weeks ago, but the light at the venue was so bad, that I used the battery up on my phone looking for my models under the table...yes, it was that bad....Unfortunately that meant that I couldn't take photos after game 2. I enjoyed the event but it was marred somewhat by the venue being over crowded (couldn't move between tables) and there was very little light to see what was going on properly.
My HBS (hobby butterfly syndrome) has once again flared up and I'm all over the place at the moment, as I write this I have 2 Imperial ruins cluttering my coffee table, way too much foam board scattered across the room for another terrain piece I want to build, paint everywhere and a Daemon Prince that has been removed from its old base ready to be put on a larger base. My Dining room is cluttered with so many models that I can't actually see the gaming mat under them!
Speaking of gaming, that is little more than a distant memory, my regular gaming partner has a new job and it's taking it's toil on our gaming time. Of course the less I play, the less I want to play, so I've been focusing more on modelling ideas and dreaming up scenarios for the Storms of Judgement campaign (I.E. reading other people's Blogs and ignoring my own....oops).
While scouring the net for inspiration, I pledged my soul to Bolter & Chainsword's Festive Spawn Competition to help me focus on something.
I had wanted to build a Spawn model for those very infrequent times when one of my aspiring champions actually wins a duel. This happens so rarely that I guarantee when it does, he will be blessed with Spawndom! After rummaging through my bits box, I soon knocked up a model using copious amounts of greenstuff......and that's as far as I got. It then languished in perpetual purgatory, also known as TTPP (Things To Paint Pile).
Fortunately, I'm a big fan of Bolter & Chainsword (I really should post there more often, because it's a surprisingly upbeat forum, most of the time), so I jumped at the chance to enter one their projects.
So enough jabbering, here it is, my Slaanesh Spawn.....hopefully it won't see the table too often ;-)
I had quite a bit of fun painting him. I wanted him to look 'freshly' turned, so I added some armour plates and a helmet to the base......
.....and copious amounts of blood splatter.
I pretty pleased with how he's turned out and I think it looks Slaaneshi without going over the top.
Right I'm off to design an army list for the annual 'Invitational' that I'm going to tomorrow....nothing like leaving it to the last minute eh?
Until next time......may Our Lady grant you her number!