Woho, this is not a crappy teaser update!
man i so want that paint kit!!! but its expeno.. jealousy!
(and cose the paints are in good pots so they wont just dry out... damn you GW cant you do that for your normal paints!!! not that it really matters i use vallejo!)
It was well worth it for me. Considering I paid 132,3£
for Citadel Mega Paint Set and only ONE paint pot costs 3,8£
here (in Sweden at the LGS). That means just the 73 pots of paint in the case would have cost me 279£
to buy separately! And that's without the case, the brushes, the flock and the glue!
It's so nice to have all the paints in one convenient place as well, now I can try every tutorial I come across should I want to. And as you said, they'll last for a long time, the pots themselves appears to be of good quality!
Those Ember Enraged are badass, I particularly love the weathering effects. +rep
Thanks, ShadowMatt, they're the infantry unit I'm most pleased with so far. I learned a lot when doing them, many things which I used on the miniature I've finished now (see below).
The initiates of the Blood Angels are given the Gene-seed via a process called insanguination. While most of their successors follow in their footsteps it's inevitable that as time passes these sibling chapters form their own rights of passage. The religious beliefs of the people of the planet of origin would inevitably effect their traditions. The Brethren of the Phoenix came to view the gene-seed, or Ember as they call them, implanted as a catalyst to heat their stagnant souls and make their final transformation into a Brother. Implantation is preformed by injecting the seed into one of the thoracic vertebrae of the receiver (a very painful process done without anaesthetic), a ritual called "Birth". As an Ember has been implanted, or born, it transforms the carrier in the process called "the Burning". When this process is finished the marine has fused with his seed which can only be extracted should his physical form die. If this happens the Ember can be passed into a new marine through the process called "Rebirth" (when an extracted gene-seed is given to another recruit or marine). While dormant, non-implanted, Embers are kept in special containers called "Kettles" which are guarded by the Keeper of the Embers, which is one of the most prestigious task a Brother can be given.
It is said that when an Ember is passed to a new carrier that person gains the collected wisdom of all the former carriers. In some cases the new carrier has even gained personal traits, both physical and psychological traits of the old carrier, thus making the Embers a form of collected wisdom of the chapter. This is the main explanation for the firm belief and theories about the ability to be reborn that circulates within the chapter. Because of this Embers from true heroes are only given to the most promising of recruits.
The Brethren do not see the Black Rage as a curse or a cause to their inevitable fall but rather a possibility for longevity. In fact, the Rage doesn't appear to have the same pattern of infliction within the Brethren as it has within many of the other Chapters of the same lineage. Amongst the Brethren it is often the most ancient and faithful warriors that fall into the Rage. It also appearslike these warriors more often then not have chosen to take "the next step" in their belief. When an Ember Enraged is killed in combat it is therefore of utmost importance for the Sanguinary Priests of the Brethren of the Phoenix, called Exemplars, to extract the Embers of their fallen for "rebirth" so that the wisdom and experience they carry aren't wasted. For some reason rebirth of these Enraged Embers does not bare with them any extra risk for Enrage in the implanted Brother. The puzzle of the rage has thus not been completely understood.
- Exemplar Terentius on the battlefields of Korsk II
[...] and as such the enemies shall tremble as our glowing embers fall from the sky. They will meet our fierce warriors, on the surface of the planet, in bloody combat face to face. And as they draw their dying breath they will have felt what it is like to burn from the inside out, to have been consumed by an ember of pure light! For we have the embers of old burning in our very [...]
, of the 4th company of the Brethren of the Phoenix, Servant of the Master-Exemplar Keeper of Embers.
Most of the inspiration for Terentuis was taken from the Blood Angels Codex (English version) page 48, the picture of the Sanguinary Priest. The shape of the left shoulder pad, the extra purity seals, the extra details on the greaves, the shield shaped knee pad, the bird face on the power weapon (even having a power weapon at all was an homage to the picture) and so on.
Here's a comparison with the old sanguinary priest I did (05-05-2010 - click here to see post
I think it gives a good view of how my miniature painting has progressed since I started out this endeavour!
Which one suits my army best? (I'll harvest your soul and give it to the chaos gods should you give me the wrong answer!)
Does the sword look ok?
How about the Company markings (Green knee with a "4" on)?
Should I do them on my other marines (maybe not the ember enraged?) and vehicles?
Since I have so much on my to do list for this army, is there wishes about what you'd like to see me finish next?
I'm not that fond of the Scout miniatures as they look at the moment so I have an idea about making a squad of Sisters of Battle (5 women to start with) and using them as Scouts with bolters, locator beacon & camo cloaks in my list. Fluffwise they'd be an Ordo Strike Force squad pointing out vital objectives for the Brethren (or similar to that). I think they fit the scout profile ok (even with the str 4 t4 4+ save).
I haven't decided exactly on what parts to use for the conversions if I decided to do them. I'm considering the new Dark Eldar Wyches as a base(?) along with bitbashing them with chaos marauder shoulder pads, scout weapons and accessories and then green stuffing the haircuts and helmets on them).
Do you think that such a Sisters of Battle squad would work miniature-wise and fluff-wise?
C&C always welcome!
Till next time