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Magnus Vs. Leman Russ Diorama Commission.

Nothing lasts forever. Stars. Trees. Animals. People. Even the gods. Everything perishes in the end. The wolf will come and the Earth will burn. Unattributed This piece sits at the pinnacle of a miniature painting portfolio. It’s charged with emotion, is wonderfully textured and the combined sculpt creates something special. Not only do you need to…
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Spotlight: Upplander’s Vlka Fenryka

A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf. George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons. I’m Pete or Upplander, author of the Vlka Fenryka Blog and avid space wolf fanatic. I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of a fantastic hobby community and I have had some…
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Horus Heresy Blood Angel Chaplain Amareo

Into this wild Abyss the wary Fiend/ Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,/ Pondering his voyage; for no narrow frith/ He had to cross.  The Blind Poet. M.2. The shadowed histories of the Age of Darkness hold many stories, many lives striving for humanity, or hold in contempt the principles of…
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Magnus the Red. Lord of Prospero, the One Eyed King Primarch Commission

See better, Lear; and let me still remain/ The true blank of thine eye. (I.I.167-168) (King Lear) It’s a frustrating experience reading the arc of the Thousand Sons in the Horus Heresy novels. They. Just DON’T LEARN! They never learn their lessons! They plunge from one dilemma to the next with zen-like idiocy, gaining knowledge but not the…
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Indomitus Necron Plasmancer Commission.

The Machine is strong. We must purge the weak, hated flesh and replace it with the blessed purity of metal. Only through permanence can we truly triumph, only through the Machine can we find victory. Punish the flesh. Iron in mind and body. Hail the Machine! Paullian Blantar, Iron-Father of the Kaargul Clan, Iron Hands. This…
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Leman Russ, The Wolf King, The Executioner, Lord of Winter and War. Primarch Commission

The lion snorted. ‘You treat all as a game. That is why they sent for me – Malcador cannot trust you.’ Leman Russ Chris Wraight I’ve been privileged to paint this miniature several times before. I had enough distance from the miniature to feel invigorated when this piece was commissioned. A colder palette is always…
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Redgrass Games Wet Palette Paper 2nd Gen. Review.

Evolution or gimmick? That’s the tension whenever a new hobby product hits the market. It’s flattering to be sent materials like this from a company to review, and in a small way, you feel a level of legitimacy within a silly hobby painting toys. We’ve seen a greater degree of sophistication when advertising toward the…
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Indomitus Necron Lord Commission.

Cast off the shackles of your slumber! The galaxy shall be ours once again! Tranlasted transmission. One of the more striking models from the Indomitus boxed set, the Lord is a great opportunity to stretch your skills. The balance between ruddy age-worn metallics and high-intensity green is a tricky tight rope. Practice on the thousands…
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Horus Heresy Ultramarine Chaplain Commission.

Chaplains serve a much different role in Legions than they do in the Chapters of the 41st Millenium. Each had a unique tradition, in harmony with the philosophy of their Primarch. For the Blood Angels, the Chaplaincy were wardens, secret watchmen to a gene curse ill-understood. To the Word Bearers, they were heralds, inspired orators…
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Collected Visions: A Blackshield’s Road to Terra

We were blind, brothers! We were blind to the mania of our genefather, blind to the falsehoods around us, blind to mischief and deception. But we shall be blind no longer! We are araukhnetar, the blind now seeing – and what I see is a war of vengeance and the traitor’s blood on our blades!…
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