I’ve almost finished the core of the warband with the bloodmage!
I actually have three more additions before I’m happy and can start painting. One which I’ll drop a few WiPs of at the end of this post.
Gore mage. Blood mage.
This dark wizard can possess the Blood Pact with daemonic spirits..
He radiate a sense of irrational fear and have access to many other powers involving blood..
Is it just me or is that DKoK banner top with the tiny skulls I’m using as backplate the creepiest thing ever. I mean look at those tiny skulls 🙁
Though beyond that I feel the conposition strikes those key buttons and leaves the impression of a fearsome figure that would be able to impose his will just by his sheer size. Just look how tall he is in comparison to the rest.
Other than that I kept him simple and unadorned and I think that’s an improvement.
Mine is bigger than yours..
So a week or two ago I started on a big guy for the Blood Pact. A merge between a slaughterpriest and Skarr Bloodwrath or whatever he’s called to make a very imposing and aggressive minotaur/abhuman. Finally getting somewhere with it I proudly dropped a pic of it in our Vortapt IV chat group.
All good so far until Wilhelminiatures commented by saying, and I roughly quote; “nice! Though he’s the size of my regular Black Pox guys”
😳 That feeling..
So I regrouped and made this.
Have a great weekend but do drop some thoughts on these 😉
Love it mate – the dark wizard is regal and imperious, but very obviously twisted and corrupt. As for the big guy? Shaping up very nicely indeed 🙂
Cheers Alex! Yeah and I like the dynamic these add to my warband as their not so militaristic.
Is that… a Khornate wizard?! The Blood God will be conflicted on this one – if all his wizards look this good he might have to reconsider his anti-magic stance!
Where is the blood-mage’s head from? The big guy is looking good as well – the horns on the DoK trooper make him really evil looking. Take it you’re planning to greenstuff over the skaven symbols on Boneripper’s body? Looking forward to seeing him once he’s finished.
Yes, the heresy is strong here. Which is a bit lol worthy seeing this is heretics in the first place 😆
The head is one of the guys from the Gorechosen game with the bunny ears removed.
Boneripper and crewman is still a long way from done! 😅
Aye, that’s always the kicker – ‘we’re Chaos, but we have rules!’ The thing that strikes me about Khornate wizards – and that makes me play with the idea of making some of my own – is that we the fans know that Khorne hates mages, but why would the mages themselves know that Khorne hates them? If someone worships something akin to Khorne as a god of battle, and is a mage, then in essence they are a Khornate mage – no matter how pissed off about it the big guy might be. Every single Chaos cult will have its own imperfect understanding of the Dark Gods and their goals, there isn’t a bible for them to draw upon (and even if there was we see from the real world how many different interpretations of a single text there can be). I imagine there are actually millions of different cults and subsects each with their own interpretation of the Gods.
Either that or a few copies of Slaves to Darkness and Lost and the Damned will be carefully handed down, generation after generation, to the 41st Millennium, directing a single interpretation of the Gods until that one idea is imposed on the Warp and the Gods of Chaos are created in its image…
Exactly. For me everything cleared up when I just started “doing what felt right” with my tzeentch stuff and that’s what I’m trying to get across with the Blood Pact. Kinda, screw the rules we make our own or just don’t give a f about them also figuratively 🙂
Precisely! I like having the rules there, I like having a framework, but the point of good rules is to break them with style.
Rule of cool 😀
Been following the creation of this band without commenting, Everything looks Aces!
Loving the half-skull-masks
Thank you Marcus 😀
Even more awesome work coming out of the green brain of yours! Loving seeing your creative work come about.
Thank you Joe 😀