Greetings, and happy Monday peoples! I have some cool hobby news to share with y’all today – I spent an awesome day with Mark from Heresyofus over the weekend, working on the Albino Forest board for The Chapel project. We had an awesome day, working out the details of the board, building it & talking about the fluff, our hobby philosophies, ideas, and life in general. I also got to see the excellent buildings that Luke, (aka imperial rebel ork), some gorgeous project artwork from Ahmed Alibrahing, and I got to see Mark’s awesome warband and his denizens of the Chapel first hand. I’ve always loved Mark’s work & painting style, but getting to see his minis first hand was a real treat. Another highlight was seeing the progress on the Chapel board… I’m not going to say any more for fear of spoilers, but trust me – the pictures really don’t do Mark’s work justice… suffice to say that those that answer the call are in for a treat! Anyway, with regards to the forest board, once we had finished up and stuff was mostly dry, we just had to pose a few models for the obligatory photo shoot. Hopefully these hastily snapped pics will give you guys an idea of how the Albino Forest is going to look:
One half textured, the other drybrushed & shaded
Gives you an idea of the look – diseased and grim!
Some trees added
Mark’s Wych Cult advances through the trees
The big hitters
Corpse cart (yum!!)
Some of IRO’s scenery added
A spooky manifestation
My Eldar cautiously explore the Albino Forest
And meet a rakish Ostium Guide
A rare meeting of Guides
Mark’s cult as they stand today
So there we go – pretty damn cool, right? But as cool as all that was, the best bit was meeting Mark face to face – it is always good to meet a likeminded hobby buddy, and working together on a big build/paint is brilliant, but getting to put a face to the name is priceless. It helps when that face belongs to an awesome bloke, who just happens to be a creative power house, and who has a lovely family to boot. So, Mark, thanks for an awesome day mate – it was great to meet you all, and thank you for making me feel so welcome! Looking forward to repeating the experience, and you are welcome to come visit any time.
Oh, and speaking of family – big shout out to my Brother-in-Lead Ross, who became a Dad for the first time over the weekend. Congrats to you & Kel dude – wee man is utterly lush, and is surely your best mini yet mate :-)
Aww lucky you!! Looks like you two clicked and had lots of fun. The board is looking good and I’m glad the terrain I helped with works.
Yeah mate, ’twas a fine day :-) Your buildings are spot on mate, and really help to define the mood of the place – can’t wait for the big day! Hope you can make it dude…
Yeah me too
Looks like fun (glad to see the obligatory war-gaming wine glass)… the scenery looks great (though I rather draw the line at using Citadel paints on terrain boards! Cheapo craft paints seem to do ok…) and making real life friends is perhaps one of the best aspects of war-gaming!
lol – yeah… I’ll be looking for a cheaper paint alternative next time! That said, the aim was to match the woodland bases as closely as possible, so was worth the extra I think. Too true about making RL friends though – really is the best :-)
It was a most excellent day my friend and I can’t tell you how cool it is to see The Chapel project come to life. Thanks to you and IRO for the input. On to adding the details……….now where did all those skulls go? ;)
It sure was mate, and I’m happy that you are happy! ’tis a noble undertaking, and all the effort you have put in is just incredible… it really is awesome seeing it taking shape!! Oh, and thanks for all the skulls! ;-))
Awesome stuff! Looks like it was a great day. The board and models/scenery are looking magnificent!
It was mate, and thank you :-)
Mag. Ni. Fi. Cent.
Cheers dude! Team effort :-)
Looks like a perfect day – good games, great terrain, lovely minis! I’m really interested in that statue though – where’s that from? I could use one myself :)
Thanks Jon, it was, and I know what you mean about the statue – it’s really cool! It is actually one of Mark’s creations, is 3D printed, and hopefully something that Mark will make available in the future.
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