Thegn Brodya Iron-Bane, Claw Leader

Thegn and Claw Leader in Hvarl Red-Blade’s Great Company, Brodya Iron-Bane is a headstrong warrior and the very epitome of ferocity in war. A tank hunter through and through the Thegn is known for near reckless charges against enemy armour and walkers alike. It is this ceaseless pursuit of armoured foes that earned Brodya his deed name of ‘Iron-Bane’.

A chosen warrior of Hvarl Red-Blade’s war-counsel, Brodya is an example of balance in conflicting views, his violent and impulsive outbursts are the polar opposite of Thegn Sveric Vyardsson’s measured advice.

Until Next Winter…

Fire Raptor ‘Valkarid’s Shadow’, 6th Legion

Valkarid’s Shadow, as translated into low gothic, is a Fire Raptor Gunship of the Sixth Legion and has seen war with the Rout on many worlds. In fenrisian mythology the Valkarid are daemon-like beings that stalk the battlefields and take those found wanting to the underverse, doomed to a eternity of suffering.

The Fire Raptor Gunship is a specialised variant of the Storm Eagle known to have its origins in the Imperium’s dim and distant past. The vehicle is configured to maximise ammunition stowage in order to feed the voracious appetite of its numerous weapons and this is achieved by sacrificing the Storm Eagle’s transport capacity.

Until Next Winter…

Forge World Preview: Varagyr Terminator & Future Kits

Had the absolute pleasure of attending the Forge World Studio Open Day today, great to catch up with the designers and see some of the fantastic new kits coming out… it’s a shame the space wolves offerings aren’t among them.

Had a lengthy chat with Rob MacFarlane the sculpter and designer for the Space Wolves Legion, he has confirmed the following releases:

  • Varagyr Terminators (full kit of 5)
  • Deathsworn (full kit of 5)
  • Praetor
  • Hvarl Red-Blade
  • Grey Slayer Upgrade kits, potentially five different kits with mixed weapon options.

No mention of Priests.

Rob had a singular Varagyr Terminator with him today:

 

This is a 3D print of a model which is essentially complete. I personally am not keen. I think the model has a lot of very strong positive elements, love the lower grieves in the style of Russ’ and the furs mimic those i have done on my Varagyr conversions, love the top knot and the concept of the knot-work… However the head position, and model posture is terrible, the coarseness of the detailing, particularly the hair, fur and knot-work is not to my tastes and reminds me of 80’s comic barbarians.

The concept art for the Space Wolves Terminators is rich and plentiful:

I hope that the final models will look better than this, but i am not hopeful, likewise i hope that the Deathsworn, Hvarl and other kits are to a finer quality.

Until Next Winter…

 

Hvarl Red-Blade’s Huscarls, Varagyr Command.

Hvarl Red-Blade treads the battlefield in the company of his Varagyr elite, terminator amour clad Huscarls of formidable reputation, head takers and bloodied warriors all.

 

Rethel, Birgun, Ulric, Bjornsson and Osiric all born of Fenris and proven champions of the rout, bloody and unyielding sagas shadow their footsteps, footsteps that bring with them the promise of unrelenting sanction and death to the All Farther’s foes. If Hvarl Red-Blade’s saga is one of fear and overkill his Huscarl’s each boast deeds as bloody and uncompromising.

The Tartaros Terminators of Hvarl’s Command Squad have been equipped with a selection of weapons including a Power Fist, Chain Fist, 3 Lightning Claws, Plasma Blaster and 4 Combi-Bolters. The Terminators have added pelts, trinkets and fetishes and a more lavish use of bronze and brass to make them stand out against the Legion Terminator Squads.

Until Next Winter…

Mastodon Super-Heavy Assault Transport WIP 01

A twist or fate, crossing palms with silver and making innocent pacts with the Warmaster’s forces has seen the Vlka Fenryka’s assault fire power increase. This Mastodon has seen war before, in the colours of the Sons of Horus, please do check out @fortunatesonofhorus on instagram.

The super-heavy warmachine has had its iconography removed, imperfections sanded, panels re-aligned and has been primed ready for its new lease of life.

The latter picture above shows the disassembled Mastodon, still in its Sons of Horus livery prior to work.

Forge World’s Book VII Inferno contains some beautiful photography/artwork of the Mastodon in action on Prospero.

Until Next Winter…

 

Vlka Fenryka 6000pts

Time seems to have passed at a such a considerable rate since this project was begun in April of 2016, so much so that a ‘whole army’ picture has failed to happen. So having broken the 6000pts threshold (6081pts to be exact) the warriors of the Rout have been assembled!

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Personae Dramatis:

  • Leman Russ & Russ’ Wolf Kin
  • Praetor (Cataphractii)
  • Legion Command Squad (Cataphractii)
  • Speaker of the Dead (Cataphracii)
  • Hvarl Red-Blade
  • Centurion (Tartaros)
  • Legion Terminator Squad (Tartaros) & Spartan Assault Tank
  • Legion Terminator Squad (Tartaros) & Spartan Assault Tank
  • Rune Caster
  • Veteran Squad, Apothecary & Rhino
  • Centurion
  • Veteran Squad, Apothecary & Rhino
  • Speaker of the Dead
  • Deathsworn & MkIIb Land Raider Phobos
  • Contemptor Dreadnought Talon
  • Legion Dreadnought
  • Leviathan Siege Dreadnought
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Predator Strike Tank
  • Sicaran Battle Tank

All of these units, their construction and their painting have been included within this project log, easily accessible from the Navigation section of the sidebar.

Until Next Winter…