Arachnork spider

I finished painting this Arachnork spider in May 2015, but I didn’t  have the photos until now. Better late than never, here they are for you to see. 🙂

Arachnork spider
Arachnork spider

The text on the base says:

»Live on then, and yet hang, condemned one, but, lest you are careless in future, this same condition is declared, in punishment, against your descendants, to the last generation!« Departing after saying this, Athena sprinkled her with the juice of Hecate’s herb, and immediately at the touch of this dark poison, Arachne’s hair fell out. With it went her nose and ears, her head shrank to the smallest size, and her whole body became tiny. Her slender fingers stuck to her sides as legs, the rest is belly, from which she still spins a thread, and, as a spider, weaves her ancient web.

It comes from The Metamorphoses by Ovid. I think the connection is pretty obvious. 😉

Official background for Arachnork spider:

Here’s what the official Games Workshop narration says about this monster:

In the darkest depths of the most sinister forests, even Giants and Cygors can fall prey to the colossal Arachnarok Spider. Towering over houses and settlements alike, this gargantuan creature can be goaded into battle by Forest Goblins who worship it as a living god. Bedecked with shanty towers, altars to the Spider-god or even crude catapults, the Arachnarok Spider will terrorise the Warhammer world.

I hope you like it, and I will soon post some more WIP photos of my Alahan models.

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought

I think this Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought model never made it to my gallery, which is a shame. I painted it in mid-2014, and it’s been posted to the internet, but because of the technical problems with our website it was never published here.

Well, now it is! 🙂

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought in blood rage
Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought in blood rage

Some background notes for my Contemptor dreadnought:

The concept for this paintjob was based on Blood Angels background. According to it some Blood Angels go into a kind of frenzy, called “red thirst“. I wanted to represent this state of mind with my painting, show the blood covering the world, in which everything can be a potential enemy and a sufficient reason to kill them. I tried to capture the madness and rage in this miniature. I hope it makes the concept easier to understand. 🙂

If you want to see some WIP shots of this model, feel free to check them out: Here‘s the one in which I collected some images to use as reference and inspiration. This one presents earlier stages of painting, without the gore and many freehand-painted details, as well as the base photographed separately. Finally this post shows some close-ups of freehand details that I applied later, but still before adding the blood.

Enjoy. 🙂

Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu, Da Great Green Prophet

I haven’t posted any orc stuff for quite some time, so here is one of my more recent orc paintjobs: Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu — Da Great Green Prophet.

Wurrzag Da Great Green Prophet
Wurrzag Da Great Green Prophet

That’s what Games Workshop story says about him:

Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu, also known as Da Great Green Prophet is a Savage Orc Shaman of mighty mystical powers. Wurrzag leads tribes to greatness before wandering off to pursue yet another mad plan to advance Orcish kind. Like all Orc Shamans Wurrzag is completely crazy, though what he lacks in sanity he more than makes up for with vision and inspiration. It is widely believed that an army with Wurrzag in it has never been defeated in battle.

Enjoy!