Monday, 5 August 2013

XXVIII. The House

My terrain-building spree continues, this time with a decently sized human dwelling:

Again it's just balsa, metal pins, some plasticard and plastic bits (chimney and angel from GW Chapel kit) for detailing. Two more houses will follow after I've painted this, only they will be a bit more narrow.   

An angel on the rooftop is a common sight in towns and villages of Gardens; traditionally every house chooses its angelic guardian (and each settlement its patron saint). Such practices are a remnant from the heathen past of ancestor cults and household spirits.

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In other news: the Reaper Horseman won me a bronze medal in this year's Black Queen painting competition, a part of Agram Arena Summer tournament. Here he is, proudly presenting it:

But that's not the only thing the Horseman is excited about. He is soon to get his very own faction, which he will be the leader of. You may have already caught a glimpse of them in one of my earlier posts. 
I'll just leave you with a few teaser words: Noise. Horns. Underworld. 


  1. I really like the building. I'm looking forward to seeing it painted up, it should be quite atmospheric when completed.

    And congratulations on the award!

  2. Yes, congrats for the medal!

    I am also vastly impressed by your terrain, all that from scratch! Wow. I don't know many people who put that much work in terrain at all, because it always seems that minis are more important. Anyway, even more awesome to see somebody pulling all the stops.

    1. Thank you!

      Since this is my personal project I'm doing just for my own amusement and without any deadlines I can afford to approach each and every bit of it with care. I want a complete experience: with my own setting, backstory, miniatures, terrain, artwork, custom stat cards, playing deck and other accessories. I even talked a friend into composing music for me(something's wrong with the mp3 player on the blog at the moment though, but I hope I'll fix that soon).
      The final goal of the project is to be able to play my own campaigns (using tweaked and converted Malifaux rules and stats; my brother's help will be invaluable for that bit.) It might take me ages to get there, but I'm sure it'll be worth the time and effort.

      Ok, that's enough of me rambling, I'm off to paint that house. : )

    2. You go, man!

      I really like the soundtrack your friend composed... is there more of his stuff somewhere online?

    3. Here you go Jimmy, this is his SoundCloud profile:
      He composes all kinds of things. : ) I believe some of the stuff there is not quite finished yet.

      And one more thing: I am no man. :D

    4. Oh well, then please excuse me jumping to conclusions, but the male quota in this hobby is around... 99% ?

      In this case, let me rephrase to "You go, girl!"

      Unless, of course, you refuse to be adressed as such. Then I'd settle for "You go, lady!"


      And thanks for the link, I guess this makes you Ana then...

    5. Your assumption was perfectly justified. Sorry if I sounded bitchy or something; that was not my intention. I just wanted to let you know so you could adress me in proper gender in the future, that's all. :)
      And yes, I'm Ana.

    6. No need to apologize, didn't come across as bitchy. My answer was intended to be read tongue-in-cheek.

      Just to be sure, extra emoticon: :)

  3. Very nice work! both the house & the converted horsemen,very fun stuff :)

  4. Thanks Stygianheart, Jimmy and Ferret! There's a lot more on the way.