Legatho's workshop

22-03-14

Inq28 stuff

I'm working on two projects today :

A Mars Magos with a servo gun

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And a xeno Body Hunter with his pet (hardly inspired by the Predators movie)

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More pics later.

 

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20-03-14

Inquisitorial file #2: the case JEFF VADER

Hi followers! Today is the time for an other blog :

 

 

 

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Here's the universe of Jeff Vader... A lot of you have ever seen a part of his fantastic work in this year january WD's Blanchitsu. many of his figures, if not all, really kick ass. From Warhammer 40 with Orks, Grey Knignts or dark eldars to Inq 28, this blog i oOne of the best I've ever seen.

 

 

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Hi Johan and welcome to Legatho's workshop!

My name is Johan Egerkrans (AKA "Jeff Vader") and I´m an illustrator living in Sweden. 36 years old on saturday 22nd (yay!).
I´ve been more or less obsessed with the warhammer 40k universe since the age of 12 when I first came into contact with it. What I initially fell in love with was the orks (then still called "Space Orks") - the mix of humor, weird contraptions and the extremely well written background captivated me, as did Paul Bonners brilliantly rendered artwork and Kev Adams leering miniatures. At this time I didn´t play the game - I was just deeply fascinated by the world and the miniatures. 
A few years later me and some friends started playing Warhammer and Blood Bowl. When 40k 2nd edition came out it reminded me of how a cool place the the 41st millennium was and we started playing that as well as Necromunda which came out a few years later.
During all this time my focus was always on the miniatures themselves, the art and background and that´s how it is to this day. I´ve taken breaks from the actual hobby, sometimes for years, but I´ve always bought White Dwarf every month and generally tried to keep up. 
A few years ago I started noticing an increasing number of hobbyists creating miniatures for something called inq28. This inspired me to start modeling my own grimdark, John Blanche-infused, minis which led to me starting up Officifo Convertorum which in turn led to me befriending all these talented artists including John. That also led to me being featured in Blanchitsu in what was to be the last "proper" White Dwarf (something I´m naturally very proud of). 
When I play 40k (which happens about three - four times a year) I play my Blood Axe ork army which I´ve been collecting ever since 3rd edition when the new style plastics came out. 
Could you tell us your vision of Warhammer 40k/ Inq28?
I still hold the background book from the Warhammer 40.000 2nd edition box to be the best thing GW has ever produced ( with "Waagh the Orks" and White Dwarf 127 with the origin of the eldar as close seconds) . To this day it´s, in my humble opinion the definite version of the 40k world. 
What I like about it is the mythical quality of the book - it doesn't get bogged down in details. 
To me that´s what  40k is about -  MYTH. Events are happening on a cosmic, allegorical scale. It´s about larger than life heroes, mad gods, devastating intergalactic wars. A place where the individual human is completely and utterly insignificant, both existentially and in the eyes of its government, and what living in such a universe does to a person (which is where Inquisitor comes in).
What are your main sources of inspiration?
John Blanche - he´s the alpha and omega of everything warhammery. 
Jes Goodwin - I´ve always been captivated by his beautiful design sketches, perhaps even mow than the models themselves. 
Both these gentlemen have had a huge impact on not just my hobby but my work as an illustrator as well.
 Hobbywise it´s the talented members of the Inq28 community (who I now happily call my friends) - PDH; Migsula, The Spiky Rats; JNR, Kraut and the rest of the gang - too many to mention.
How do you choose your paint schemes? Do you stay on a coherency or did the mini told you how it want to be painted?
I try to keep to a pretty muted palette consisting of browns, beige, greys, off-white and black with blood red, cyan and metallics as contrast - at lest when doing imperial stuff. My orks are a little more colorful.
What are your favorites bitz?
The small rods from the Grey Knight teleporter backpack. They turn up in the most unexpected places in my conversions. 
Do you have any project on your workbench?
I always have a lot of unfinished minis on standby, biding their time. The one that really deserves paint is the Dark Eldar haemonculii made almost half a year ago - I really like that build but haven't worked up the nerve to start painting it…
Last step, choose one of your minis (your favorite one) and tell us why. I'll do the same with what you made I prefer.
My favorite is probably the cherubim (not very seriously nicknamed mr. Snuffles) I converted from a nurgling. He just oozes character and manages to be cute (which is rare for a 40k character) and creepy (which is less rare in 40k, but still hard to get right) at the same time. 

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Okay, now it's my turn... and my choice is the Nurgle's Prophet... I love it because it really stands out figure that one usually sees, and even if it is not completed, charisma is omnipresent. 

 

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Thank you for you answer!

 

Incidentally, Jeff sell his Grey Knights army... So be a ride on his blog, it's worth spending some euros

And if you don't have enought, please take some minutes to visit his other website: egerkrans.com.

 

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14-03-14

Today's wips : time to prey

Here are my two wips of the day two chaplains :

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Count as Lemartes and count as Cassius 

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Inquisitorial file #1: the case KRAUTSCIENTIST

Hello all! Today, I'd like to present you one of my favorite blog :

 

 

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Yep, "ETERNAL HUNT"... Why I love this blog? It's very simple.... When I discover it, I was looking for Khorne's berserks inspiration for conversions, and this blog is full of! But not only.. Inqu28, Blood Bowl, reviews... A real big part of the hobby is on this site. The happy owner of this blog's name is KrautScientist. Be warned, his work is very addictive.

 

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Hi KrautScientist and welcome to Legatho's workshop!

  Hey there! I am KrautScientist, 32 years old, from Germany. I’ve been in this insane little hobby of ours since the early 90s. Like many hobbyists, I got into wargaming/tabletop gaming by way of HeroQuest, then Space Crusade, 2nd edition 40k and Warhammer Fantasy. I took a longer break from the hobby during the latter half of the 2000s and got back in back in late 2010 with renewed interest – partly because of my cousin talking me into it, partly because I was in love with the – then brand new – Dark Eldar models. After getting back into the hobby, I discovered the awesome amount of talent and inspiration in the blogosphere and on the various forums, and it’s been a blast to come up with new little plastic men ever since – to the detriment of my wallet, I might add!
When it comes to armies, my most important project are my World Eaters,
Khorne’s Eternal Hunt, but I also own smaller detachments of Traitor Guard or kitbashed Custodes, as well as a Blood Bowl team, the Orkheim Ultraz. And I am a really big fan of the whole INQ28 movement, so I come up with all kinds of shady characters
for that setting as well.

Could you tell us your vision of Warhammer 40k/ Inq28?

Whoa, that’s quite a question there! Let’s see… To me, 40k is this enormous, eclectic universe throwing together things that normally shouldn’t mix: You’ve got science fiction mashed together with quasi-religious iconography, medieval art, renaissance stylings and a generous helping of body horror. And there is also this prevailing sense of tragedy, with everything slowly having gone to spit over a time of ten millennia –as a matter of fact, it’s so dark that it’s sometimes bizarrely hilarious as well ;)
Now where mainline 40k is all about these huge, sweeping battle scenes and the end of the world always being just around the corner, INQ28 is about the world in-between the cracks, about the shadows and the people (and creatures) that dwell there: Like “The Name of the Rose” set in the David Lynch version of Dune, if that makes any sense.
Consider, if you will, any John Blanche art from the days of 2
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edition: 40k proper is the striking, but strangely medieval (and subtly disturbing) warrior dead centre. INQ28 is all about the strange and demented figures lurking in the background, the ones you wish you’d get a better look at – but then you are also happy that you don’t…
All of this is probably my rather roundabout way of saying that these settings are truly special! Unlike WFB, which sometimes seems like a collection of all possible fantasy tropes turned up to eleven to me, there’s nothing quite like 40k, nothing that will scratch exactly the same itch – which is why I am probably forever hooked on the stuff, I suppose.

 What are your main sources of inspiration?

 First and foremost, I get the most important part of my inspiration by looking at some of the amazing stuff other hobbyists come up with: Seeing marvelous models by people like PDH, Jeff Vader, GuitaRasmus, the Spiky Rat Pack or many others always makes me want to push the envelope on my own projects: We are very fortunate to have a hobby blogosphere full of amazingly talented artists, and looking at their stuff usually makes me want to create something to match that insane level of quality.

Some of the artwork and background created for the 40k universe also definitely count as a huge inspiration: John Blanche’s artwork and visions of the 40k universe are always an influence, of course, and there are all time greats like the (unwaveringly brilliant) 2nd edition Codex Chaos or the Inquisitor rulebook. And, of course, there’s always an undercurrent of possible inspiration that comes from art, literature, television or video games. If I like it and think I can use it, I’ll try to make it fit one of my projects ;)

How do you choose your paint schemes? Do you stay on a coherency or did the mini told you how it want to be painted?

 If there’s one thing that defines me from a painting perspective, it’s that I am a big fan of easy recipes: I’ll never be a Golden Demon standard painter, and I have the attention span of a very small bird when painting, so most of my painting can actually be broken down into fairly simple steps. The colour schemes I employ, then, have to be similarly straightforward and, if possible, striking. Maybe that’s why I love World Eaters so much: red and bronze look great together. Add some pale skin, and you have a winner. INQ28 models are more subtle: Pale, often sickly skin and muted tones, with lots of added grime and rust. I may not always know what I am doing when painting, but I always get a pretty good feeling what does works and doesn’t work.

What are your favourite bitz?

 I am a huge bitz addict, so this one is really a toughie. Hmm, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I love all chaos bitz, because they help me to build new, spiky and sinister servants for the dark gods. On the other hand, I really love those disparate, eclectic bitz that seem like somebody snuck them onto the sprue while no one was looking: The little snail from the Bretonnian Men-at-arms, the owl from the Wood Elf Dryads: Stuff like that often makes for the best INQ28 accessories!

 Do you have any project on your workbench?

 More than I can count (or paint, unfortunately). The project that manages to pique my interest more than any other at the moment is assembling and painting a squad of gladiatorial World Eaters: Each model in the squad is clearly an individual, and they are all patterned after historical gladiator types or general gladiator tropes. Working on these guys has been a blast so far, and I hope I’ll end up with a standout squad!

 Last step, choose one of your minis (your favorite one) and tell us why. I'll do the same with what you made I prefer.


Again, an extremely difficult question. I usually like whatever I managed to finish last the most, at least until the next project comes rolling around. When it comes to models I am still really happy with, possibly my favourite would have to be Inquisitor Zuul, a model I built as an NPC character for last year’s
Inqvitational: Zuul was built to resemble an actual piece of artwork, which was quite a challenge. He may not be perfect, but I still think the model has quite a bit of character.

 

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And while nobody’s looking, let me sneak in my (still unpainted) model for Lord Captain Lorimar, my supreme chaos lord: It took me ages to finally come up with a model to embody the idea of the character I had in my head, and I am still stupidly happy with the result! Now to work up the courage to actually paint him…

  

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Ok so now, it's my turn, and one of my favorite is : Huntmaster Deracin, Keeper of the Forge. It's true that making a choice is very hard! But this one is really cool because made in the same way than a lot of Inq28 : a Wfb base for a mini wich have to fit in the 40k's universe.

 

 

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Thank you for your answer.

Thanks for having me!

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13-03-14

In space no one can hear you scream, but everyone can see you kitbashing

Yep! We're not alone in the 40k's universe; Of course, I'm not talking about John BLANCHE, Adrian SMITH and other James GOODWIN, they are gods... and a big THANK YOU to them for giving life to our hobby. No... I'm talking about talent though sometimes misunderstood. So I'll introduce some of them with a presentation of their work which is a beautiful and inspiring faith. First, I quote Julian Bayliss who became a friend with our e-mail exchanges and of course, my Inq28 favorite artists : Jeff Vader, Krautscientist and PDH.

 

If you ever do not know, stay tuned, you will be impressed

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11-03-14

The guy of the day

I can't speak about Warhammer 40 000 without the most representative archetype of the game : the SPACE MARINE. This one is from my own chapter : Knights of Justice. They all are made from differents kits. I wanted to do a multi-codex army, so I've decide to include all the units I like wich are in power or terminator armour... like we are in Warhammer 50 000. Here's the fluff

 "Another betrayal... the Space wolves turned towards to the Khorne's way. With all those new troups, Kharn defeats Abaddon and became the new chaos lord. Filled with pride and hate, Kharn starts the Crimson crusade, killing everything that wasn't on his good graces. A lot of space marines chapters were wrecked and all the Chapter masters passed away. Noting this living nightmare, all the survivors from the loyalists forces decide to make a unique chapter. One for all....and all for the Emperor."

 

So here's the guy :

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10-03-14

HERE WE GO !

Hi everyone, this is the day #1. After blogging on some differents sites I decide to create my own one. On this blog I'll post all the things I do from warhammer 40 000 to Inq28. I'll also put links on other blogs from other people I've met by the way of The Ammobunker.But before all of this, lets start with the boring legal advice :

 

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Well, i think it's big enough, and it's done...

 

 

 

 

 

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