Real life doesn't care of your schedules, and that's also true when it comes to miniatures. Well, in this case you could rightly blame my lack of planification, but hey, I had managed to open the post with a nice sentence, don't ruin it!
I got this Gothic church from Pegasus Hobbies ages ago. I really wanted to have it finished for my latest scenario, but in the end I wasn't able to do so. Sigh. Anyway, I put some effort on it these last days and I can show you the thing.
|This is the basic shape of it|
The kit has no roof, I added that with cardboard. I originally primed it in beige/brown, as I wanted to do something different, in other tones. But in the end I went back to grey, as it wouldn't have fitted in my board otherwise.
|Look at the size of this monster|
OK, so grey then.
|This is how it's going to look like|
It needed a base. I didn't want too much trouble; I found this rigid piece of card and did this for the floor:
At some point I thought I could make some paintings on the wall, as I did some time ago on the WHFB Chapel. But honestly, I wanted to move forward. I found a much better solution, i.e., I looked for some real art.
|Google, print, cut...|
|Quick & easy!|
|More or less this will be the general display|
Now I had to WH40K-ize it. I built some stuff for the outside, like this relic shrine:
|Forgot to take pics of the WIP|
It's just a structure made of cardboard and greenstuff for the decorations. The relic itself comes from the Grey Knights box.
I also made these useful props for inquisitorial purposes. The one on the left will be an automatic heretic burner. You know, nothing of all those old firewood stacks and uncomfortable hassle. You just tie the heretic to the rod and the promethium-fed cleansing fire comes from below. Much more civilised.
|The structure on the right is for the gibbets you can see inb the back|
I also made some stuff for the roof. This is quite a common view in Europe, as no church (or, for the case, any rural high structure) is complete without...
|...a stork's nest, of course|
The head is from a Bretonnian banner pole, the rest is just greenstuff and bits.
I also made some objects for the inside of the chapel. It's pretty tight, so I could not make these fit in:
|Thomarillion. I guess I had an optimistic day when I ordered all this|
Less is more. I made it a humble chapel, not a whole cathedral. I built this place for candles:
|Can't be cheaper and lazier|
And this table with a saint and a holy book.
|Like three minutes of my time|
I added some holy scrolls...
|Another... ten? minutes|
The scrolls are mere paper, because I did some other signs:
|I really hope Pange Lingua is copyright free|
|The upper right sign is some kind of Inquisitorial warrant on a... eh... Abdul Goldberg?|
|Finally, a banner for the inside|
You can see I couldn't place the banner just top of the structure, as it covered the rose window.
|My greatest regret is not being able to make some proper stained glass. For now I'll let it be until I discover a way.|
I lowered it and...
|This will have to work|
|It's evocative enough for me|
Let's go ack to the outside. We finally get to uncover one of the most precious secrets in all the Warhammer 40,000 lore. Is it the truth behind the two Lost Legions? No! Way more important! We finally get to know...
|...where do those freakin' scary 40K cherubs come from!|
So one side...
|Should have added offerings and stuff to that shrine, hmmm...|
|And I should add more dirt and burning marks here, hmmm...|
Well, for the moment this is it:
|The pilgrims finally arrive to their destination|
|Everybody expects the Imperial Inquisition!|
|They stole the offerings from the shrine!!|
Now that I have finished it I find myself before a conundrum, as I had 'closed' the urban setting and my mind is set on the Genestealer Cult mining facility now. I'm parking the chapel for a momet until I find a new use for it. But you may have noticed that I have an organ and church benches without apparent use. I wonder if an underground church of the Emperor of Several Arms is feasible... Hmmm...