Friday, 13 April 2018

It's a game of thrones

...but not the kind you are thinking of ;)

This (finally!) is the long awaited continuation to the Genestealer Patriarch throne I once promised. So well, first things first, let's have a Patriarch!

Ready to sit
I forgot to take a pic before priming it, so here you have it once painted, so you can see I added a sexy belly and stuff:

I think he wants a kiss...
I repositioned the right hand, so instead the Charles Xavier pose it now resembles more a blessing lord, kind of a Pantocrator, which suits the vibe, I hope.

Sooo, the throne. I begun to build some structure around it.

Too large a piece, you say?
Well, it is a large throne room, but it is due to the fact that I had something special in mind...

Stay with me for a while...
I used Das putty to make rough rock walls, so the room itself looked like recently excavated, in accordance with the rock to which the throne itself is attached.
But the question stands, I guess. Why so large? Well, in fact it never was my idea to make just a mere diorama...

What's this nonsense?
Why this absurd box?
Time to reveal my plans! I am to build a full Space Hulk like board, but full 3D, set in the mine and underground catacombs in wich the Genestealer Cult dwells. So the throne room will be the starting point; it's as good as any other. In the first moment I painted it like this:

First one. Just the rest of the board to do
But you know what? When I saw it all so grey and dark I realised I didn't like it. I thought that a whole board this gloom would be too much for me. I wanted something less grimdark and in another fashion. So I repainted it:

Brown, beige and the like. The same yet not the same at all
Then I begun to add details. Let's see some:
A cent and a bead. What kind of decoration is this?
If we add some greenstuff...
...we get a valuable idol!
Cute ministealer
Ahem
A painting for a worthy wall
The central slab on the floor needed something else
And this banner will cover the secret door behind the throne
Yup, a secret escape door, I've thought of everything :D

Let's see it all finished!


I didn't glue the golden idol so I can move it, just in case an adventurer decides to steal it, you know ;). Close ups of the details:

Ideal for sacrifices and all kind of rituals
Secret door, remember?
 Finally, a bird's view:

This is the thing
Now I can say it. It has started. This will be only the first of many other rooms and corridors to come. Wish me luck for I am going to need it!

36 comments:

  1. Wow Suber! That's an incredible project you've started. Your little GS dude looks great! The banner, the painting....all of it is impressive.

    Can't wait to see where it progresses.

    Top shelf work mate ;)

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    1. Thank you! I have another room on its way, but still a lot of work to do on it before I can show it!

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  2. Wow....that is frick'n stunning!!! Well done indeed!!!

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    1. Thanks! It all was built around the throne, helped to get some vibe :D

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  3. Looking Awesome! I love the blue color!

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    1. Thanks! The large Patriarch is quite a centerpoint in the whole set, hehe

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  4. Very impressive! That little idol is ace. 😉 looking forward to seeing this dungeon progress.

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    1. Thank you! I have a couple of ideas, but I'll mostly let myself go as I build the rooms. No idea of how will it look in the end, but I'll have fun for sure in the meantime :D

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    1. Thank you! I'm not that sure of how it all will end, but there's only one way to discover... ;)

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  6. What a great idea! Every Cult needs a catacomb to hide in.

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    1. They do! I'd like to explore some 3D concepts and make a multi-layered catacomb, but it's still to be seen what I am capable of. Glups.

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  7. This. is. awesome! Love every aspect, but my favourite touches are the bead-idol and the secret door. Next level stuff :)

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    1. Thank you! I need to get this whole nonsense into your Xeno Wars background! ;)

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  8. Fantastic work! Very, very impressed.

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    1. Thanks! I think I haven't yet realised the huge insanity of my purpose, but I'll keep on building it until I reach that point :D

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    1. Thank you! I still blame the lack of sleep and abuse of coffee though. If only my thesis directors were that enthusiastic about what I do... :D

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  10. Fantastic Suber: I love all the details - the idol,the banner, the painting. All very clever!

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    1. Thank you! They all are halfway between the clumsy and the serious side, that is what makes them work in a funny way, I think. Glad you like them!

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  11. Superb mate! The whole execution is just brilliant, but high five on the sculpting work & banners - outstanding mate! Looking forward to this project expanding :-)

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    1. Thanks! I'm using the rest of the Hobbit Starter Box scenery for the next room. What will come of it? Who knows? Not even me! :D

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  12. Wow! I was expecting a throne, and maybe a dais, but not a whole room with decorations and all.

    And the idol is amazing!

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    1. Thank you! The vignette idea was my first approach to it, but I almost immediately switched to the full dungeon concept. I may regret it at some point, but until then I'll keep on cutting foamboard! :D

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  13. This is awesome! I love the blessing patriarch and the idol. The escape door is a lovely touch. I particularly like the Vitruvian man- but I think he needs more arms...

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    1. Thank you! Haha, I may have to do another version with more limbs everywhere! :D

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  14. Ok, so I'm way late to the party. That's a great idea. I love secret door, the banner, the idol, and the whole freakin concept. What's the next room?

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    1. Thanks! Well, I pretend to use the wooden catwalks from the same Hobbit box, so I'm planning a larger room, but likely less detailed than this one.
      I have built the basic shape, and even painted... grey :(
      So I have to repaint it brown/beige too and start adding stuff!

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  15. Suber ... that loot idol sculpture you did looks fantastic. And the finished concept is simply uber cool. ^_^

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    1. Thank you! Well, it's nothing but a bunch of silly ideas put together just for fun :D

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  16. Your output is continually inventive and inspiring. I love the 'v2' of the seated Patriarch, and the throne room is perfect. The idol is fabulous too - you should have cast some up before painting it so you could put some in niches around the 'dungeon'!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, my, I didn't think of that. You are totally right! Now I have to sculpt another and cast it. Look what you have done!!

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    1. ¡Gracias! Tengo empezadas más cosas, pero las tengo paradas, ¡a ver si me pongo otra vez!

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  18. That looks magnificent, though it could use some more purple ;). I always liked the old patriarch model on his throne, but yours is a great update on this classic miniature.

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    1. Haha, thanks! The Patriarch needed a throne to look regal; I'm currently struggling with more rooms to build a full mine/catacombs/whatever complex...

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