The legend of the wolf queen
It is told that many decades ago Brio L’aphoth, one of the very richest hive lords set out to impress his soon to be third wife, and began to build a menagerie of illegal and imitation animals. One of the transports smuggling several species suffered engine failure and crashed in the waste lands outside the hive. Among the animals that escaped were three genetically created wolf cubs. By the time the recovery crews arrived the wolves were gone having killed and eaten most of the other escaped animals.
The escaped wolf pack soon faded into hive legend and was all but forgotten until many years later. In the vicious gang war that tore through the hive following the ‘Caspian’ incident, Crime Boss Mordo Wacalla and his two sons were murdered. His wife and three daughters were cast out into the wilderness.
The older two daughters and mother soon died in the hostile conditions, but Tala the youngest proved tougher and more resourceful. No one knows how but she came upon the three wolves and somehow integrated into their pack. Learning from them how to fight and survive. Eventually as she grew in strength and will she came to lead the pack. Other outcast women were drawn to the pack of the wolf queen, until she felt strong and confident enough to return to the hive.
Pledging their loyalty to the house Escher Tala’s Sisters of the Wolf soon rose to notoriety among the gangs of the underhive. Cutting a bloody swathe in to neighbouring gang’s territory, and earning a brutal reputation second to none, the gang became to stuff of legends and nightmares. All the while in the darkest places of Tala’s thoughts she plotted a terrible vengeance upon those who murdered her family and cast her to the wolves.
Apologies for the rambling narrative intro. This is the first of two posts about my House Escher gang the Sisters of the Wolf. This is Tala the wolf queen. I have plans for a second upgraded model of her but I need to wait for funds to buy some bits.
Here is my humble entry into the FEMbruary challenge, to paint a realistic female miniature.
This is a WW2 Soviet sniper from the fabulous Stossis Heroes range, a beautiful range of WW2 characters. I’m not sure my paint job does the mini justice and I know the photos don’t, I’ll try to get better ones at some point.
Azazel has really go me onto something. Second neglected model completed. This is an old (c.early 90’s) Plastic Rhino. I was given in a while ago, with a bunch of other old 40k stuff. I started tinkering with it and then became distracted and it has been left on the side since then.
I repaired several damaged panels, fitted a weapons upgrade and give it a re-paint.
The colours are for the Emperor’s Hammers Legion Space Marine Chapter (the space marine chapter I made up back in the 90’s).
Next up the second Primaris reaver and something Bolt Action.
First neglected Model finished:
Quite happy with how he turned out, as I said in the previous post space marines are never my best work. The paint scheme seems to work okay.
I have never participated in a painting challenge before. But when I read this on the brilliant Azazel’s Bitz Box blog I know this was something I could have a go at.
Like many hobbiests I have a good few half started minis that I are have been began with the best intentions, but for one reason or another they have been left unfinished. That could be due to the distraction of shiner new projects, a difficulty in painting that particular miniature, or just life got in the way.
So I have decided I shall try to get at least 5 started but unfinished miniatures done this month.
The two are easy build Primaris reavers. Bought because of the hype, interest in checking out the new marines in town and because I liked the look of them in pictures.
Left because I found them hard to paint and got bored… oops. I don’t know why but if always find space marines hard to paint and am dissatisfied with my results. I see others produce beautiful Space Marines but for me they are a bit of a blind spot.
I am going to keep to the red and black scheme I think, but the white will go.
I will attempt to keep regular updates on my February progress.