Haha thanks guys! Really glad you you them
Been really enjoying making and painting these. The sort of basecoat + haphazard drybrushing + wash seems to be taking to them better than I'd hoped
dead quick to do too, which is the main thing for a lazy painter like me
Did I mention I had a bit of backlog from mucking about with the camera? I've had these guys waiting for ages and have been itching to finish them On the darkened moons above the nine realms lurk a pale and pallid people. Void-folk the kearls call 'dokkalfar'.There are few among those stranded folk that retain the ability to travel between worlds. The Crows have ships, with which they flit between battlefields picking over the spoils. The dokkalfar have ships, with which they raid and plunder the worlds below.Alfar voidsuits, although roughly made, are prized possessions throughout Śtgaršar. Similarly, alfar weaponry is deemed to be of finer quality.If life is so hard on their airless moon, you ask, why don't they invade the land below? Simple. Gravity.
Their bacchanal rites before raids involve ritual partaking of steroidal substances, for despite their continual consumption of low-grade steroids a kearl still has an edge. In the long term, our world is as hostile to them as theirs is to us.
So that's the first of the Dokkalfar
the idea and look of these guys has been rattling around in my head ever since I saw this awesome thread
over on the INQ28 boards. The phrase 'The Handmade voidsuits of the nomadic tribes of the northern Segmentum Ultima reflect a familial lineage of mariners, explorers and merchants.'
just opened my mind to the idea of techno-tribal cultures living in void environments.
At the same time, I had another idea floating around of a raiding culture that descended from the crew of a crashed tithe ship, with a religious belief that they have been given divine licence to 'tithe' resources from the other cultures around them. Only recently did it occur to me that I could combine the two ideas for this project
the resulting idea was pretty close to how Dark Eldar raiding society functions, so given that my kearls are descended from abandoned Space Wolf serfs they'd probably conflate the two and start calling these space-borne raiders 'alfar' as well
hope you like them!
Oh, and here's some high res shots:OneTwoThree
Oh, and speaking of painting, if I started with a black undercoat rather than white these would be the easiest and quickest things to paint in the world. Undercoat black, rough drybrush of Administratum Grey on cloth, rough drybrush of Leadbelcher on metal followed by a smaller drybrush of Chainmail (remember that?!), pick out red lenses and wax (Wazdakka with Wild Rider highlights for optics), Ushabti Bone ceramics and paper, couple of spots of Warplock Bronze on pipes and stuff, wash the lot with gloss Nuln Oil. Job done!
Oh, and I've been making point of not really posting WIPs as a tool to motivate me to pqint stuff, but this one's just for Cav
I was feeling that my previous Barsoomians weren't quite cutting the mustard, so I pit some more effort in and made this guy:
Replete with Martian-standard armament of pistol, longsword and dagger, and a rifle worthy of a true son of Barsoom
Only question is how to paint him. Tried with the other two but was never happy with the result.