Haha thanks a million guys! Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you!
Yeah there are moments in life when you get an idea and think 'yeah...this is so damn cool I have to make it'. Making the connection between the bird-like legs on the Ironstrider and my little crows was one of them
could not be more pleased with it (or the scrap-cart)
Glad they come across as realistic SeekingOne
a lot of the random daydreaming I do when I'm bored at work is about how to inject as much gritty realism as possible into the lives of little 40k dudes
sort of like 'what are the bits you don't see of the 40k universe). Glad that's borne some fruit!
Now, I haven't been terribly productive recently, but I have thrown together a few new dudes
I've got some half-made Crow-Cawdors calling my name, but in the mean time here's a couple of little distractions:When frost and ice extend their claws,
From northern woods and tundra-moors,
Come lonesome ettins and their kin,
To hunt young kaerls for meat and skin.
-Extract from the Edda Óvćttr (An Ode to Monsters)See those markings carved into that rock? That's trollsign. Means there's ettins about. Rare that you see them this far south. Cave-dwellers. Maneaters. Bad news.Ogryns? No. These are a completely different animal. An ogryn wouldn't know the butt from a barrel and will happily club you over the head with either. These guys build traps. Make their own gunpowder. One-for-one...they're as cunning as us.
I had the idea for these guys while I was reading about how a society of solitary predators might work over on the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange
(fantastic resource btw). First off they'd be fiercely territorial so face-to-face communication would probably be very limited, but there's a wealth of opportunity for written markings and messages carved into trees and rocks along the borders of territories. Struck me as an interesting way to do an ogryn-like abhuman species while actually making them environmentally viable (ogryn fall squarely into the 'Too Dumb to Live'
category so favoured by TV Tropes).
Also, figured I talk about kaerls enough I might as well make some
more on those later...
Next though, is some more Crows
got hold of some Dark Elf bloodbowl dudes and dudettes so my snake-cult gained some new members The scaled priests bickered amongst themselves. Since time immemorial they had recounted fables of the Many-Headed Snakes. Tales of tricksters as lessons both good and ill. Now, among the smouldering ruins of the Thorn Moons...they had met their gods. For the first time in thousands of years, they could not agree where their loyalties should lie...
And the snake cult as it stands
Ahead of finally getting my grubby little mitts on the Cawdor kit I've also made another little female crow (Cawdors will be all male so will throw off my proportions a bit).
So that makes 4 regular crow-women (well, one of them's a concubine)...
...4 more crow-women of other groups (a snake-cultist, two mudlarks and a grey-heron)...
...3 rooks of 3 different cultures...
...and two out of three of the priesthood!
Roll on Cawdors
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