Ripcaef Von Syrs
A Ripcaef, or Rip-martial is the highest non-commissioned rank in the Lamb's World force; which is to say that it is the highest rank that an line trooper can rise to without augmetic strat/tac surgery and training that is compulsory for any officers serving in the Lamb's World regiments.
Typically bombastic and brave, Ripcaefs lead by example, and are amongst the best warriors in the regiments. Rarely numbering more than one per company, Rip-Martials are savvy and experienced enough to lead more than one squad in the field, and officers will generally feel confident enough to delegate authority to the Ripcaef if he or she is called away on duty.
Bearing a Yoke-pattern assault-lasgun and holstered laspistol, Von Syrs is pictured here wearing the heavier carapace armour typical amongst Pioneer squads; who are generally fielded as Armoured Fist squads – i.e. mechanised.
Carrying standard webbing, Von Syrs' daypack is sealed, lightly armoured and fairly solid. Pioneer squads, as those most often tasked with engagement sorties, seek-and-destroy missions and other frontline roles in isolated positions, appreciate the additional rear protection!
Von Syrs is a battle-hardened veteran from the Dogswatch, the Lamb's World 25th Rifles. This regiment served in the wintry suburbs of Dismay, world-capital of the imperial world of Dolor during the so-called Dolor Debacle. The regiment was largely destroyed after the disastrous cityfight, and the survivors pared out to nearby regiments; with over a hundred coming to serve on Shale, passing down vital training to their kinsfolk in the 117th. The red field beret denotes a Pioneer in the Lamb's World regiments.
That's very kind – thanks very muchI dig it, I really do. I've always been such a fan of the things you do to guardsmen. It's understated, harmonious, just a little gritty, and it harkens back perfectly to your other Lamb's World stuff. If that's Tausept Ocher on the fatigues, are you using a Foundation green, too?
The fatigues are painted Tausept Ochre, then Scorched brown marks are added before a wash of Gryphonne Sepia. Once dry, I layer on Bleached Bone marks before a second coat of Gryphonne Sepia.
For the armour, I'm using a Vallejo colour – I'm afraid the name escapes me at the moment, but I'll post it up when I next pick it up.
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(+SCRAPSHUNTERRORABORT+ you, six image limit!)
Von Syrs is a Catachan head on a Heresy Miniatures Sci-fi Trooper body. I really love the look that Heresy have given these troops; it's gritty and believable enough to work well as a drilled soldier, but has enough sci-fi elements to make them stand out. The rifle looks especially awesome, and I like the armour, too. I'd thoroughly recommend them, not least because Heresy currently have them discounted by 20%.
Here's a pic alongside some WIP troopers. He looks a bit dinky here, but that's caused by the depth of field. He stands at the same height as an Elysian.
More WIP pics:
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Watch out mortals, Gatrog Nurgle is on his way!
Great Unclean One WIP
He's still very much WIP; there are gaps to fill and details to sculpt, especially around the LED eyes which are currently just two massive holes in his face. Hopefully more updates tomorrow.
must have been quite and effort to get all the worky-do-dahs running up through that big chunk of metal.
especially love the sickly yellow light.
I believe it's traditional to say 'Blergh! That's horrible – but in a good way' when praising Nurgle models; and since that's a brilliant model, who am I to break with tradition?
Blergh! That's horrible – but in a good way! The LED eyes are going to look fantastic when they're completed, but it's the additional subtle conversion work that's going to make him look really individual, like the sword resting on the ground and the removal of the plagueflail. Good work.
Will the additional work on the eyes be just to fill the holes, or will you sculpt some eyelids over the LEDs to hide the shape and lose the boogly eyes look?
with nurgle you have tonnes of choices because there are loads of diseases and conditions to draw inspiration from:
you could go crazy boggly if you like so they really stand out
or (if you think being glowy bright LED's is stand out enough) it'd be just as cool if you build up the area around so its all puffy and inflamed.
you'd still get a wonderful glower from the illuminated yellow eyes if you gave him hooded eyelids and just left a menacing glint shining through.
and there are many more options.
could even search an online medical database for icky eye problems and diseases to use as inspiration.
having light up LEDs for eyes means they will standout whatever you do, so you can really go to town.
I'm eager to see what you decide
the reworked pose is nice too. makes him look much more controlling.
definitely a commander rather than a monster that's been dragged along and unleashed.
Very nice parts combination on your IG. The Cadian helmets make them look very different from standard Elysian grunts. And good call chopping off those re-breather masks from the torsos, I've always thought those looked odd especially when Elysian respirator heads are used. The camo pattern looks first class as well.
Your warrant offer type bloke with the red beret, what is the model you used for him? -looks excellent.
Thanks – I find that even simple conversions can be very effective if the distinguishing parts are swapped out (the light Elysian helmet for a heavier, more traditional-looking helmet, in this case).Very nice parts combination on your IG. The Cadian helmets make them look very different from standard Elysian grunts.
It's one of Heresy Miniatures' Sci-Fi Troopers. There's a clicky link in my last postYour warrant offer type bloke with the red beret, what is the model you used for him? -looks excellent.
Officers of the Fleet Admiral Almos and Colonel Hogan
Ratlings, or, as they prefer to be called, Sigma-Agrians tend to make poor Guardsmen owing to their small stature, poor muscle strength and lack of endurance. However, they are as capable as regular human any in feats of intellect, marksmanship, stubbornness and courage. So it is that the most ambitious and capable of those drawn from the planet Sigma-Agrius can do well as Naval Officers, where their short stature proves no disadvantage (except for access to tall stools or monitors).
Almos, and his executive officer Hogan, live with the knowledge that in all likelihood, their planet and population are dead. Nevertheless, they continue to serve the Imperium with duty and honour – and are occasionally seen planetside.
In the early years of M41, Sigma-Agrius was subjected to a horrendous attack by an unidentified enemy that left the planet nearly depopulated. The defence force, made up of Officers descended from the Finreht Highlanders leading regular Ratling Guardsmen, was completely wiped out; as were all of the major and median population centres; and the remnants of the planet's population was hurriedly evacuated by the Sector fleet.
The fleet itself had been brought to battle by the mysterious crescent-shaped ships of the invaders, and had taken heavy losses before Almost managed to take his Gothic-class Cruiser into the relative safety of the Warp.
[i]Homo Sapiens Minimus are a stable mutation of human stock, characterised by their shorter, weaker stature. This pict-capture demonstrates their stature compared with a Lamb's World Guardsman, a planet whose mean adult height is approximately 5'8".
Beast of Nurgle WIP
beasts of nurgle are awesome and totally underused.
great to see one in your army.
the officers of the fleet are genius.
awesome background, fantastic models. seems somewhat familiar, but I just can't pinpoint it...
Being a glutton for punishment and given that the combination of singledom, near-completion of Batman: Arkham City, ruthless efficiency and a inability to succumb to Skyrim's ample charms, I've also got time to expand and revamp my Necron army with all of the newest toys and a brand new look...
Here's some WIPS
Evil Space Mime Overlord
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Looking good Lucifier! I really like the blue glow.
We should try and get some photos of the first Soul of Shale 500 point clashes this weekend.
the apocalypse barge looks supercharged with that fantastic glowy blue.
works really well with the red and back.
look forward to seeing more of this army
the first of the transports is now at a playable standard.
(still needs lots of details and ornamentation painting, and I need to work out what to do with the sails, flags and blank panels)
this is the raider for Freya's squad of clone troopers:
a close up on the pilot
and the gunner
Very nice Lord Blood, the Raider really lends itself to your edge highlighting method.
It's tricky to know what to do with the sails. They'd probably look quite good in Scab Red, or perhaps they should remain black but with a big freehand rune in a contrasting colour?
+Reports from the front+
Missives leaking in from embedded propagandorters Howtopher Buxcraft and Xandro Ricard indicate isolated weapons fire has been detected near the entrance to the Imo Gutture Gorge via nano-seismometer and psi-scan.
Orbital and transient pict-thieves are believed to have captured a great deal of an armed conflict. Imperial forces are not believed to be operating in the area – Central Command have issued a tentative approval of informational dissemination, and have confirmed no Imperial forces were intentionally deployed near the Dentres Putida, an arc of rocky pillars and arches that indicate the entrance to the Gorge itself.
More excitable readers will read this as proof of inter-xeno conflict; and preliminary remarks are believed to indicate this represents Central Command's tacit confirmation that Aliens are walking the surface of Shale. It is this newsrag's Imperial duty to provide a balancing view that this may be a classified Imperial recon mission engaging in live fire exercises.
The Imperial Commissariat have issued this statement for the workcrews of the Dustrigs; and any Imperial citizens:
DO NOT PANIC. THE EMPEROR PROTECTS.
Consult page CCCIX of your copy of TRACTS AND HYMNALS; Hymnal XIVb ('And We Shall Steel Our Souls With Hate') for further information on the correct disposition during this time.
Details on the conflict are sketchy, but a fuller report is likely before Emperor's Ascension Day.
+Thought for the day: Foreign travel narrows the mind wonderfully. +
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And, indeed, I look forward to it.
And of course plenty of pictures of these wonderful minis in action.