Ever opened a copy of one of the realm of chaos books when you were ten? Ever tried to own each and everyone of the Jes Goodwin chaos champion? Ever spent days lurking on ebay for a complete Kaleb Dark or chaos toilets?
You're at home here.
After last Sunday's model, I'm giving you another champion of Law today. I honestly don't know if this will be a tradition or something but for the time being I'm enjoying picking whatever chaos warrior or champion I have under hand to paint it like a servant of Law.
This one is kind of special to me. For many years of reading the pages of the Red catalogue, I've always known which models I wanted. Those familiar with my tastes will know Jes Goodwin's models have a special place in my heart and especially anything chaotic he made for the Realm of Chaos era.
The model above had always been one of the best for me, with a slender body and a very aggressive facial expression, a warrior showing malevolence and might without being ridiculously big or anything, just the perfect balance for me.
The best part of this is that my good friendSeán kindly offered the model to me when we met at BOYL 2014.
For about a year I've been thinking about how to paint it... painting it to integrate my regular chaos army was tempting but I just didn't want for it to be lost in a tide of other models and I didn't really want to paint it as a one shot that wouldn't be integrated in any other project.
It all made sense with that little project of making a Lawful warband arose !
With this project I can :
- paint cool Jes Goodwin models
- make a little break from sci-fi with fantasy models
- make a manageable small project in little time.
On top pf that every model will be fully visible since the warband will remain a small one (don't think I would exceed 10 models.
Painting wise I kept the exact same palette as for the first model and I even kept the fur pattern I had been advised. The eyes were given a glowing effect to represent the holyness of the champion and the shield was quickly decorated with similar patterns to those on his predecessor's.
The paintjob was quite a quick one, I prefered to get on with it quickly to just enjoy this little pleasure to get it done and see the warband growing rather than spend evenings. It's not perfect but I like the balance and the result/time spent is fine by me.
Here's a shot of the 2 guys next to each other. I really fancy the direction this band is taking and I cannot wait to explore more opportunities. I'll probably try to give them more exotic company like a beastman a daemon or wizards and all. I'll try to stick with Jes Goodwin chaotic models just for fun and to see if it works all the way !
I hope you like them, I enjoy making them at least ! To those who prefer the grim darkness of a far future, rest assured, you'l get some soon too ;)