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.
I suppose I don't have to tell any of you what happened in Orlando recently so I've just felt the urge to let my brushes drain the frustration away. Just yesterday again, a cop's family has been shot down so I could just as well have picked an arbite or a Judge from Judge Dredd I guess.
This was a rainbow warrior I chose to paint though.
Why the rainbow ? Well that's just the symbol of a community that has suffered its share.
Now the rainbow warriors are also an iconic chapter in Rogue Trader so I thought it was quite the occasion. I first started painting my marine in a superbly blended style with a pristine armour but then realised that marines and especially the rainbow flavour have to withstand a lot of shit so it made more sense to have him all weathered and battle worn.
You can see I tried to stick to the original iconography as much as I could and I even painted the little symbol meaning he's supposed to carry a bolter.
The model was built and painted in 2 sessions which is quite unusual for me (I imply hate working on a single project). Here's what I had after a couple of hours, starting from loose bits :
I just love plastic beakies and how they look like they want to go to the loo...
I find I've overdone the battle damage as for once it's not meant to hide the crudeness of what's beneath but hey, the model's done and looks alright I suppose...
So here it is, Sergent Pride of the Rainbow Warriors, I won't soothe anyone significantly and it won't change much to the fact that more people will get their lives wrecked by others but in such times, creating even the most humble forms of bonds seems like a duty.