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Germany

Thanks a lot!
   
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Germany

“Those heretics will soon taste our steel. Deus Imperator vult, Sisters!” – Crusader Captain Maria de Moriet

Countless Crusader Houses exist across the Empire. Unlike the Sisters of the Adepta Sororitas, who are orphans raised by the Ecclesiarchy, the Crusaders of the Sisterhood of the Crimson Linen are without exception highborn daughters of nobles, who voluntarily traded the extravagant luxury of their decadent families for a simple life of asceticism, piety and merciless bloodshed in the name of the Emperor. Just as these armswomen admire the Adeptus Sororitas for their zeal, they are themselves respected by the Sisters of Battle for their unbreakable dedication and close combat proficiency.







Felt like building Crusaders to run along with my Order of the Cleansing Blade. Female Crusaders such as the Sisters of the Silvered Sphinx or Cassara Novia. The old two official models may be rather static, but I think such a stoic, space-saracan-awaiting pose fits Crusaders well, so I tried to keep that feel. What I like the most about the old Crusader models, though, are the hooded bathrobes. Immediately felt connected to them. I mean, who doesn’t like wearing them all day? Of course my custom Crusaders had to have hooded bathrobes, too.

Made from Brown Stuff and Magic Sculpt with press molds from Geminae, Celestine, Sisters of Silence, the Eldar Ranger and Missionary from Blackstone Fortress, faces/hair of Prodos Crusaders, shields of Raging Heroes Knights of the Chalice and last not least the back of the robes of a GW Crusader and some of their inquisition signs.
   
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Yes the robes!
Not enough robes in 40K universe I feel.
Goof job on the sculpts because, for my battle priest I contemplated the robe being red, tan, raw-umber, or black. Ended up going with black because the surface of my sculpt was not smooth enough to receive white, tan, or red colors.
I love the FirstBorn / High Noble origins. That is a devotion of choose and not circumstance. And the (hero) poses do reflect the concept of nobility and solidity quite well.

"Suffer not the Heretic" !
   
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Germany

There are no uneven surfaces on robes, that's just some minor battle damage.
Seriously, from the pictures I think the robes of your priest are very good and could have been painted in whatever color you like. They look good in black, though.

Took me also some time to decide on the robes of the Crusaders. At first I wanted to make them black like most Crusader robes in official and fanmade art are, but I also wanted some red cloth on the models and I really like painting red robes, so I went for red robes in the end.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Beautiful work there Max Moray.

Cheers,

CB


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Germany

Thanks, Captain Brown!
   
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UK

This is next level stuff. The proportions and posiing is excellent.
Do you plan on covering all units in the codex?

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Thanks, NotVaughan!

Honestly, I don't plan that much on that project at all. The ones I like the most were rather spontaneous ideas I followed through, while some planned Sisters are still unfinished, because at some point I wanted to do something else.

I think I already got enough Sisters for a Kill Team, I don't know if I will really make an entire 40K army from putty. I'm still motivated, though.

That said, I don't know if I will cover all codex units, it's well possible. I make them mostly for the fun of making them. Playing with them is secondary.
   
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SoCal, USA!

I would love to see your take on an Arco-Flagellant and Death Cult Assassin.

   
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Germany

Well, currently I can only offer you my take on a Canoness. Had a number of Canoness plans, but she’s a good example for a rather spontaneous mini, which defied all those plans. Good thing is an order can (and should) have more than one Canoness, so I can still add a different one in the future. For now I wanted a very tough and a little battle torn warrior type of Canoness. Please meet Alessa.

“Understand Sisters, faith can cut as sharply as any blade, so our minds and hearts shall and must be red and bloody just as our blades.” – Canoness Alessa of the Order of the Cleansing Blade

Alessa served the Order of the Cleansing Blade for more than two decades as the Sister Superior of a Seraphim squad when she was elevated to the position of a Battle Canoness. Her favored weapons are the infamous power lance Longinetta and a master crafted bolter named Breka. Her equipment is decorated with the skulls of long gone pious warriors serving the cause of the Emperor even after their death. Her pet cherub Lucky supports her in battle and will gnaw on the ankles of any fiend foolish enough to approach her. Alessa is always found where battle is toughest, preferably leading deepstrikes into enemy territory. Recently, some young adepts of the Administratum voiced the opinion that jump packs should no longer be appropriate for a Sororitas with the high rank of a Canoness. Alessa however does not seem to care a whit about such blasphemous ramblings.





Scratch built with Brown Stuff, Magic Sculpt, a nail and eggshells from more than two dozen parts with detail press molds from metal Celestine (cherub), metal canoness (sword, incense thingy), plastic Celestine & Geminae (legs, backpack, shoulder pads), Sisters of Silence (fur pattern), Veridyan (chest plate), metal imagifier (rear tip of Longinetta), Greyfax (face (sort of) and hand) and probably some parts I forgot. Longinetta is a reference to the "real" Lance of Longinius. Therefore, a real nail had to be used in the lance.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Oh, I like her very much!

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I've really been enjoying your work and meant to post something long before this. It wasn't until I backtracked and read everything from Item 1, Page 1 forward that I realized you were casting and fabricating your own figures, albeit as composites from a myriad of sources plus your own brown- and greenstuff work.

All I can say is: extremely well done! The poses are realistic, the articulation is terrific, the proportions are perfect. The figures attract visual interest as individuals and in groups are very distinctive. Frankly, GW would be lucky to be able to hire you in as a figure designer- especially to help with some long overdue modernizations for the Sisters of Battle range.

I look forward to following along as you introduce more pieces.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Been seeing your stuff in the Gallery - tremendous. I also didn't realize how much of it was original.

Really good work bringing everything together on these.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

More very nice work Max Moray.

Cheers,

CB


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Been Around the Block





Germany

JohnHwangDD wrote:Oh, I like her very much!

Meer_Cat wrote:I've really been enjoying your work and meant to post something long before this. It wasn't until I backtracked and read everything from Item 1, Page 1 forward that I realized you were casting and fabricating your own figures, albeit as composites from a myriad of sources plus your own brown- and greenstuff work.

All I can say is: extremely well done! The poses are realistic, the articulation is terrific, the proportions are perfect. The figures attract visual interest as individuals and in groups are very distinctive.

kestral wrote:Been seeing your stuff in the Gallery - tremendous. I also didn't realize how much of it was original.

Really good work bringing everything together on these.

Captain Brown wrote:More very nice work Max Moray.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks a lot, guys! Glad you like them!


Meer_Cat wrote:Frankly, GW would be lucky to be able to hire you in as a figure designer- especially to help with some long overdue modernizations for the Sisters of Battle range.

I look forward to following along as you introduce more pieces.


While this sounds like fun, I hope GW do it a lot better than a hobbyist with press moulds and epoxy putty. I like quite a number of releases from the last years (SoS, Escher...) and I love the plastic Celestine and Geminae, which I took as my main source. Actually, I also hope they have their designs done already if they want a release this year.



   
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“Their blood is my offering. Their last breath is my prayer. Their death is my faith.” – Death Cult Assassin Sonexa of the Temple of Xoss

For my first death cult assassin I had to use something of Knosso Prond as the latest official death cult assassin release, but the head had to be all different (I wanted a face to paint) as well as the pose. As weapons I made tonfa blades… and the hair had to be some kind of dreads of which I am not sure if they are hair or mechanic parts. Made with Brown Stuff and Magic-Sculpt as well as very little Green Stuff. Detail press molds from Rythali-in (chestplate), Jailbirds (face, legs), Knosso (arms) and Veridyan (skull knees).
   
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Your skill at fabricating completely convincing minis from a variety of sources is amazing.
   
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SoCal, USA!

OK, I really like that DCA - fantastic work!

   
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youwashock wrote:Your skill at fabricating completely convincing minis from a variety of sources is amazing.


Thanks, youwashock. Some of these parts just belong together.

JohnHwangDD wrote:OK, I really like that DCA - fantastic work!


Thanks for the suggestion to make DCA. Was/is fun.
   
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For this death cult assassin (2/3) I started with Knosso Prond. Again head (now a face from a Prodos crusader) and pose had to be changed, as weapons I built more tonfa blades and the hair had to be dreads. Made of Brown Stuff, Magic-Sculpt, very little green stuff and using press molds for details. Edit: wrong pic, Edit2: Didn't like the red legs...



For my third death cult assassin I also started with Knosso Prond using detail press molds, but went for a different pose and head. Left hand was made with a press mold from a Jailbird. Made of Brown Stuff, Magic-Sculpt and very little green stuff.

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“Their blood is my offering. Their last breath is my prayer. Their death is my faith.” – Death Cult Assassin Sonexa of the Temple of Xoss

The Temple of Xoss is an ancient death cult dating back several millennia. Nevertheless it was frowned upon by the ecclesiarchy due to its lack of hymnals and its questionable obsession with the blood of their enemies. With the beginning of the Sorex incursion countless Khornate cults rose on the moons of the namesake planet, entire guard and pdf regiments turned traitor and it was expected that the Temple of Xoss too would now reveal its true nature as a cult of the ruinous powers. But this forecast proved wrong. Not one of the Death Cultists turned to Chaos. When the traitor forces were about to overwhelm a contingent of the Adepta Sororitas, it was the three Mistress Assassins of Temple of Xoss, who eliminated twelve fearsome leaders of the Chaos hordes and lost their own lives in this suicidal mission. It was only their pious sacrifice, which allowed the Sisters of Battle to defeat und finally purge the superior traitor forces. Since that day the devotion and loyalty of the Death Cult Assassins of the Temple of Xoss have never been called in question again.
   
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"Here we bloody well are, and here we bloody well stay. Hold the line, Sisters!" – Sister Superior Vassina

Scratch built a squad of Heavy Bolter Retributors encouraged by their leader. Rending Retributors once were a major threat on the battlefield, but the variability of the model(s) was rather limited. Wanted to give mine different and more defensive poses compared to my storming Dominions. Used Brown Stuff, Magic-Sculpt, Green Stuff (for the belts) and press molds for details from Celestine and her Geminae as well as Raging Heroes’ Cruz, which I like so much I had to copy the pose and the gun (modified). The Storm Bolter of the Sister Superior is my own design mix, which I also used for my converted Geminae.

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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 Max Moray wrote:
“Their blood is my offering. Their last breath is my prayer. Their death is my faith.” – Death Cult Assassin Sonexa of the Temple of Xoss
Love this pack of assassins, great redesign and execution

Lots of nice custom Sisters stuff throughout the blog, well done

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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Germany

Thanks a lot, Boss Salvage!
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Very nice, this latest lot. The posing is very dynamic and surprisingly non-standard. Again I say, you should be designing for the masses!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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 Meer_Cat wrote:
Very nice, this latest lot. The posing is very dynamic and surprisingly non-standard. Again I say, you should be designing for the masses!


Thank you very much for the encouragement, Meer_Cat !
   
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“Have to fly closer! I want to hit them with my sword” - Sister Sabina on her Artemis Pattern Jetbike.

The bike was built by Jeston, a young Mechanicus Tech-Priest, who had developed romantic and therefore inappropriate feelings for the Dominion Sabina. He used spare Dawneagle parts found by the Order of the Cleansing Blade in what appeared to be the remains of a lost Custodes expedition. Tragically, Jeston died after finishing his masterpiece, saving his love interest’s life by throwing himself into the screaming Chainsword of a charging Chaos Space Marine. Although his feelings had never been answered, his skull holding a rose is now part of the bike. Even though Sabina proved her worth without hesitation using the Jetbike to obliterate several Traitor Marines singlehandedly, her Canoness declared that such a mighty weapon does not belong in the hands of a Dominion. Consequently, she raised Sabina to the rank of a Celestian.

I used this picture by Daniel Brewer as inspiration: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QQymr

The Custodes Jetbike underwent some severe modifications. The back had to be much flatter. Then, the engine went from the front to the back. All original five wings were omitted, instead two larger wing tips from a model plane (Revell Tupolev) were added. I made the front much slimmer to give the bike kind of a waist line and a more elegant look. Out of the frontal air intake I made two lateral ones. Also changed the weaponry: the Artemis is equipped with a frontal Tornado Bolter (basically 1.5 Storm Bolters or 1/2 Hurricane Bolter) and below the eagle a Multi Melta for proper purging. The new arched hood was cast from the back of a toy dolphin.

Sabina’s details are mostly from the plastic Celestine and friends set (Brown stuff, Green Stuff and Magic Sculpt with press molds for details), a modified Sisters of Silence sword and a modified Prodos face.




   
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SoCal, USA!

Oh wow, that bike is amazing. Kudos!

   
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Germany

Thanks, John!
   
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"Fight, and the God Emperor will fight through you." - Canoness Josepha Evangeline

Scratch built me a Canoness with the Blade of Admonition for the Order of the Cleansing Blade. Was a rather spontaneous idea. The backpack is modified from the metal canoness. The helmet is modified from the immolator sprue with a skulled fleur copied from a metal Seraphim Superior over a modified Geminae breast plate. Skull boobs from Veridyan (like my other Canonesses). Face was modified from Prodos.
   
 
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