|Relic Warden Stormcast by de Kouzes on Blog de Kouzes|
I actually found this model awhile ago, but man oh man is it cool. I haven't seen very many conversion of the Stormcast that alters their appearance this much but still retains the core ideas. I can definitely see this as being one of Sigmar's Stormhosts with their own theme and lore. They could be from Shyish and it would be perfectly fitting. The candles on his back are just plain cool, but I think my favorite part is actually the bones pinned to his shoulder guard.
The painting is great as well. I really like the color choices, it's not a color combination you see very often on the Stormcast. It's almost a quartered scheme, but with a heavier emphasis on the right arm. The painting is smooth and crisp with a definite 'Eavy Metal feel to it. The battle damage makes this guy look like he mean business, which is again, not something we see often on Stormcast. The only part of this that struck me as a bit odd is the base. I understand what they were going for, but I feel like it could have benefited from a bit more texture, or at least a different colored rim to help frame it all in. I would love to see an entire army painted up in this way. I think the opportunities for conversion and originality amongst the rest of the Stormcast line is just begging from this to be done. Imagine some Prosecutors done in a similarly gothic approach. As far as I know this is the only model that they have painted up in the way though.
Be sure to check out more views of the model on Blog de Kouzes, and show the artist some love if you like it.
Until next time,
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