Thursday, July 28, 2011

2 WIP it Wednesday #12: Daemon Prince


The Wendigo...is a mythical creature appearing in the mythology of theAlgonquian people. It is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit which can transform into humans, or which could possess humans. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk, and the legend appears to have reinforced this practice as a taboo.

Wendigo psychosis is a culture-bound disorder which involves an intense craving for human flesh and the fear that one will turn into a cannibal. This once occurred frequently amongAlgonquian Native cultures, though has declined with the Native American urbanization" (provided by Wikipedia: Wendigo)
For The Ravenous, Renegade Space Wolves, they purposely indulge in cannabablistic behaviour in an attempt to be possessed by a Wendigo.  They first began this practice after their former Wolf Lord, Bran Bloodmaw, left them for dead on a planet engulfed in a warp storm.  With no supplies and surrounded by Warp infested Daemons, they were forced to eat their fallen brothers to survive.  Cases of possession began within a select few Grey Hunters which manifested itself into Wulfen like creatures.  Seen as a gift from the Blood God himself they envied those that he had marked.  Eventually the members of The Ravenous only craved human flesh and would rather go without eating if that is what it came to.  There were even a few instances where some became so consumed with their hunger that they ate themselves. The bulk of the members that are possessed end up being consumed by the warp itself and becoming mindless spawn.  Only one member has achieved the ultimate level of Wendigo psychosis to date. Since then the more and more members are displaying traits of a Wendigo.

I am actuall going to be stripping this model and rebasing it despite how it turned out.  The biggest reason for this is that I did not record how I painted the skin on him as it is the same recipe I planned on painting my Fenris Wolves/Lesser Daemons.  The second reason is that I need this model to be unpainted for The Independent Characters Hobby Challenge which requires 1850 points of unpainted models.  The reason for the rebasing is two fold.  First I was not happy with how delicate the cork was. Simply touching it result in it crumbling away.  Second I have applied hot glue to create a lava flow effect which does not work with blending this army in with its' Space Wolves counterpart.  With this being the goal I will need to base not just this model but all of the models with slate.  I have actually finished basing this model but was unable to take any pics as the glue was still drying.  

2 comments:

  1. Pretty damn sweet looking and I love cannibalism haha.

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  2. I always have a hunger to delve into the fantasy line where there are some killer models. Glad you enjoyed.

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