Thursday, November 19, 2009

Malus Darkblade

This is my version of Malus Darkblade in 28mm scale for Warhammer Fantasy. The figure started out as a simple conversion created from pieces of Warhammer Dark Elves Corsairs. I had always in mind the fantastic illustration from the cover of the book ‘Malus Darkblade’, and as the conversion progressed, I knew I would have to do some serious modelling to achieve my expectations. Therefore, in the end is nearly a scratch built model, with only the hands, the sword, and back part of the torso being plastic parts. The figure won bronze in Single Fantasy on Golden Demon Spain 2009.

For those of you who do not know Malus Darkblade, I will tell you that he is a Dark Elf Noble of evil renown in the Warhammer Fantasy world. Malus was possessed by a Daemon called Tz’arkan. His quest to rid himself of this Daemon is legendary. At one point he succeeded although it cost him his own soul. It took many years after that to track down the Daemon again and win his soul back, only to have Tz’arkan imprisoned inside him again.

When leading his armies to war, Malus rides his famous Cold One steed called Spite and wields the fearsome Warpsword of Khaine. He is a very dark character; he can summon Tz’arkan and allow him to control his own actions to become more powerful. This is great risk though, as while possessed by Tz'arkan he can attack his own troops as well as enemies.

The darkness of Malus inspired me in one of my darkest times to paint in cold and deadly colours, reflecting my mood at that moment. I want to thank all of my friends for their support, specially Elias Alonso (Morsi) for all his help and for collaborating on this figure.

I hope you like it, and as always, comments are very welcome!

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Behind the scenes: Malus Darkblade (Green) Step by Step

Friday, November 13, 2009

Golden Demons 2010 first news

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Tickets for Golden Demon Spain 2009 were out on sale by November last year, and we knew it would be in Madrid. But this year we know nothing for sure. That's why people start to wonder about Golden Demon Spain 2010. Well, rumours start to bloom about the date of this contest. They say it is going to be held at Palacio de Congresos de la Casa de Campo in Madrid on the 4th of July. Indeed, these are not confirmed news, but the information comes from very well informed sources, and you know what they say, where there's smoke...

Concerning the international scene, we know for sure that Games Day / Golden Demon France will be held in Paris on April 18. And we also have to say that our colleagues on the other side of the Atlantic have decided to reunite all their Games Days (4 specifically, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore and Los Angeles) and will hold a single event in the US. It is said to be in Washington and in August, although this is not confirmed yet. The problem with the dates is that Golden Demon USA will coincide with Golden Demon Germany which is celebrated always on the same month.

So let's start planning entries for 2010! I must warn you, it is going to be my year!! :P