Monday, 11 June 2012

Cthonian

Well I totally failed to get anything posted on here over the weekend - sorry! We were at the Golem painting day on Saturday - I was teaching people the mysteries of two brush blending! It was a great fun day (if tiring), so thanks to everyone who came. Then I spent all day Sunday catching up on all the things I didn't do on Saturday...

Proper post today though. We're going to look at one of the new miniatures that is going in Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster - the Cthonian.

Phase 5 Strain are unique creatures - characters for the Strain really, so there is just one Cthonian.

Here is the SolCom scientific report on it -


Phase 5 Exo-form – Cthonian
A massive conglomeration of evolved bio-mass combined with a powered armour carapace. The outer shell is a fully functional exoskeleton wrapped around a squid-like body composed of extremely resilient tissue. Capable of regenerating damage with dark matter conversion, this creature is nearly impossible to kill without the use of high output energy weapons. In addition to its defensive capabilities, the creature is armed with a gravitic beam weapon and a lethal nano-weapon capable of mutating a living target almost instantly.

In addition the Cthonian also seems to be able to exert the same empathic influence on infected subjects as the Grendlr.

At its core is a bio-organic computer, containing an amalgam of the Firebrand Cthon AI and ancient nano-spore techno-directives. Recovery of this system is of prime importance in understanding this outbreak.

And the concept from Roberto Cirillo -


Finally the painted version of the sculpt (which is by Kev White) -


Hope you like it!

mike


4 comments:

Chris said...

That's now my favourite model in the Strain range. Great work. I love the mottling on the carapace.

Voidsign said...

It is a beautiful figure, You guys are really doing yourselves proud with Sedition Wars.

My little gaming group can't wait to get hold of this. And we've all pledged ^.^

Keep up the excellent work.

-Voidsign-

David said...

Very very cool model. My new favorite in the Strain range. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Am I right in thinking that in the concept, the top two pictures show just the organic parts of the Cthonian, and the new bits in the bottom two pictures are all mechanical augmentations?

David said...

Also, is there any chance of a short article on how Ali painted the mottled texture on the chitinous bits?