Welcome to the Flaming Faggot

Callovia is called "the boundless empire" yet you have managed to find its northern border - a notorious roadhouse deep within the Madrasan Marches on the edge of the wilds of Llanvirnesse. The sign above the door reads "Flaming Faggot," which would suggest a cozy, homey inn with fresh biscuits served at teatime if not for the severed troll heads mounted on pikes at the gate.

As you cross the threshold the raucous din quiets momentarily as all eyes dart to the door and calloused hands drop instinctively to well-worn sword hilts. The threat, instantly assessed, is dismissed and roadhouse patrons go about their business hardly missing a beat.

Grim, hard-eyed men huddle around tables in close conversation thick with conspiracy; caravan guards gamble away their earnings; Caemric rangers sit close to the fireplace cooking the damp of the Black Annis from their clothes as they warm their innards with Red Dragon Ale; minstrels play and buxom wenches dance for the pleasure of men who pay them little attention - until they need a companion to warm their bed.

As you approach the bar, a huge, bald barman with a greatsword slung across his back slides a mug of freshly-pulled ale towards you, its frothy head dripping over the rim.

"Pull up a seat, lad," he says, "and let me tell you a tale of high adventure."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dragon Princes of Caledor

I've been spending most of the last two weeks painting up a unit of Warhammer High Elf Dragon Princes of Caledor for the GW Winnipeg store's display case.  The set will be released on October 2nd, so here's a sneak peak:


The level of detail in these sculpts is amazing and they were a great deal of fun to paint, though very time consuming - especially the standard bearer, because free-handing the dragon was pretty fiddly.

5 comments:

migellito said...

Nice job Sean! Start getting your Golden Goblin entry ready :)

Shane Mangus said...

Excellent work, sir!

John said...

Wow they look great. After being a Warhammer Fantasy RPG fan for a long time, I just recently took the plunge with the Skull Pass set and the Orcs & Goblins set. Hopefully when I'm done with both, mine can come within 50% of how good your models look.

nykster said...

VERY impressive paint job Sean. Mark had e-mailed me asking if I would like to paint the Lion Guard (or something like that), but I couldn't get a hold of him. By the time I did, it was too late.
While I am a decent painter, i'm not very fast and there just wasn't enough time for me to finish them.
Oh well, maybe next time.

Sean Robson said...

Thanks guys!

@John: now is a great time to jump into Warhammer with the new edition just out. They've made so many advances with casting in plastic in the last few years that the models are cheaper and better looking than ever before. I hope you have fun painting up your orcs and goblins!

@Nykster: yeah, there is always a time crunch painting for GW; they usually need to have the models on display well before the release and there isn't a lot of lead time, so painting fast is vital.