Captain Karlaen was given the mission of extracting Planetary Governor Augustus Flax from Phodius. The Spawn of Cryptus wasn’t going to make this easy for the Blood Angels. Showcase photographs after the jump.
Captain Karlaen in a limited edition miniature, only available in the Deathstorm Boxset (which is a “while stocks last” product). The model is a multipart plastic kit and doesn’t include any additional parts or options.
With a minimal amount of tinkering you would be able to convert this model (head and weapon swaps)
The Captain is a character (unique) and gets his own data sheet in the Deathstorm campaign booklet. I think that is pretty awesome that you get a special character with his own rules. The Spawn of Cyprus is exactly the same, he isn’t a standard Broodlord.
Of course, you can use this model as a standard Captain in terminator armour if you wish, but the weapon load out isn’t the most effective.
Even though Karlaen is a 7ft tall Adepts Astartes clad in tactical dreadnought armour he looks absolutely tiny compared to the Spawn of Cryptus which is absolutely huge. His claws look like he could just shear off the Captain’s arms.
Death storm has really captured my imagination (as you can see by my recent cinematic like photography) and I’m itching to paint more from the set. What was the last hobby project you had that you loved working?
Also, your diorama photos rock! Keep up the good work my friend!
- From The Fang
Awesome painting as ever and far in excess of anything I could hope to achieve.
If I had to be critical I'd say it's a shame you've chosen a red scheme for the nids. On their own they look excellent but there's not enough contrast between them and the marines in the diorama.
It's the scheme of his own (amazingly spectacular) tyranid army do it only made sense to paint it that way even if they colours don't match as well.
Once I get a breather from the WIP projects piling up (hint: not anytime soon) I want to tackle the Space Hulk and Deathstorm kits at the same time to form kind of an assembly line of Blood Angels minis. It will be the first time I attempt their armor, so I'm looking forward to it. Thinking of using your recipe for them (such bright and lively reds really appeal to my eye!) with a little bit of NMM and blending involved. The Tyranids will be classic Space Hulk and Hivefleet Leviathan.
Hi ! Please can you describe how you painted red armour an purple gems on this very captain? I think it's slightly differs from the Space Hulk terminator from the last year's tutorial.
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I'm currently planning(?,!) on getting my Space Hulk game worked on. Love the game and love the new miniatures. Like I said before, with an all-in-one type of box sets, these add on armies are very attractive to me. Your participation in them gives me the incentive to get them and try them out. Thanks Garfy and the T.O.P. crew!