Back in March Axoim via the Oldhammer forum came up with the idea of running a challenge where people would paint a single model under a common theme and then the entire collection of figures would be awarded randomly to one of the participants. The theme was basically a force of multi-racial lawful warriors sworn to seek out and destroy the forces of chaos. The name for this warband, “The Dogs of Law”.
I duly volunteered to paint up a Slann for this, someone gotta represent for the frog people, can’t have the dry skins getting all the glory!
The simple approach would be to just paint up a suitable Slann model from my collection but being me I can’t just take a simple approach, ideas come and demand expression or they will just bounce around in my head irritatingly for years. The idea which appealed to me the most was one rooted firmly in proper Warhammer cannon.
Antiriad is a corruption of Anti-Rad suit
The Slann of the Warhammer world are the remnants of a once mighty spacefaring species and so I wanted to create a character which gives a tip of the hat to all that jazz. There were a couple of notable influences on this, Homer Simpson and the old computer game The Sacred Armour of Antiriad.
In rod we trust
So that leads to this chap who is based off an old Eagle Warrior from 3rd Edition Warhammer:
Slann Power Suit Conversion
Side and rear detail
“Moixa’remoh was once a humble servant of the Temple of the Moon at a time when the temple was set upon by raiders, devoted to the chaos god Tzeentch. During the course of the battle a great miscast of magical energies by the chaotic sorcerers directed at the temple had the curious effect of reactivating the warp reactor of an artefact of incalculable age. As a high Slann artefact, it was much more than a mere machine. The suit was symbiotic, autonomous and intelligent and aware of the impending threat. It reached out to the closest Slann mind, the mind of the servant Moixa’remoh who was drawn to it, and into it, bonding with the spirit of the suit. A new prime operational directive was instated, enforce order, annihilate chaos…”
The Armour of the Moon
The colour choice for this one was to be more or less limited to olive and bone. I wanted the suit to look ancient so I used a good deal of weathering on it with the exception of the mysterious glowing green weapons, the gold visor and the edge where the visor would have been clamped shut for aeons.
It is a space suit after all 🙂
Now don’t forget who’s planet this is!