Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Well the Sons of Sek got finished right under the wire. The GT was a blast and I'll have full coverage by this weekend. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Uber Daemons Part I - Zarakynel, Bringer of Torments

Over the last couple of years, I purchased the 3 Forge World Greater Daemons, though I like to call them Uber Daemons.

Zarakynel was my first FW piece, and I was a little intimidated to work on her. I started putting her together and almost had a nervous breakdown trying to put the spikes on. Fortunately, Dan Stoltz, who we call the Dark Mechanicus around Imperial Outpost Games, stepped up and spiked her for me. I should have realized that this was an indication of her cursedness; she truly is a bringer of torment.

In the summer of 2006, I ran a 40k escalation league at IOG to coincide with the Medusa Campaign. I decided to get my Emperor's Children painted, including Zarakynel. My brother (14 at the time) was visiting from New Mexico. He walked in with a 64 0z. soda and... dropped it on her head. I had been flying through the Emperor's Children, but once this happened, I lost all interest in working on them and her. She got shelved.

Finally, she came back out in preparation for the 2007 Vegas Grand Tournament. She was a blast to paint... after I put her back together. Actually, I left the dreadlocks separate until they and she were painted, then I pinned them on.

A couple of months ago, I was driving up to Phoenix. Zarakynel was with in the car with me. I used to transport her by placing her in a plastic bag, which hung from the hook in my back seat. Sounds ghetto but worked surprisingly well, considering all of her appendages, spikes, etc. She survived the trip to Vegas this way, and a number of other trips to Phoenix. But now, I had several suitcases and other bags in the backseat, and some bag got dislodged and bumped into Zarakynel. Her hand broke in several pieces and her sword was severely bent. She's fixed now, and rides in style in a cushioned tupperware container.

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Current Progress on the Sons of Sek

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek
Sept. 5th, 2008 - They were finished literally at the table before the first round began.