II. The Cult of Serenity

Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the Emperor.

~ Lord Tal Kargan

 

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Low in the Spire, yet above the simple dwellings of the Hivers, lives Lord Tal Kargan. A man who walks amongst commoner and noble with equal ease. A man with a darkness hidden behind his easy smile. Tal Kargan is a master of assassins, cutthroats and killers.

 

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Where to begin?

Two miniatures were calling to me back to 40k. One is a miniature I made and finished some time ago. The other is a miniature I built a few months ago, but have yet to paint.

The first converted miniature I made, that I was truly and totally happy with (in fact really proud of), was this Death Cult assassin completed nearly two years ago.

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The idea of Imperial Death cults has always had a bit of a fascination for me. I can’t help feeling though that it really can’t be the case that all Death Cultists are lithe women in bodysuits. Cults need leaders. Leaders need bodyguards and servants. Cults must have priests and acolytes. Assassins, even fanatical Death Cult assassins, must have different favoured methods for making their kill.

So, the first group I’ll be working on for Medea Secundus will be the local Death Cult, The Cult of Serenity. Their leader Tal Kargan is this chap;

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One of those cases of a miniature which grew organically as I built him, leaving me not quite sure what I’d built. Well, now I know. He is Tal Kargan and Death sit on his shoulder.

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10 thoughts on “II. The Cult of Serenity

  1. Brilliant work! that death cult assassin is beautiful. I think I have seen it before (some-time in the past 2 years!).

    Kargan is brilliant also, he really makes as a death cult leader with that…. thing .. on his shoulder.

    Looking forward to seeing Kargan painted. 😉

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      1. Thanks. sometimes you know what or who you want to build and you try to figure out how to do it. With Kargan it was the other way round. The mini grew organically and I couldn’t decide for a long time, what he actually was. It was only when I saw the two miniatures together that I realised they actually work well together.

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  2. Such great stuff. Crisp and beautiful painting and converting. I’ve admired your work in DakkaDakka before a lot. Especially your take on creating small, interesting groups instead of huge armies really impressed me.

    Do you have any plans to do more Iron Hands? Would love to see Your take on Iron Father for example!

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    1. Thank you. I do like looking at other people’s big armies and I really admire the dedication it takes to paint one to a good standard. I just don’t have the perseverance to do that.

      There may be more Iron Hands in the future, never say never. If I can think of a new take on an Iron Father then I might give it a go one day.

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  3. Great stuff bud; Kargan looks ace and I enjoyed the description of the man. I’ve started a conversion using the Empire great sword legs with a Scion torso. I hadn’t thought of using the Skitarii arms, works very nicely.

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  4. ‘Ey up! I really love the way this is going; very inspiring stuff. As always, I’m extremely envious of your brilliant green stuff work.

    I think New Year New Thread is a great idea – it’s what I’ve needed to reignite the hobby embers.

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    1. Thanks mate. The hobby doldrums is a terrible thing. Before you know it, months have hone by and you haven’t even picked up a brush. The new year seems have a lot of people all fired up again though. I hope to see some more squats from you this year.

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