Monday 30 May 2011

The "Tinys" are Coming...

Tinalíya Sketch, by Faron Betchly

Faron sent me this preliminary sketch of the Tinalíya figures he has started working on. IIRC, we worked out that they should be 12mm tall to be in scale with our figures.

In the past I have always ignored the Tinalíya. For some reason I just never paid any attention to them. This year, however, I have begun to see their potential and I now rank them among my best liked of Tékumel's alien races. In a way they are like Hobbits - there is more to them than meets the eye...

Sunday 15 May 2011

The "Bloated Servitor"

Sculpted by Carolyn Bussey

Here is a picture of the Thunru'u casting (aka the Eater of Eyes, or "Bloated Servitor", as I have been calling it) with the base added by Jeff.

The Biridlú (aka the Mantle) is still being cast up.

Saturday 14 May 2011

Is it safe to come out now?

Well, it looks like Blogger might have stabilized finally and it's safe to post something without fear of it disappearing...

...not that I have much news to post anyhow.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Battle with the Hlutrgu

Jeff has sent me a work-in-progress picture of a battle between soldiers from the Legion of Lord Lángsha of Jaikalór and the Hlutrgu. It's taken with a camera rather than scanned because the full piece is too large to fit on his scanner.

It's not the finished product but I think it looks cool regardless! Personally I like seeing blog posts and articles where a step-by-step process is shown. There is just such an article about Joe Jusko (sp?) over on one of the comic book sites about how he did a recent painting of Dejah Thoris. If I can find my way back there I'll post a link.

Monday 9 May 2011

The Legion of Mirkitáni, Hero of Victories

7th Imperial Heavy Infantry

A pike-armed heavy infantry legion some 18 cohorts strong (400 men per cohort.) Two cohorts are also armed with bows. The legion is based on the Island of Vrá but had been stationed at Tumíssa before the recent Yán Kór war. During the war it was based at Khirgár and fought in the Western Theatre.

Concept Art by Jeff Dee

Sunday 8 May 2011

The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa

19th Imperial Medium Infantry

The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa is a relatively new legion (at the start of the Yán Kór war) that accepts only Aridáni woman into it's ranks. It is based at Chéne Hó in the North Western corner of the Empire.

In Tsolyánu women are generally kept as wards of their clans - good clan-girls, as they are called - unless they declare themselves Aridáni, which grants them the same rights and responsibilities as a man in Tsolyáni society. As clan-girls they are free from those responsibilities but have less freedom as a result.

More concept art by Jeff Dee.

Saturday 7 May 2011

The Legion of Lord Lángsha of Jaikalór

8th Imperial Medium Infantry

Jeff Dee just sent me this finished concept drawing of one of Tsolyánu's medium infantry legions: The Legion of Lord Lángsha of Jaikalór. This legion has not previously been illustrated before - at least, not in any Tékumel-related publication that I am aware of. Its arms are listed as two-handed axe and dagger. It is described as having a light visored helm and breastplate only. The brief painting guide at the back of the Tsolyáni army book hints at the helmet being plumed.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Tekumel Club Hacked? According to Google...

Apparently the Tekumel Club blog is giving a warning about Malware...I installed the ClusterMaps thingie yesterday (maybe that is the problem? I just deleted it as a test.)

Otherwise I can't see anything intrusive in the bits of the blog I have access to. I can ask blogger, I suppose. Do blogs get hacked? Wouldn't that mean that Blogger was hacked?

Tuesday 3 May 2011

And Continues...

More updates at the Tékumel Club page, in the various SHOP sections.

Monday 2 May 2011

Construction continues...

Spent some time this evening updating the Tékumel Club blog, which you can access via the Nexus Point in the right hand column.

Sunday 1 May 2011

Busy, Busy...

Waiting on Resin beasties...
Hlaka received but only partially sorted...
Tekumel Club blog page is part-way through it's redesign...
(Let me know if it's looking any easier to navigate/understand. It's not finished yet, of course!)

I am preparing for some house renovations - new furnace/air conditioner - which means I have to do a major re-organization of my basement area in order to provide access for the workmen.

Apologies for the delays...