Thursday, October 10, 2013

Velerefontis, a new project

Hello to everyone

After a long time I am able to get my free time together and pick up my brushes and glues again! There are literally (well not exactly but you get the idea! :P ) a ton of things waiting to be finished in my desks (see my last project of Karl Franz to get an idea) but I have decided to start on a brand new project, mainly because there is a modelism competition at the end of the month and I want to take part on it, but not entering something out of my existing collection. I would rather enter something new and I have exactly the entry I want in my mind ;)

I don't know how many of you are familliar with Greek Mythology. Its a magical place of myth and wonder and I had the idea of making something out of these myths as a project one day. And then browsing through the internets one day it struck me... the myth of Velerefontis slaying the mythical Chimera, click on the link if you are a greek reader or google it for more if you are not, I couldn't find a decent english text about this myth .. :/

The general concept of the myth is that Velerefontis, a greek hero. bestowed power from the Gods and most importantly, a magical beast, Pegasus which he used to kill a horrible beast, Chimera.

I wanted to use the gorgeous model of The Terror of Fortriu, for a long time now and I think that this is the perfect chance for me to do so. The other thing that I wanted to achieve with this piece is to create detachable bases for the models, so that I can use them for gaming purposes as well. Tough decision but I think that I will pull it through.

The Pegasus model is the one I had been preparing for Karl Franz, but now I think he will have Velerefontis ride him when Karl is sleeping :P I am still searching for the rider to be Velerefontis but I think I have something on my mind...

Here is my progress so far. More to come shortly, as I am struggling to finish this by the end of this month!

Hitting my inspiration decks are classical and mythical tunes!


  1. If you're looking for the myth in English, try "Bellerophon" instead of "Velerefontis".

  2. Thank you for the insight! I just used the greek word with latin alphabet, no wonder I couldn't find anything in English! :P