The Beginning of House Kalevala – Part 1

With the arrival of the new Knight Codex, I was instantly intriqued by the thought of fielding an army of massive machines to combat various opponents. While I generally tend to align myself with the forces of Chaos, none of the Loyalist or Chaos Houses really did it for me so I decidedto make my own. House Kalevala was born.

Inspired by Finnish mythology, House Kalevala hails from a sub artic death world. The House name of Kalevala is actually the name of the Finnish Epic poem and is the folklore that I developed the house around.

The colors of House Kalevala are pale blue, gold yellow, red, and white. I envision the house and it’s knights to be very stark and not flashy by any means. The entire knight house will be painted in a Grim Dark scheme despite having brighter colors. After years of conflict with other houses, House Kalevala’s knights have little time for the luxury of embellishments to their mounts.

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CurrentlyI’m working on solidifying the basecoats of my first mount, Surma. In Finnish mythology, Surma is the guardian to the underworld of Tounela. Literally meaning ” violent death”, the mount lives up to its reputation when tracking down its pretty and dispatching it with its massive reaper chainfist or its lethal flame cannon.

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With the upper part of the carapace nearly done, I’ll go about tackling the rest of the plate armor tonight. I have much masking to do if I want to create knightly crests and other stoic iconography suitable for Surma.

Until next time, have a good one!

Jake

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