The box thing again?!
Welcome to another edition of What's in the box!
Previously on Kaiju Country I posted some images of a whimsical boxed project which I completed in a couple of evenings. Today's offering took considerably more effort and is back in the land of Warhammer 40,000 - specifically back on the subject of those naughty Drukhari flesh-smiths in The Hex Haemonculus Coven!
It can be said that I have a penchant for 'themed' armies and paraphernalia; rather than pursuing a competitive meta munching list, I prefer to build my projects around what excites me in the hobby and go from there.
I have always loved the Haemonculus Covens and what they represent. Twisted and sinister, these depraved flesh sculptors spend their unnaturally lengthened lives in search of the perfect form which they work towards with a horrendous amount of unnecessary surgery on less than willing patients!
To assist me in gathering my own experimental slaves, I put together a case. Presented as a Haemonculus' personal collection of instruments, it's a theatrical, but I think it really represents my own hobby obsessions as much as those of an imaginary evil-doer!
|The outside of the case - made to look as though it has been bound with the finest selection of skins...|
|The rear of the box - all of the strapping and strings were made with red thong to represent sinewy twine.|
|The binding 'human skin' is featured on the front and side facings, with black reptilian skin covering the larger three.|
|The box had to look like an exquisitely constructed case, incorporating grisly trophies such as flesh, bone and skins weaved into a functional object.|
|In this image, you can see that the fastening acts as a carry handle when passed through the hoop to the rear.|
|Once the fastening bone hook has been passed through the loop, it is drawn up to the lid as the box opens, acting as a stop to hold the case open.|
|Upon opening the case, you are presented with the decorative facial skin of a worthy adversary.|
|The next layer is simply the dice shaking tray located in the top left of the box|
|Under the tray sits the bulk of my gaming items seated within another layer of thick black EVA foam|
|The bottom layer of EVA foam with cut-outs for all of the items. The foam has been heat treated and coated for durability. Beneath that is red felt for a lovely plush finish - see, a torture chest can be snuggly!|
|First up is the hand made dice bag which contains some nice black and pink dice which I picked up online.|
|I was very pleased with the veiny patterning which I used to add some light detailing to all of the items, tying them together. By the time I'd finished the whole set, I was pretty damn good at adding veiny patterns to just about anything! :)|
|Coardboard dice box repainted to match the other items, containing some limited edition Games Workshop skull dice that I've had for years. They're some of my favourite ever dice; it's such a shame they hate me and always roll 1's!|
|A shaped cardboard box - lined with felt and painted to match the other items. This was a perfect fit for my Drukhari cards|
|The dice rolling tray was also a straightforward felt lined cardstock item. I always take a dice tray to play games as I hate it when stray dice take out miniatures...|