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    Default Raiders of the Lost Light

    Hi all,
    I just added my latest diorama after a longer pause.

    It was a rather straight forward build, using Hirst Arts molds to create the temple and then I sued mainly Grey Knights and two Terminators form Space Hulk for the Chrimson Guardians, while the Orks are pretty vanilla.
    The fluff to the image is:
    The Carp'A San - Raiders of the Lost Light
    Raiders of the Lost Light is a diorama depicting the dramatic moments of the recovery of the Sacred Light of Jerusalem.
    The Sacred Light of Jerusalem is one of the 13 sacred items of the Ka'An, which can be used in a complex rite to resurrect and revive the Emperors body, freeing him from the Golden Throne.
    The Sacred Light of Jerusalem was forgotten many centuries ago and lost in time. It is believed that it was last held in a sanctuary on Persifas 3 in the Palagam system.
    Here it was guarded by the **CENSORED** Chapter of the Space Marines. During the great Waaagh of Ork Boss Cham Bamm-Bumm the entire planet was ransacked and devastated. The Marines fought a valiant battle, but in the end the planet was lost.
    A small contingent of the **CENSORED** was able to defend the Sacred Light of Jerusalem, but the survivors were too weak to leave the remains of the sanctuary and so the Carp'a-San, as it was also called, vanished in the maelstrom of time.
    According to the legend of Ka'An, he who can gather the 13 sacred items and combines them in a complicated rite of utter complexity will gain the power to heal and revive any corpus, be it merely human or even divine, and bring it eternal youth and vitality. So Chief Librarian Zastavus and the Supreme Grand Master of the **CENSORED** (OX) send their companies on the hunt for these items time and again.
    Recent events and encounters seem to indicate that other races are also aware of the legend of Ka’An and seek to rein its power. So the treasure hunt of the Officium **CENSORED** has now become a race and Chief Librarian Zastavus has called his forces to Operation “Ultima Preces” in which they are to find the remaining artifacts at even greater speed.
    Latest reports indicate that a large contingent of Crimson Guardians under Captain Senoj has landed on Persifas 3. Maybe here the Crimson Guardians can find the Carp'A San, the Sacred Light of Jerusalem, one of the few remaining items of the legend of Ka’An.
    Unknown to Senoj and the Marines a large group of Orks landed on the other side of Persifas 3 and is also on the hunt for the Carp'A San, or the 'Elluffazapp as the Orks call it.
    The diorama captures the moment Senoj discovers the Sacred Light - just as the Orks storm the sanctuary...
    Vicious hand-to-hand fighting and murderous Bolter fire erupts.

    I first painted the entire scene with rather de-saturated colors

    and then added the light effects

    and finally adding the spider webs

    Using crackle medium sprayed with the airbrush.

    I'm pretty pleased with the result and the "ordering" that I achieved with the light effects, sorting the scene into 3 main groups.
    In the background, lit by moonlight (or rather cold blue-ish light) the throne scene with the artefact, then the central frie groups, emphasized by the muzzle flashes and providing the primary light, and last not least the attacking mob, backlit by red-ish light (probably indicating more carnage and fire the orks created on their way in).

    Prior to the light effects everything looked a lot more chaotic.
    So, what do you think?
    Thanks for commenting, thanks for voting

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    Hiya Klaus!

    I agree, once you added the lighting effect, the focal points really popped out.

    Pretty epic!

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    Thank you supervike!
    Well appreciated

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