|"All I ever wanted was the truth."|
The quickness of this reveal, also confirms the fact there is another sculptor tackling these Godlike figures. As Simon Egan was working on Fulgrim, it was suggested that others might start sculpting some of the Primarchs. And while I realized this was inevitable, as for them to all fall on Egan would have been a heavy burden, I did not think there was another sculptor that could match his talent. Before I saw Angron, I was skeptical that the Primarchs could really be done justice in model form. With Egan’s first masterpiece, I astounded and delighted that there was a sculptor talented enough to breath life into these legends without striping them from some of their magistry. I wanted all the Primarchs to get the same treatment, and the thought that Forgeworld might let another, someone like Mark Bedford, sculpt the Primarchs made me shudder.
|For his first Primarch, Edgar Skomorowski makes a strong impression with Lorgar.|
All of the previous Primarch figures have been quite unique, emphasizing different aspects of the Adeptus Astartes, and Lorgar is no different. The most notable departure from the other three is his location. Unlike Angron charging across charred Istvaan III, or Fulgrim and Ferrus locked in combat during the Dropsite Massacre, Lorgar is standing in a dusty temple, braziers at his feet. He is not in battle, and therefore, his pose is not a dynamic one. And while this is perhaps a little disappointing, it is not as big a loss as it might first seem. First, even though he is just standing still, he does not look stiff and awkward like some models out of GW, but rather holds a spark of life. His feet widespread, one slightly in front of the other, arms at his side, one free hand beckoning onlookers, and a heavy cape caught lightly by a circling breeze, commands attention and instills a sense of awe. Furthermore, perhaps a place of seclusion is more fitting for Lorgar, not quite the warrior as most of his brothers, but more of a philosopher and preacher, preferring to use words and charisma rather than blows and ferocity.
|This was the first cast of Lorgar, one that Mark Bedford quickly painted up before Games Day to display.|
|Horus! Finally a Primarch wearing terminator armor!|