This was revealed by Duncan on Warhammer TV a little earlier today
Its a non-canonical blue gyrinx, the second ever 40k model of their psychic space cat…
…and its entertainingly similar in colour to my non-canonical blue gyrinx 🙂
The image comes from this video.
Disclaimer: the following post contains speculation, conjecture, monomania, egomania, ailurophilia, confirmation bias and wishful thinking.
I am keen on cats in real life. Im also keen on space cats in imaginary space life, such as the psychic gyrinx that featured in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader back in 1987.
A photo of the first one that I worked on, the imaginatively named “Paul”, the one painted in non-canonical blue, is the image that I use for my avatar on Facebook and forums etc.
This general enthusiasm for miniature space cats included, with the assistance of Axiom, buying the original piece of gyrinx art from the Rogue Trader rulebook, as seen below.
Here is the original of the illustration, yet to be framed.
Did I mention that I own it? Are you sure? Because I do. Own it that is. I own it.
Its safe to say that I am pleased to see the gyrinx coming back into the setting.
What particularly pleases me is that the gyrinx was previously always shown to be a ginger or orange colour. This was in fact codified in RT:
“A Gyrinx resembles a large cat, with very thick and fluffy ginger or orange fur and bright blue eyes”
Therefore I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I, through force of enthusiastic will alone, have in fact changed the canon of the 40k universe with regard to the colour of psychic space felines from ginger/orange to canonical blue.
How dare you! Everything that I said abo…
…well, I suppose it could be said that most of the evidence to back up my case could be corr…
… well, I mean that there simply cannot be that many other blue, pop culture feline references for the desig…
… fuck you Lying Cat.