Saturday, October 15, 2016

Swordsman #4

Another Marauder MM60 fighter (F11). People who know the miniature will notice that I've painted fake edges on the shoulder pads: it makes the painting job way easier.

Still a lot to paint for this unit of mercenary swordsmen, and for the moment, I can't find any coherence in the colors chosen... painting dwarfs in chainmails was much simpler :(

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time Warped Wizards

For those (like me) who missed the Oldhammer week-end this summer, the formerly unreleased Empire wizards (see collecting Citadel Minis wiki) will be soon available.

Check this link for pre-order :)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swordsman #3

To tell the truth, I am not totally happy with the arms I have designed for the city of Pfeildorf, as I find my three arrow heads a little bit simplistic (or said differently: lazzy).

So, for my third swordsman, I've tried to push my limits a little bit further and looked for something more "imperial"... finally found in the 3rd Edition Warhammer Fantasy Armies book.

I have based the shield with VGC Bonewhite (on a white basecoat) and drafted the half eagle and the half checkered with The Army Painter Soft Tone ink.
Once done, I have redrawn the eagle with VMC Black Red 859 and filled it with VMC Cavalry Brown 982.
For the checkered part, I've used an intermediary black from the Andrea range, deepened with VMC Dark Sea Blue 898, and highlighted by adding Bonewhite to the base. For the white squares, I've used Soft Tone ink mixed with VMC Extra opaque Heavy Brown 153 for shadowing, and VMC Ivory 918 for highlighting. Et voilà!

The shield bearer (MM60 fighter F24):

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Waving at the train

Short update with a model I promised to paint a few months ago. Not my usual type as you can see, since it's for somebody who's in the model railroads hobby. 

The miniature is about 40 mm high... and to be honest not very well sculpted (I don't know the manufacturer).

Friday, September 2, 2016

Swordsman #2

I've tracked this model on eBay for several years and finally found two of them last June... (the second half the price the first one), which more or less triggered the beginning of the swordsmen unit.

So here is the MM60 fighter referenced F21:

PS. Don't expect new updates soon, this was the last model painted during the holydays :|

Swordsman #1

First piece of my next regiment, I'm postponing the halberdier thing and starts instead the painting of MM60 fighters holding swords. So, here is F26:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Militiamen #9 and #10

Two models painted during my summer vacation. The standard bearer is a slightly converted MM62 citizen: the flag comes from a high elf plastic sprue, ornemented by a gryphon originaly on top of a Marauder dwarf standard, and the left hand holding the sword comes from an Empire box (I think it's the Greatswords one).

The banner reflects my freed-hand skills ^_^ three arrow heads painted as regularly as possible...