Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Testing new flagellants

Back to the flagellants. I'll try to convert the models to add some diversity with respect to the first unit. Here, I've used some elements of the flagellant plastic sprue (scroll, skull and bones), and I've changed the initial flail for a kind of morning star (not totally convinced it's an improvement though).

For the painting job, I'm also trying to take into account some comments received on the first lot (too clean, too uniform), by staining the robes and adding some inscriptions. It takes time, so tell me if it's worth the effort or not :p (and the hair is still a nightmare to paint!)

I forgot to mention that John Carpenter's movie In the Mouth of Madness was a source of inspiration for the decorated robe :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Flagellants updated

I've already mentioned that I was not totally satisfied with my flagellants, the first unit I've painted for this army. A few weeks ago, I tried to correct a few things on them (hair, faces...) and removed the beggar and the warrior-priest to have an 8-man regiment, as indicated by the Warhammer Armies book.

I've also considered painting new details on them with reds, golds and violets to link them with the other units... but in the end, I gave up the idea: too much work! 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Swordsman #9

Back to the MM60 range for this new swordsman. Again, a real pleasure to paint :)

And the family shot:


Friday, March 31, 2017

Swordsman #8

Another unreleased warrior from Marauder Miniatures. He looks like a gladiator or a pit fighter, not totally fitting in an imperial army, but acceptable in a unit of mercenaries.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Swordsman #7

Another unreleased Marauder warrior (easy to find, compared to the previous one). Quite fun to paint :)

For the shield, Ive used once again the following illustration:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Swordsman #6

All right, back to the hired swords with this warrior from the MM60 range (reference F13).

Nothing much to say about the painting, except that I've used for the arms of the shield an illustration found in the Warhammer 3rd edition rulebook and signed by Chris Achilleos: Blood Royale or The King Must Die.

Seeing the final result, I realise that I should have drown the crown and the snake slightly bigger on the shield. Too late...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The jailer

Admittedly not the best sculpting job of the Marauder range, I think we can credit Trish Carden for this citizen miniature (MM62 CZ30). I've slightly converted it by replacing the dagger with a club and by adding a bunch of keys.

And the staff of St Quintus prison: