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...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Flagellant #11

First violation of my "Marauder only" rule, you probably saw it coming if you read my previous posts: OK, it's not from the MM65 range, but it was still designed by Aly Morrison :)

This model will complement my initial regiment of fanatics... or initiate a new one? still unsure. I owe this flagellant to the kindness of Chris, who sent it to me after reading my efforts to gather Aly Morrison's production. Thanks again Chris!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Looking for Aly Morrison's model (part 2)

White Dwarf 92 (1987)

Now, back to the picture of F2 fighters released in White Dwarf 92, and let's try to find additional members of Aly's family:

Militia Man and Gaston Spearer

Halberdier and Maximillian the Brave
Imperial pistolier and Georg Lightfoot
Altdorf Captain and Altdorf Infantry

Bernard Swiftbolt and Tielan crossbowman

Mercenary Captain and Altdorf Axeman

Mercenary Swordsman and Mercenary Axeman

Ostland Irregular and Altdorf Seargent

Rupert of Marienburg and Germinus Hero Captain
Sir Crispen of Talabheim and anonymous C01 Fighter (picture from CcmWiki)

Well, that's it, we have identified a good part of Aly's fighters, indistinctly attributed to Aly and Trish Morrison in White Dwarf 87:

White Dwarf 87 - The Stuff of Legends
Now, based on the Militia pages in the 1991 Red Catalogue, which credits Aly Morrison and the Perry twins for the miniature design, we know that the green dotted Enrico Boldlance (Halberd 7), the Gunnery captain (Mace) and the Arquebusier (Arquebus) were also designed by Aly Morrison...

... which leaves us with Rombustus Sellsword, the Mercenary crossbowman, Ernst Stoutheart and Astol the Archer:
Given the face of these models, plus the dynamic pose of Rombustus, the crossbowman and the archer, there is little doubt that they were sculpted by Aly Morrison!

Let's check again the militia pages of the Red Catalogue and compare them to the Dogs of War page from the 1988 Citadel Miniatures Catalogue, crediting Aly and Trish Morrison as the designers of the whole range. The purple dots designate the models found in common in both catalogues, wich allows attributing them to Aly Morrison.

Now playing  the "Game of Clones", the following miniatures can also be assumed to be designed by Aly Morrison:

which leaves us with the following models without a sculptor's name to put on:
Well, if you have any information, feel free to share :)