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:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

St Quintus executionner

You've seen the converted model before, here it is now with some colours. A lot of black here, because I wanted to hide these ugly furred boots. And I should have spent more time on the flesh tones...

The result is a little bit monotonous I'm afraid, even if I tried to paint the severed heads with blue, green and purple tones.

With the warden of St Quintus prison:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Marauder unreleased warrior #1

To conclude this last set of militiamen, a roman legionnaire, lost in the Old World. The model is an unreleased warrior from the Marauder Miniatures range, most likely scupted by Aly Morrison. A real pleasure to paint :)

And the complete set:

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Militiamen, again and again

It's the third (and hopefully the last!) time I paint these two MM62 models, slightly converted by changing the spearhead and adding a sword to CZ22 and by removing the dagger and giving a shield to CZ23.

The teapot design is an idea stolen to Gary Chalk (check Cadwallon Secrets Book 2) and illustrates the fact that sometimes, guilds can sponsor the equipment of their militiamen :) (here the Herbalists' guild).

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The treasurer and his secretary

I know, I know, two posts ago, I was annoucing the beginning of Pfeildorf's Watch, and now, I'm back with my old militia. The reason is simple: I've recently acquired an unreleased Marauder fighter equipped with a spear, and I couldn't but include him in the militia.

Hence this new citizen, assisted by a MM64 halfling (HL1), to lead a new rank of spearmen. The citizen is not from the Marauder range, as it was released to play the WFRP scenario Shadows Over Bögenhafen. But I'm pretty sure that this Teugen model was sculpted by Aly Morrison, and it will do the job in this Marauder army.

As for the halfling, I've replaced the fork by an imperial icon, and tried to sculpt a little tabard to bear the colors of his employer. In the end, I've opted for a reduced and simplified version of the militia's standard, considering that this late addition will represent the treasurer of the Guild House, rather than a new Guild Master.