Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The watchmen of Mórrsfeld district

The last member of the Watch of Mórrsfeld district is the light bearer (remember that the Watch is actually the Guild of Lamplighters and Watchmen). The miniature was designed by Trish Morrison for the Citadel C46 range of villagers (really weird model) and modified to hold a standard.

I've re-used the portcullis design already painted on the shields of two watchmen, completed by two golden keys crossing above the motto of the company: "Lex Mea Lux", which can be translated by "the Law is my light".

On this second picture, the whole St Quintus family, plus one of the first test models painted for this army. I've slightly touched up the NMM on the executioner's shoulder pad, and finally glued the jailer on the same 40x40 base.

To tell the truth, I still don't know if the final unit will work as a whole, as each district is supposed to have a specific identity. We'll see that in the coming months...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chief Interrogator and Guards of St Quintus Prison

I've finally decided to complete the Guild of Lamplighters and Watchmen before starting anything new. As explained in a previous post, my intent is to work district by district and to paint three blocks of 9 watchmen each with a specific theme.

The first one is Mórrsfeld district, where you can find St. Quintus Prison. You've already met the Warden, the Executioner, and a jailer, it's time to introduce you Theobald Grimm, Chief Interrogator and Torturer of St. Quintus, flanked by two guards.

The two watchmen are Marauder Miniatures from the MM60 Fighters range. I'm not totally convinced by the one on the right, but a collection is a collection, and I have to paint them all. For Theobald, I've used a Citadel model from the Dogs of War range, most probably sculpted by Aly Morrison. Note that the portcullis on the shields is part of the coats of arms of the Watch of Mórrsfeld district.

The standard bearer should follow soon...