Thursday, May 14, 2020

Pieter the Pious

To lead my pilgrims to the disaster and conclude OWAC III, one key character was missing: Pieter the Pious.

My initial plan was to add something liked the golden cross carried by the crusaders army Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven movie.


In the end, I found easier to combine the war altar sculpted by Michael Perry, with the bearers of the C22 Slann wizard designed by Trish Morrison.

As you can see on the following pictures, I've slightly converted the altar by adding candles and a little lectern. The not-so-gold NMM is a mix of Battledress Green P3, darkened by VMC Brown Violet and sometimes Dark Sea Blue, and highlighted with VMC Japan Uniform, VMC Ivory and sometimes white. The oxydation is made by glazes of different shades of turquoise, light blue and green-blue. 

Regarding the bearers, I've briefly considered adding them hoods, but the heads and necks are so weird that I wasn't sure about the final result. I've finally painted a black cross on their face, to give them a pilgrim flavor.








Regarding Pieter, I've chosen a Citadel C3 cleric (called Inner Sight) whose posture is close to the altar. I can't say it's a great model (arms a little bit too thick and legs a little bit short), but it'll do the job, I guess.






In terms of points, Pieter is a level 20 wizard: 240 points. So that's it, I've reached the 1000 points in 5 months, right on time to pack all my stuff and move out!

10 comments:

  1. Wow that is brilliant! Great use of these minis to create this center piece

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  2. Really great conversion, that altar will make a spectacular centrepiece for your army!

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    1. Thanks! It would deserve an additional 1000 points of troops, but I'm too lazy :)

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  3. Absolutely astounding; all the pieces of this just work so perfectly together it's hard to tell it's a conversion.

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    1. To be fair, gluing different pieces together does not make a conversion. But thanks :)

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  4. That's absolutely stunning. A really cool centrepiece for the army!

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  5. Great work Jaeckel ... this piece turned out very well indeed!

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