Monday, July 22, 2024

Last unit before the summer break

Just a boring mortar and its servants. 

A little bit tired of this color scheme...

See you in September!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

An old plaguebearer

A welcome break in my black and white (and grey and brown) army, but I've struggled with the green skin, and painted this guy twice.

Second and final version:

and the first version:

Sadly, I'm unable to understand what didn't work with the first trial.

Anyway... Back to the White Lady!

Sunday, June 16, 2024

And ten!

 I have finally found some time to paint a 10th mourner to complete the regiment. It's an homonculus bought on one of Andrew May's kickstarter campaign. Still a few flagellants waiting for conversions, but that will suffice for the moment.

And the whole regiment:

Monday, June 3, 2024

More Mourners

Another batch of Mòrr's maniacs, concluding my forced (but welcome) leave. Four flagellant conversions, using bits from the WFB, W40K and AOS ranges. 


For the standard bearer, I have included the starting point to paint the banner: one of the panels of Louise de Lorraine's room in the Chateau de Chenonceau. 

And the usual family shot:

I still have to prepare and paint at least one additional model to consider the regiment finished. Hopefully by the end of the month!

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Picks and shovels for the White Lady

A strange cult follows the army of the White Lady: they call themselves the Mourners, a gentle nickname for maniacs armed with picks and shovels, ready to kill and bury (not necessarily in this order) anyone showing not tenough respect for their deads. 

While one can easily figure out the lethality of pickaxes, using shovels as weapons may seem more dubious. Well... as Cain once said to Abel: au contraire mon frère!

Detail of a miniature of Cain murdering Abel taken from f. 10v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good').

For consistency, I wanted to be close to the colour scheme of the spearmen and archers, but this time, the brown tones were for the robes and not for leather. So, instead of highlighting the basecoat (VMC Chocolate Brown) with VMC Flat Earth and VGC Bone White, I have tried to soften the transitions by adding an intermediary tone, VMC US Field Drab.

And the whole band... for now!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Two new archers

Again, two miniatures lying on the desk, I had to finish them before moving to something else!

 And the resulting regiment of 12 archers:

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Spearmen completed (again ?!)

Done. Again. Pushing the spearmen to 24 means that I'll probably add 2 bowmen to have a 12 archers regiment.

So happy to be done with spearmen! 😂