Thursday, July 4, 2019

Giant work in progress

I've been silent for a month now, blame the new model I'm working on! the famous Marauder Miniatures giant sculpted by Aly Morrison.

Despite the size and the fact that it's a good old metal giant, the different parts fit surprisingly well, which makes quite easy the preparation. Still had to fill some gaps here and there with green stuff.

Given the weight of the model, I've decided to glue it to the base, which would allow me to use a painting handle:

First, the 75x50 base:

And then the legs:

Below the references I've used for the skin:

And the preparation of the next parts:

Body fixed on the legs:

And the first steps of painting:

The plan is to complete it by the end of the month...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The squire and the page

Two retainers follow Baron Markus Toppenheimer on the battlefield: the squire is a slightly converted MM62 citizen (reference CZ 12), while the page boy comes from the original "Battle Lord" pack designed by Mark Copplestone.


And the models painted these last two months:

Baron Markus Toppenheimer

After the mysterious disappearance of Baron Olaf Seiktliebe, Baroness Etelka Toppenheimer named another nephew, Markus Toppenheimer, as her new heir. On the battlefield, he often leads the noblemen that are still attached to the former Elector of the Sudeland.

As for the model, I have used the 1987 Battle Lord designed by Mark Copplestone, mounted on a M66 horse (the original one being too thin compared to Trish Carden's sculpts).

His retainers should follow soon.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Mounted Söllsguard complete

Baron Ulrich von Burnau (left), leading four knights: my first regiment of MM66 cavalry is complete!

I'm currently working on a second baron with a different colour scheme. Pictures soon. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mounted Söllsguard Knight #4

Fourth knight, but also standard bearer of the regiment, thanks to the use of a lance borrowed to the plastic Freeguild General on Griffon.


Hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Mounted Söllsguard Knight #2

Second MM66 model. Again, the lance was modified using the Empire knights plastic bits.
Same horse, same colour scheme... quite boring in fact.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mounted Söllsguard Knight #1

My first MM66 knight. As you can see, I've tried to improve the lance using Empire plastic bits, but the overall look is still... odd.
Regarding the colors, I've used the same scheme on the caparison as the one used for Baron Ulrich von Bernau.

Still 4 to paint!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Commander Baron Ulrich von Bernau, Grand Master of the Söllsguard Knights

In MadAlfred's sourcebook on Pfeildorf, Baron Ulrich von Bernau is the commander of Pfeildorf's garrison. As I intend to paint one or two regiments of MM66 models, I've also made him Grand Master of the Söllsguard Knights to lead them to the battle.

The model is a mix of MM66 (horse and legs) and MB15 (torso) bits. As you can see, they do not fit perfectly, but once painted, I think it works (more or less).

Regarding the painting, I have used on the baron the same colors as for the foot knights of the Söllsguard. As for the mount, I've tried a black-and-white caparison. Could have spent more time on it I believe, but I really wanted to finish it before the end of the month.

I'm really happy to start painting these damn' MM66 models, their mounts are definitely... eer... expensive? Yes, but also small. Really small.

Compare Grand Baroness von Toppenheimer to Baron von Bernau. Who's the boss?

More MM66 knights to come next month!