Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Mordheim/Shadow war project, part 4/3: Bretonnians and Tanith Ghosts

Finally, after so many years, I've painted a pair of Bretonnian miniatures, the Questing Knight on foot and his equerry from Quenneles:
I keep the Knight's original name, Sigismund the Braveheart and he's older than the famous movie with Mel Gibson. I see a very strange coincidence: there is a unicorn on his helm, the Scotland national animal, he helds a two-handed sword like William Wallace, Quenneles colours are blue and white like the Scottish flag... the first two Bretonnians of the Mordheim band come from Scotland!
Walking through the shadows and the ruins of Mordheim.
This miniature of the knight is an ancient Warhammer Lord Of Battle, I can consider it a proto-Bretonnian. He's my conversion, of course! The original one is smaller:
 The conversion is very heavy:
The equerry is a conversion too, his name in Mordheim campaign is Gavroche.

Before Sigismund, another Knight rose and then fell...
Self-made to play the Mordheim campaign in last summer, he was a Knight Errant called Gillenormand. He was very unlucky, so, when I bought Sigismund, I didn't need him anymore and he became a Tanith Ghost of my Shadow War project.

Now I've to finish another Knight Errant and his Equerry.

P.S: comparison between the Bretonnians, Boromir of the Company of the Ring and the Leopold's Leopards Dogs of War:


Monday, April 22, 2019

Mordheim project, part 3: Leopold's Leopard Company

Leopold's Leopard Company comes from Canada and now settles in Mordheim ruins... 
I love these models, in particular the champion and the standard bearer, so I start from them:

I buy five Leopards to give them a second chance. Leopold's right arm was missing and the standard bearer was badly converted in a pikeman.
I planned to give a two-handed sword to the last one, but then I restored the pike. A sabre to the champion and then a gladius, that's fine because this Tilean dogs of war look like the Ancient Roman Signifers.
Metal gloves and greaves increase the armour and a leopard face decorates the elbow guard.
PS: I haven't forgotten the Bretonnian band. I considered to use a plastic man-at-arms to make an Errant Knight on foot, but I discarded the idea.


Friday, April 12, 2019

Mordheim project, part 2: restored ruins

From photo-box battle scene to Mordheim ruins. Yeah, the following was the 40k battle scene I took to Italian Golden Demon, judged and discarded by Alan Merrett...
It was a good photo box but useless for gaming; it was a fantasy enviroment, it had to be exploited for a fantasy game and nothing is better than Mordheim.

Now I have two distinct ruined buildings:

Before painting:
I need other sceneries to fill a table, two are not enough. I plan to build a ruined tower, the headquarters of my my Bretonnian band.  
PS: I don't forget selfmade Bretonnia Questing Knight on foot. This is an old pic, but you can see that now he looks like lighter without his helm, helm kept by his Squire:


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Robot Rough Riders part 1: first prototype

Made by plastic sprue. Renovating my metal Chaos Marauders, I have five Hunting Lances and no more horsemen. After discarding a conversion of Empire Pistoliers, I've remembered Epic Imperial Robots that support Imperial Guard. So I create a new pattern of Imperial Battle-Automata that runs fast.

Let's start with the first prototype: 
It's equipped with a shield because I need some Cerastus Lancers too. It has also the Power Fist, that has no much sense in the game, but it looks fine... And, further more, a Laspistol, the complete the wargear (no Frag-grenades...).

Update, the Automata painted:

Collecting pieces from plastic sprues to build another four Robot Rough Riders with Hunting Lance and Power Fist and one with Flamer and Chainsword. The last one will represent an Acheron Knight in Titanicus.
Comparison between Robot Rough Rider, Titanicus Knight and the selfmade Warhound:


Monday, February 18, 2019

Scratchbuilding two Titanicus Warhounds, part 2

Warhounds are ready to war. They are not yet completed, this last task will take much more time, but now I can play Titanicus with four Titans and six Knights.

I've made the shoulders, then the hollow where I've inserted the heads:
The selfmade torso is more difficult, because it has to hold the rear radiators:

It's time to add all the details. Be patient...


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Draw: Stormcasts in the Endtimes

My small/big effort to draw the Stormcast Eternals during the Endtimes, a sort of alternative ending:
The Empireus had given life to the world with darts of the purest energy. Now It is about to end life in the same way.
At least this is the well-founded impression of the astonished mortals who dared to challenge It.

I am not against Age of Sigmar setting, I would just have preferred that Warhammer world did not broken in the end, it could have become an hellish battlefield where few Heroes fight in subterranean dungeons. Where finally Stormcast came from the storm to defeat the overwhelming forces of Chaos.

I prefer Stormcast as horsemen because of their heavy armour. They mount war-unicorns, a small link to Bretonnia.

Empireus means the firmament, the pantheon of the Gods, I would translate with Empyrean, but this word means Warp..! Maybe it's right Warp too...

Friday, February 1, 2019

Scratchbuilding two Titanicus Warhounds, part 1

Titanicus Warhounds kit is marvellous because you can build two more Titans! Doubling Warhounds will be my new heat: I have to build legs and torsos with some scratchbuilding and plastic from the sprue.
Now legs are almost done, but before I was not so sure to complete the task...

I've started carving plates and two Warhound's greaves (two ones are available):
Then I've build hips and legs over a wire:

Scratchbuild Warhound's feet has been the hardest thing:
Obviously I have to cover each part with pistons and small decorations.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Regimental HQ part 3: Solar Macharius conversion with the Regiment Mascotte

After long time I've renovated my old Solar Macharius conversion:

His name was Hero Gerico and he led my Imperial Guard regiment during the Italian Grand Tournament. Now I can refer to him as Lord Solar Corazziere (= Cuirassier), because of his helmet and his heavy burnished armour.
The small lion, the mascotte of Tridentum Sector Force, has taken the place on Lord Solar's side, on the same base. The commander affectionately caresses its mane.

Some pics of the painted conversion:
Solar Macharius miniature has two types of armour: 1) metal plates on his torso and legs and 2) strange rings and modern vambraces; so I've decided to paint in two different ways.

Some pics about the work in progress:
Carving the helmet.

Renovation of Solar Macharius conversion.

Before painting.

Imperial Guard Chaplain - REGIMENTAL HQ -