Saturday, 20 September 2014

Mordheim Ghouls and a Dire Wolf

As promised here are the ghouls and the dire wolf from my Mordheim warband. I have only started recently using glazes and decided to use them pretty extensively on these models. I am happier on the results on the ghouls compared to the results the direwolf. Because of the latter's fur the glazes tended to feel into the recesses while they did a better taint at tinting the ghouls' flesh (which was a basecoat of GW's Rotting Flesh mixed with Skull White).

  Ghoul numero one:

This guy is from Citadel's C18 Night Horrors Range from the mid eighties. A real golden oldie. I have a banshee and wraith from that range also, but at the back of my mind is the idea that I would like to collect them all. If you have some to sell, send me a message ;)

This guy is a lot more recent but I am not sure when. If you know, send me a bell!
And lastly, the dire wolf. He was all painted up for the game last Tuesday and was then promptly slaughtered in combat by one of Dan's Shadow Warriors! Out of action turned into a kill when rolling post-game :(  For that reason, it is unlikely he will see a gaming table again for a while.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Mordheim Dreg and the Religious Freebie

My Mordheim warband is almost complete. In a painting splurge yesterday I finished two ghouls and a direwolf. One of the ghouls is from the Night Horrors range and is my own little Oldhammer injection into the warband. The second dire wolf unfortunately lost his head down our unnaturally large plug hole but luckily my warband only has one on the roster for now. Unfortunately the pictures did not come out too well but I did finish my dreg 'Arthur Drekweild' tonight (the pics will be put up later for the rest).

  You may recognise the mini - he was one of the Night Goblins included in the Citadel starter set a few years ago. There were much sweat and tears in converting this little fella including an unsuccessful pin a restarted green stuff job and an emergency order of a goblin shaman arm from the US. All in all I am quite happy with the concept if not the execution - the green stuff job on his left sleeve does not quite fit the other sleeve but despite this I think it looks okay.

  Poor little sod - not only was he born prenaturally small but the warpstone of Mordheim twisted his features so he looks like a goblinoid. I like that he seems to be leaning on his bow, giving the impression of being quite frail.

The guy is waving his skull wand, bringing another poor once-human into unlife. I figured he dotes on his dark sorceress mistress Izel Chamahez, so much so he aids her endeavours into the dark arts of necromancy with her.  She is last on the painting list for this crew.

 More dregs will be on their way eventually, helped by the acquisition of two from Captain Crooks as well as receiving another one in a recent eBay lot. Talking of ebay, I recently received this with a handful of Ral Partha miniatures I ordered from this auction site.

Now I'm not religious and I don't hold anything against those who are, but isn't a Christian cartoon pamphlet a weird inclusion especially in a mini order including a female demon with her wobbly bits out??

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Old School Blood Bowl

 These are the oldest surviving miniatures that I have - a Blood Bowl Skeleton and a Wight. I still have the rest of the team unpainted and so one project (yet to be started) is to paint them all in the same colours. A challenge no doubt as none of the inks are made any longer!

I wish I knew what had happened to the rest of my minis from those days. These guys are about 20 years old. I have a feeling I threw out the rest in some cathartic purge :(

Count Von Hurlok

This little guy will end up leading my Mordheim war band. I like that he is a traditional Christopher Lee style vamp with a cape and not some overblown over-armoured bestial psycho. Nice sculpt and totally in keeping with the Mordheim vibe.

 I have acquired myself a couple of dire wolves who need repairing and repainting, two ghouls who are wallowing in Dettol who need some bits added and a lick of paint as well as a half converted dreg and all the zombies I need who just need basing.
  Next up - painting the necromancer.