Friday, 28 October 2016

The City of Lead: Change of Plans


Hello all. If you can recall, Chico, Steve, Paul and I are planning a game of Mordheim at the next BOYL event next July. We are challenged with producing a single model each month to create our warband and a piece of scenery. I chose to work with a Kislevite warband inspired by the two Russian looking models recently cast up by Foundry. 

And here is the next model in that would be warband. 

He was a bit of a struggle to complete if I'm honest. I found getting the face looking reasonable a bit of a tough call. I am still not quite happy with the result but it will do. I am much more satisfied with the way his armour turned out, especially the golden scale mail. Long term readers will know that I have been working on this particular colour and metal in general in recent months. 


I am very pleased with the green material of the chap's cloak/coat however. I like the deep yellowy green I have achieved here and it's closeness to the iconic Bilious Green in colour. I am also quite happy with the dry brushing and blending on the wolf pelt. So big thrills for Noddy all the way round.

What I am not happy with is my warband choice. This is the result of several things. Firstly, Warlord Paul has already got in with both of these models for his warband (he hopes to paint all of the Time Warped wizards for the project) and one thing I hate are multiple examples of the same miniature on the table, unless it is for rank and file. As there are no rank and file models in Mordheim, this is going to pose a problem. Secondly, I hate Kislev. They bore me to death. 

Subsequently, I have chosen to begin again. Afresh. In the hopes of rekindling my enthusiasm for this little project and I have decided to switch from Kislev to skaven. Now the way I see it, I will need to produce four (count 'em) models over November to catch up with the other boys in the team. A model for August, September, October and November itself. 

No mean feat. 

Right, I better get cracking! 

9 comments:

  1. Good luck with your painting schedule! I agree that the green you got on this Kislevite's tunic is beautiful. I also like his big, toothy mouth with all its missing teeth. It's apropos. Apparently there's something rotten is Kislev.

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    1. Several people have commented on his smile which I must say was complete serendipity. Thank you.

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  2. Skaven are WAY more exciting than Kislevites anyhow.

    Still, this bloke looks the part and at least is painted up and off the queue right?

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    1. He is. And I am trying to paint all of those Time Warped Wizards up. I moaned at the Foundry for long enough to help get them released and need to actually play my part and paint them up.

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  3. Poor Kislevites. Oh well. You're only four models behind already, what can go wrong ? ;)

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    1. Having five models behind schedule? (:

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  4. If you don't have the love for the project then starting again is probably the best call, personally I was interested to see what you did with the Kislevites (and don't find them boring in the slightest!) but I am equally interested in what you do with the Skaven. Will you be reusing the small contingent you already have as allies for your RoC forces or do the rules mean you have to start completely from scratch?

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    1. No, these will be brand new paint jobs. I am fairly sure I have a bag of old school skaven lurking (probably emitting the musk of fear of the Dettol) around somewhere. I just need to dig them out!

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  5. Kislev is nice if go mounted models and conversions. Otherwise is really boring.

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