Friday 24 January 2020

Sister Superior

Hi guys!

I managed to find the time to convert another warrior for my Sisters of Sigmar warband.


This one is a Sister Superior, one of my heroins, therefore she got a bit more attention than my two Novices.
The conversion was pretty extensive, starting from mixing the new 40k Battle Sisters with the Warcry Cypher Lords. In particular the legs were a bit challenging, I wanted the lower legs and the feet to look the same throughout my warband, so they needed to come from the Cypher Lords. I cut the legs at the knee and fit them onto the top part of the Battle Sisters kit. Then I closed the gap with green stuff... Took a while.
The rest involved sculpting the chainmail, leather hood and converting the head with one from the Battle Sisters kit and the helmet from a Bretonnian man at arm.
The hammers are from the kit of the white wolf templars with plasticard rods as handles.

I am pretty happy with how she turned up and cannot wait to start painting her!

Let me know what you guys think.


Friday 17 January 2020

Sister Agatha and some terrain building

Hi All!

I am hard at work on my Mordheim 2020 project, I finally managed to recruit a proper crew and we are going to play a campaign this summer!

This means that not only I have to prepare a warband in time for the event but also a second gaming board as the one I made last year is now too small to accomodate all of the participants.

Therefore I am dividing my free time between building terrains and slowly progressing on my next warband: the glorious Sisters of Sigmar.

Here goes my second warrior: Sister Agatha, my second and last (for now) Novice.

As for my previous Novice, the model is converted from the Warcry Cypher Lords kit, very versatile kit offering great opportunities to make dynamic female warriors finally not from some naked elf!

Not too much to say about the painting, I am enjoining painting a lot of skin areas and female faces are an interesting challenge as the transitions between light and shadow areas must be smoother than on their male counterparts. 

On the terrain side, I bought quite a few of the Warcry terrain kits to use as a base to convert my new Mordheim board, which is supposed to represent the Noble/Merchant quarter of the city, where the wealthy and cultured used to live before the catastrophe.

The first building I worked on is a portion of the Justice Palace, where the prisoners awaiting judgement were kept in cells and exposed to the public to scare potential wrongdoers into complying with the law.

This was modified almost exclusively from Warcry kits and was a pleasure to assemble and paint.

Once I familiarised myself with the kits I moved on to another smaller building project, a simple townhouse for a wealthy merchant, which this time was created mixing the Warcry scenery with quite a lot of plasticard bits:

This was actually way easier than I imagined to build  (although more time consuming than the previous one) and I will follow a similar method for the rest of my board from now on.

This terrain and warband project has just started, and it will take me quite some time to complete it, but I feel like I am heading in the right direction with it.

See you hopefully soon with another update!