I’ve been enjoying my painting blitz thus far for 2019 but, alas, my real passion is converting miniatures into what I want them to look like.
Over on Instagram #mordheim2019 is kicking off in quite a big way so, despite me trying to NOT join in, like any good old fashioned addict I joined in any way haha.
I’ve never played Mordheim but I’ve read a lot of the fluff and I like the fact that you can come up with your own warbands.
I’m aiming to build/convert/paint a total of four warbands.
1. Cult of the possessed
2. Witch Hunters
3. Bretonnian Knights
4. Mercenaries (The filthy thirteen)
Here’s what I’ve built so far for the first warband.
“Cult of the possessed”.
Doth Magus – He was fun to build. I really like the hooves and head choice as well as the stance. He looks quite menacing.
Carpathia – She’s quite ghostly looking but, at this stage, I’m not sure if she is a ghost? She was the first I made for this collection and was one of the most fun. Let’s see if you can guess where her skirt came from?
Darksteed – I ummed and ahhed over the head choice on this one for a couple of days. Is it someone wearing a severed horses head or some mutated beast? Or does he just look like Mr Ed? Haha. These were the things I deliberated over haha. Finally I decided to just go for it and my thinking is that it was originally worn as a macabre head mask but then, over time, it has mutated and fused together with the human head within.
Biest Gott – A fairly simple but “thinking out of the square” conversion. The head of the beast is made from two separate heads. See A and B. The spherical cage is from another model I saw years ago and at the time I had the idea of using it as some sort of macabre head cage. Like a muzzle for a large monster. I’m really pleased with it. The body of the beast was untouched apart from cutting off one of the demonic heads protruding from his right arm. I feel the original model lends itself quite well to the Mordheim aesthetic so I just “enhanced” it a little more and made it a whole lot scarier hehe.
The two separate heads I joined together.
The “A” picture was actually cropped from this lovely photo of this very well painted miniature from Wudugast.
See his original post here –
Rumlar the black – This chap was tricky. Bits choices were easy. I was after a gladiator type feel and feel he has that but the tricky part was angling the legs and arms. I’m still not 100% happy but I’m happy enough to say he’s done.
Icas Everbleed – Probably my least favourite of the bunch but I do like his head and it ties in with the possessed vibe quite well.
Crimson Zul – I wanted a barbaric/convict/escapee looking addition to the warband and I think Zul is all those things. The drum and big drum stick were an afterthought and a very happy one. I enjoy working with chains and have done on several conversions now.
Heliot – The face/head conversion was a little tough to get right but I’m pleased with the outcome. Hi sweetheart mutated left leg was also rather challenging.
I’m thinking at least one more member for the cult of the possessed in the form of a mage or something.
Thanks for reading.
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