The Eagle Knights of the Slann
Finally getting over the drop in enthusiasm for doing anything hobby related over the Xmas period I got some solid work done on the elite Slann Eagle Warriors . As you can see the colour scheme is inspired by the great Liberace. Whenever I think that a colour scheme is too over the top I look at a picture of this guy for 20 seconds. It makes me realise that I was being conservative in the first place!
Enough blathering on with da figgaz!
I have been experimenting with a basing scheme for the Slann. This one is not bad. There is simple oldschool charm to just using sand and painting it. I have used colours on the bases which appear in the unit colours helping in gunking this unholy colour palette together in a credible manner.
This many took me bloody ages to crank out but they were worth the effort in the long run. I need to make up a musician and a standard bearer next. The musician will have a horn based on a John Blanche concept sketch for the Slann. The standard I have not really coalesced a clear idea about yet. I think it will have to be on the big side for sure. I don’t want to make an Aztec banner or anything but something more Warhammer and painterly I think (but with feathers natch). Perhaps a portrait of the man himself with an eagle for a head….with me it will probably end up being something batshit crazy.
I will need to do another 9 standard guys to go with that musician and standard bearer to bring the unit up to full battle strength. I plan to do those ones with reposing and greenstuff resculpting in order to break up the cookie cutter look. I have a higher threshold for planning, preparing and converting than for painting so it will not take me very long to get those guys made up when I get the wind in my sails for this unit again.
There are still some minor touch ups to be done here and there but as I have reached my sanity threshold for this unit it’s time to move onto another unit for a while. Next up is finishing off those primitive Slann Jungle Braves I started ages ago.