This one is a metal chaos warrior which has had hand/weapon swap as the original sword bearing hand was no aligned to the far too small blade. The fact that it looks so off makes me suspect it was broken and repaired during the mould making process by an inexpert hand.
I chopped off the offending hand at the wrist and replaced it with one cut from the 5th Edition plastic multi part chaos warriors. They are quite close in form to the old metal chaos warriors even if the poses are a bit rigid, they are actually good pieces for converting the old metal chaos warriors.
I painted this one quicker than any other yet, refining the approach to streamline it so that I get the look I want with the minimum of work.
I am finding that using a very pale blue as the base colour for the thinned contrast paint wash seems to get most of the look I want the quickest. I think I am confident now that I can paint a small batch of them to completion without loosing focus due to burnout.
The team is growing slowly and satisfactorily. They should make for a striking force on the tabletop once I increase the numbers of warriors.
This classic Citadel chaos knight is mounted on an original plastic Citadel white horse with some extra green stuff modification. They are pretty basic designs but make for a good base for some additional embellishment.
I have kept the colours to match with an earlier Chaos Warrior with plans to build a small warband out of them as I go.
This one is very special as it is the first sculpture of our company logo for Katsina Miniatures, created by Doti.
This is the painted master casting but this miniature will be sent to our Bizaza Enslaver Cohort Kickstarter backers as a bonus mini early this year.
The intention is for us to create these Katsina cats alongside each major project. There is already one sculpted for the Sea Monsters which we plan to launch this summer (once the existing Kickstarter is fulfilled of course).
It was very enjoyable to paint, especially the fish – not a subject that comes up that often in miniatures. Perhaps we need to think about sculpting a range of fishy people!
The dark elves need some magic users to support their nefarious doings and my force is no exception. I have a couple of sorceresses lined up to do the heavy lifting there, but what about the low level magical stuff that the senior magic users can’t be bothered with. That level 5 magic user who exists only to wield a dispel scroll.
I have added some elf ears to this classic Hero Quest Wizard to create my low level sorceror……Abrakadarkelf.
He is of course based on the character of Abracadaniel from the excellent Adventure Time TV Show.
He has been painted fairly simply using GW Contrast paints for the most part with some highlights on the top.
I am happy with this guy as his pathos of essentially being a nice guy who works for dark elves will surely serve to bring guffaws to the games.