Human Slaves

28mm, Fantasy, Slann, Warhammer Fantasy

The Warhammer Armies entry for Human Slaves

As the inset text says, these are lobotomised eunochs used as auxiliary troops for the Slann. I stuck to earthy tones for these guys with a contrasting bright blue for the woad style markings. I either used wooden style shield sculpts or painted on wood grain effect on the old citadel shields.


Labotomised Human Slaves Led by a Slave
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The Human Slaves were assembled from a combination of Perry Mahdist Ansar plastics, old citadel thug and a couple of Katsina miniatures. The Slaver boss is called Grandpa and is one of Doti’s sculpts. The grisly totem is from an old Kroot Carnivore squad.

Forward you pink brutes!

In games these can be used an inexpensive reserve unit or simply to catch cannon balls.

Bubbles and his Giant Spiders

28mm, Bizaza, Frog People, Slann, Warhammer Fantasy
Warhammer Armies 3rd Edition Slann Animal Handlers

Bubbles the spider trainer commands some of the most fearsome fighters in the army by use of special control crystals implanted into the spiders heads by means of some techno-magical secrets known only to the spider trainer cult.

Bubbles with a quartet of giant spiders

These spiders are two different sculpts of a giant spider by Doti for Katsina miniatures. She has managed to combine some cute features with some real menace – the large size of the models helps in this regards.

I have painted them with very bright threat style markings that warn other creatures that this creature is deadly. It can afford to advertise it’s presence so any other creatures better watch out!

Bubbles is of course also one of Doti’s sculpts. He has been designed alongside the spiders and shares some of their creepy cute menace vibe. They are no slackers on the tabletop so far and have already sacked the shrine of Rigg at BOYL 2019. I expect great things from my spider force going forward and will probably have to get Doti to make some more of them as they are such great fun easy models to paint.

Slann Warrior Priests

28mm, Frog Men, Frog People, Slann, Warhammer Fantasy

I had a test model for the Warrior Priests done ages ago and only recently actually finished the unit, such is the way with these things.

Warrior Priests unit entry in Warhammer Armies (Warhammer 3rd Ed.)

The Slann Warrior Priests are the elite warriors in the army and are limited in number. A unit of 10 is all you got in 3rd edition for your army, with the exception of the 4 Warrior Priests who guard a war altar if you took one.

Slann Warrior Priests

They could can a 100pt magical standard, so I have represented this on the snake banner with some lightning bolts to represent a Divine Icon of Wrath spell. They can also carry a 25pt magical instrument and so I have given them a guy with the elaborate horn from a Citadel plastic goblin as the hands are about the same size.

In games they are fun, being subject to frenzy. It’s hard to get these guys to frenzy as their cool value was so high it was rare to fail the test. Mages have a better cool bonus than heroes so are a better bet to lead the priests if you wanted to get them to frenzy.

I painted them with sinister looking black war paint with red palms and feet to evoke the hands being drenched in blood. Most of them are carrying enormous hearts and sacrificial daggers. They have no pupil so they look more like glowing magical orbs that are the same colour as the highlight on the dagger.

Bizaza Jaguar Knight

28mm, Bizaza, Frog People, Uncategorized

This is a prototype home casting of the second totem warrior I sculpted. He is a big improvement from my earlier efforts. I would certainly change a few things on him now but I am pleased with most of him for now.

I am planning on making more of the totem warrior style frog people as they have great potential for some fun sculpts and look great as an elite element in the Bizaza armies.

The more eagle eyed will notice that he is more slight than the Bizaza Guard in the photos, this is deliberate as he represents an elite regular Bizaza rather than being spawned for the duty of soldiering like the Bizaza Guard are, the implication is that they are not necessarily as smart as the nimble Jaguar Knight who has had to fight to earn his position.

Looking forward to developing some more animal suited friends for this guy soon.

Dark Angel Falling

28mm, Space Marines, Warhammer 40K

I converted and painted this  for the #Naismithery challenge on the Oldhammer Facebook page.

Dark Angel Falling – Background image from Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader

He is of course a Dark Angel space marine based on the artwork from the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader book on page 241. I am not sure who the artist is but it’s was always one of my favorite images from the book.

It’s amusing as he seems to have been stumbling backwards when the shot hits…but in this case as it gives the picture a sense of animation I think.

He was a fun build which had sat unpainted for ages so the competition was a good excuse to paint him up. He will form part of my fledgling Dark Angels force.

Dog Helmeted Chaos Warrior

28mm, Fantasy, Warhammer Fantasy

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.


Dog Helmeted Chaos Warrior

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.

Dog Helmeted Chaos Warrior – Rear

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 Tzeentch Warband

The team is growing slowly and satisfactorily. They should make for a striking force on the tabletop once I increase the numbers of warriors.

Plastic Chaos Warrior of Tzeentch

28mm, Fantasy, Uncategorized, Warhammer Fantasy

Next up is this plastic Chaos Warrior.

He is a chunky plastic sculpt from Citadel, made during the middle-ish period of Warhammer.

Chaos Warrior

He was quite fun to paint. I used a combination of contrast paint and traditional highlighting to paint him fairly quickly.

These guys came monopose, in plastic boxed sets. I have added a more modern plastic shield from a later edition of plastic chaos warrior.

He makes for the 3rd member of the warband. Looking forward to adding some more knights to this lot.

Chaos Knight of Tzeentch

28mm, Fantasy, Warhammer Fantasy

Mounted Chaos Warrior

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.

Chaos Knight – Right
Chaos Knight – Left

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.

My mighty horde of chaos

Abrakadarkelf – Dark Elf Sorcerer

28mm, Dark Elves, Warhammer Fantasy

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.

Dark Elves L to R: Warrior with Repeating Crossbow, Witch Elf, Sorcerer, Warrior

I have added some elf ears to this classic Hero Quest Wizard to create my low level sorceror……Abrakadarkelf.

Abrakadarkelf

He is of course based on the character of Abracadaniel from the excellent Adventure Time TV Show.

Abracadaniel from the Adventure Time TV Show

He has been painted fairly simply using GW Contrast paints for the most part with some highlights on the top.

Abrakadarkelf – Rear

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.

Hi Mum!

Frogcats and Trainer

28mm, Bizaza, Frog Men, Frog People, Uncategorized

These are the master castings of Doti’s Frog Cat sculpts. Unfortunately the red one had a miscast ear, so we need to get him remastered before a production mould can be made for them. Frustrating as the other ones all came out perfectly. In this case as the ear was made from relatively soft green stuff it happened to collapse under the high pressure of the vulcanising press. Nothing for it but to rework the master again and make another master mould which all adds time to the process.

I got Doti to re-sculpt the ear on this master casting to match with the original so that we can at least paint the set to get some painted up for photos.

 

They are a cool looking bunch of cats. I like that each of them has a very distinct personality – just like real cats.