Warmaster Goblin, Chaos Dwarf Maggot Monster and Araby Elite Musketeer test

A nice big update today gentle reader. I’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of evening being able to indulge the hobby and have some items to show.

First of all is the next Gobbo for the Mordheim warband. This time a rather mean little fellow wielding a pair of rusty blades, so any adversary had best make sure that they’re up to date with their jabs. Another of the Polar Fox horde, this chap once again proved to be a joy to paint (how much of a joy when painting up the full army, well, that remains to be seen), there’s so much detail crammed onto the model so he’s complete with a looted shield and a fancy stolen coin purse….. when asked the Goblin said the owner didn’t need it for ‘naffink’ anymore.

Next we have my test models for my Araby army. These are going to be some Elite Musketeer types, maybe a mercenary company recruited from some ever irritable mountain tribe who are dab hands at picking off enemies at great distances with their alarmingly accurate jezails. I pretty happy with this colour scheme so I think I’ll be getting the rest of the unit painted up soon. These chaps came in the Pendraken Renaissance Ottoman Army pack and I’m really impressed with the sculpts.

Pendraken Araby 2

And finally the big one. I found this Maggot in a bargain bin and decided that it would have to be the centrepiece of my Chaos/League of Evil army. The fluff is that the colossal Maggot monster has been lured from the depths and enslaved by a Chaos Dwarf sorcerer and has become an aggressive and repulsive beast of burden for the Chaos Dwarf’s terrifying weapons of war.

Currently very much a work in progress, I’ve got the basic shape organised so I need to get more cladding done and then the all important accessorising! I’ve got a pile of old Lizardmen weapons and do-dads, which are by far the spikiest thing I own, which will be cannibalised to get that howdah looking pretty damn jazzy.

Maggot 1

Maggot 2

Charging at a pair of surprisingly brave (or drugged) Goblins to give an idea of the scale of this hideous beast!

Maggot 3

I thought I’d mention that I magnetised the cannon that I’ll be using so that I can change the type of weapon carried on the beast.

Maggot 4

Still lots to do like armour plates and spikes, but you get the gist I’m sure. The whole howdah will also be removable from the Maggot so if I make a better one it can always be replaced.

Thanks for looking!

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Warmaster Goblin, Chaos Dwarf Maggot Monster and Araby Elite Musketeer test

A Pair of Goblin Spearmen and some Warmaster Size Comparisons

Finally managed to get a little bit of painting done, two Polar Fox Steppe Goblin spearmen for my mini Mordheim warband.

Mordheim Gobbos 1

These guys are really good fun to paint at 10mm, they’re packed with character which make the process a real joy. I’ve mounted them on 15mm round MDF bases which give enough space for a bit of static grass and texturing, I initially tried 10mm bases but these turned out (rather surprisingly) to be far too small.

As I’m also planning a number of impossible (for me) projects all at the same time I thought I’d post some size comparisons for Pendraken Ottoman Turks, who I’m planning to use as the core for my Araby Army. I also recently purchased some rather splendid miniatures to use as Warmaster scale monsters, beasts, warmachines, thingies which I’m really excited about but hopefully more on that soon!

On to the comparison shots:

Empire Pendraken Araby
Empire strip on the left, 3 Pendraken Ottomans in the middle and Araby Characters on the right.

 

Polar Pendraken Magister
Polar Fox Goblins on the Left, the Ottomans again in the middle and 2 Magister Militum Sultan’s Guards on the right.

 

I was able to get to Salute on the weekend which meant I was finally able to have a look at some models before buying (as well as buying lots of unexpected beauties – although I NEED to order the Steve Barber Models Cerberus miniature for my Chaos army). As it turned out I was really impressed with the Pendraken Ottoman Turks who as it turns out are a reasonable match scale-wise for my rather large, unpainted collection. The only real difference is that the Warmaster GW models are quite bulky in comparison, not much of a problem as far as I’m concerned since it really is not something I’m terribly bothered about since I’m trying to build up some large eclectic armies with models from a variety of manufacturers.

I also picked up some Poles (perfect for Kislev) and a little pile of lead from Magister Militum, whose Sultan’s Guard (I think) are on the right of the bottom picture…. I’ll be using these strapping chaps as an Elite bodyguard unit and mounting them six to a base.

I’m hoping to spend some time focusing on my Warmaster stuff (as well as Napoleonics) and will just make a little list of the unpainted hordes in my ‘man-cupboard’ drawers:

Empire – lots of GW, but soon getting lots and lots of Warmonger Miniatures, and have some rather nice looking Halflings.

Dwarf – All GW, but not much so I’m planning to bulk it out with Copplestone and Eureka

Orc and Goblin – All Polar Fox, and I really want to get an Orc army pack!

Araby – Some GW, Pendraken and Magister Militum

The League of Evil – a few blisters of GW Chaos units, Undead Characters, Magister Militum Skeletons and Zombies/Ghouls/Wights (for mixed units who could be a Zombie horde or Plague ridden mob)

All this and some top secret monsters for most of the armies.

I’ve recently found some army lists for Dragon Rampant (which looks to be tremendous fun now that I’ve got the rulebook) for Empire and Undead so maybe some Warmaster Rampant in the near future? Best get painting then!

Thanks for looking.

A Pair of Goblin Spearmen and some Warmaster Size Comparisons

More 6mm Napoleonic Portuguese and some 10mm Fantasy

Been busy painting up a couple more units of 6mm Napoleonic Portuguese Line Infantry, different regiments from the previous two and I think they’re looking pretty sharp! I’m always pretty pleased when I get units finished and these will be off to be mounted by their new owner once the varnish is on. I’ve added a close up shot this time (partly for my own reference) to show what neat little sculpts they are from Baccus.

Portugal main

Portugal Detail

Also started on yet another project, this time using some of the Polar Fox Miniatures that I bought in the distant past. Great models that I’ve neglected for no good reason other than a lack of focus in my hobby life. This is the starting selection for a Mordheim or Frostgrave 10mm project, I’ve got loads more to get ready (i.e. Shamen, Wolf Riders, space hopper monster riders, Orks and trolls) so I’ll have a wide selection of models to make choices from. I’m also planning to use my Dwarf, High Elf, Kislevite and especially Empire characters to assemble groups of grizzled adventurers from.

Goblins

I’m also planning to make a tile based board which will be an exciting, if alarming, prospect. I’ve got some cut foam board, model railway ballast and n scale cobblestone embossed card (on order) and am thinking of making them pretty plain so that some card buildings and scenery can be added as necessary.

All this in between getting a load of French Dragoons painted up for ebay and maybe finally getting around to basing my Russian Line infantry.

Thanks for looking.

More 6mm Napoleonic Portuguese and some 10mm Fantasy

Gang Member No.4

Latest update is another finished Gang member, this time sporting a Mohawk in (the currently ‘oh so fashionable’) grey, and a red bikini/shirt/80’s type outfit….. I really don’t know what it is about the end of the world, but the clothing choices are often far from practical, let alone the fact that she’s a space pirate in my storyville and must be bloody freezing in that.

Anyway, hope you like how it’s come out.

One more figure left from this set which will be on it’s way soon!

Thanks for looking.

Gang Member No.4