The Dead: Human Corpses

Here are some more additions to my The Dead Collection I use for Mordheim and our RPG’s. I do have several of the metal official Mordheim casualties, but metal miniatures without a base is asking for chipped paint! So I had some old militia plastic bandits lying around from the time I wasn’t as good at painting.

I viciously cut them into pieces and bent/twisted their limbs (while laughing menacingly!!) Then glued them together and gave them a new paint job.

Human Corpses

Despite the awkward positions, they ended up pretty good. Though I guess not everyone dies gracefully :-)

I made some Skaven corpses out of very old plastic miniatures aswell. Just like the human corpses, assembling them to make it look realistic, is not as easy as it looks. But I’ll see if I can get some pictures of them aswell.

Mordheim: Hired Sword and Ostlander

I am currently working on a few miniatures for our Mordheim Campaign. I have assembled 2 Ogre Bodyguards, a Pit Fighter and a Troll Slayer for me and my friends to use during games. All of them in plastic as lending out precious metal miniatures is a bit painful when having an apartment full of people, where minatures on the floor is a common sight. This is the guy from the Plague Cart which I chose not to use for my “The Dead” scenery theme.

Warlock

Used a black and blue “spectral” colour theme mixed with very pale skin, as I used the miniature for experimenting with colours :-)

This is the Ostlander # 2 Miniature I finished quite a while ago, but thought he deserved to be included in the post :-)

Ostlander 2

The beard ended up really nice I think :-) still missing a few of the miniatures from the set, though.

Mordheim: Carnival of Chaos Brutes

Been quite a while since my last Mordheim miniature post, and I thought it was about time to add these to the pile!

Brutes

Nurgle is my all-time favourite Chaos faction and I’ve already painted a huge army for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. It has taken me a while to come up with a colour theme for the Carnival of Chaos Warband. Most of my Nurgle followers are painted in a green colour theme (obviously!) but the Idea that these guys act as strong-men for a circus meant that they should be painted in a more “jolly” theme! I find the purple/dark green theme really creepy and it ended up pretty nice on these two! I also have a small circus tent in these colours to match!

As my Possessed Warband have progressed quite nicely over the last 6 months I thought I would make another warband to fight newcomers in our games :) As I read up on the Carnival of Chaos Warband however, they seemed to be a bit overpowered and the Nurgle’s Rot rule seem way too evil/mean to take out on new players in our group!

My group gave me permission to start a Pirate Warband (mercenaries with pirates), since it is not among the official warbands, but from what I have been reading they are no better than the rest of the Mercenary warbands. The miniatures alone will make the table a lot more fun and colourful! Can’t wait to fight my Husband’s Orc Warband with these :-P

Advertising Pillar!

As I mentioned in my Notice Board post, I also made an advertising pillar using a lot of posters either found online or self-made. The Advertising pillar is from Thomarillion and it has a really good size with loads of space for posters.

donald duck billposterI used Vallejo Satin Varnish on both sides of the paper posters like old time posters! Though a lot more succesful than Donald Duck’s attempt with soup can advertisements!
I simply added layer after layer of small posters, and I’m pretty sure there are shortcuts to this such as full printed sides, but this just gives it such an authentic look!
I actually made two of these as one of them was for my pre-painted section a while ago. It sold the same day :-)

It looks great on our Mordheim table as a terrain piece!

Here is the Pillar shown from one its sides :-)

Advertising Pillar

Most of the posters on this side of the pillar is made up of posters from the internet and our cool Ulli & Marquand Wanted posters. The wanted poster is Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings!

I made a link in another post with some of the cool posters I used for my Notice Board Poster. Check it out :-)

Posters for Notice Boards!

I’ve received several mails and comments about the posters I used for the Message/ Notice Board, and I have made a PDF file with all the posters in various shapes and colour shades. Sometimes it just fits better with a pale neutral poster when I put them on buildings and such :)

Download Here – It’s a really BIG file in high resolution. (15 mb) so have patience!

Here is one we used as hand-outs for our RPG sessions. My husband is the GM and made the poster from an old softcover book.
We originally intended to use it for the old collector miniature Ulli & Marquand’s Wanted Poster Sign, but we ended up with another idea. Reminds me that I need to get that up on the blog some time :-P

Here is the Message Board in its full glory as shown on the Original Post

Notice Board

I used a small decal scissors for the cut-outs and something called Alles-kleber (which I assume is normal hobby glue) and very carefully glued the posters on the wooden frame :-)

Outhouse from Stronghold Terrain

I already have a lot of terrain for villages and such, but I totally fell for this outhouse from Stronghold Terrain.

I bought the one with the dude… discharging while picking his nose! So funny!
The roof is not attached (for sneak peaks) and the door can be closed if it needs to look unoccupied!

The toilet is also great for Mordheim! We even used it as a joke for the “treasure in the well” loot :-P

Frostgrave has Arrived!

As a fan of Mordheim I was eager to find out what the “big deal” with Frostgrave was. More than a few customers have mentioned it during the last few months and we finally got the whole shabang this week.

Very exciting miniatures and I’ve already opened up a box of Frostgrave Soldiers, which is very simular to Games Workshop’s now recent discontinued Empire Free Company (only a bit warmer dressed). It was only a matter of time since their great success with Age of Sigmarines (sarcasm may apply), killed all the previous and beloved lore and all the heroes within :*-(

Luckely I managed to reserve my copies of Bretonnia and Empire sets a while ago, along with metal versions on Ebay. Hardly anyone will miss their Finecast miniatures anyway! ;-)

Back to Frostgrave!

The rulebook is really cool with tons of amazing artwork which I always find intriguing! And I like the idea of a sorcerer as leader with apprentice and hired soldiers. I do play Possessed after all, so I might take a look at those cool cultist miniatures!

Frostgrave

My husband made this cool banner for our shop King Games where you can buy everything from the Frostgrave line! You can find the category here

Tabletop-World: Coaching Inn

This one is the Coaching Inn from Tabletop-World and at the time of purchase (2013), the largest house they ever made. In 2014 however, they made an even bigger Mansion and finally in 2015 they added the Town Gate which is enormous! Wonder how 2016 will look!

I actually painted this one twice because I thought it would look cool with red patterned stones instead of standard grey. Boy, was I wrong! The whole thing looked like a big mess! So I decided to start over and try again with the standard grey theme. Looked a lot better :) Also added some of my many warepiles for extra flavour!

Still it is a fragile building (especially the balcony railing, which miraculously survived the trip from Croatia) and I shiver every time one of my friends tries to use the balcony in Mordheim!

Avatars of War: Orc Shaman

Yet another post today, I’m on fire! I painted the Avatars of War miniature “Orc Shaman”  for my husband’s Orc Warband to be used in Mordheim. He’s been working on converting a bunch of orcs to appear to be raiding the town (Empire hats, bunch of loot on them etc.) – This one is one of the few “Normal” orcs in the warband.

I’ll put up some more pictures soon of his warband – And my own warband as well (The Possessed).