In the great Knobelsdorf Society of Middenheim there are people of many nationalities, gender and race. As a place of learning and the occasional adventure hooks, I thought it was about time to introduce our local Runesmith Helja which just recently entered our sessions. She is a formidable dwarf with a keen knowledge and she is quite an experienced fighter.
I really love this miniature and I think Werner Klocke did a great job. Female dwarves don’t always get the best treatment from sculptors.
I painted her in warm red and purple colours with a messy blacksmith’s apron (she works a lot!). Here are a few more pictures:
One thing we have always used in our RPG’s but never had terrain for is a notice board! It is a very useful prop whether you are in a big city or a small village, ’cause you can always find a missing person note, an advertisement, a wanted poster or a help wanted notice! We couldn’t find any such thing anywhere, so we made one ourselves!
Using balsa and a bunch of accessories it ended up looking pretty cool! We printed out some of the posters we initially made for an advertising pillar (which I will add to the blog at some point!) Ulli and Marquand is loose in our Middeheim campaign so they were an obvious choice for a wanted poster along with other posters (handouts printed in mini-size) a notorious witcher + Scoia’tael leader, advertisement for an awesome shop called King Games, and a real cool handout from WFRP 1st edition (think it was a fan-made version. Thanks to whoever made it!)
Been chasing this mini online for about a year and suddenly he popped up on eBay! And I just had to own him no matter the cost! Fortunately for me, there wasn’t much competition and I got him far cheaper than i anticipated. Because I mean, who doesn’t go all out on tentacled mutants!?
He is from the campaign Enemy Within for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay first edition, so this mini is older than me! He only has a minor role in the Death on the Reik book, and was back then described as a Beastmen (before the (in)famous chaos goatmen claimed the title) He appeared along with some other characters of questionable appearances in an ambush on the ship I was sailing and he was a very memorable character. Here is a picture from the book along with the other assailants.
I decided to paint him in a more recent mutated state, as he is still wearing his nobleman clothes in pristine colours. As if he has just sprouted fish feet and tentacle-arms!
The tentacles were a challenge to paint though as there were very little details and I had to freehand most of the tentacle’s “suckers” ;-)
Here are a few more pictures of the dashing gentleman who has yet to appear in our Middenheim Campaign (though I have heard rumours!)
Another Warhammer Empire Captain! He’s sure to be given a role in an upcoming WFRP session in Middenheim, as I painted him with a blue color scheme, fitting for Middenheim/Middenland.
The comet symbol throws it a bit off, since he would probably be an Ulric worshipper, but it’s still a minor detail ;-)
We had to use some skeletons for an upcoming WFRP session, I thought it would be funny to convert some Games Workshop skeletons to appear like some dead empire soldiers. So I added some helmets and stuff for several of them.
It might be more fun to do with Zombies – Something I’ll consider for the future.
Below you can see two pictures of all the 6 skeletons I made and painted. I’ll probably be making a few more soon, there’s always room for more skeletons :-)
A picture of three halflings from my miniature collection. The halfling on the right was used in an RPG campaign I was a part of 2 years back approximately. He was this VERY annoying ginger halfling, constantly bossing the PCs and other NPCs around. One of the PCs very unexpected ended up killing the poor (But extremely annoying) halfling in a fit of rage. Perhaps the miniature will see his chance for a new role some day :-P
I painted this set “Their Majesties” by Fenryll recently. Before painting the couple I decided to convert the king so he could be used as a rich nobleman in my RPG/WFRP sessions. He looks great at the end of a big banquet table. The queen got to keep her crown as I didn’t have any ideas for converting her.
I recently finished a pretty large commission job for a customer – To be used for him and his family (Wife and two kids) in their RPG adventures. There’s a bunch of Goblins, Skeletons, Doors, Ghosts & Spiders. The second picture is the heroes and the 4th is the main villain the heroes are facing. The Warhammer High Elf miniature was heavily converted by the customer to look more villainous and I’m very happy with the end result as I think he ended up looking pretty evil.
The miniatures are currently on their way to Spain and I’m excited for the customer to get his miniatures back, now in painted condition :-)