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PostSubject: The Road to Riches   Sun 11 Jul 2010 - 14:36

So I was going trough my bitz-boxes and thinking about all the different kinds of models I wanted to do but couldn't fit into a warband when ideas started to fall into place: The merchant caravan!

Among other things this would finaly let me make a wagon and put it to good use, also i've always enjoyed thoose little interludes between scenarios were you buy and sell and try to make a buck. This will be perfect, I thought and started planing things out. So far not much has happened (But I only made the deccison three or four days ago =)

First of all i decided I wanted a short, fat merchant with fancy clothes. I looked at the new one GW made, but he looked to useless so I figured I'd have to do him from scratch. I also decided I'd use the black guard henchmen to represent hired Norsemen, as this would let me use a couple of minitures I've already started working on (also, I like Norse =). So far, this is what I got:





The merchant will mostly be sculpted in greenstuff, with a few bits here and there.

The finished Norse is a pit fighter body with a marauder head and militia arms. The other one is based on a catachan jungle fighter (head, torso, legs and arms) with militia hands and weapon. The cloak and hair is green stuff. These guys were going to be the start of a Norse Gang, but I couldn't come up with any more model ideas I realy liked, so the ended up on in the "to be continued" pile. I'm glad they'll be able to get some use atlest. And prehaps later, they will indead form their own warband =)
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sun 11 Jul 2010 - 16:02

Nice! The bits for the merchant look very suitable. thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sun 11 Jul 2010 - 16:35

Go Merchant Caravan go! I will rob you! The minis look promising indeed. Keep them coming!
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sun 11 Jul 2010 - 17:03

Love the mini on the left, very Conan-isc?
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sun 11 Jul 2010 - 19:58

A VERY PROMISING START! This should be one UBERCOOL War Band...keep up the GOOD WORK!
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Mon 12 Jul 2010 - 4:53

Whoo! more merchants! great pick! I love playing them, though beware of the vulnerability of your cart... and do not hesitate to load it with marksmen! Very Happy

I love the idea of a short fat merchant, looking forward to it's result.
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Mon 12 Jul 2010 - 11:58

Very cool models so far... the merchant looks really good so far (and short), great idea.

The blackguard is also very nice, my favorite is the one with the pit fighter body, love his pose...

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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Mon 12 Jul 2010 - 16:22

Thank you very much!

Drugart wrote:
Love the mini on the left, very Conan-isc?

Yes, the plan was to make him alot in the style of Conan the Barbarian when I started on him. Though I might make him blonde instead =)
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 5:29

Hear me, good folk of Rote Fluh. Come gather around and I will supply to you the solution to all that ails you; Vincinis Elixir! Garantued to cure mumps, black lung, dripping mollies and black tounge!

This is my aprentice:



My Wizard:

He's a right out of the box Empire Wizard, I just like that box so much I don't feel I need to change anything =)

Slight progress on the merchant:


I have to decide wether or not to give him a beard and weather or not to give him a bigger hat. I'll try to model a puffy sleave on his right arm, but if that don't work plan B is to model a cloak on him that hangs over that arm covering it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 5:42

Apprentice is looking good. Will you give him any weapon? Seems he'll be easy pickings otherwise...

I agree wholeheartedly concerning the wizard and the magical box he came out of.

The merchant: no beard! That face is such a nice sculpt. A bigger hat is a must though, to protect from sun, rain or hail.

Keep your tempo up! I just finished the first ogre for my sons Maneaters. Race ya to the finish!
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 6:00

folketsfiende wrote:
Apprentice is looking good. Will you give him any weapon? Seems he'll be easy pickings otherwise...

Well, I WAS gonna claim he had a sword and a pistol under his cloak. But I suppose that will only get people to shout WYSIWYG at me ;)
I suppose I'll have to see about adding SOMETHING to give him an "edge" =)

folketsfiende wrote:

Keep your tempo up! I just finished the first ogre for my sons Maneaters. Race ya to the finish!
I'd say "you're on" but I still have six or seven models that needs to be done (apart from finishing the ones above) and you only have to make another three or so =)

Not to mention, you're still sitting on two of the wheels I need to build the wagon ;)
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 6:31

Hamster wrote:
folketsfiende wrote:
Apprentice is looking good. Will you give him any weapon? Seems he'll be easy pickings otherwise...

Well, I WAS gonna claim he had a sword and a pistol under his cloak. But I suppose that will only get people to shout WYSIWYG at me Wink
I suppose I'll have to see about adding SOMETHING to give him an "edge"

The Apprentice is a GREAT looking mini. You could just have the tip of a scabbard poking out from the cloak o represent the sword.; pistols are in the"real World" considered concealed weapons...SO, it's concealed.
The Wizard is COOL...the Wizard Kit offers SO MANY possibilities.
AND the Merchant is coming along nicely. FINE PIECES, ALL!
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 13:22

Alas, the neighbour I've been borrowing internet from is coming home sone, so updates will become a bit more eratic. On the plus side, i should have so much more to show when I finaly do update Razz

These guys will be my Knights Vanguards:


Here's a couple of sellswords:


Now I'll just have to finish the Merchant, build a wagon and start painting =)
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 14:37

I really like the knights! Good use of parts.

Well it seems we have something to look forward to mate
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Wed 14 Jul 2010 - 16:06

Hamster wrote:
Not to mention, you're still sitting on two of the wheels I need to build the wagon Wink

As I've just checked, I'm fairly certain I've not been sitting on them. What kind of fellow are you to heap such slander at me? (Alright, you'll get them soon...)
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Thu 15 Jul 2010 - 1:00

if i may suggest you something...use these ones for your merchant's wagon...

Vect's prisoners

i did the same for my old mercenary army...if i find a picture i'll post...
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Thu 15 Jul 2010 - 13:35

I thought long and hard about using thoose models. But in the end I decided that's not the kind of merchant I want Wink

I might still make use of them for a futre norse warband, though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Fri 16 Jul 2010 - 12:43

Love the knights - great use of bitz, apprenitce looks great so far, dont worry about WYSIWYG - my merchant and apprentice (the models) dont got weapons.

The merchant is comming along nicely - love the short look (that he is about as tall as his pistol just makes him a real warhammer/mordheim model)

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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sat 17 Jul 2010 - 6:27

Very cool looking conversions! I love the merchant. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sat 17 Jul 2010 - 6:46

VERY NICE bit of kt-bashing! The Sell Swords are REALLY COOL...I'm a Mercenary kind of Guy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Road to Riches   Sat 17 Jul 2010 - 10:46

Nice work. I really like all the conversions you've done. The two Knights are my favorite so far.
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