HomeFAQSearchRegisterUsergroupsBlogLog inGolden Tom 2014 Thread!

Share | 
 

 Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5269
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Sat 10 May 2008 - 1:54

In this thread I will be posting various models from the Border Town Burning setting, which are not part of any particular warband. This includes Hired Swords, Dramatis Personae as well as monsters and other models from random encounters. I will also cite (some of) their fluff and background from the supplement for your reading pleasure.

I'll start off with a model that some you may already know from my Battle Monks warband. It's...


Grand Master Ippan Shu (Dramatis Personae)
Although the populace of Sen’Quoi knows the name Ippan Shu, very few of them have ever seen him. Rumoured to be both a hundred years of age and a grand Master of the martial arts, he is also given supernatural aspects, such as the abilities of flight and the spitting of fire on those he calls foe.

His legend says that a former disciple, Xiao Lin, once tried to assassinate him as Ippan Shu lay sleeping. Still asleep, he fought his student, only awakening when a knife sliced of half his left moustache (a grave outrage, for a Cathayan elder’s beard represents his wisdom and experience). Angered, Shu immediately killed Xiao Lin, yet still he keeps his moustache trimmed short; The better to remind him that even the best can be found wanting and caught off-guard, that no matter how good you become, you can always be better.

A loner, Ippan Shu can be found wandering the Borderlands, meditating or fighting the different opponents that dwell therein, be they terrible creatures of Chaos or the ferocious hobgoblin wolf riders; he sees them all as a way of bettering his arts. Some whisper that Shu seeks to face an opponent who will prove a better fighter than he and, until that day, will continue his wanderings, whether he lives another hundred years or achieves enlightenment’s highest reaches.


The Model - WIP
I made the model with bits from the Warhammer Empire flagellant box and lots of Green Stuff.










The finished Model



_________________


Last edited by cianty on Wed 4 Jun 2008 - 4:55; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
DeafNala
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 17707
Trading Reputation : 8
Join date : 2008-04-03
Age : 69
Location : Horseshoe Bay, TX, USA

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Sat 10 May 2008 - 3:49

Well done, Weed Hopper. Er.. sorry about the "Weed Hopper"I was having a Kung Fu moment there.
A nice piece of sculpting; the postitioning is perfect, very Jet Li-ish, AND in the background of the last photo is The Tree. I love the photos of the Grand Master in his natural surroundings.
Now what's this about smacking down my poor misunderstood Hobgoblin Wolf Riders? Karate
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tagnator
Etheral
Etheral


Posts : 1115
Trading Reputation : 3
Join date : 2007-11-03
Age : 22
Location : Castricum, The Netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Pirates (Unofficial) Pirates (Unofficial)
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Sat 10 May 2008 - 5:50

I love that one, nice work Smile !
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thefrenziedmob.blogspot.com
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5269
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Sun 11 May 2008 - 9:37

DeafNala wrote:
Well done, Weed Hopper. Er.. sorry about the "Weed Hopper"I was having a Kung Fu moment there.

Why, that's quite apt. I mean, that's what the whole pose is all about: Weed hopping! Karate bounce Eastern movie style.

DeafNala wrote:
Now what's this about smacking down my poor misunderstood Hobgoblin Wolf Riders?

Very Happy He he, I'm not to blame for that. Rev is doing an awesome job on most of the fluff, background and story-telling for the BTB supplement. Let's face it, Hobgoblins are cool, but they don't make for great main characters.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Ashton
Forum Engineer
Forum Engineer


Posts : 1156
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2007-12-07
Age : 31
Location : Polson, MT

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Sun 11 May 2008 - 9:52

Wow. That came out great. I really like how he came together, and how the robe looks so real. Good job. cheers
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mordheim.ashtonsanders.com
DeafNala
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 17707
Trading Reputation : 8
Join date : 2008-04-03
Age : 69
Location : Horseshoe Bay, TX, USA

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Thu 15 May 2008 - 4:03

Hey cianti,
Will there be more Dramatis Personi(ae) forth coming? I don't want to be a pest [likely story], but I DO live for your posts. No
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5269
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 2:09

DeafNala wrote:
Hey cianti,
Will there be more Dramatis Personi(ae) forth coming?

There are three Dramatis Personae total in BTB and the most important one, Belandysh, isn't properly represented as a miniature in my gaming group unfortunately. I don't think me or anyone else will find the time for a proper conversion as we have other things to do, so he's unlikely to appear. The last Dramatis pal is the Hobgoblin Khan I meantioned in the other thread. I do the Warhammer Dogs of War box for Oglah Khan but he is neither painted nor specifically converted (to boot I used his fur mantle for the Beastman banner - see the other thread).

So instead of those I'll present you with


Cathayan Pyromaniac (Hired Swords)
Cathay is well known for its spectacular fireworks. Beware of those who have the knowledge but not the mind to master these mesmerising displays of fire for visual effects alone.



The original model
This crazed model is perfectly represented by some very old miniatures of the Nippon rocket crew, which could be found in the Warhammer 3rd edition hardback rulebook published in 1987.




photo taken from: Collecting Citadel Miniatures

The miniature was pretty fine already so instead of altering it unnecessarily I made some markers for the rockets and fireworks that the Pyromaniac starts every turn. They fly across the battlefield in random directions each turn until they hit something so the markers are needed to represent their current position.


The finished model



Below: A Cathayan Pyromaniac accompanies a Battle Monks warband into the battle. The crazed firestarter’s rockets may prove as a danger for not only the enemy.

_________________


Last edited by cianty on Wed 4 Jun 2008 - 4:52; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2589
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 3:43

LOL! Those are awesome! Smile I love the idea of rockets whizing around the battlefield. Great markers Cianty thumbsup

On a sidenote: 2,50 GBP for 4 minis AND a warmachine... my god, times have changed at GW.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
Lanyssa Ryssyll
Ancient
Ancient


Posts : 486
Trading Reputation : 2
Join date : 2008-03-02
Age : 31
Location : Paris - France

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Dwarfs Dwarfs
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 3:44

Excellent !!! Shocked
I'm really impressed by your imagination, with a great realisation (as always Wink ).
I think this arsonist will be fun to play, with the randomness of rockets... BOUM the troll affraid Razz
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DeafNala
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 17707
Trading Reputation : 8
Join date : 2008-04-03
Age : 69
Location : Horseshoe Bay, TX, USA

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 5:03

lol! The rockets are perfect. In "reality" the Congreve rockets of the late 18th/early 19th century had the regretable habit of turning around & coming back at the firer; adds to the excitement of combat, eh?.

I've got an old Grenadier Mongolish Rocket launcher & crew that may see a paint brush soon. Thanks for the push, Amigo.

@Tom: when the rocket set came out it was one of GW's more pricey items. GW's prices have More than quintupled over the intervening years. The positive side of this is that smaller companies can charge similar amounts &, thereby, survive. Every cloud has a silver lining, but we, earth-bound creatures, still get rained on.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2589
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 7:36

DeafNala wrote:
Every cloud has a silver lining, but we, earth-bound creatures, still get rained on.

Very nicely put Deaf!

That one will go in my quotation booklet, under "Deaf Nala - 2008" Very Happy

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
Ashton
Forum Engineer
Forum Engineer


Posts : 1156
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2007-12-07
Age : 31
Location : Polson, MT

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 10:50

Hahah Great Model + Rules. Definitely sounds fun.

lol@ Deaf
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mordheim.ashtonsanders.com
Erkwin
Venerable Ancient
Venerable Ancient


Posts : 653
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2007-08-30
Age : 24
Location : Germany

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Reiklanders Reiklanders
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 12:58

Great model and definatly an interesting idea,
thumbsup
I love this smiley!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tagnator
Etheral
Etheral


Posts : 1115
Trading Reputation : 3
Join date : 2007-11-03
Age : 22
Location : Castricum, The Netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Pirates (Unofficial) Pirates (Unofficial)
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Mon 19 May 2008 - 13:52

indeed, great work on the model! Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thefrenziedmob.blogspot.com
Lord Archaon
Captain
Captain


Posts : 71
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-04-19
Age : 24
Location : Latvia

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Reiklanders Reiklanders
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Tue 20 May 2008 - 6:08

Belandysh (Dramatis Personae)
Belandysh was once a powerful Chaos Champion and Chieftain to the Tribe of the Rising Eagle, notable for their devotion to Chen, as Tchar is known amongst the Hung. When he turned from Chen’s paths, the Lord of Change blessed Belandysh in punishment, mutating the champion into a living symbol of constant change, gifting Belandysh a powerful blade that would deform his enemies into Chaos Spawn. Now he perfectly represents his former patron and can never be free, save in death. Perhaps that is the way the Master of Transfiguration meant for Belandysh to be after all.



Belandysh is a mutating Champion of Tzeentch riding a mutating Chaos steed. He wields a Sword of Damnation and a helmet.
You can see the sword done by cianty here:

http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/painting-and-modelling-f3/btb-chaos-artefact-markers-t99.htm

So here is the W.I.P. Belandysh. He is made from an old plasic Chaos Lord from Battlemasters and the mutating bitz









I'll start painting it today, so it'll be completed till weekends.
Cianty will post more fluff about him later, me think Smile , cause i don't know what part of his fluff i can tell you. Smile[b]
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tagnator
Etheral
Etheral


Posts : 1115
Trading Reputation : 3
Join date : 2007-11-03
Age : 22
Location : Castricum, The Netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Pirates (Unofficial) Pirates (Unofficial)
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Tue 20 May 2008 - 6:41

wow, l love it Very Happy great job!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thefrenziedmob.blogspot.com
DeafNala
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 17707
Trading Reputation : 8
Join date : 2008-04-03
Age : 69
Location : Horseshoe Bay, TX, USA

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Tue 20 May 2008 - 6:55

Very nice piece of work. I look forward to the finished mini. thumbsup
That is one seriously intimidating dude; I think my Hobgoblin Raiders & Night Goblin Entrepeneurs will take a somewhat more Southerly route to Fabled Cathay. affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5269
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Tue 20 May 2008 - 7:51

That's really cool, Alexey!

I love how you based his sword on the marker I did (with the hand and head). Awesome! I also dig his pose and chaotic mutating style. A great vision of the mighty Belandysh! Top job!

I have ask you though: What is "battlemasters"?

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Lord Archaon
Captain
Captain


Posts : 71
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-04-19
Age : 24
Location : Latvia

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Reiklanders Reiklanders
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Tue 20 May 2008 - 7:56

oops, i meant Battle Masters not Battlemasters. Smile
It's an old games workshop game in warhammer universe. Here take a look http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/700
It featured chaos + orcs and goblins force vs. empire + brettonia force game. It was kinda Warhammer for beginners. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5269
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Tue 20 May 2008 - 8:12

Ok, I see. I do know "Claymore Saga"... good old GW games ... RIP *sigh*

I inserted Belandysh's background into your post, by the way. Now I'm looking foraward to seeing the painted model! bounce

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Lord Archaon
Captain
Captain


Posts : 71
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-04-19
Age : 24
Location : Latvia

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Reiklanders Reiklanders
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Thu 22 May 2008 - 13:52

My camera felt down from the table and it's LCD display is broken. Sad
I painted Belandysh but i can't take better pictures of him 'till i'll make it repaired. Sad
I painted it in traditional tzeenche theme:







Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2589
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Thu 22 May 2008 - 14:08

Good paintjob lord Archaon. Solid stuff. I think you did the skin very well in particular.

May I inquire why he is standing at the edge of his base rather than in the middle? Is that for better stacking because he normally is in a regiment?

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
Lord Archaon
Captain
Captain


Posts : 71
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-04-19
Age : 24
Location : Latvia

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Reiklanders Reiklanders
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Thu 22 May 2008 - 14:49

Thanks. Smile I thought it would be a more dramatic pose for him.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5269
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Thu 22 May 2008 - 14:53

Looks really sweet, my Lord! I like the blue-yellow colour scheme.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Tagnator
Etheral
Etheral


Posts : 1115
Trading Reputation : 3
Join date : 2007-11-03
Age : 22
Location : Castricum, The Netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Pirates (Unofficial) Pirates (Unofficial)
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Thu 22 May 2008 - 15:32

good work, the paintjob looks good! Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thefrenziedmob.blogspot.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands   Today at 14:37

Back to top Go down
 
Dwellers of the Cathayan borderlands
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Cathayan Borderlands scenery (WIP+Completed)
» Cathayan Longsword in BTB
» Is Tahitian Moon Sand okay for bristlenoses?
» Borderlands: Larissa
» [solved] Cathayan silk goods

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum :: Gallery :: Miniatures-
Jump to: