I've finally managed to base some of the miniatures I painted recently and get some terrain sorted. This took a few hours but it was worth it.
First of all, a portrait of the "artist".
My girlfriend took this picture while I was painting a mausoleum of GW's Garden of Morr. By then, the house had been turned upside down as I was batch painting and basing 22 trees, dozen of terrain pieces and around 50 miniatures. No, it's not easy to live with me.
Moving on. Here are the completed Wendigos, from Crocodile Games.
I might be using these ten fellows are Beastmen proxies for Mordheim.
Three GW Night Goblin Fanatics.
I might not have any use for these guys, but they look great and were quite straightforward to paint.
Speaking of fanatics, here are a few Empire Flagellants.
I didn't put as much effort on the detail as I wanted. This is what happens when I do batch-painting on human models (always trouble with the skin...).
And a "bit" of undead stuff, which was lurking around for quite a while.
Mordheim Ghouls, from GW - I got them with a Wraith that I had ordered from eBay. They came as very handy extras.
Vampire Counts Skeletons, from GW. Easy and fast to paint.
Mummy Servant Priests, from West Wind Productions. I love their dynamic poses and they really look good with the rest of the undead bunch.
And some undead terrain.
Cemetery Chapel, from Ziterdes.
It was surprisingly easy to paint (mostly with drybrushing techniques) and has a fair level of detail. I added four GW gargoyles to adorn the building. The other advantage of Ziterdes buildings is definitely the sturdiness of the model. Its hard foam makes it almost indestructible (as opposed to resin buildings - unfortunately...).
And still on the topic of foam, here's an old Citadel graveyard.
It came pre-painted and flocked with grass (in some annoying spots too), so I sprayed it with black and repainted the whole thing. The paint scheme was very similar to the one used on the chapel.
Adding to these, I painted GW Garden of Morr. This is by far the best terrain they've done since Storm of Magic came out, in my opinion. And not as tricky to paint as I thought. Here's a quick shot of one of the fences (with the inevitable skulls).
Some of the extra bits that came with the kit were put on a scenic base. This can be placed on the periphery of the graveyard or even in the middle of a spooky forest.
Speaking of spooky forest, I went a bit mad and got myself 12 Citadel Trees and put random terrain bits on them, like some tomb stones from the zombies kit.
Finally (boy, you're brave if you're still reading this!), after a long interregnum in my medieval town project, I saw this amazing thread (http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=32806.0) which made me go back to my civilians. It also gave me loads of inspiration for colour schemes, especially for the civilians clothes. Some of the following miniatures are using green, red, yellow or blue to create a more colourful feel to the town.
And here they are:
Sheriff and deputy (like Bob Marley's song).
The sheriff is a model from Dark Sword miniatures called Shadow Tower Raven Keeper. His evil helper is called King's Advisor, from Mega Miniatures (their models are much better than what they look like on the site. And quite cheap too).
These guys are going to be wandering around the town, making sure they punish as many poor civilians as they can.
He came in a blister pack with a wizard from Mirliton Miniatures. The fact that is carrying loads of books and scrolls made me think that he could go well with the scribes that I already have in my town.
Minstrel, from Hasslefree Miniatures.
The town was needing some nice tunes and melodies to entertain the locals, so why not giving them this singing chap?
The one on the left is some old Citadel miniature whose name I can't remember at the moment. The one in the middle is one of the fellows from Mordheim's Frenzied Mob. And the one on the right is a Bar fighter with bottle from Black Cat Bases. They all go well together and their unifying element is indeed the bottle(s). You can only expect trouble from these three.
These came from Lead Adventure's range called Bruegelburg. They are exceptionally sculpted and were a joy to paint.
I just love the amount of unnecessary detail they've put into these models (including the cheeky rat going round the lady's dress).
This is a very nice model from Alionas Miniatures. I got this one after seeing Cianty's excellent townsfolk from his Gierburg project: http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/search/label/Gierburg?updated-max=2010-01-30T14:07:00%2B01:00&max-results=20
In fact, the painting tips from Tom on that article were crucial for me when I painted the apple vendor.
Fishwife, from Alionas Miniatures.
Another addition to the collection via Cianty. She is such a fine sculpt, that I couldn't help myself from getting her. Also, my medieval market was lacking some fish, so she was a must to get!
Here's one of her sons.
He came originally with Mordheim's Witch Hunters' pack, but I saw him more as an angry fishmonger, so there!
And the other son, who came from Mordheim's Frenzied Mob, completes the fishmongers gang.
He's always getting in trouble with the fish as you can see.
Last, but not least, the puppeteer.
Another Mordheim Witch Hunter. I chopped his weapon off his staff and placed the head of a monk to make up a puppet. The play could be called "The Angry Monk and the Deadly Bishop".
And this is it.
Next up, a bit of outdoors photography.