Thank you for everyone who has taken an interest in the blog :)
I have had a bit of another busy week, hence the small and late blog update today. However, I have managed to finish painting the Snakemen. As those of you who have read my blog before may recall, the Snakemen are to be used as a proxy for a Fimir ally contingent in my 3rd Edition Dark Elf Army.
I have yet to rewrite the army list to include them, so will update the blog with that soon. I have already painted several of the Dark Elves, so the army is nearing completion.
The contingent consists of 16 Snakemen, divided up into two regiments of 8 'Fimm Warriors', and 7 'Fianna Fimm' with a 'Fimm Warlord' as the regimental leader. I painted them up in a green flesh colour (well, scales!), as, after trying a couple of other colours, I thought green was a better base for the rest of the colours of the equipment. I went for golden bronze armour to offset the green and becuase it looks unusual, and blue and red for the two different regiments.
They were a joy to paint, and are lovely miniatures.
I have included several photographs of the Snakemen, as well as a few photographs of a couple of random things.
The ally contingent.
Eight Warriors of the 'Fimm'.
The first of the C27 Snakemen, S'lararet Slintered Fang.
The side view of the armour, showing the skull faced shoulder armour.
Higgat Dwarf Slicer.
I love the breastplate in the shape of a fanged face.
Rear view showing the shield.
I had two broken Snakemen.
The first of them was missing the sword, and so I converted him into the unit leader by giving him a mace.
The second was also missing his sword, and so gave him one from the Skeleton Horde box set.
The second regiment, the 'Fianna Fimm' with the 'Fimm Warlord'.
Saranth Elf Mangler.
Left hand side.
Another Higgat Dwarf Slicer, this time in red.
The contingent leader, S'lon Life Smasher.
I only have one of him, so thought he fitted the role of contingent leader very well.
Shield side view.
After posting the Orc Villagers last time, thought I would photograph the different one piece castings of drunken 'pairs'.
The Orc 5 Villager Drunks, and the FTG 10 Drunken Great Goblin/Gnolls.
I also have the ones laying down drunk, but could not get a clear photo of them whilst they are unpainted.
The Iron Claw Booze Brothers.
Two drunken Dwarves sculpted by Bob Olley.
I like the Owl, a nice, almost Arthur Rackman, touch, and also suggesting that they are drinking long into the night!
I think this is the cat from the Citadel FS Fantasy Specials range, FS33 Witches items.
The cat is tiny! In the photograph, it is resting on a 20mm base.