Thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my blog. :)
I am really pleased that people have been interested in the my miniatures collection and my painting. The aim of starting the blog has been to focus my painting and collecting, rather than the random attempts and whims that charatcerised my former approaches!
This week I have been getting my Slann army in a state to be able to paint it all up. I have sorting out the Cold One riders and Spawn Band miniatures into better units and converting/repairing any that needed it. I have also been working out in which units I want to replace the banners and shields.
I have added a few WIP photographs of the some of the Cold One riders I have been converting up this week. I still have 15 on the painting table awaiting glueing and another 30 in a box that require attention too. I will do proper close up photographs later or when they are painted. :)
Spawn Bands on the painting table!
20 Cold One Riders.
I have really decided to go to town with the Cold One riders. Each one has a back banner fixed to the back of the saddle. I have also tried to make each one of them individualistic by giving them a variety of shields, weapons, banners and using several different miniatures.
The painting plan is to give them a wide palette of bright colours. I might keep the Cold Ones themselves blue, or go for a mix of a few different colours each, or all one colour per unit.
On the left I mounted the fan bearer from the Slann Wizard on a Litter set to use as a standard bearer.
A lot of the back banners are from either 'The Assualt Group' or 'Outpost Miniatures'. A lot of the shields and weapons are random stuff from my 'bits boxes'.
Another fan bearer on the left.
I cut up several of the banners to use as headresses to give variety.
After reading other peoples ideas on thier blogs or on the Oldhammer message board, I have decided to add a few technological items to simulate left over Slann High Age tech items. The unit leader has what was orginally a Rogue Trader era Eldar power sword, which can double up as a magic weapon in gaming.
The unit leader in the unit above has an Eldar power fist conversion, but it's not too clear from the photograph, an idea I borrowed from Theottovonbismark blog:
The Tea's Getting Cold Blog has some great Slann Cold One riders too:
Last 5 Cold One riders.
The individual Slann may not stay in the units they are pictured in, I'll see how they look once they are all finished. I still have a few more to assemble.