First blog post of 2022! What better way to celebrate the new year than a project that I painted over Christmas and which really belongs more to Halloween! Only 303 days to go. 🎃
Anyway, as detailed in my last blog post, this was is side project for Turnip28, itself a little bit of a side project from my ongoing Rogue Trader era Trader Legions project (which, in fact is also a side project from my Warhammer Fantasy Armies, but more of that as the year progresses).
The 31st Pumpkin Fusiliers were an idea for a spooky Turnip28 Regiment, using Perry and Warlord Miniatures, and Anvil Industries Pumpkin heads, instead of the usual armoured heads or various root vegetables. I opted for a muted set of colours given the Turnip28 background, as well as not wanting to have the pumpkins look too bright and orange. I wanted to give them a muddy, creepy, feel, and to avoid it looking too cartoony. For the same reason I decided to go for a darker olive green for the uniforms (I tried blue and it didn't look right), with only a little muted red to add a little colour. In all, I am happy with how they have turned out.
As the year progresses I will be converting and painting some moreTurnip28 miniautres. These will be in the more 'conventional' look with helmets and such. I enjoy this genre and the kit bashing which accompanies it, and so will pop in and out of it for a while. However, there are still many Traitor Legions to paint...
The Toadie on the right is different from the photograph of him in the last blog update as the sword snapped when undercoating, and so I replaced the arm.
I only opted for one standard for the force, and used the actual drummer miniature and standard for the Toff's fodder unit. I had a go at painting a pumpkin on the stand which I think looks passable. :)
I didn't convert many of these as on most of the larger pumpkin heads they looked a little ridiculous.