Stalking the muddy fields of Cist, The Beasts of the Beetroot Regiment, part human, part root, part beast, and probably slightly more towards to dead side of things!
I have been busy with a lot of Oldhammer things, and so I wanted to get a little Turnip28 done for the fun of it. I had spent Christmas last year kit bashing various Turnip28 related nonsense, and this regiment was one of the results. The regiment is quite small and simple, three Snobs, two units of Brutes, one unit of Chaff, and one unit of Bastards.
I wanted a bestial looking regiment, but at the time didn't posses any beast type heads except the Citadel skull ones. I tried them out and they looked quite good, and so I dedicated to make an undead beast regiment. The infantry were quite simple, just adding the skulls onto the bodies and adding some grass tufts. I used Napoleonic French bodies for the Brutes, Napoleonic English for the Chaff. The Snobs were the same except I added a few War of the Roses arms and used bigger Skulls.
The Bastards were more involved. I used French Napoleonic Cavalry (Hussars I think) as a basis, and then added greenstuff and skulls, with a variety of bits from bits boxes. I wanted to give the 'horses' an undead look without being skeletal, and so added the giant skull from the Citadel Skull box set to them. I think it gives them a very John Blanche artwork look.
Painting wise was very simple. I wanted to give the regiment a 'raw' undead look. So, after a black undercoat, I dry brushed them dark brown, then a dark red (Citadels Khorne Red), and then lightly dry brushed the bone Citadel Screaming Skull. I picked out some of the metal and wood details, painted the trouser blue to complement the red, and then dry brushed them all with Citadel Steel Legion Drab. Vallejio mud was then used for the bases. They took no more than a couple of hours to paint (not including the undercoating time) one evening. One of the things I love about Turnip28 is the speed one can just assemble and paint a regiment. It's fun too! :)
Because of the red dry brushing used I chose Beetroot as their root of choice.
I have mounted the Toffs on 40mm bases to give them more of a presence, and to differentiate them from the Toadies and other ranks. The Toadies incidently are on 30mm bases for the same reasons.
Three heavy cavalry. I am very pleased with he way in which these have turned out.
The horse skull Brute is one of my favourite. I only have one spare horse skull, which was fine as I wanted him to stand out a little.
I have also kit bashed many non undead Turnip28 miniatures. The plan is to paint them in the 'conventional' Tirnip28 manner, but I thought I would try out a few with a little more Ethereal look. I think they turned out quite well, and so I will paint up of of the regiments like this.