Saturday 19 March 2022

Turnip28: The Beasts of the Beetroot Regiment.

 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! :)

Enjoy :)

The Beasts of the Beetroot Regiment.
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. 
"We bestial Bastards three!"
Three heavy cavalry. I am very pleased with he way in which these have turned out.
Unit Leader.
Unit Leader right hand side view.
Second Bastard.
Right hand side view.
The third Bastard.
Right hand side view.

The chaff on the right is made using a Kroot skull with the spines removed.
The chaff on the right is made with an Ork skull without a lower jaw added.
The first unit of Brutes.
Toadie, on his 30mm base.
Brutes on a 2x3 movement tray.
The second unit of Brutes.
The second unit of Brutes.
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.

Some thing a little different.
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.

I am still painting my way through my Empire Helblitzen Regiment, and I am about two thirds of the way through. I am also assembling some Perry miniatures Zulu War British, but in the Home Service uniform. I might also see if I can paint the Ethereal Turnip28 regiment, and finish offa couple of random Oldhammer things at some point.

Tuesday 1 March 2022

The return of old Nagash.

 A few years ago I decided to paint the old 1990's Nagash miniature, considered by some, to be one of the worst miniatures Citadel has released. I did this to see if I could make him seem a little less unloved. So I repositioned his arms and pose slightly and gave him a slightly darker, non 1990's looking paint scheme. I generally considered my efforts to have been successful. The results can be seen on my old blog post here:

Now, as the years passed I forgot about him until I decided randomly to look again at my Tomb Kings collection. Somehow, in the process of moving boxes around he had broken, with arms and head separated. In this sorry state (regarding which, I shall not post such distressing images of a broken classic miniature!) I decided to rebase him and give him a slightly tweaked paint scheme.

So, as in the spirit of the Tomb Kings background, Nagash is reborn to fight again. I am happy with how he looks now, and I think I have made him look more sinister than he would have been on the 1990's. Overall, all I really did was repaint the sword with Citadels Hexwraith Flame Technical paint, highlighted his robes a little better, and added a some more detail to his staff.  I rebased him on a 60mm round base, which I built up a little with milliput, and then liberally scattered skulls over.

Indecently, this revisiting of Nagash is part of my project to rebase and reorganise my entire Tomb Kings army.  I was never really happy with their basing, and some of the paint work felt a little unfinished. In addition, I have bought all sorts of other Tomb Kings odds and ends over the years to add to the items I already had left to paint. However, I have some Empire Halberdiers to paint before all of that.

Enjoy :)


Next update should be some more Empire Halberdiers. I have also been converting a couple of Age of Sigmar Ogors into Samurai looking ones, repainting my Ancient Egyptian scenery, and removing my Tomb Kings from bases.