Saturday 30 April 2022

Helblitzen Regiment project (part two).

 I have completed the Empire Helblitzen Regiment from page 58 of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle 3rd Edition Warhammer Armies book. I detailed the background and miniatures in a previous blog post here:

Collecting and painting the regiment was quite enjoyable and it was satisfying to see a regiment from the Warhammer armies book in reality. Although, of course, it is not the original regiment, I had collected the same miniatures, and then painted them in the same style and colours in which they were painted in the photograph. This did mean sometimes painting parts of them in a style I would not have ordinarily chosen, but this did make for an interesting exploration of the styles and colours used by GW's studio at the time. Some of this also meant a combination of looking for the miniatures in old citadel adverts, peering at the the photograph intently, and a little guesswork for some of the more obscured parts. The only concession to modernity was adding them to a movement tray, and adding some tufts to the bases.

Enjoy :)

The original photograph on page 58 of Warhammer Armies.
The regiment completed.
Slightly side on.

I have no idea on what my next blog update will be as I have several options for painting at the moment, but I am eager to start an army.

Saturday 9 April 2022

Undead Horseman/Dead Men of Dunharrow.

 I have tackled a little project I have been meaning to for a while. I had always liked Citadels 1980s Lord of the Rings range ME72 Dead Men of Dunharrow, and wanted to have a regiment of them representing an Undead Horseman Regiment for 3rd Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battle. So, I've collected a few more from e-Bay to add to the ones I already owned, creating a unit of ten.

Painting wise, I was inspired by the rule for Undead Horseman given in the 3rd Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battle rulebook, page 261. In them it states that Undead Horseman 'may move through a solid wall with a penalty of half their move'. To me this suggested that Undead Horseman were slightly more ethereal than their foot slogging counterparts, and so when painting them I opted for a more spirit look than a bone one. I achieved this by painting them Citadel Biel-Tan Green shade over a white undercoat, and then highlighting white. The armour was the Citadel Typhus Corrosion Technical paint process. I kept the rest of the details simple, with highlighted tan for the cloth, and a faded red for the shields.

I am very happy with the results. This is the first of my Oldhammer era fantasy armies regiments which I have fully painted with their movement tray, and so now I have an idea of how they will look.  

Enjoy :)

Undead Horseman.
This photograph shows more of the movement tray.
The Undead Horseman mournfully advancing.
WIP on the Empire Helblitzen. Only five more to go.

Next update will be the Empire Helblitzen which I am determined to complete.