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Hey all! I don't think I've posted any pics before, I'm relatively new to the hobby and still very green, so the paint jobs aren't nearly as amazing as some of the others here. Also, not gonna lie, wish I had a better camera than my phone. But I took the photos and I'm fairly proud of them, so I might as well show you guys!

 

I made these guys as a warband for the long-dead-but-still-cool Warhammer subgame Mordheim. The default Chaos flavor is a little generic grimdark for my tastes, lots of red/black, skulls, etc. I wanted something more visually striking, and hopefully slightly unnerving, to bring to the table; whats more, having basically no money to spend on miniatures GW discontinued 15 years ago, I challenged myself to get the job done with Reaper Bones I still had lying around unpainted. It took some conversion work, and a few painting experiments with a mixed bag of results, but I finally got everything together!

 

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Lets go down the roster!

 

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Brother Festus and Brother Remble

Just a couple of Bones Cultists, gently converted to properly arm them with weapons that could count as clubs in-game. The guy on the right was a simple hand transplant from 77122: Tierdeleira (whose hair went to another mini), but it proved more difficult to arm the left cultist, who had both hands on that book. Basically nipped his wrist off, carefully shaved his hand from the pages of the book, and then cut where the book meets his chest so I could fold it in and make room for a weapon hand (generously donated from Galladon, Male Wizard). These guys went through a few different color combos, but I liked where they eventually settled, and ended up using it as the color basis for the others.

 

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Wretched Athok, and Bellsworth The Warlock

These two are basically unconverted, being more or less perfect for their intended purposes right out of the blister. Guy on the left is the warband's leader and Magister, and thus gets a slightly fancier, but more well-worn version of the cultist's robes. Guy on the right is a hired mercenary, a warlock for coin that I'll have to pay for at the beginning of every battle, so I figured it appropriate that he'd have his own clothes and robes, and just be wearing the "hat" of whomever he's currently working for. Maybe someday I'll paint over the scribbles in their respective books and scrolls (you can see I tried and failed to scrawl "CONTRACT" at the top of Bellsworth's scroll), I'm just no damn good at freehand yet.

 

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Tybalt and Wink, Mutants

Playing Chaos is fun because you get to send in the mutated freaks. In this case, giant protruding spines and a prehensile eyestalk, respectively. Both of these guys are actually made from the same base model, the bones Ghast. Tybalt got his hair from the same dark elf I stole Remble's mace from, which was a really fun to paint but I kinda screwed up by applying a glossy finish, and borrowed a spear from a Heroclix amazon I have like 10 of. The spines are just plain old toothpicks, cut to size and glued whereever I could fit them! Meanwhile, Wink got his eyestalk from a Bones Eye Beast I'd been putting off painting (you'll see where the rest of them ended up shortly), and his arms I took off of a prepainted D&D Bugbear I got when I first started collecting. He's a cool mini, but he's also a Bugbear, which are a pretty stupid monster race, so he mostly served as an off-color orc I'd throw into crowds. The scale on the arms is way off, but I figured screw it, he's a mutant.

 

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Bilecraw The Radiant, Beastman
Beastmen are fairly easy to come by, but at this point, who cares about a skinny minotaur or some dumb lug with a goat head? I wanted to get weird with it. This guy was a good old-fashioned kitbash, born from me desperately rooting around in my bin of old heroclix gathering dust in the basement for (a: something bird-themed (Tzeentch likes birds), and (b: a beefy torso and legs, preferably armed with a club. I eventually found the raw materials I needed in an admittedly cool Dark Phoenix figure, Hercules for the torso, and a quick hand transplant from Absorbing Man. Very happy with how the paint job on the wings turned out, he's definitely going to stand out on the table, which may be a problem when it comes to, say, crossbowmen, but I guess that's a bridge to be crossed later. May want to try getting a few more angles with this guy, theres a lot to love.

 

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Reinholdt Forever-Altered, Possessed
For the mutated-beyond-sanity heavy-hitter of the warband, I dove into my bitz box, and basically combined pieces from something like four different already-cut-up minis with a little filler putty and superglue, to make a thoroughly broccolied-up Chaos spawn. Original figures, to wit: headbodytentacles (remember I said these'd show up again?), claw. Because he's got a lot more depth to him than most guys, its hard to photograph him, so you miss stuff like the arc of the claw, the little red eyes on the tentacles, or his windswept white hair, but you get the gist. Just a big ol Cronenberg.

All that took me about a week and a half to get through, but it was a lot of fun! I'm hoping to get more done over the next couple weeks, just for laughs and to get through my backlog of unpainted minis. I'm also eyeing the aforementioned now-tentacle-less Eye Beast, who at this point is a few easily-obtained horns away from being a dead ringer for a DOOM Cacodemon.

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Great stuff you did some really good work here

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Absolutely loving the rainbow winged beastman - very cool and unique

 

Spiked freak is awesome too - perfect beady eyes

 

great warband and a fantastic first post of your work!

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Very cool conversions and paint jobs!

 

Mordheim is a very cool game; I hope you have fun playing it.

 

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