Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
lexomatic

Harwood Hobbies cultists - Frostgrave Sigilist warband WIP

Recommended Posts

So I received my Harwood Hobbies cultists miniatures.
 
I decided to try and make a warband out of them:[spoiler photo to come]
Mr Karswell: Sigilist
Ritual Leader: Apprentice
3 axe cultists+ executioner=melee/thugs
the enforcer (w/ machinegun)= ranged
I have a few more slots, so I'll need to see what other cultist minis I have, and whether they fit. Maybe I'll add Bones 3 cultists, or my Crooked Dice cultists

Cultists-300x295.jpg

 

 

I suppose I may choose some other school than sigilist, it's just that with the spellbooks, they LOOK like sigilists.

I wish summoning weren't an opposed school, however.

 

And also, just in case, I'll be doing a 2 priest setup as well, they make more sense as sigiists (also with books) leaving the cultists as a summoner warband. 

Edited by lexomatic
  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I finished some prep work- filing and drilling holes in feet. It was weird the minis were all different.

Karswell had a tab, some had small integral bases (one that I had to chop and drill because I couldn't level it) and others that need pinning. I'll fill the bases with some happy seppuku parquet and properly pin and prime.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So trying to find something to temporarily attach my minis to means no painting yet. Hope to prime today though.

 

I did get stuff done on the bases. Behind the spoiler - liner'd herringbone bases, the priest and apprentice, I discovered the accents work with hot glue- one garbage can for my terrain thread later, and the washed cultists.

 

 

post-12970-0-49504700-1471094085_thumb.jpg

post-12970-0-84514400-1471094249_thumb.jpg

post-12970-0-97215400-1471094364_thumb.jpg

post-12970-0-91492200-1471094386_thumb.jpg

 

Edited by lexomatic
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, that cultists photo is unwrapped, not prepped. They were pretty clean casts and only needed a bit of bending and filing mold lines under the robes, except for the guy with the connecting piece between his axe and leg. I'm going to prime karswell today, not sure about the others.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bases looking good!

I've drybrushed them a bunch and washed them with a brown tint. Look better.

 

I also primed karswell in greyscale, but my phone died so no pics.

I experimented with mixing my primers, so I know pretty well how they work now. It was fun to learn how easy it would be to do the start of a paint job  similar to the deadlands noir ones. I'll try that again sometime.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Base coat on karswell.
I want the red vest to match the cultists' robes.
Not sure about the hair and there's a tie that I'll do later in black
Pretty happy about this so far, just this base coat goes among my better paint jobs :unsure:
Blacks are corporea black (sapphire blue: walnut brown 3:1) though the shoes will be shiny, I hope.Shadows in black, and highlights in a dark grey I have.

Originally pants were going to be pinstriped, but.. that seems like too much work for now, so probably just grey.

 

 

You can ignore the following pic - there are better ones in the next post. I guess the camera wanted to focus on the pattern more than the mini


post-12970-0-70548800-1471282277_thumb.jpg

 

 

I'm also definitely feeling that this guy is more a summoner, even with books... also a reason for the red vest, to add some more color.

Edited by lexomatic
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking good so far Lex!  I'm glad they made it to you safety and in record time!  :-)

 

Mr. Karswell had a tab as I commissioned Iain to sculpt that one for me, the axe cultists had the integral base as I purchased those from Iain (I think he was planning to put them up for sale on the Tengu site, before he shut it down), and the other cultists are all 3D prints, and I haven't had enough experience to know if they would print better/worse with a tab on there.  ;-)

 

I'm looking forward to seeing how the warband progresses!

 

 

      Wally Harwood

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I primed and got a base of skin and cloak/ robe red but I've never had a more frustrating time keeping minis in place, so I gave up for the day. I'm going to try something else but the minis... they weren't cooperating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't do much for a week. I did some base coating of pants and shirts yesterday, and some shading of robe/hood/tunic. Colors were msp carnage red HD maroon and msp burgundy wine.

I think I'll highlight with a sample red and add lava orange and maybe a yellow. I might do a magenta glaze after to tie it in. Then street clothes, metallics and some weird stuff in the book and then on the bases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Kangaroorex
      Well 2020 is over and even though the year wasn't so great I did get my dragon goal of 12 dragons completed (actually completed 15 !) So with the new year I'm looking to try it again.
       
      The last year I did a bunch of dragons from all eras a d makes.  This year I think I will make the challenge a little more specific.  This year I'll try for 12 dragons from defunct companies: grenadier, Ral Partha, Thunderbolt Mountain, heritage, and others that are no longer producing today.  Whether i include minis from companies that died recently, im not sure (and I  know Ral Partha lives on as Iron Wind and Grenadier lives on as Merltion?  But I'm including them because its my challenge and the ones I have are the originals. 
       
      That said the first piece I did was the Bridge of Sorrows.  It came out really well so I let my better half look through my old boxed sets and she chose the next one:  Clutch of Fear!
       
      This is another mini that I have had sitting in its box waiting for decades to be completed and its time has come (besides if I really mess up they have started recasting the molds again so its not an utter disaster. Also, since i have this one in the original box, I thought i would do a WIP to show how it goes.
       
      Here is what it look like when I opened the box...

       
      All the parts are there, including the instructions (more on those in the future) and an "inspected by 3" as well as assembly instructions.
       
      Hope you all enjoy the ride.  I'll try to be diligent with updates.
    • By ManvsMini
      So anyone who follows my planned goals for hobbying/painting in the Speed Painting subforum knows that I don't fair very well when it comes to monthly goals; I barely got one month's goal done last year. So this year I've decided to give myself a bit of leeway: an entire year to try to complete five hobby goals from 25 possibilities. The idea was inspired from Rob Hawkins' blog, that I've sporadically read for a few years.
       

       
      I've tried to tailor my card to areas in which I typically struggle yet still retain some fun, as well as to make sure that no path to victory is entirely easy for me. Given that I finished no models last year, this should still prove quite a challenge for me.
       
      A couple squares are time sensitive goals. To provide myself with a bit more incentive, I've decided to incorporate some health goals into the mix should I fail to achieve them. For example, if I'm attempting the assembly of 10 model in under a week, however many models I fall short by equals a number of physical exercises. I'm looking forward to it (both the exercise and getting through some of my stash).
       
      I'll do my best to post here so you all can keep me honest. Don't be afraid to ask me about my progress!
       
      -MvM
    • By Darcstaar
      Well, while I let Devona dry, I’ll switch gears to a mini off the shelf of waiting...
       

       
      The plan is for an ice ogre, with blue-gray skin.
    • By rubegon
      I haven’t been on the forum much this year.  Since joining Anne Foerster’s Patreon I’ve been spending more time on Discord.
       
      I’ve been painting this guy following the paintalong she’s done for one of the tiers.  It’s the first time I’ve tried to do a “display quality” paint job.  Other firsts are NMM, freehand, leather texture, cloth texture, and sculpted base elements.
       
      I actually started this guy early this year, but then stopped painting altogether for about 4 months after the pandemic started.  I picked him back up in July and am getting close to finishing.  I’m posting a series of pics I’ve taken as I went, and will continue to post as I finish him up soon.

      Feb 29: prepped and primed, with some minor GS work

       
      Mar 1:  base GS sculpting

       
      — LONG BREAK —
       
      Aug 2:  skin lined, basecoated, and shaded


       
      Aug 6:  skin initial highlights

       
  • Who's Online   6 Members, 0 Anonymous, 56 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...