This model actually was the one that fired me up to purchase the salvage project pile in the first place. I've always liked the feel of it and Ryan did a bang up job on it. I was fortunate enough to get him to drop by and go over some of the techniques and approaches he used on this and I was able to chat with him about some of my ideas for finishing it up and integrating it into the rest of the Contagion.
One of the few downsides to this kit is that there is only one, very dynamic, pose for the horse itself. This prevents me from building a whole elite front line unit from this kit so I'll make do with two rearing command figures. You can see the rider's legs are molded as part of the horse... its a beautiful piece of design.
Just as I did with the Konigsmarck sisters I've done a rough cobble base while deciding where to go with the Mordheim theme.
Figures as striking as these really impact the speed at which I can work. Painting in musculature and managing sharp lettering really slow this old bulk painter down. I'm loving every minute of it though!
There is still a lot to be done on these before finishing the bases. Gold/yellow shading and highlighting, heraldry details, scrollwork, lettering, and the leather girding straps are all unfinished.
As is often the case with the Raging Heroes offerings the models come with a couple of different heads. In this case I'll use the princess head in the "sword and board" configuration as a commander and the plate helmed head as a standard bearer.
Its going to be a busy week!