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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mordheim Sigmarite Sisters

 Back to Mordheim for a moment!  Here is a set of Sigmarite Sisters.  Its a box set plus a couple of odd blisters that I picked up cheap in France.

I wanted a feel like the old eastern European religious icons that were painted, more or less, directly on wood for this set and they are pretty coarsely grained as a result.  I also started basing with some crushed gravel and decided I liked the look of it unpainted on these.  Its interesting how the ground looks a little cleaner than the sisters!  If I decide that I really like the unpainted look I'll add some bits of grass etc... but want to do that as the very last step.
 I elected to paint up the optional shields but leave them off and available.   In the case I decide to actually use them as equipment I'll just pop them on... although I may regret lacking the foresight to go ahead and make them magnetic from the outset.  This decision was really driven by the Matriarchs which come with Kite Shields and... somewhat inexplicably Great Weapons... Huge honkin' two handed hammers and flails.  I though the shields would looked silly and redundant... but there might be a use for them elsewhere in the warband.
 I think the large group to the left are all novices... I did label them on the bottom but just now recall having done that!  I particularly like how the hair came out over the course of this warband.  All of that was done with the Reaper Master series triads.

 A look at all 11 sisters.  Now that my wife has a few figures to choose from maybe I'll get her on the table for a game... of course she reminds me that she really likes the special characters so I'll have to sort out a few of those for her.


Finally the Sister Superior.  This model really shows the coarse highlights and textures that I wanted to experiment with.  I tend to think about Mordheim in terms of woodblock prints of iconic poses and cautionary tales so I was interested capturing that flavor.

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