If there’s anyone Vlad the Impaler hated more than Turks, it was Saxon merchants. Maybe he got a bad deal at some point, or maybe it had to do with the Wallachian Saxons backing Vlad’s opponent for the Hungarian throne. Anyway, I sculpted a captured Saxon merchant looking like he just got dragged from his townhouse. Maybe an objective or something for a skirmish game.
Dwarf sculpts and painting
Working on some bow-armed dwarfs. They’re modeled on Seljuks with long robes and eastern-style quivers.
I’ve also got some Dwarf heavy infantry in the painting queue.
This figure was posted a while back but he’s now cast and painted. If I’m playing Warmaster, it’s a wizard stand. For historicals, he’s a cleric.
Dwarf on the workbench
I’m working on an armored dwarf to fill out the ranks. He’ll have a mixture of chain mail and padded armor and be armed with a mace.
Here’s some dwarfs on the painting workbench, plus some command figures:
Finished armored Landsknecht commander on foot:
Finished Freelance knight
Finished green and painted casting
Plus, a cleric WIP. I started with the book since I had some extra material and then based a figure around it. I’m going for a gaunt look for the face.
This is my first try at armor beyond a helmet and cuirass. I’m trying to give the armor bulk without overdoing it.
He’ll have a large coat over his armor like this drawing:
This figure was inspired by a Mordheim miniature, the freelance knight. I wanted to keep him suitable for both fantasy and historical so removed some Warhammer elements.
The wire sticking out of his head is the foundation for a feather. I’ll probably make a shield to go with him and maybe add a pouch.
And the inspiration for him was here.
A finished Landsknecht pikeman or halberdier, my last one for a bit. I’m moving on to a swordsman and some non-landsknecht figures.
Painted Arquebusier and pike
Here’s the arquebusier, cast and painted up in a similar palette to the painting he’s modeled after.
And here’s a Landsknecht marching pikeman/halberdier, complete except for the sword. I’m hoping the details on the leg garments come out – part of the outer hose is falling down revealing other clothing as is shown in Landsknecht paintings. Maybe it was a deliberate style, like slashing, or maybe the rigors of campaigning wore out clothes quickly. Either way, it’s typically Landsknecht!
Both these figures are more in scale for 15mm and are compatible with the Old Glory and Venexia figures I’ve got. Next on my list is to take some shots of everything I’ve painted so far.
Cast and painted up with a halberd. He’s open handed so can also take a pike. This might be my favorite figure thus far.
The figure to the left in the background will be an open-handed marching Landsknecht. The figure to the right will be another arquebusier.