I’ve been working on this little group lately and they’re almost done now. Some details need to be finished and the bases are also WIP. I really enjoyed painting the four foot knights. All of them are Foundry recasts of old Citadel models, which I bought last year at the BOYL in Nottingham. Perhaps I’ll get round to buying the rest of the range this year. I hope so.
The last one is a Sister of Sigmar from one of the Mordheim warbands. I need a female cleric for an upcoming scenario I have planned and thought she would fit the bill. In general I like the mini fairly well… except for her hideous, cartoony warhammer. Once I began painting the model I really regretted not snapping the thing off and replacing it with something smaller. Oh well. The rest of the miniature is actually very low-key and, when painted in drab, pseudo-Franciscan colours, she actually turned out fairly well. However, the rest of her sisters will probably remain unpainted for a looong time to come.
Altogether I’m quite pleased with the lot as a whole.
I needed some Nurgle worshipping chaos cultists for a game of Oldhammer a while ago. My first thought was to start working on my set of Disciples of the Red Redemption, but I ended up deciding against it; too little time and I really want to make sure I get my Disciples done properly once I begin to work on them. Then I came to think of the set of The Cult of the Possessed from the Mordheim range I had lying around somewhere. The models were released in 2004 I think.
While searching for them I remembered the minis with a certain fondness. However, once I had located the box and got to work on the cultists, my enthusiasm somewhat evaporated. I was struck by their clumsy large size as well as the boring, generic modern chaos look of stars, chains and skulls. Very tedious indeed and for the most part I didn’t really enjoy painting them.
But as I have now almost finished the first five models from the set my attitude has changed slightly back again. Their vaguely oriental look actually has something going for them and I was also fairly happy with the filthy, Nurgle-look I was aiming for with the paintjob.
Well, they’ll never become favorites of mine and they work surprisingly bad together with older (Citadel) minis because of their size. Nevertheless I now have a handful of painted Nurgle cultist ready to field and that’s always something. The two remaining models from the set will have to wait a while – I need to paint some old school lead again now.