In my first post about my Lone Wolf Citadel Guard Mordheim / Frostgrave / generic fantasy skirmish project, I covered the first five models of the warband. I was hoping to round the warband out to a solid ten-strong, but have instead just completed another three models. Don't worry though, I have plans for at least another eleven models, including wizards, rangers, swordsmen, something smaller and something bigger!
This time round I've painted up a further trio of Guardsmen - a second champion, another halberdier and a swordsman:
All three have been converted to a degree - headswaps on the halberdier and champion and a much more involved conversion on the swordsman.
The swordsman started out as the Citadel C01 fighter below. I did a head swap, sculpted the leather jerkin, knee armour and boot tops. The shield boss was a greenstuff cast from a shield I found in my bits box.
|C01 fighter (compendium). Image from Collecting Citadel Minis Wiki.|
In terms of painting, these new additions follow the same colour scheme as the previous figures - yellow and blue with plenty of metallics and dark brown leather.
|The two champions side by side. I like that the heads give them quite different characters in spite of the otherwise identical poses.|
|I added some visual interest on the swordsman's shield with some painted cuts and scratches, as well as painting on the metal rim.|
|Again, a head swap means these two have different personalities, in spite of their identical pose. |
Incidentally, after I finished painting the swordsman, I shared the pic with a couple of "friends". I realised that there was an irritating mould line on his helmet, so I filled it.
|Curis helpfully suggested I should also fill the scratches on the shield.|
|And pointed out some flash that I should remove from the sides of the helmet.|
|Curis responded by suggesting that the base wasn't particularly suitable for Necromunda.|
|And whilst I was at it, I should add a lightning claw and take pics that better represented my workspace.|