Saturday, 25 January 2014

XLIX. Devil Went Down to Gardens of Hecate

The fifth bell-ringer creature (yay, I'm half way through them!). This is a special one, though: the Devil. In folk carnivals a Devil characther is often present, along with Death, Bear with Handler, Hobby Horse, etc.


I was very free with my design, but he nontheless got his pitchfork, hooves and horns. ; ) 
The body is a Plaguebearer, but lower parts of his legs were replaced with horse legs. Just as I promised, I stole that neat idea from Jeff Vader's Plague Prophet conversion. The head and tail come from a Black Knights mount, and the pitchfork from the plastic Giant kit. 


Fun fact: he was first painted in a different colour scheme. I liked it and he looked good on his own, but so it happened that it made him look too different from the rest of his faction. With the makeover he lost some of his devilishness, but at least now he fits in. The deviant... : P This was the first paintjob:


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My LGS finally restocked some of The Hobbit range, so I today I picked up a box of Goblin Warriors for my Troglodytes. I like that kit a lot. Each of the 18 goblins is a unique sculpt, and they are all single piece figures, but without looking two-dimensional. They won't need much alteration beside exchanging their metal blades for weapons of either bone or flint. 


I also came by a blister of Freeboter's Fate pistols, so my characters can accessorize when the need arizes.


10 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful work!

    I've never seen the Freebooter's Fate pistol blister. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.

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    1. Thanks Varangian!

      Yes, if you go to Freebooter Miniatures online store you'll find several different sets of firearms in the Accessories section. These in particular are Pirate Pistols: http://www.freebooterminiatures.de/en/catalog/245
      But there are other kinds of pistols, arquebuses, etc.

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  2. This blog gets better and better. The latest bell ringer is superb, I want to make one for myself. Do you have your own rules too? I hope you will give us a few details on that part of your project.

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    1. Thanks!

      It is my intenton to dedicate at least one future post to the matter of rules.

      It ought to be done. I feel that at this point it might be unclear what my intentions with these miniatures and terrain actually are. According to my first blog post they were simply a counts-as crew for Malifaux, but as time went by the project has grown and moved in a completly different direction...

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  3. Love it! Especially the two-pronged (is that a word?) pitchfork and the skeletal tail :)

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  4. Great use of various bits to create a dark, atmospheric model.

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  5. Nice!
    That looks great - I hope my prophet will look as good as this one when finished...

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  6. You know, when I first saw GW's newest reincarnation of the plaguebearer's miniature I was dissapointed, but after seeing the conversion potential these little critters hold I may have to go out and grab a box.

    Really impressed with what you've done with'em.

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  7. Thank you very much for your comments everyone!

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  8. Such a devilishly good mini conversion (pun intended).

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