Rotten Harvest 2015 results are in and now I am allowed to break the silence about my entry. It ended up taking third place; thanks to all who voted. :)
I present to you Mór the Armour. A huge suit of plate armour possessed by the spirit of long dead lord Mór Vérzőfarkas, ancestor of our Countess:
The feathers are real jay feathers, added when the paintjob was done. Both heraldic shields and the wolf fur on the back are removable (mostly because I couldn't decide whether he was better with or without them).
Lord Mór was killed fighting off the Hassanag invasion. His red suit of armour, decorated with the family colours and crest - the bleeding wolf, was brought back to his province along with his remains. Mór was not buried in it, however, but it was kept on display at the seat of the Vérzőfarkas' to inspire his noble descendants. Now the Countess summoned his spirit to wear it once more...
The goal was to make a "European" version of Malifaux's Izamu the Armor for the Countess. I like the idea of spirit-possessed plate mail walking around.
Now that I look at it the miniature would easily fit into a Vampire Counts army...
|An old sketch predicted a ruff and a helmet, and I even considered Kingdom Death Gold Smoke Knight for the base of the conversion rather than a Blightking. The design mutated with time.|
|The latest sketch looks a lot like the final product.|
|The first mockup of the conversion from a year ago, when I first got the Blightkings kit.|
|Nurgle insignia removed, severed head replaced by wolf tail. I decided to give him a fur cap, so I picked a suitable head to use.|
|Late painting WiP.|
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On an unrelated note, I've recently started feeling the need to paint in 2D again. This is the result of several evenings of maniacal painting:
|Radogost, a knight.|
The boots might need a bit more work. And if the urge to paint does not abandon me, I'll be making a series of similar paintings in an A6 format Moleskine. In case you were wondering, the character depicted comes from another setting I'm developing, separate from Gardens.