Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Knights of Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Warhammer is hosting a community painting project: the Knights of Santa Cruz! It's open to everyone, all you have to do is paint up a current Brettonian knight on horse with a lance to the best of your ability. Here's Mike's entry, a model he finished this week.

We invite you to take part in this project and build a Knight of your own, I have models available or you can source them yourself. I have invited some friends to take part in this project and it looks to be a lot of fun.
Here's the groupshot from a few years ago, they look great together:

Even if you have only ever had an interest in 40K, here is a great chance to try something a bit different, enjoy a model for the sake of fun and get creative. Anyone who builds a qualifying model and gets it to me, will then be entered in a drawing to win ALL the models that are entered as well as a pile of additional swag and models as a start to your new Fantasy army!

We did this once before, when we called it the Knights of Baltimorea. Here's the link to that project

You can email me at av8hotrod at yahoo dot com if you want to enter!

SC John

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Knights of Baltimorea: finished the Lion of Flanders

Years ago John organized the Knights of Baltimorea, Check the link here for all the posts on that thread.
A few months ago he brought it up again at the local gamestore and all of the usual suspects agreed to buy a knight and paint it up. In the end we will raffle off all of the models to one of the contestants, just for fun. I finally finished my model after working on it for a little while.

The color scheme was based on this medieval drawing for Germanic jousting knights.

The emblems are meant to represent the power of the Flemish Knights in 1302, who defeated the French and French-leaning knight in a gruesome battle called the battle of the Golden Spurs. I was modeling the knight on Robert of Bethune, the official Lion of Flanders.

This knight was made famous in the 1838 novel The Lion of Flanders by Hendrik Conscience but the story was heavily romanticized, making Robert some sole savior of the Flemish soil. I actually own a victorian copy of the book and read it; it's great stuff.

It's fun to blend modeling and Warhammer: it gives your model some context.

SC Mike

Sunday, June 2, 2013

SCWH Night Goblins Army: a new take on Wolfriders!

Through some local trades I was able to beef up my rank and file considerably in recent weeks. In the last lot there were also some GW wolfriders, that looked like this:

But I wanted a bit more dynamic posing, at least for the first rank. So I grabbed some leftover Fenrisian Wolves and some Goblin models: two from the Mangler Squig set and one fanatic. Here's what came from it:

It's amazing how great the two models go together: the wolves are prefectly sized and look very wild.

 Of course the Goblins are holding on for dear life: it makes the scene funny, which is what miss in so many of the new GW models.

I did a mediocre job on sculpting a few chains but once painted I think it will do just fine.

Now I need to decide to either stick with these three or find more fanatics and buy  some SW wolves and make the rest. The unit would look great!
Modeling the shields will be tough, I was thinking of adding small ones to their arms or onto their back.

SC Mike