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11Aug/110

Holy Zealots

As one of the most annoying unit to face in Warmachine, Zealots have a special place in my heart. These little grenade-chuckers are just so useful. I painted these guys up right after my battlebox and show a lot of experimentation with the color scheme I assigned to my army. They're painted to a nice tabletop standard -- I would have driven myself nuts trying to perfect each and every one of them.

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11Aug/110

Stonechild (Conversion)

I typically prefer working with pewter miniatures over plastic ones, but for my first attempt at a fairly extensive conversion the plastic WotC uses on their D&D Miniatures was a good start. I actually picked up a couple of Stonechild miniatures just for conversions for Earthdawn obsidimen. The pose isn't as interesting as the Chainmail sculpt and seems more compact, but considering how rare it is to find miniatures to pass as obsidimen you learn to deal with what you have.

 

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11Aug/110

Human Death Cleric

This miniature is a converted Human Death Cleric from the old Wizards of the Coast Chainmail line. The original miniature (shown in the last image below) carried a heavy scythe which I replaced with a sword and shield. The shield was graciously donated by a Human Shadow Priest from the same line and army as the Death Cleric and the sword was from an old Ral Partha Half-Elf Ranger (also pictured in the last image) I've had sitting around for way too long. I had other options to choose from, but most were far too large for this miniature.

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11Aug/110

Dwarven Hammer Priest

This is another of Chainmail's two-dimensional sculpts - the Hammer Priest was a member of the Mordenguard faction. I picked this one up cheap from the local shop after the game went under since I didn't have many dwarves to use in rpgs. Eventually a player requested it for their character, so it made its way to my painting area.

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11Aug/110

Half Elf Sorcerer

This miniature is the Half-Elf Sorcerer from the Talos faction in Wizards of the Coast's now defunct Chainmail game. They put out a plastic re-sculpt for their D&D Miniatures which looks similar, but this is one of the original metal versions. This miniature was originally painted to be used as a Zheol-Jhe in Misguided Games' Children of the Sun RPG. He was a spear-wielding Kwai Chang Caine type of character - a healer/protector.

 

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11Aug/110

Gray Elf Wizard

The Gray Elf War Wizard was a miniature from the Ravilla faction of the Wizards of the Coast's now-defunct Chainmail miniature game. Like many of the Chainmail figs, the Gray Elf War Wizard was very two-dimensional and lacked any real depth but were reasonably priced... especially once the line was cancelled and the blisters were introduced to the FLGS's discount bins.

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10Aug/113

Thagrosh, the Messiah

I painted Epic Thagrosh up just before DieCon 9 to use as the centerpiece of my Hardcore army, and as of now he's still my favorite model in the Warmachine and Hordes lines. It doesn't have the full metal fantasy look of the Warmachine side of things but he's just an impressive model.

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10Aug/110

Troglodyte Warrior

The Troglodyte Warrior came in the Chainmail Kilsek faction box, which I picked up in a discount bin back when I thought the box's contents would make good antagonists in an RPG I was running at the time. I finally got to this guy a few years later when I was trying to find figures for some of the nonstandard races in the Earthdawn RPG. I figured the Trog here would make a good t'skrang (a race of lizard people) but I didn't like the two-handed mace he was wielding so I replaced it with a sword from the Mordheim Mercenaries boxed set I had laying around.

 

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10Aug/110

Saeryn, Omen of Everblight

I'm not as big of a fan of the Saeryn sculpt as I am of her sister Rhyas, but she's not too bad. Her daggers aren't that great and the sculpt is rather flat, though. PP seems to be going that way with a lot of their smaller models to save on production costs.

 

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10Aug/110

Rhyas, Sigil of Everblight

I picked up Rhyas as soon as she came out and got her assembled the next day. I was ready to start painting her when I realized it would be better to wait for Saeryn, her twin, to be released. With my luck if I had painted them separately they wouldn't look anything alike. A month later Saeryn was finally released and I was finally able to start.

 

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