Sunday, 29 July 2018

I've fallen into Shadespire too

I'm afraid that's right. A friend got the game, we played it... and I liked it! Can you believe that? Yeah, I'm shocked too, but it happened.

Anyway, my pal commissioned me to convert & paint his minis. I've just finished the first warband, the Sigmarite whatevertheirnameis. The instructions I received were more or less to make them look like Knights of the White Wolf, but under this AoS prism. That's good, for I can still paint new AoS minis and present them on a oldschool blog :D

Well, let's get into bussiness. First thing I had to do was getting rid of all those lions and transform them into wolves.

Or Paw Patrol characters, whatever I could get
Great. Now you're singing Paw Patrol too
Of course Knights of the White Wolf wear fur cloaks
Don't worry, PETA, no animals were harmed during the production of these minis
Well, yes, the three of them needed cloaks
Now for additional details. The shield. That large shield with a hammer. Nope. I had this banner in mind...

Oldschool enough?
So I tried this...

Yes, 'tried' is the key word
And kept trying...
At least it looks like a nightmarish Blanche design
This will have to work
In the end this is what I got for the boss.

That's a converted Thunder Hammer from the Grey Knights Terminator kit
 About the other two guys, I was certainly determined to not use the original masks, but bare heads. Wonderful Statuesque Miniatures provided me the solution I needed...

That's an old Sisters of Sigmar shield from Mordheim
And that's a synthetic fur cloak
WHFB Empire head. Suspiciously resembling Chuck Norris
In his stylish fake cloak
So this is the conversion work:

The same yet not the same
Now to the brushes! Knights of the White Wolf means metal and red...

... so let's stick to that idea
You better make this idea work
Meh, I wanted to look like Chuck Norris
Checkers. You can do whatever you please as long as you paint checkers
Let's see the final result:

Is that... Is taht a decent pic?
Yay, look at my shield
Your shield? That was meant for me!
Now I have a hammer which is bigger than my shield!
You call taht a hammer? This is a hammer.
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. Age of Sigmar version
Don't forget the wolf fur cloacks
Well, so this is my first step into Shadespire. I of course still have to convert and paint the other warband. But that's not all! In fact I have to confess that I liked the game. I liked it so much... that I've bought it too. So damn right, I will have to convert and paint another full set of the thing.
Do I have a problem, doctor?

27 comments:

  1. Impressive work Suber! So much better than the stock models. Your green stuff shield design is ace!

    And Shadespire is a great little game: no stigma in liking it!

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    1. Thank you! They look different enough to make them 'mine', so I cannot complain :)

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  2. Well these look great! Nice sculpting as well.

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    1. Thanks! They were a real treat :)

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  3. WooooW! Fantastic work my friend!

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    1. Thanks! They were more easy going than I thought!

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  4. You don't just paint them but also change how the look, and for the better too. Nice work Suber!

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    1. Thank you! I've been always terrified under the perspective of doing just exactly the same mini than everyone else, I hope these look distinctive!

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  5. It is a shame you can't hear the sound of my clapping, but I assure you that I am! Well done indeed! Freak'n awesome in fact!

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    1. Haha, thank you very much! My pal's idea was really good, so with the White Wolf concept in mind everything was easier than expected :)

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  6. Leadballoony here - these are brilliant mate! Love the colour scheme, but top marks for the sculpting dude, that really is the business... Bravo!

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    1. Hi, Alex, thank you! I feel like kind of a millenial instagramer or something: I just got some Knights of the White Wolf and made them go through the AoS filter!

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  7. They're amazing! Turned out better than I expected. And that's a lot to say, considering that you always do great work! Thanks a lot!

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    1. Thank you! The idea was yours, so you can take the credit, the rest was just a matter of assembling bits :D

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  8. These are awesome love the restyling

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    1. Thank you! Once the main decisions were made, it all came along by itself. Glad you like them!

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  9. good chioce with Shadespire, it is a cracking game!

    Those conversions are just brilliant!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you very much! I enjoyed the game, so I think I'll be devoting some time to it in the near future!

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  10. Wonderful work! We used the same head for the female space ma... eh, stormcast. However, I didn't take it any further than a headswap (on all three), while you hit it out of the park I think.

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    1. Thanks! The conversion work tries to be subtle enough to be perceived but not to disregard the minis as something totally out of the vibe. I hope they work!

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  11. First time I've seen conversions of these model that look so good.
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has to endure Paw Patrol ;D, a few years back I sometimes found myself humming Bob the Builder, these days it's PJ masks and Paw Patrol, ...

    Shadespire seems to be more popular than AoS itself. Perhaps because it's more of a skirmish boardgame instead of a simple dice-rolling fest.

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    1. Paw Patrol, SuperWings and Fireman Sam are part of my family these days :D
      Shadespire is quite a surprising game, I didn't expect this kind of tiny skirmish boardgame from GW, it's worth a try, at least at its basic configuration. I guess it will eventually turn into something different when tournaments arrive, but it's a nice choice for some plain fun. Glad you like the minis, I enjoyed the whole process pretty much :)

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  12. As always a great work. And I like Shadespire too :-)

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    1. Thank you! The game is surprisingly good indeed :D

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  13. Lovely painting,but fabulous sculpting! Great job!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much! I tried a different approach from the usual stuff, I hope they look different! :)

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