Second Shadespire post in a row. Just finished the Stonecast :P
You will see it's all pretty much the same as shown in the previous post, so I can save you the tedious details and aim for the mere pics.
First to come, the Farstriders. My pal and I had an issue about the eagle one of the guys is handling. We didn't fancy the idea of a stone eagle (yeah, it's magical, it can fly, it can whatever. But neither of us envisioned it). A mechanical bird (kind of Clash of the Titans) would have been out of place, and we didn't want a 'real' bird. So that left me just a single chioce:
|Don't worry. That eagle will be eventually used somewhere. Now I need a new project for it|
You can see I took the crest out and I only used the Stormcast upgrade bits. The most obvious change, however, is about the crossbow/bolt thrower/ugly thing they bear as a long ranged weapon.
|It's damn awful|
I really didn't know what to do about them. Replacing them with real-shaped crossbows would have meant repositioning the whole arm or more extensive conversions. And it would have left me with the crossbow rope conundrum. So I tried to do something with their strange gun.
|Still ugly, but bearable|
I cut and placed it horizontally and also cut out a little part from below. At least I can look at it and don't feel my eyes aching now.
Painting wise I did the same than the previous batch and added the same kind of ivy, so no surprises:
Lurking through the ruins:
But that's not all! I've also finished the Cursebreakers -Stonecast edition:
|Only muscles of stone can wield that hammer|
|You may remember that other hammer too|
|That's a 40K Grey Knights hand|
Some colour and texture later...
Another family pic:
This is all I've done, the three warbands as one:
|There's an intruder in that pic!|
The good thing is that the monochrome palette has allowed me to make such a quick brushwork. Given that, I'm satisfied with the results. I don't know what I will do next, but I guess it will be regular living creatures for a change!