Sunday, 17 February 2019

Set in stone

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:


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!

18 comments:

  1. Te han quedado muy bien.

    Pájaro volador , Furia de Titanes ?.... huy esa peli es muy viejuna XD, aunque en la nueva sale un guiño.

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  2. Suber these look absolutely awesome! I’m in love with these models
    Mate!

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    1. Thank you very much! But I must insist, it's a quick monochrome paintjob, all the credit goes to the ivy. It really adds a lot to the overall impression.

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    1. Thank you! This whole stone appearance was quite a risk, I'm happy that it finally worked :)

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  4. When the Stormcast were first released and we didn't know much about them I considered converting/painting them up in a terracotta army style.

    You've done an amazing job on your warbands!

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    1. Thank you! I hadn't thought of that, but now that you mention, this has come to mind, the magnificent terracotta army by Mr. Saturday, a pleasure to the eye:
      https://mrsaturdaysmumblings.blogspot.com/search?q=terracotta

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  5. Love these! I'm working in a stone blood thirster at the moment so your giving me lots of inspiration!

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    1. Thank you very much! Ohhh, I can't wait to see that :O

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  6. Awesome moving statues! Lovely finish and conversions!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you! It's been my first attempt on such a kind of creature, it's been fun to try this kind of approach.

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  7. Outstanding minis Suber, only the stone crossbows are looking a bit weird ;) as it's not a weapon I associate with statues. The finished result of both teams is fantastic though and I like the tree stumps on some of the bases.

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    1. Thank you very much. I know what you mean, and I tend to agree; it's fun how suspension of disbelief works, but that's the way it is. Those weapons were quite a dilemma, but I finally had to reach a compromise :)

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  8. Looks fantastic Suber. You did a great job sir :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Fortunately I did all of them in a row, otherwise I wouldn't remember the recipe for the stone! :D

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