Monday, November 5, 2012

This post has a W:L ratio of 1:1

That's 'Wizards' to 'Lasers'...yeah I know, kinda lame but I couldn't think of any other title to tie these two models together. lol, anyways...first up the wizard. I've been wanting a wizard for my never used Empire army (which means he's more likely to be zapping my Skaven in Mordheim). Picking via background fluff rather than effectiveness, I wanted either an Amber or Amethyst wizard.

The new battle wizards box would make a good model of the latter but not the former. Only really need one, so that was kind of out as an option. The older Empire wizards are one hellova collection of some god awful looking models! Whereas the new limited run FAILcost Amber wizard is ridiculously overpriced while cast in a questionable material. So perusing ebay I found the Amber wizard that rides the my Gryphon (I think) for $7 shipping included, and bought it figuring it would make a cool conversion. Here he is:

Much better looking than the other Amber wizard minis...

I trimmed out from between his legs so it didn't look like he crapped his pants and was carrying a load! Then cut & repositioned one leg so it didn't look like he was supposed to be riding something. That only sorta worked, and I wasn't sure how to fix it. So I added the Beastman skull to his base making it look as if he's awkwardly stepping over that whilst casting a spell (all but ensuring a miscast). I think it works. The sword hilt under the cloak almost perfectly lines up with that peak in his cloak as well.

FREEEEEM!!!

Next up, in light of all of the futile arguing over flyers, I finished painting my Bastion's Icarus lascannon. To celebrate this achievement, it failed to hit anything Saturday night, before Kushial's terminators thunder-hammered it's bastion into oblivion. Typical.

Oh well, the bastion is now complete at least and I'll work on getting the Wizard done for my next post.

6 comments:

Hive Angel said...

Whether or not your empire army sees and or much use it is a great alternative model selection to practice your various hobby arts on.

Love the shooty cannon. Zap, zap, zap. Expect more sound effects soon.

I think you have given me a nice reference on how to paint the Lascannons on my Land Raider. Muzlle keep it metal, case keep it black and the coils can be blue to vent heat, but not super heat like plasma.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks though Screech will dispute that when I paint the wizard's clothing green...

Anonymous said...

At least they were fully painted thunder hammers on fully painted models complete with heads. That counts for something, right?

Kushial

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol, indeed it does!

Screech said...

You realize that every time you mention that my models are painted grey, I'm gonna mention that your models are painted green. So lets just agree to not mention each other's models and discuss how bad Krylon gold really is.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Krylon gold IS bad...but I gotta ask: Your models are painted?

...snicker...