Following up from yesterdays post, these are the other troops I needed for the tournament, some Brotherhood Valkyries. Now Imperial will only see its full release at Salute this year, so right now, the troops available are only a nucleus and they lack troops that can parachute anywhere. Luckily Imperial is allowed to take a few Brotherhood troops as support and amongst the choices are Valkyries, Brotherhoods parachute troops. Now one thing I noticed with many of the Brotherhood minis is, that they have more or less of a medieval look. So I wanted to give them a look like they are wearing medieval armour. This was only re-enforced, when I looked at the detail on the minis and found that the nay place (including joints) that does not seem to be covered by armour seems to be their buttocks. I guess the sculptor was male! 😉 They are described as very pure in their believes and I wanted to depict this with very shiny armour. I still had some Vallejo Airbrush Chrome paint that I had bought for a project I scrapped before I even started it so I gave that a try for the armour (including the buttocks). And I liked the final results a lot and did not want to ruin it with strong contrasts, so the joints and seams were only shaded a little bit. The effect did not last when I put on the matt varnish in the end, but now they have taken on a look of burned magnesium that I actually like a lot, too, so I have refrained from giving the armour a coat of gloss varnish. Otherwise they got dark weapons with chrome tips washed in blue, to show that they are electrified. The capes were done in red / white (red / gold for the squad leader) to keep with the medieval theme and blue translucent visors on their helmets and that was it.
So this is it for this week. Last week was taken up by painting the next theme round entry and a visit to my better halves family, but there will be more next week.
Oh and before anyone asks… these and the Imperial troops shown in recent weeks did well in Hamburg, earning me the 4th place overall.
von Peter himself
February 11, 2015 at 06:21
Fancy painting over the buttocks to make them look like armour. That wasn’t very liberated of you Burkhard!! 😃
They do have that medieval look. When first viewing the small photos they had a definite medieval noble woman or Lady of the Lake look.
More figures to be proud of.
von Peter himself
February 12, 2015 at 13:42
Indeed it was not too liberated, but I would not like some Un-dead to bite them in their buttocks! 😉
February 11, 2015 at 13:24
Nice work Burkhard! I’d guess exposed female buttocks sell quite well to the average wargamer 🙂
February 12, 2015 at 13:43
I guess they do, but I guess I am too far on the mature side of puberty for that! 😉
February 11, 2015 at 15:34
Great looking lady warriors, Burkhard. I have absolutely no knowledge of Warzone, but do enjoy seeing your posts on it.
February 16, 2015 at 14:40
Thank you Dean!
Somehow your post got stuck in the Spam folder… no idea how that happened!