Sunday, August 02, 2015

Guards! Guards!

I've been thinking a lot about Warhammer recently (what with it's recent demise and all) and have been itching to do something with an oldhammer feel.

I might eventually even paint up an old RoC champion like JRN have been doing to great sucess lately: http://miniatextures.blogspot.se/2015/07/chaos-champion-of-tzeentch-wip-3.html?m=1

But in the meantime here's a mini that sort of celebrates the Old World without actually being an Old World mini. He's supposed to be a humble Night Watchman from a backwards feudal world, keeping the townpeople safe from the brigands and vile beastmen lurking in the dark forests just outside the city gates. 



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Here's the final version after some adjustments. 





23 comments:

  1. A simple but yet an brilliant homage.

    LS

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  2. Thats ace Jeff, really characterful piece. The little shield/badge of office on the servo arm is a nice touch.

    I've had a thought on the polearm - how about adding a spike to the top and back of the head, that way it'll lean more towards powerd halberd that the current axe on a long handle? Thats the only thing that bothers me about it.

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    1. I've actually replaced the shield with a lantern - felt like it worked even better with the night watchman motif.

      The addition of spikes to the axe is a brilliant idea! Thanks!

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  3. Plenty of room in rage of sigmar for such characters - However mordheim was in the old world past and so can this be .......

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    1. I think the bionics place him firmly in the 41st millenium....

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  4. Those are small changes but make the finished result so much better. Love this guy!

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    1. Thanks! I think he worked out pretty well!

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  5. The guard looks great, I love the lamp on the servo arm, lots of character in this one; can't wait to see him painted. Do you use Dark Eldar bits for the servo arms?

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    1. Cheers!

      No - they're small servo arms from the Kataphrons.

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  6. Great stuff. Although I really liked the shield the addition of the lantern really enforces the night watchman vibe.
    How about an accompanying servo thingy brandishing his seal of office?

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  7. A cyber-hound would be the perfect companion for this guy. Great work man, you always come up with stuff that I have to fight not to copy in my own work.

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    1. I actually think I've got a FW cybermastiff somewhere...

      Imitation is the highest form of flattery, so speaking for me you right ahead and copy all you want!

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  8. This is great stuff, from one Jeff to another. I get a nice old-school vibe from this, despite most of the bits being quite new. Is that the old 2nd Edition marine axe or the newer one?

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    1. Cheers Jeff!

      The power axe is definitely old-school. Well spotted!

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  9. Definitely prefer the lantern to the shield. Ace job capturing the Gothic/Medieval feel I love about a lot of Blanches work. The thin line melding together between fantasy and sci-fi

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    1. Thanks! It's exactly that line I was aiming for!

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  10. Brilliant once again. The shield looked great, the lantern does too. Excellent work!

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    1. Cheers Dave! The lantern fits the theme better, though I really liked the shield as well. But it's still there, just it's on his back - so win-win I guess!

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  11. I think this model is my new favourite of yours.. not sure if you remember / or gave seen the feudal world picture for the 3rd edition rulebook but that image is one i wanted to capture for a while - bot only did you beat me to it you made the exemplary version.. - a feudal knight retinue would suit him - I am thinking of doing one at some point - but for now i will just admire your work .. ;-)

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    1. Cheers Neil!

      I think i know what picture you´re thinking of and it was really that sort of image I tried to conjure up. Thinking of making the ironstrider into his lord - a true knight with shield, lance and the whole works, mounted on a strange mechanical steed.

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  12. Interesting contrast between the bulky halberd and the more finesse feel to the rapier-like sword scabbarded to his rear.

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