Well, I had enough leftover bits to make one or two new models and then… things escalated… My Mordheim tinkering has borne even more conversions. Here's my Chaos cult. Background, roster, and photographs below the jump.
The Dust Brethren
For weeks after the comet hit Mordheim, the lands downwind of the city were coated in an acrid yellow dust. It clogged the water and coated the trees; it mixed with the mud and settled on roofs like fine snow. The air tasted bitter and when it rained the dust merely seeped into clothing and washed into the bricks of the houses.
|John Martin, The Great Day of His Wrath 1851–3|
|John Martin, The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, 1852|
As I said above, I realised I had enough spare bits left over from other projects to make a couple models for this side project, and then– like Bilgitriç the Daemonhost– the project grew legs…
The brethren are all based on Skaven clanrat bodies with sculpted hoods and headdresses made from odds and ends. The magister is basically a flagellant with a scratch-built book and the darksoul is a poxwalker (the one I got Marga's head from) with armour sculpted on in greenstuff. The possessed is the model I had the most fun with, using the gribbly man-eating fish-head from the old Chaos Forsaken kit and three Ad-Mech bionic legs. I like to think the fish head is its true head, and the man-shaped lump at the front is its stomach, everted for eating.
With painting, I went for yellow robes with heavy pale drybrushing to look dried out and musty. I hadn't got a solid concept to begin with but it happily began to come together during the building and painting. I started thinking about Zdzislaw Beksiński, Wayne Barlowe, Francis Bacon, Silent Hill.
Daemon soul, cloven hooves
1x Darksoul 110g
Flail, heavy armour, helmet
3x Brethren 115g
Rudda, Dukka, Carka
1x Brethren 33g
|Detail of DeVermis's Book|
|Kurga the Darksoul|
|Bilgitriç, the Daemonhost|
I'm still working on my Expeditionary Company! Updates to come soon.