The Black Castellan
Posted: 04. 06. 2021.
I treated myself to a Vampire Lord from the new Warhammer undead releases. That suit of armour is exquisitely designed; tastefully stylised, but still well rooted in historical late medieval plate. I made a few minor changes from the original: the right shoulder had an oversized bat wing ornament I got rid of, the shield got swapped, and the bare vamp head was replaced with a medieval knight's helmet from Perry Miniatures. The resulting figure has a decidedly feminine feel, which comes entirely from the combination of proportions and posture. I love how it all came together that way. This miniature instantly became one of my favourites in my collection!
Her mace is shaped nicely, but I do admit it's over the top huge - especially for a hand weapon. I considered replacing it with a more sensible alternative, but when I tested it - it simply didn't feel right. In the light of that, I was willing to sacrifice realism here for the benefit of composition and how imposing it looks. One of this model's roles will be as a leader for the Disgraced Knights, and I wanted her to look like a powerful opponent that towers over her lesser brethren in every way. Since the model is armoured from head to toe, the paintjob was a fairly quick and straightforward affair.
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She looks nice and imposing. And is a great build.
Thank you Christopher!
Normally I’m not a fan of grimdark miniatures, they generally just look boring and brown. But these models however are all insanely good. I can’t stop looking at all of them.
Thank you Dave!
Glorious! Hard not to love your metallics. Wonderful convertion too (as usual).