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.

By Christopher W Moody on 2021 06 09

Thank you Christopher!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 06 11

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.

By Dave P on 2021 06 17

Thank you Dave!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 06 17

Glorious! Hard not to love your metallics. Wonderful convertion too (as usual).

By potsiat on 2021 06 17

Thank you!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 06 18

 
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