Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mordheim 2019: First two sisters complete

Come with me, descend into the darkness.

While it has been a long time in coming, I am happy to say that the first two members of my Sisters of Sigmar warband for Mordheim 2019 are finally finished (being built, at least)! I shared some of the work in progress pictures earlier for both (first and second), but with this post I want to show the completed models. Each required extensive green stuff work to finish, but I think it makes the models more cohesive and distances them from the original models.

Twenty years in, the city of the Damned has forced the sisters to look outside their own armories. Some now have taken to using swords!


The boots from the original Cawdor model were replaced with much thinner and sensible leather adventure boots.


When not patrolling the city of the Damned, this sister melts down the weapons of her enemies and forges them into her shield, a tribute to the might of Sigmar.



Special effort was taken to add different equipment to the belts of the sisters, including holy water, daggers, swords, and pouches. The city is a dangerous place, best come prepared!


With the first two sisters finished, I need to start thinking more heavily about the composition of the warband and what other models need to be created. I will likely want to get as many heroes as I can in the warband to help collect wyrdstone; so that will mean up to three Sister Superiors and one Augur. Who knows, maybe I will even get a hired sword to join the warband, to add even more variety? Work has already begun on several of the other members of the warband, so check back soon for updates!

-Adam Wier

16 comments:

  1. These sisters are looking amazing and the green stuff work is absolutly ace!
    The shapes, dynamic and poses are perfectly executed and I have to revoke my comment about the hand of the hammer-wielding one. In these pictures everything looks damn perfect and natural.

    I really like the idea of that shield forged with enemy weapons. Looking forward to see this warband finished. Keep on the great work and best regards!

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    1. Thank you for all the kind words! I will have to experiment with how I paint the flaming shield. It will try and make it look as if the different ridges on the shield are composed of different types of metal.

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  2. Those are absolutely fantastic!

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    1. Thank you! As I work on the new models for the warband I find myself coming back to these models and adding other small details like tiny scars and tears in their clothing.

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  3. Oh wow, they look stunning!
    I particularly like the small hammers, along with your excellent green stuff work they add a much more 'real world' feel to them.
    Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you! I think the smaller hammers go a long way towards giving the models an 'air of realism'. I think it also helps focus the viewers attention to the characters themselves rather than their weapons.

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  4. These are really great and you're certainly dedicated to creating a unique warband!

    If there's one note I could give, it would be to smooth the seams at the edge of the greenstuff layers with a metal tool. This can be done when the sculpting work is done for a session and the putty is well on its way to curing. A metal tool will always work better at this stage than a clay shaper. But that's nitpicking and really the seams only show on metal castings.

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    1. Thank you for the sculpting tip. I will have to try and use a metal tool in the future to create better transitions between some of the layers of greenstuff. It is hard to do with the clay shapers. Sometimes I go back with a new x-axto blade and trim off some of the hardened putty to create better transitions.

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    2. Something with a curved underside does the trick. You don’t want to be using the edge of the tool and dragging the curing putty too much, just the curved area and sort of buff it out.

      Give the metal a good polish with nail buffers. Clay shapers don’t give the necessary pressure to really work out the seams.

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  5. You are getting to be quite good at sculpting!

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    1. Thank you! I have really tried to push myself to do more sculpting with these models. :)

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  6. I love them, and can't wait to see them painted.

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    1. I need to soon start considering how I want to paint them! Any suggestions are welcome.

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  7. These are great! Really nice work, the effort is paying off in spades. Can't wait to see more, and see them painted.

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    1. I need to really start thinking about the color schemes for the models. Any suggestions? :)

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