|We are the Hammer of Sigmar.|
Although I already built three Sisters for my Mordheim 2019 warband, the warband is still far from being complete, needing a few more heroes and regular warriors. Since heroes are so important in the game, since they are the only way to acquire wyrdstone, I felt it best to try to build another. Aside from the Auger and the Matriarch herself, the only other hero choice in the Sisters of Sigmar warband is the Sister Superior. I decided I wanted to create a heavily scarred Sister in battered platemail who has survived the last 20 years through her faith and grit.
|Pious Vorne provided the perfect foundation for a Sister of Sigmar.|
Ever since the release of Blackstone Fortress, I wanted to convert a Sister of Sigmar from the model of Pious Vorne. The original model is one of my favorites in the set and I decided it would make the perfect foundation for a battle-scarred veteran of Mordheim, one visibly battered but still defiant. I started by modifying her breastplate, expanding the waist (which was incredibly thin, nearing the point of absurdity) and adding additional plating on her back. Additionally, I added some flame detailing on the sides of her armor and a twin-tailed comet buckle on the leather strap on her back. I drilled holes into her shoulder pad and added small spikes created with plastic card. Her arms were created by combining Viorne’s arms with those of Inquisitor Greyfax. While the legs were largely kept the same, I replaced her feet with smaller boots from the Isharann Tidecaster from Age of Sigmar.
|20 years in the City of the Damned has not slowed this warrior down one bit!|
I replaced the model’s head with a head sculpted by the talented Polysmith for our Imperial Guard collaboration. The head has expertly sculpted burn-scarring on the left side of her face. To build on this wound, I sculpted an eye-patch. To further the battle-scarred look of this veteran, I partially removed two of the fingers on her left hand.
|Three of the beleaguered, but unyielding Sisters of Sigmar.|
Like the earlier members of the warband, I took special effort to create a war-hammer for her that is grounded in reality. For this veteran I wanted a brutal and functional two-handed war-hammer. I shaped the head of the hammer from a random piece of plastic, carving a grooved striking surface for hammer’s front and a sharp blade for the back (perfect for piercing armor!). She is also carrying two small daggers which I shaped out of small pieces of plastic (one can never have enough daggers surely?).
I am really pleased that I was able to pull off my initial vision of a Sister using the Pious Vorne model. Like the other models from Blackstone Fortress, the model had a lot of subilty and character that was easy to transition into a devotee of Sigmar. Only a few more heroes left to build for the warband!
- Adam Wier