|Only in death does duty end.|
|One of the old metal Sisters of Sigmar was used as the base for this Sister Superior model.|
Unlike the other models I have converted in the warband, which I attempted to distance a much as possible from the original source models, I wanted this one to retain many elements from the original to celebrate its heritage. The main element I wanted to change was the ostentatious and impractical boob-plate. I carved most of it away and used green stuff to resculpt a more practical one, maintaining the iconic belly-plate emblazoned with the twin-tailed comet. I also sculpted robes to cover her exposed leg. This seemed more practical, and also allowed me to make the model taller, replacing her feet. I used the pointed armored feet from the plastic version of Karl Franz. Her armored hand also came from Karl Franz, while the other glove came from the Black Ark Fleetmaster.
|Milliput was used to expend her shield; it dries harder than green stuff, allowing it to be sanded smooth.|
Like the other members of the warband, I spent considerable effort crafting a smaller warhammer for her. I used brass tubing to create the haft, and a piece of sprue to carve a hammer head. I used green stuff to create a cloth grip on the haft, and added a twin-tailed comet emblem on the hammer head. I extended the shield the original model came with, using Milliput rather than green stuff, because it hardens harder, allowing sanding.
|I wanted to add detail to the back of her shield, an area that is often ignored on models.|
The final aspect of the model I wanted to modify was her face. The original model is unique among most GW models because her face is not razor thin and young. I wanted to build on this and make her look even older, as though the long years in Mordheim have not been kind. I used green stuff to add folds and wrinkles. I still have a lot to learn about sculpting faces, but I am happy with how this turned out, and think it adds to the character.
With this Sister Superior complete, I have a total of five models converted for the Sisters of Sigmar. While I would like to add a few more regular Sisters to the warband, the next major hurdle I need to tackle is converting the Matriarch to lead them. I hope you like this Sister Superior; any comments or thoughts would be appreciated!
- Adam Wier