|“It was a promise unasked for and it was a wall of sound, unbroken.”|
With Mordheim 2019 rapidly approaching, I have finally begun painting the Sisters of Sigmar warband in earnest. I decided to paint the last model I converted for the warband first, a member of the Choir, who guards the inner sanctum oubliette of the Rock. As something of an outsider in the group of traditional Sisters of Sigmar, she was a good opportunity to try out some things and get accustomed to painting again. Having come up with the concept behind the Choir, Alex Winberg had already come up with a somber looking paint scheme of black leather and white masks (the flavor text from the first image was penned by him too!). I was excited to try my hand at the monochromatic scheme, knowing it would add a sinister element to the warband.
|I wanted the focal point of the model to be her mask, so I kept all of the colors muted, aside from her mask and holy icon.|
|The comet buckles on her coat were picked out with gold to add a little more color to the model without being distracting.|
I painted the Choir member's coat with a series of dark grey/browns from Scale 75 (Petroleum Gray; Brown Gray; Graphene Gray; Rainy Gray). I thought these colors did a nice job of mimicking a really dark cloth (without actually using a black paint). All of the whites on the model, mainly her mask and holy symbol, were painted with a series of cream and off-white paints from Scale 75 (Thar brown; Mojave White; White). The metallics were intentionally kept very dark to avoid drawing attention away from the model’s mask.
|I made sure the metal was also worn and dull looking, fitting with the dark grey of her coat.|
- Adam Wier