Saturday, May 11, 2013

WHFB Empire War Altar of Sigmar - WIP

Here's the Griffon that goes on the War Altar wagon. It was sprayed with Krylon Gold and then given a wash of Vallejo ink stain - a mixture of black and reddish brown. After the stain was dry highlights of Vallejo Gold and Silver were added. The shields are painted in the colors of Altdof as I suspect this war altar belongs to the Emperor Karl Franz himself.
The model is very nicely sculpted with fine details.
Magnets are used to attached the Griffon to its platform - making storage and transport a little easier. I picked up these Primal Horizon magnets from my FLGS - The Game Matrix. They are very powerful and easily hold the model down.
Here is Volkmar the Grim and an Arch Lector - both come with the kit.
They also have magnets to swap out for either the platform on the altar or on an individual base.


  1. This project is coming on well Dean, The Empire was always the most accessible of the Warhammer armies to get into from a historical wargaming background.
    The magnets are an excellent idea, one I may have to borrow.
    Regards HGA.

  2. Thanks for the nice words, HGA. Totally agree about the Empire being a "gateway drug" to Fantasy. Warm Regards, Dean

  3. Very impressive, I do like this one!!

  4. Nice start on it Dean. Great idea with the magnets and very well executed :D

  5. Very nice Dean! That's going to put a chill into your opponent!!


  6. I look at your fine work here and the siren song of GW fantasy calls me! It is clearly a treat to paint fantasy like this.

  7. Thanks for the kind words, Gentlemen. Being new to GW, I like their sculpting and details - very conducive to painting. Warm Regards, Dean

  8. Another great work , great effect on gold .

  9. This is going to be a good one. Excellent job on that gold and the other sculpts will prove to be interesting as well.

  10. Fine work on the Griffon, look forward to seeing the rest of the Altar

  11. As always, looking good Dean. So when are you going to try and get a game or two in? Inquiring minds want to know. So what are you thinking about adding to your army next?

  12. Thanks for the great comments everyone.

    Pat: I have Karl Franz on a huge Griffon as well as a Hurricanum/Luminark on the way. After that some Demigryph cav. Oh, and Guy said he was bringing an old Steam Tank for me.

    Best, Dean