Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nordland Captain of the Guard

So here's the second Empire character figure which was picked up at a sale a few years ago. The body is from the plastic Master Engineer kit. Pistolier and Reiksguard Knight arms are used, as well as a Huntsmen's head. Although the Master Engineer head and Hochland Long Rifle are cool, I already had a couple of Master Engineers already, so opted for a more close-combat looking figure.
I have no clue as to the Nordland fluff, but chose the blue and yellow colors as they look pretty nice.
With the red cloak and hat, he could also pass for a Marienburger, I suppose.
Since I haven't taken pictures of 28mm figures for sometime, I'm still struggling to get the lighting right. These are a bit washed out from the flash.
The shield is from one of the earlier Swordsmen kits.
To be honest, I only got into Warhammer Fantasy a few years ago, and then only played a handful of games. The release of Dragon Rampant has provided a new lease on life for these troops.

43 comments:

  1. Another cracking piece of work, you've not wasted any time getting this one finished Dean.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michael. GW figures really are geared for painting - that is the features are very well defined. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. So many beautiful colors, excellent job!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Yes the color combination works well. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, RM! Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much for the compliments, Rodger! Best, Dean

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  5. Fine looking addition to the ranks. Nice

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    1. Thanks, Hendrid! Appreciate the compliment. Best, Dean

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  6. Good work Dean!
    It would be nice to see your Empire list... (DR version)

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    1. Thanks, Eduardo. I did a quick one up when I first got the book in December - wanted to get the Gryphon and DemiGryphs on the table :) http://wabcorner.blogspot.com/2016/01/dragon-rampant-warband-men-of-west.html Warm regards, Dean

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    2. Damn... I miss that!
      So cool. I want to see that gryphon and demigryphs in action too!!

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    3. No worries, Eduardo - that rate you pump out painted minis it's totally understandable. Best, Dean

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  7. Stunning. Great figure as well with the undress cap and helmet. Choosing two different plume color sets is an excellent choice.

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    1. Thanks, Allan. Yes, I just had to get all that plumage on one figure - not sure when I'll paint up another Empire fig :) Regards, Dean

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    2. Well if you enjoy empire, you could always do a Landsknecht historical army. The empire figures are basically a rip-off of the Landsknecht's characteristic style.

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    3. Totally - only GW could out-outlandish the Landsknechts :)!

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  8. Beautiful! Great colors and interesting shield motif.

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    1. Thank you very much, Jon. Lol! "The skulls, you're looking at the skulls" :) I first became aware of GW's fascination with skulls when I got my first kits a few years ago - can't escape them. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Great work Dean, the kitbash came together to create a unique and interesting character

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jake. I wish I had another body or two - there's so much extra parts from GW kits. Best, Dean

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  10. What a fantastic miniature Dean! Masterclass colours!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Those Landsknechts sure had a way with colors! Regards, Dean

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  11. These figures sure bring back memories. I like your style no matter the scale that you paint in.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thank you very much for your very kind words, Kevin. Much appreciated. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Christopher. Best, Dean

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  13. That is an impressive figure!

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    1. Thank you, Neil. It's a kit-bash that came out better than expected :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! Best Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Bartek. Warm regards Dean

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  16. Excellent figure Dean! Once again the colors are stunning!!Keep up the brushes!!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and kind words again. Warm regards Dean

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  17. Great figure - great colours :)
    Always been too scared to tackle 'landsknecht' figures myself!

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    1. Thank you very much, Mike! The way these GW figs are sculpted - with a bit exaggerated details - it makes painting them pretty enjoyable. Warm regards, Dean

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