While everyone's losing it over the new Necromunda: Lite, some friends of mine began playing Mordheim. After watching a few games, I thought, yeah, that's something I wouldn't mind trying out. I've done some reading and hunting for models, which makes the following a preview of what's on my bench now.
Have you been following the WIP photos I've been posting on Facebook?
Always wanting to challenge myself, I've decided to go for a Persian-styled band. Darker / tanned skin with light cloth and burnished gold accents. Dark skin isn't something you see very often in miniatures and I'd like to do my part to add a little diversity.
What I notice as I look objectively at these examples is that the highlights still come to white and blush. The shadows are composed of stronger orange, browns and olive. So, that's what I'll try to build off of.
[More on Colour Theory] I'll use some soft reds to add a little contrast and grey/silver metallics on the blades.
I'm choosing NOT to create something WYSIWYG for the reason that this is meant to be a quick project away from my Hordebloods. I want to create something somewhat above tabletop quality but still simple. The models themselves lend them to it as they're lower detail.
I may have tons of models I could use, but I decided to buy a some Tzeentch Cultists that have this great brawler look and are relatively simple sculpts, so there's not too many additional details to paint and slow me down. I've also picked up a Dwarf Trollslayer, an Ogre from Bloodbowl and a couple zombie cheerleaders. This way my band will be painted ahead of time with room to grow.
|Kairic Acolytes, painted by Games Workshop|
Other Mordheim and Black and White imagery by Games Workshop