Wargaming Tradecraft: Hordebloods - Carving Forsaken Fennblades


Hordebloods - Carving Forsaken Fennblades

The unit of Fennblades are planned to be Forsaken (undead) in my Hordeblood army. Originally, I think I hit a strain in my process and just decided that I'd paint the Fenns undead-like and that would be enough.

I'm in the process of revisiting some of my units and making sure I've done what I can to convert them. The Fennblades needed some work.

Here's the unit before I did any work on them. Just regular ol' Fenns.

Now, it's time to cut...

I streamed this work live on Twitch (Which you can watch a recording of.) and will probably stream the work this evening while green stuffing.

For the unit attachment leader, I removed his jaw and upper right-arm.

The jaw, I'll clean up and his arm was replaced with a pin. (Which I'll green stuff to make bone-like.)

Gave him a hair transplant undead-style by drilling a bunch of holes in his head and gluing in guitar string for a spiked look.
On one of the infantry, I've carved away the flesh of his jaw, down to bone. Lips are removed and gums / teeth are where it's at on the lower portion.

Slicing the skin on the side of his face, I got under it to make a flap.

For the guy below, I've cut in and revealed (carved) his shoulder blade.

This poor fellow had the whole of his right side removed. It'll get some gorifying done once I'm painting and gelling.

I'm a huge fan of how this one turned out. Still a little hard to tell in the photo, but he's got a spine running down his back and tendons pulling away from it.
The drummer's a pretty solid piece of metal, but I gave him something new to beat with.

Below, I removed these two guys heads. Looked through my bits for some skulls, but found these chaos heads instead.

They're inhuman enough that I think it's believable they could have been trolls at some point.. maybe flesh pulled against their skulls.

Finally, the leader got impaled with some rebar. I'll probably green stuff on some concrete.

For an added touch, ran a chain from the bar, around his foot and to the back. I used some super-thin glue on the chain so it's frozen in motion.

Take a look at my Step by Step page for the entire Hordebloods project.

Here you will find each model broken down into links showing each step:
Concept, Works in Progress, (for both modelling and painting) and Final Shots

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