Sunday, 8 July 2012

brotherhood of the erm... capelthwaite

 or something... Conquest Mini's do some lovely Native American figures for the French-Indian Wars (as luck would have shortly available from Warlord Games), including some cracking Last of the Mohicans figures, of which this is Magua...


I've loved this mini for years and finally picked one up a few months ago and in the best tradition of stealing (partly from White Knight over on LAF - but mainly from the film Brotherhood of the Wolf) and not a million miles away from my original Solomon Kane inspiration, I decided that a strange and dark-skinned companion would not go amiss... no doubt converted by some zealous missionary and brought back to amuse the King, he's now found a higher purpose...


now, that isn't his original musket (which would have been 100 years too advanced, but probably get awayable), as he was sadly bent in transit and it couldn't be repositioned without snapping, so off it came, I took the musket from the Warlord ECW weapons sprue (think it may actually be a matchlock) and tried to pin that in place... sadly, I couldn't get the barrel drilled and pinned, so instead pinned in the stock and built up the barrel with g/s around a very long pin - it may not be the best looking musket in the world, but by god it's all pin and damned sturdy... 


I did him in basic skins and buff leathers - no doubt his more traditional clothing would have long since gone the way of his old gods, so he made his own when called upon to fight...

so, the Witchhunter warband so far... rather character driven admittedly, need some musket fodder....


oh... and a capelthwaite is a large shape-shifting black hound from Westmorland if you were wondering... and yes, I have plans...

4 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Superb! Great work on a great miniature; the group looks wonderful too. Always a sucker for a great looking miniature and you've come up with a scenario to build yours into the collection!

Brummie said...

He looks superb and I would not have noticed the musket was not original to be fair, Great work I look forward to more

Salacious Crumb said...

Looks awesome! Where did you get the dogs? I can never seem to find 'decent' dog models, and these look great.

anevilgiraffe said...

the mastiffs are from Warlord, in their Ancient Briton's range, they also do some nice looking wolfhounds in the Celts range.