Sunday, August 16, 2015

Forgesworn Eternals - Lord-Relictor

Ok this is the last Forgesworn Eternal model I will be assembling and painting for a bit.
This is Lord-Relictor Volstrad Runeseer. I was going more for a rune-power, than a power over death that is the case with the original Lord-Relictor. This Eternal will be the one given the greatest of Grungni's secrets with rune magic, and that will be represented with glowing magical runes allover his body.

On another note, I came up with a real awesome war cry for my Forgesworn Eternals.

When the Lord-Celestant cries out
the host replies

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Forgesworn Eternals - Liberators and Retributors (WIP)

I finishes up more of my Forgesworn Eternals stormhost. This time I have the Retributors and the rest of the Liberators built. These are all minis from the box set and not the new kits, but I wanted the options from the new kits, so this is where some creative conversion work went in.

For the Retributors, I bought an extra set of 3 from the box set online so I could come out to 5, this way I could get an awesome Starsoul Mace. But since I didn't have the proper Starsoul Mace bit, I built my own dwarfy version.
I really like the way these guys turned out. While most of my minis I try to fit on smaller bases, these guys are just barely too big for 32mm, so I had to stick with their 40mm. Retributors also have those reliquaries on their backs, so I found I had several of these banner bits available from previous dwarf kits that look fitting enough, even the wings come out and accent the Retributor's heads.
This shot just shows them individually and their posing. I wanted different poses because only 3 minis repeated gets old. The one on the far left is a unique pose, then of course there's my counts-as starsoul mace on the 2nd from the right. What's really cool about these guys is because they are so big, the metal beards on their heads fit inside the armour instead of outside like on my liberators.
I wanted a majority of my liberators to stick with the hammer and shields because I like that build. But again 1 in every 5 can carry a grandhammer. In this case I used parts from the extra retributor I had and extra liberator to help fill this in. So above is a full squad of 10 (including the one I built and painted previously) with 2 grandhammers. Again they are on 32mm bases, and I had to do some cutting and reposing to get some variety with them. The liberator prime in the front I am pretty proud of. I knew I wanted him to hold his hammer high, but what to do with the other arm was a conundrum. There were not any spare hands or hands not holding anything in the box set, so I dug through my bits and found the perfect part. A Grey Knight Paladin left hand holding a severed daemon head. It just fits.

These guys plus my Lord-celestant will be the majority of my Forgesworn Eternals that fight alongside my Duardin, but I may not get around to painting them for a while. In October I have to prepare my Tau for a tournament, and on top of that our family is moving to another city, so that will be cutting into hobby time.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Forgesworn Eternals - Lord-Celestant on Dire Bear (Finished!)

I finally finished my Lord-celestant conversion. I have to say I am really proud of this one, it's one of my best pieces yet. I still have to base him, that's why the bear's front left paw is resting on a bit of sprue.

Here is a blurb I wrote about him and his Stormhost:
Hanzbur Anvilhelm leads the first Warrior Chamber of the Forgesworn Eternals, known colloquially as the Anvilhelms.

Grungni was commissioned by Sigmar to reforge the many heroes allover the realms. They were to become the Stormcast Eternals, Sigmar's greatest weapon against Chaos. Grungni asked for one stormhost he could reforge himself for his own. Grungni knew of the plight of the duardin and worked on creating what would become their greatest ally in their battle against Chaos. The heroes of the realms for this project couldn't be just anyone. Outlying some of the duardin holds were human settlements of hardy individuals who shared a close relationship with their duardin neighbors. They were tough and grim folk with the same respect for keeping promises and paying debts. One individual among them was a brave warrior named Hanzbur who fought alongside many duardin defenders against chaos incursions. Grungni took note of this one because he saw the duardin as equals to his own kind, and not inferior.

Hanzbur was taken up into Azyr during a particularly brutal campaign. Grungni saw to his reforging personally. Crafting for him his finest weapons and armour. This new Hanzbur Anvilhelm would need a suitable mount. Since the dracoths were given to Sigmar, Grungni had to find another animal companion for his Lord-celestant. Among the silver mountains on Chamon are a breed of tough ursine creatures, with light grey fur and ferocious demeanor. These creatures were part of legend for the humans and duardin of the area, and known to be untameable. Grungni could think of no better mount, and first cast Hanzbur to a remote secluded area of the mountain range to find and tame one. This was no easy task and took several months. With Hanzbur reforged, the dire bear could sense a commanding respect within him. Hanzbur then forged the bear's harness and armour himself. He called his companion Storbjorn, after the language of his past life.

With this union complete, the rest of the Anvilhelms were cast to Chamon. The Forgesworn Eternals had been brought finally in full. As the liberators, retributors, and the rest of the host looked up from their landing, they beheld the inspiring sight of Hanzbur atop his bellowing Storbjorn. They would soon join with Sigmar's other stormhosts on the realm, and the liberation of Chamon would begin.

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