Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Empire Battle Wizards: now with headscarves


The lady in the image above is Elsa Gerhart, and she's the latest effort in my ongoing attempt to paint one wizard for every lore of magic. Previous entrants came with ovaries, bangles and herbs.

As her semi-clandestine vibe suggests, she uses the Lore of Shadow. As such, I wanted her to be far less conspicuous than the other wizards. The Grey College is in the poor quarter in Altdorf, and it seemed appropriate to have a model that could vanish in a crowd. Other than her skin tone, everything on this model is drab, neutral, and generally hobo-tastic.

Here's the above photo without all the Photoshoppery:



Elsa is actually a level three wizard, and a fairly senior member of her college. Why she's come to Hochland remains unknown; indeed, most people probably don't even know she's there.

The model is another Hasslefree sculpt, with one minor alteration: I sculpted a headscarf on. You can see the original sculpt here.


There's not much to say about the paint job; it's deliberately unremarkable. Some blending, some glazes, some dusty glazes and some drybrushing.

The next wizard on the hit list is an idiotic level one pyromancer, which will, I suspect, be slightly more conspicuous.

~Charlie

10 comments:

  1. Very nice, subtle and full of character.

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  2. This looks really good. The sculpt looks part of the character, gives it a more a dark feel to it, which is what you wanted to achieve.

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    1. It's comments like that and the one above that make keeping a blog so satisfying. Cheers!

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  3. Excellent conversion and paint job, but there is little to mark her out as a wizard. Seems like a walking staff or spellbook could have helped that, but she should stand out enough in a Hochland force.

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    1. Thanks! Her lack of wizardy-ness is actually deliberate. As mentioned in the post, I wanted her to disappear in a crowd - the wizard you never knew was there - so having a staff or a spellbook would somewhat blow her cover!

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  4. Hello
    Did you ever finish your one Wizard of every Lore project? Would be great to see a photo of them all together, or at least all the ones you finished!

    Many thanks

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    1. It's still in the works (my hobby rolls at about the speed of tectonic plate movement). I've got two left: Fire and Alchemy. Already got the models; one just needs painting, but the other... she's an armature, so that'll take a while! Your interest may spur me into action though, so thanks :)

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