Saturday, 30 May 2015

Battle Wizards: now with ovaries



Nothing says 'victory' like subliminally stripy trousers.

Not having a wizard in a Warhammer army is a lot like going commando. You can do it, but it just doesn’t feel quite right. That said, I didn’t want another robed man shuffling about at the back of my battle line. Historical precedent justifies the sausage fest that is the state soldiery, but by Jove, there’s no such precedent for wizards! Here was a good opportunity to get a lady in the army.

The only problem was the lack of a suitable model in the Empire and Brettonian ranges. I’d have to make one, and whilst I have built a model entirely from wire and green stuff in the past, I still find the prospect a little daunting, so when the plastic Dark Elf Sorceress was released, I didn’t see an angry pixie. I saw an armature.

Here she is, Blu-tacked together.

I make no claim to being a Mighty Putty Master of Mightyness, so the advice in this post is largely directed at the first-time and intermediate sculptor; sadly I have as much chance of surprising a veteran sculptor as a woman does of attaining a bishop’s mitre. Oooooh, ecclesiastical buuuuuuuurn! ...fear my sass, Church of England. Wait, do C of E bishops actually wear mitres? Whatever, moving on. If you'd like to start making Green Stuff your bitch, hit the jump.