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How do you represent a blessed weapon on your model?
I'm thinking specifically of a blessed sword on a 40k Witch-hunters Canoness, but I think there must be equivalent weapons for WHFB.
The obvious ways seem to be either a very bright gold, or silver. I don't want to go down the route of a power-weapin style lightning flash, and I think the object source lighting described in the "glow-like sword" thread is beyond my abilities. So, any ideas?
I use two power swords on my Cannones to represet the blesswed weapon. I think it looks really cool. Other wise use a really big Two Handed Axe/Sword/Flail on your models.
'fearoffours' I think you've brought up a great discussion point. Though, as much as I'd like to, I cannot really add a valid point to this topic. My only suggestion would be to use a great halberd or axe, generally from WHFB. Chaos have a great range of these, that, as Witch Hunters (assuming this is for WH not for SoB's) do have a great gothic and death-related feel to them.
If just a halberd or 'big(g)'-er weapon just seems a tad to plain for you then I'd reccomend dangling heads/skulls from the weapon using string, this can also look great, as it creates the idea (one of?) the leader(s) of you army has already slayed a few. Hope this helps..kinda. :huh:
As for Lord Y's idea I also am curious about how he means using two, and would like to hear, or preferably see, how he has done this.
Ah sorry, didn't make myself clear. I think I'm capable of painting a lightning effect. But I don;t want to do a lightning effect. I do not think it will actually looked 'blessed'. I think it will just look like a power weapon.
What I don't think I'm capable of is Object Source Lighting, like the flames reflected on the seraphim attacking the Killa Kan we were talking about in the "Glow Like Sword" thread Mike. Although I do think this might be a good way to show a sword bathed in holy light.
for my canoness i was planning on using a sister repentia to represent her. so i was gonna add length and width to her evisorator and make it more ornate.
Those are pretty obvious ways which is why they work. Purity Seals on the weapon perhaps?Originally Posted by fearoffours
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Incidentally, 2 swords stuck side by side looks really cool.
Other methods of 'blessed' might be to carve runes, or even have one of those little cherubs hovering above the weapon. How about having a piece of holy parchment thrust down the blade?
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I was thinking that painting runes and having them look like they're glowing (with shading, not OSL) would probably be the best way to make a sword look blessed. If you check out some of the stock pictures for Rackham Miniature's Griffins of Akkylania (sp) then you can see the sort of effect I'm talking about, wouldn't be *too* difficult to do and I think it conveys the effect perfectly.