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Blue Table Painting: Gallery List
A while back I was looking at some Confrontation Wolfen and they just looked so beautiful. It struck me that they would make great Warpwolves for Hordes.
So, I looked over the various figures from Rackham, ordered what seemed to be the most compatible models. I chose Varghar and a Wolfen Predator with chains, and then ordered two boxed sets for Circle of Orboros to secure the two basic Warpwolves.
Here are the two models used how they originally look:
Varghar- Limited Edition figure
Predators of Blood (4 minis) BOX
They would, naturally, need spines added. So off they went to assembly. I think some of the models are a bit disproportionate, but overall the assembly guys did a great job fusing the two types of models, keeping enough elements to identify them with Orboros while creating unique units.
I think the Confrontation elements of straps, belts, and jewelry really accentuates the once-human nature of the Warpwolves.
PS- Please bear in mind that these figures are painted to a wargamer standard for a wargamer price, and they arenâ€™t the â€śpersonal bestâ€? of the artist.
I really like these models. The paint job is very good too I think. Really nice bases.
The bases are simple flock, with moss from a craft shop (the floral department?), and then just sticks and what-not from outside for logs/branches.
Those are very good paintjobs. I like the feral look in them. I would try a little bit more shading possibly on the claws and a little highlighting but only a little. I am curious though, what is a warp wolf?
I like the conversion, look great. The grey really blend in well with the gold. Great job
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Oh...my....I just looked at their entire miniature range....those models changed my life, I think I will have to use them for my fantasy leaders forever now. I can't go back to the stumpy looking warhammer models anymore. The level of detail on those things is amazing! How big are they? I want to get some so bad now.
Awsome use of awsome Wolfens.
They don't fit to well with regular WH-models because they have an entirely different 'flow' in their minis. Rackham is all for the action-pose, while GW's look a bit more realistic.
The impression I get is that Rackham creates figures to be beautiful, without consideration to playability (they are not engineered with assembly in mind-- some have very unstable connecting points) or paint-ability. GW's models are a lot easier to paint.
A GW Orc has a shirt, a belt, and maybe some metal plates. A rackham Orc has all that plus a teapot, a string of sausages, two severed heads, a clock, a small chest, etc. etc.
I agree with the last post-- they will not fit in will with GW Fantasy models.
However, I have long wanted to make a Fantasy army out of Rackham figures. Not tourney legal, but it would look really cool. The Chaos Mortals list would work really well for this, I think, since it's based on 25mm bases for the most part.
We had a client do an Ogre army out of Wolfen, and that turned out great:
Blue Table Painting: Gallery List
I think in some of the basic sets, Rackham is making the models more simple; just a step closer to the beginning painter.
Last edited by bluetablepainting; December 11th, 2006 at 14:56.