The Cygnaran military is one of the most technologically advanced in the world as well as the largest army in the Iron Kingdoms. In recent years it has been forced to be defensive; since the outbreak of war in 605 AR, simultaneous attacks on all its borders – from Cryx, Khador, the Protectorate and the Skorne, as well as a growing trollkin insurrection internally have drained Cygnar‘s war readiness.
I am an avid fan of collection, painting, and using miniatures. I consider painting miniatures to be a Coping Skill for me because when I am stressed or overwhelmed the activity of painting allow me to focus on one thing while using my fine motor skills. This usually helps take my mind off of things, grounds me, and provides some satisfication.
Here are some of the miniatures I have shared previously on this blog in 2009. Enjoy.
Magnus the Traitor +30 WJP
Renegade x2 (20)
Orin Midwinter (5)
6 Steelhead Halberdiers (7)
6 Steelhead Halberiers (7)
Stanis Brocker (7)
6 Steelhead Riflemen (8)
The Loup Garou is a French legend of a human who changes into a wolf at his/her own will. The word ‘loup’ is a French word that means wolf and ‘garou’ is an old Frankish word similar to ‘werewolf’. The legend says that when a person comes into contact with a loup garou and sheds the blood of the beast, the Loup Garou will then changed to its human form and reveal their secret. The victim then becomes a Loup Garou for one hundred and one days. If the victim speak of the encounter to anyone, they become a loup garou themselves. But if they remain quiet about it, they will return to their human form and continue on with their lives. In the legends, the loup garou is said to be someone the victim knows, such as a jealous former lover.
This is what I finished in March and April. Doesn’t look like much but it’s more than I have accomplished in two years since the birth of my son. As you can see, there is a unit of Bastions, two units of Exemplar Knights, and a unit of Cinerators. Also, Epic Kreoss is in there with a Seneschal solo. I bought the lighter colored Knights from a friend so they just needed reattached to bases and touched up. Although I bought the Cinerators and Bastions on eBay already painted, the paint jobs were bad. I repainted them, and finally had to just say “Finished!” at one point because of all the fiddly details and stuff.
I’m certainly not an expert painter. I slap paint, and that’s it. But I enjoy doing it. It gives me time to relax and focus. Takes my mind off of my troubles for awhile. In my line of work, they call it Personal Medicine. An activity that helps to relieve stress and make the problems of the day just melt away.
So that’s about it for now. I managed to get some paint on a few of those Protectorate units. My next big push is to get some of my Warjacks painted. We’ll see what I can get done in June.
Until then, Keep Rollin’ Sixes.
– the PG formally known as … Big Rich
(Above) Knights Exemplar … dark scheme … very simply done with three color plan. Get them done and on the table.
Getting them done … and ready for the table!
Keep rollin’ sixes!
It’s no big secret that people are converting their extra Cinerator figures into Bastions. I did a little research on the topic and found some decent blogged articles. The best recommended using bits to do the conversion. The most obvious would be to hit up one of the bitstores online and buy Bastion weapons to use for the conversion. Yeah, but that would mean dropping around $16 plus shipping. So that option was out for me. Then I read about a dude using the weapon from the Devout. Not a bad idea and the models look great. Still, I was too cheap for this route. I decided that buying the weapon hand from the Revenger would be a nice conversion, but again … yeah, cheap. So in the end, I decided that it really didn’t matter to me if the model was holding the weapon in two hands. I ended up pouring through some of my old Warhammer Chaos Warrior bits, and found that they would do an acceptable job. And I used a ribbon from my bitz box to cover the other hand where the shield should go. Works for me.