Mother Hermione’s Host part 1

I started painting new warband from Red Box Games – Mother Hermione’s Host. There will be 10 warriors in this warband. No more and no less. Ten will be the number of the Mother Hermione’s Host members and this number will be ten 🙂
So far I painted 3 miniatures: Darren the Mildly Disagreeable, Wry Gary and Farmer Fred. These are rather simple folks but they are backbone of every warband. They fight (and are being killed in most of the times) in the first line.

Mother Hermione's Host
Mother Hermione's Host
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By the way, they are not Greeks 🙂 I just picked this white-blue paint scheme to distinguish them from my other existing and future warbands.

Stone Golem

Miniature Exchanges are always fun events. If you don’t know what they are, I’ll give you a short version of the rules – you paint a miniature as a surprise gift for someone and someone (not necessarily the same person) paints a mini for you. We had few Miniature Exchanges at the Chest of Colors forums few years ago and as I have said – they were fun!

I have recently decided to remind myself how fun Miniature Exchanges are and joined one held at the Reaper Miniatures forum. They had some additional rules there. One has to pick a Reaper mini to paint (obviously) and participants are allowed to make some requests for people painting for them (like “I don’t accept nude models” or “I’d love something for my dwarf army”).

My recipient, Robin from Canada, wished for a non-human model with some orange shade incorporated in a paintjob. After going through my collection of Reaper minis I picked a stone golem from the Bones range (might need to write more about Bones products someday)  and … well … I painted it. So, here it is, the stone golem, guardian of some ancient temple.

Stone Golem - Reaper Miniatures
Stone Golem – Reaper Miniatures

The Autumn miniature (Tam Lin)

I like to paint models from Dark Sword Miniatures, and this one was no exception. I had to re-interpret it a bit to make it different, but I think you got used to this approach with me… 😉

The Autumn Miniature (Tam-Lin)
The Autumn Miniature (Tam Lin)

Officially the miniature represents Tam Lin, a character from a Scottish ballad, and is very nice in itself. Unfortunately there has already been an official paintjob for this model, done by Jessica Rich, to there was no use going for the original concept.

Tam-Lin original art
Tam Lin original art

So I came up with my own concept for the model, making it The Autumn Miniature. I turned the horse into a landing pegasus and made it a bit more dynamic.

The Autumn Miniature (Tam-Lin)
The Autumn Miniature (Tam Lin)

I hope the concept is interesting enough as I really enjoyed working on this model (convrting, painting all the freehands, etc). I finished it in early 2017, but somehow didn’t find time to post it here yet.

Here are all the photos: