Thursday, June 29, 2023

Snail Knight Heavy Cavalry for Turnip28

Hi All!

Today I have a unit of Heavy Cavalry for Turnip28. In the game these guys are called 'The Bastards' and, with a little luck, they can live up to their name to be quite rude on the tabletop. One of the optional, amped-up variants allows you to bring in 'Snail Knights' (I know, wtf) as a proxy, so I thought I'd kill two slugs with one salt shaker and have this unit fill both roles.

These models are from 'DogDogDog' on Cults3D. Certainly can't fault the designer's handle, and I think the sculpting is pretty terrific too.

I added a couple pavise shields for looks-cool-factor, and replaced the standard bearer's lance with brass rod to make it a little more survivable on the tabletop. Otherwise, they're pretty much stock.

The whacky heraldry was fun to paint up, though I certainly wouldn't want to be doing this for a unit of 24 models...

Next up: Character models from 'Familiar Tales'.

Have a good one!

- Curt

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Second unit of Brutes for Turnip28

Yeah, I know. It's been a looong time, I get it. 

You haveta understand that this is what happens when nice weather arrives to a person living in an otherwise sub-arctic climate. Blogging? Who can be bothered when there's all this wonderful sun, heat and growing stuff going on. Let's just not talk about wildfires, okay?

Anyhoo, I haven't been completely sun-addled these past few months, in fact I've been uncharacteristically productive hobbywise, but I just couldn't be arsed to take photos and blog about it. Bad Curt! Baaad! 

Nonetheless, here I am to make amends and catch up the best I can.

So first up is this second unit of Brutes for my Turnip28 collection. 

I really like these 3d models from Knucklebones Miniatures (in fact he rarely does anything that I don't find interesting). They're just so characterful, a little bit kooky, and always a touch macabre. Perfect for the Turnip28 setting.

Next up is a unit of heavy cavalry for this T28 lunacy. Stay tuned!

- Curt