Sunday, 24 March 2013

Empire of the Dead Brotherhood part 1

Being snowed in has at least given me the opportunity to get some miniatures finished this weekend, I nearly have the whole set done but the other four need a few more bits finished off as they have torch's, armour and swords in scabbards which all need finishing off.

Anyhow here are the first four Brothers ready to vanquish evil. I see my Brotherhood as the church's soldiers in disguise so as to not alarm the population. I decided they would wear a red uniform underneath there monks robes which they used to hide there militant bearing and armaments. Not so visible on these first four but you'll see what I mean when I get the other four done.

They can choose from quite a variety of gear including firearms but the basic set has most of the Brothers armed with Crossbows, swords, maces and revolvers. The Requiem kickstarter will add various firearms plus a some more crossbow armed brothers.

First up is a crossbow armed brother I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed painting robes and they are quite easy to make look effective. I decided to paint them brown so as to look like monks habits and be more incognito. This Brother is taking aim. Seeing as red was going to be the uniform under the robes these four brothers had to have red added as a spot colour to tie them all together somehow. I decided to paint Quivers, Pouches and the leather thongs that are on the bottom of some of the maces. Some of the Brothers have eye patch's (still being done) which have been painted red as well. More on those later in the week hopefully after the next paint session.


Second Brother armed with Crossbow. more of an advancing pose than a combat one but its nice to have different poses.

First of two brothers armed with mace's and revolver's I wasn't to keen on these miniatures at first but the revolvers after painting them up have changed my mind and I quite like them. This guy just had a little pouch painted red.



The second brother from the set armed with mace and revolver more of a close combat type pose on this one. I painted the thong on the bottom of the mace red to tie it in with the others.





Group shot of the four so far.


Requiem Kickstarter is doing well and as the time of writing this post is nearly approaching the 75'000 mark which once reached will unlock the next Limited Edition figure 'The Specimen' this guys isn't showing in the ladder yet but has been added so that the weapon and head conversion sets will be more permanent additions to the range. As it stands those who've pledge at a Requiem level will stand to get 10 Limited Edition figures once finished. I'm hoping we hit the 90k mark as I quite like the idea of The Phantom, Raphael and Great Uncle Thulu sound brilliant as figures.

Heres the armed brother set add some much need firepower and filling most gaps in the range for this faction.

48 comments:

  1. Nice work on the Monks, robes are always fun to paint as there robyness makes them easy to get right!

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    1. Thanks Indeed they are easy to paint and look really good with simple techniques.

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  2. Monks are great, I really like the ones with the mace. Should get some for my cultists :)

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    1. Cheers, There's quite a lot of choice for cultists.

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  3. They look great there mate and you have done the justice, great painting skills

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    1. Uncle Thulu should unlocked shortly too :D

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    2. Yup hopefully by morning I really hope they go all the way!

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  4. Very nice Simon. Those robes do look good, but I like the way you did the faces as well. Excellent work sir!

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    1. Thanks Anne Really enjoyed painting this set.

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  5. Great looking minis. The red really ties them together as a unit. Ace brush work too.

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  6. Great figures and paint... I've enjoyed all your posts on this subject, I'm even slowly coming aorund to Victorian gaming a little ;)

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  7. Monks with attitude!!!

    Nice work Simon!

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  8. Really great figures , and great paint Simon ;)
    I believe that I still have a scenery of ancient church his would make a beautiful diorama ;)
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Vincent. I plan to get a church at some point. Once i finished off the existing stuff for EotD It will be getting more scenery done for when Requiem Lands in June

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  9. Lol they are some crazy looking monks!
    Like them a lot mate, great job on them

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  10. Once again, your paint jobs have done you proud. Great work on the robes.

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  11. They look great, monks with pistols how bad ass is that

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    1. Cheers they do make the models look cool, So looking forward to getting the armed brothers from the kickstarter.

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  12. Nobody has left me anything else to say, so just, er, excellent!

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  13. Great job Simon, I may yet be tempted.

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    1. Thanks Michael coming upto the last 48hrs before it ends and there some cracking stuff being added. I've had to be content with the Megalomaniac level but If I had the cash I'd certainly add a lot of the new factions.

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  14. Fabulous colors on this set. The skin tones, robe colors and leather are great. Best, Dean

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  15. These look great. I agree the guns have come out lovely.

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  16. I like these figures. And while I keep flicking on to the EOTD Kick starter I am for now resisting. But If I was getting involved this faction would be high on my must have list. Nicely painted and stop tempting me with EotD!!!

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    1. He He, There so much cool stuff for EotD its going to be very Steampunk horror year me thinks!

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  17. Those are some of the most awesome monks I've ever seen! Nice paint work too :D

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    1. Cheers dude the Requiem ones look awesome can't wait to get my mitts on them :D

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  18. These look quite good. I like how you've thought it through properly with the red theme etc and background. How long do you think the remainding ones will take?

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    1. Thanks Nathan not long really just need to do highlights and do some more work on the flames for the two torch wielders

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  19. Nice job Simon, the shading and highlights of the robes is subtly done!

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  20. Some very nicely painted miniatures Simon, I especialy like the monk aiming with the revolver, he looks wicked!

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  21. Really like these. I think the choice of brown habits is an excellent decision, and better than the 'official' colour scheme. Great stuff mate. :)

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    1. Cheers I mulled it over for ages! Just putting the last few touch's on the remaining 4.

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  22. The brown Monk paint scheme really adds to their character. The faces are nice too.

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    1. Cheers dude, just finished taking pics of the other four.

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