'Barbarism is the natural state of mankind,' the borderer said, still staring somberly at the Cimmerian. 'Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph.'

-Robert E. Howard
Beyond The Black River

Corrupt Cliffs

Corrupt Cliffs
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Friday, March 11, 2016


The clubs next planned set of rules is "In Her Majesties Name".  Essentially a VSF/Steampunk type ruleset.  It is set in the 1890s with the World's powers seeking new technology and artifacts.

My band will be an alliance of those types found around Central Asia, not wholly a government that existed, or that on the surface were talking hospitably in those days.  In the back rooms, in the dark corners, an alliance was reached and a band of Russian and Mongols formed to seeking power for both their people.

The current band is planned as a unit of Mongols (Mounted), a unit of Siberian riflemen (foot), some dogs and a couple of yetis.

The first few posts in this series are going to focus on the Mongol side of things and the first will go over horses.

Basic horse crazy glued to cavalry base and then smoothed out with 2 part putty.

Base with Vallejo Grey pumice added for texture.

Horse blocked out in a Black Brown for a base color.

Horse with color layers built up over the body of the horse. Saddle and reins painted as well.

Black wash applied at creases.

Umber and soft tone washes added to entire model.

Essentially finished model.  Ended up redefining the reins again, as I felt the washes diluted things too much.

Finished horse.

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