Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Marienburg Battle Standard

My creative juices when into overdrive last night and I stayed up to the wee small hours working on a battle standard for my Marienburg army. Now, being Marienburg this model was alway going to have to be no the ostentatious side! So I picked up a model galleon from Revell, raided the bits box, and have finally put the undercoat on this:

The Revell Spanish galleon has been converted using bits from the Empire and Brets knights spures, along with other parts, including ogre barrels, a goblin wolf head, some classic shields, and even a wolf tail from 40k Space Wolves. 

The ogre is from the Dogs of War Golgfag's set, and I've used my favourite which has a metal cooking pan for a helmet. The captain has a state trooper body with arms from the general box - his shield is from the GW freelancer knight. The base is a 20mm, topped off with the ornamental plaque from the GW chapel sprues - this way, I've managed to fit quite a lot in a limited space. 
It's currently in three parts - the ogre and base, the captain, and the ship - so that it will be easier to handle and paint. Not sure at the moment when I'll get a chance to put a full paint job on this, but it certainly was fun to put together!


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  2. Good effort fitting that much stuff onto a 20mm base. Is it balanced OK?

    That is indeed one of the most ostentatious battle standards I have seen. Looking forward to seeing it painted.

  3. Sigmar - thanks :-)

    Hoodling - it balances pretty well actually, although I was initially worried about that. The ogre is metal and the ship is very light (despite all the adornments), so that helps.


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