Soulblight Gravelords: Progress on the Big Guys

I’m having a lot of fun putting together the big 3 characters/monsters for my Cities of Sigmar-themed Soulblight Gravelords army. My intention was to do Mannfred, Neferata and a Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon. Of the three, I had planned for significant conversions on Neferata and the Vampire Lords, and was going to use Mannfred pretty much as-is.

I began with the Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon, using the Freeguild General on Griffon kit to make him suitably thematic. Of course, I started by building the Griffon:

The Griffon kit is actually really cool, and there are a ton of bits in there that I can use later. For the rider, who you’ll see in a bit, I’ve used the regular Vampire Lord from the Zombie Dragon/Terrorgheist kit. This was given to me by a friend who has been building a Flesh Eater Courts army, and therefore didn’t need this chap.

One part from the Griffon kit that I did use immediately was Ghal Maraz, the hammer of Sigmar. In an act of abject blasphemy, I gave the Warhammer to Mannfred Von Carstein:

Honestly, this wasn’t a particularly fun miniature to put together, but he does look good. I don’t like how springy the miniature is. I’m not worried that it will break, or anything like that. It’s just a bit wobbly.

Next up is the third big guy and the second Mortarch of the bunch, Neferata. This one took a fair bit of work:

I’m happy with how she’s turned out, but I still need to do some pretty major greenstuff work on her dress to finish her up.

Here’s a shot of the three minis, all complete except for basing and the greenstuffing on Neferata:

I’m pretty happy with how these have turned out. I like that they’re all quite different, too. Neferata is perhaps a little tall, and is going to be a right pain to transport, but she is pretty impressive.

I’ve also started work on some of the basing, as you can see here:

Next up, I need to get some troops started!

I’m feeling pretty enthused about this army. I want to plod on with the building and aim to get started with the actual painting in the summer.


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