Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Call me Ishmael...

There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness.
-Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

There are things in the deep which we think we have lost; yet, they always return.  One way or another.

 My second Blue Whale Archer: Ishmael Salt.


For a second time, I decided to create a model based on Bruticus' awesome Blue Whale Pit Fighter.  The first, Galen, was an awesome success... as a model.  But he was a total failure as a hero: getting shot to pieces by a couple of Brethren with bows.

I really liked how this model turned out!  The paint-job was immensely challenging, as I found it very difficult to match the original model I made (pro tip: don't paint drunk).  But after some work, I adjusted it to my liking.  The re-work made Ishmael look more weather worn than Galen, so I figure he is an older knight.  Perhaps even ancient and white-bearded under all that armor.  He fights on more out of rote, inelegant habit than passion.  Like all who have dwelt in the madness of Mordheim for far too long.


Ishmael's huge bulk makes him a formidable opponent.

New, and awesome terrain provided by Blue Forge Terrain!  It is simply amazing!


  1. It's a shame that the Blue Whales were very much a part of the world-that-was, and the knightly order aesthetic of the Empire doesn't really fit in with Age of Sigmar, because they were a favourite creation of mine, and it would be tempting to make a unit of them. The idea was that a blue whale would be just as fantastic a creature as a griffon or manticore to a peasant of the Old World, but in the 9 Realms with God Beasts and such, they are probably less impressive.

    Conversion-wise, perhaps the knightly order could be expanded by combining the Blight King bits with some heavy cavalry, like the Dracoth riders of the Stormcast.

    1. I agree with you. I am not in love with AoS' "high-fantasy" setting - but then I never really played WFB either, I stuck with Mordheim.

      I have started a third knight - this one with the more classic sword and shield combination.