Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Cannibal High Priestess of the Shaker Cult

Here is the gigantic high priestess of the bloody Maran Gor Shaker Cult travels in her processional wagon, drawn by six blind cave oxen and escorted by her virgin cannibal cultists.

The Shakers make the barren ground around their temple fertile, by ploughing the corpses of victims into the soil.  They defend their realm by summoning massive earthquakes, and eat parts of their captives to gain their magics. 

All the pictures are clickable.

I built the wagon from the bitzbox and greenstuff.  The oxen are converted from Front Rank.  The chains are silver (strictly should be copper, the cult metal of earth religions).  The queen herself is very heavily converted from a Reaper Rat King model. 

At one stage, my son Jack dropped the completed but unpainted model; did I swear?  Yes I did!

The cultist miniatures are converted from Foundry, Citadel, Shadowforge and Gripping Beast. They were superbly painted for me by Nick Speller; the colours he chose are especially effective!

Tomorrow- the Shaker quakebeasts.


EY said...

Fantastic work! It's inspired me to finish up my Minifigs skeleton recruiting party set. Who makes the cauldron on the back of the wagon?

BigRedBat said...

Hi EY, the origin of the cauldron ofblood is lost in the mists of time, I'm afraid; it is at least 25 years old.

Maybe try Amazon? They have a big bitz range.

trev said...

These are really excellent Simon. I love the basing and composition. I think GW have really shot themselves in the foot with their crammed together single bases when big multi bases like yours can look so great.


BigRedBat said...

Thanks Trev. I think that there are aesthetic advantages to the element-based system, compared to single basing. I find myself adopting ever larger multibases; I'm now up to 60x120 for light cavalry.