3 November 2013

Muster project - month 01

Bertrand l'enchantier

Normally to be found at the centre of foul smelling vapours in his chambers, or atop the tallest tower on a clear night, Bertrand can always be relied upon to assist his lord Baron Gilbert de Corbin if battle should come to disturb his thaumatalurgical studies.

Level 15 wizard wearing level 2 magic ring - 255pts

This is my entry for October in the Oldhammer forum muster project and is, I guess, a bit of a cheat as it's only one miniature even if it hits the required number of points. Regardless, I really like this figure. He's from the early Citadel Fantasy Adventurers range and is code FA2-2, published in 1982. It's my first specifically 3rd edition figure I've painted and, apart from not being happy with the base (must read Orlygg's basing tutorial again) and needing to hit it with some matt varnish, I'm fairly content. I enjoyed using inks to thin paint to get a wider range of subtly differing shades in the blue (sacre bleu, of course) robe. I added a smidge of blue ink to the grey for his cloak and hat to tie it together a bit.

One figure down, about seventy to go!



  1. Looking good I particularly like the yellow piping at the hem.

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  3. Thanks, 24_C, it did make quite a difference when I added it. It looked far too plain up until that point. A lovely figure to paint, even for a dauber like me!

  4. Really nice mage, simple and effective with a good contrast between the deep blue and bright yellow. The grey is also good to make it not too flashy. Very good balance for me.

    Btw, is the name "enchantier" a pun? ;)
    (Bretonnians are subject to many jokes of the sort)

  5. Thanks, Asslessman, glad you like him.

    I'm afraid "enchantier" isn't a pun, just the level 15 wizard description in the Armies book. Fear not, however, as there may be a few puns when we get round to the knights, peasants and dwarfs...

  6. OH, my poor memory... sorry
    Enchantier should be "enchanteur" in french, enchantier would literally mean "in progress" in french (chantier means sitework)
    Waiting for you puns... ;)

  7. Excellent work on a classic model. Can't beat a classic wizard model in my opinion!

  8. Asslessman - excellent! I shall leave that in as a *cough* deliberate *cough* joke :)

    Gareth - cheers. I agree on the wizards. In fact, pretty much the whole FA range is golden.