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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Haughr of Förghann

Now, this was a tough project. Converting it was fun and quick, but then it lingered on the shelf quite a while. When I finally started painting it, I just applied the base colors and then it lingered again when I was getting distracted with other projects. Still, the deed had to be done, so recently I sat and finished the damn thing - and actually enjoyed it in the end!

I think the biggest problem was that I didn't have a concrete idea how to paint all those flat areas on his robes - whether they should just be dirty, covered with runes or something else entirely. In the end, I went with some subtle, washed-out runes and a lot of dirt - I think this fits the character quite well. Almost all the blending and shading on this model was done by stippling it with the brush - both to reinforce the necromancer's dirty, non-smooth aesthetics and to make the blending on such large, flattish surfaces much easier.

The whole model is a converted Chaos Sorcerer from GW, which I turned into a mounted Necromancer (kinda inspired by Doctor Doom, with his green robes and metallic mask). The pictures of the unpainted, converted model can be found HERE.


When Alexander Hautfell was at the turning point of his life, before he murdered his own sisters, when he could still turn away from the path he had taken, he was found and contacted by a strange, hooded figure. This… creature called itself Haughr of Förghann and offered help with the young mage’s situation. It was from this being that Alexander learned about Necromancy and the dark arts - and since then, the wizard would just keep going further that shady path. Haughr didn’t take anything in exchange - it only promised to collect the debt later. The creature showed up again when Hautfell fell from both the vampires’ and the wights’ graces in Varsavia - but instead of collecting the debt, it offered even more help. Alexander knew that it wasn’t a good idea to trust the hooded monster, but he went with it anyway - sure that he will find a way to subvert it somehow. After all this, very little is known about the creature - only that it is ancient, clever and very skilled in necromancy. Beyond that, nothing is sure - not even if Haughr is its personal name or a name for the whole species...

9 comments:

  1. Wow, truly impressive textures on this one!

    This is not how I imagined the freehand runes you mentioned in the conversion post. What you actually did is so much better than what I pictured.

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    1. Thank you! :) Well, back then I didn't even have anything concrete in mind - but now I wonder what did you imagine ;)

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  2. Masz talent chłopie, nic tylko pozazdrościć. Bardzo fajna konwersja!

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    1. Wielkie dzięki, cieszę się, że się podoba :)

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  3. Fantastic work. I love the combination of dirty and ornate on his robes.

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    1. That was what I was going for, so I am really glad that it worked and you like it :) Thanks!

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  4. Świetna faktura materiału. Bardzo dobra robota.

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    1. Wielkie dzięki! Także za wyróżnienie go w 'Zebranych z tygodnia' :)

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    2. Był najlepszy w minionym tygodniu. :)

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