Monday, 28 December 2020

Even More Fremen

Hello again. This is probably my last post of the year, and I'd usually attempt some kind of summing-up, but frankly that feels like a lot of effort. The year was rubbish but it could have been very much worse, and I was able to stay safe and paint some miniatures. That's about it, really. 


I've always been somewhat undecided about Warlord Games' models, especially their fantasy and SF stuff. Historical gaming doesn't interest me very much, especially the Napoleonic stuff (although some of the outfits are nice, and the late Renaissance is quite cool). However, I was looking though their sale recently, and saw some of the Freeborn models from their Gates of Antares range going cheap. I bought a Freeborn howitzer, because the crew would make really good Fremen.

So here are the three crew. I think these are really good models, and it's a shame that you can't buy them individually. The two assistants are actually carrying ammunition for the howitzer, rather than guns (at least, I think so) but I think their ammo could actually make quite good far-future heavy weapons of some kind. 

I did a very small conversion on the second loader, cutting and turning his head a little so that he was looking in the direction his gun was pointed, as if firing it.

The commander of the gun would make a good Sayyadina, a priestess of the Fremen.

And that's it. I think that's the Fremen group finished - until I find some more of them.


SpacecowSmith said...

Nice work on the Fremen! The Gates of Antares range has some good figures in it but Warlord seems to have dropped it in favour of ever new projects!

Suber said...

Nice! I agree, those can perfecly pass as weapons, well seen! I like how you repurposed them.
You are also right, keep safe and keep painting! Happy 2021!

Toby said...

Thanks guys! Some of the Antares stuff is pretty decent. Goodness knows if the Fremen will ever see battle, but they've been fun to make. Have a good new year!