Greetings vaqueros! Today I'm showing you my last finished miniature from last year, a present from a fellow Scale Creep in our WiPster Kris Kringle - Wilhelm Hasburg, warrior priest of Sigmar!
Which WiPster gave me this lovely Wilhelm miniature? Noone knows. but they obviously know me well, I've been wanting this guy since he came out back in the heady days of 5th edition fantasy, where he was one half of the dynamic witch hunting duo available from the Dogs of War army list - the other half being the grim witch hunter Johann van Hal, who will not be appearing in this film due to budgetary constraints.
|His life seems a sad tale, but they omitted his penchant for sexy raves and all the coke he did at them.|
Wilhelm's signature weapon is an ox-jaw on a stick, which seems dumb and unwieldy, but hey, have YOU ever tried using one? HAVE you? No, I didn't think so. He could be on to something big here. I just hope that one day, humankind doesn't make an ox-jaw on a stick so immense, so powerful, that they destroy themselves with it. That would be a bummer.
|"Stand back! He's got an ox-jaw on a stick!"|
"I think it's powering up!"
The ox-jaw, once wielded by Sigmar himself to destroy an army of skaven, is a reference to a character from everyone's favourite book of blood-and-thunder adventure, violence, sexual politics and mass genocide: The Holy Bible. Samson, the famous strongman who drew his immense power from his luxurious long hair, was said to have killed 1000 Philistines with the jaw of an ass, which is pretty cool I guess, but it is the view of many that the Bible has long suffered from containing a lack of skaven.
|"Aaargh this lion is kicking my ass! Why did I choose this morning to trim my pubes?!"|
Wilhem clutches to his breast a copy of the Hammer of Witches, a useful tome that explains all the best and most humane ways to get rid of your unfortunate witch infestation, and reads from it litanies and banishments that make him immune to evil magiks approx. 50% of the time.
|It also contains a shit hot recipe for cooking ribs.|
I chose to paint the book gold and deep blue, with little specks here and there to give it that celestial look that is all the rage with kids these days. The rest of the scheme follows the general look of Sigmarite priests over the years, which is sort of a cross between a Franciscan Monk and a Jedi. The crosses are more witch hunter symbolism than strictly Sigmarite, which tends to be the twin tailed comet, but witch hunters and warrior priests go arm in arm in several Warhammer settings, and also, crosses are easier to freehand without making them look like a twin-tailed poo dollop.
Speaking of different settings, this model is most likely to see action in a Mordheim witchhunter warband, so I have based him up accordingly, by sculpting the obligatory 'lobsterfish eating rat' - I know, it's basically cliche to do that at this point, what with the plethora of lobsterfish eating rats that bombard us in everyday life in all corners of popular culture, but hey, I never claimed to have much imagination.
|"mmmff, mmf, forry, be done in a minute, omff nomff..."|
And what's next? Well, every holy man needs a demonic adversary to battle...
|"I lost at Scrabble again? Table flipping time raaAAAAGH!"|
Adios for now!