The new codex has me excited to play my Wolves again. So I’m back on the Wolf Lords with Bran Redmaw – Wolf Lord 11.
Bran rather excitingly had a model made by the Forgeworld team, making him the only Wolf Lord to be made by them. Unfortunately it was never released. Budid get to see what he would have looked like thanks to gamesday photos.
These photos were the inspiration behind my Bran Redmaw conversion.
The hair and beard I’ve tried to copy by green stuffing them on to look like the photo.
Ive used Krom’s body for the third time on the Wolf Lords. Bran is facing the other way so I think I can get away with it.
His axe is an heirloom called Langvast. On mine its from the Wulfen kit. He’s holding it two handed which turned out to be a nightmare of trying to line up several tangents in a 3D space.
He’s the king of the Wulfen and goes full Werewolf mode during battle (he had two profiles pre 8th). Redmaw refers to him eating his prey and getting a Red Maw. He also has a paragraph dedicated to him and his pile of skulls. So I put the pile of skulls on the model and tried to infer the other aspects with the paintbrush. I’ve kept it subtle. Presumably most of it happens while rampaging around as a Werewolf (later on).
So that’s Bran! After a 7 month gap I’m back on the Wolf Lords.
Bran has turned out really well, Its getting so hard for me to pick favourites now as they are all looking so (appropriately) epic. I really love his predator style trophy pile, its a shame that he no long has the dual profile… maybe we could house rule it for a special game! I looooove me some fun game mechanics. Really good work man. I really like the blending on the cloak and I’m really impressed by his hair and beard, I Recognise the head pre green stuff but I had no idea that was the one you used until I saw the photo just now. Good work on the axe too, I didn’t realise it had been altered so much but I can totally empathise with that circumstance. Looking forward to number 12 now and seeing them all together hopefully. Also interested to see what you have planned for missing number 13…
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Thanks man, I couldn’t remember which head i’d used either until I found that photo. I had an idea for 13 (Bulveye) but now the new codex has rules for a Cataphractii Wolf Lord and I’m thinking that sounds like Bulveye to me so I might completely change him.
Really nice work on Brian here. I genuinely have to say that your kitbash looks better than the official Forge World model for him. There’s just something awkward about the original while your pose looks so much more natural.
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Thanks Azazel. A few people have said that. I personally feel mine is the awkward pose but am happy that others don’t. I was concentrating so much on this guy being a neglected model (although I finished him in August in the end) that I forgot he could have been a technical challenge contender with the green stuff hair and beard which is probably my best efforts for these. I’ll pay a bit more attention in the future.
No, I wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t my belief. His huge bulk around the torso makes him look a bit squat, but the posing is much less awkward than the “real” Bran. I’ve got to add in IRO’s freehand rose to the August round-up, so I’ll throw Brian here into the update as well.