House Lannister – Part 1

The barbaric bannermen of House Clegane have their place but my Lannister army is mostly going to be made up of the house’s own (rather classy looking) troops. I don’t often get the chance to paint some nice, opulent looking colour-schemes but the Lannisters provide it in spades. Whilst the rank and file of House Stark prefer to look grim and austere as they march into battle the Guardsmen of House Lannister know that if you’re going to war you ought to do it in style!

Lannister Guardsmen ASOIAF Wudugast (1)Lannister Guardsmen ASOIAF Wudugast (2)Lannister Guardsmen ASOIAF Wudugast (3)

These were a lot of fun to do and I’m looking forward to working my way through the rest of them. However whilst the troops are taking to the field someone needs to be manipulating things from behind the scenes; enter the queen of paranoia and rash decisions herself, Cersei Lannister.

Cersei Lannister ASOIAF Wudugast ConvertOrDie (1)Cersei Lannister ASOIAF Wudugast ConvertOrDie (2)Cersei Lannister ASOIAF Wudugast ConvertOrDie (3)Cersei Lannister ASOIAF Wudugast ConvertOrDie (4)

Like several other models from the starter set, the original miniature for Cersei isn’t the best, the sculptor has done a fine job conveying her expression but it feels like a sketch, not a finished piece, which leaves a lot of the work in the hands of the painter. Still it’s a nice enough miniature in my book, and definitely counted as an easy win (once I’d figured out how to paint blonde hair that is!).

Cersei is joined by her little brother Tyrion Lannister, who’ll be the second of the non-combat characters for my Lannister army. They’ve done a good job of capturing the character with this one and, especially compared to some of the other models in the starter set – like his sister for instance – he’s quite well sculpted too.

Tyrion Lannister ASOIAF Wudugast (1)Tyrion Lannister ASOIAF Wudugast (2)

All in all I’ve been enjoying painting these brightly coloured, smartly turned out models, they’re a nice change from the grubby-looking individuals I usually paint. Alongside the Starks, painting up an army of them is one of my key goals for the year so expect to see plenty more of them in the coming months.


19 responses to “House Lannister – Part 1

  • Alex

    I love these mate – the red leather is gorgeous! Just make sure you paint an Ed Sheeran trooper please 😁👍

    • Wudugast

      Thanks – must admit I’m bloody chuffed with the red leather. Ed Sheeran eh – I’ll have to stock up on my ginger paint! I’ve actually got a good mate who looks like Ed Sheeran and lives like Ray Mears, when I saw that scene in the show I assumed Will was just camping in the woods and the GoT crew turned up and started filming him. 😁

  • Pete S/ SP

    Those look great- the red is nice and rich.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Coming along very nicely indeed. As for looking smart I think everyone should dress their best all the time. After all, if anything happens to you that will be your ghost attire for eternity. The Lanisters knew that. 😉

  • Kuribo

    These latest minis look they’d be quick and fun to paint. I would have to agree that Cersei is lacking a bit in details and quality of the sculpt but you did a great job painting up each mini and that was wise because a Lannister always pays their debts! 😉

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! The troops took a little longer to paint – especially compared to the Starks – but that was mostly working out the colour scheme, they should be quick and easy from here on. Tyrion was very quick and fun to do (but then he’s only little!). Cersei was the real challenge (no surprise there – she’s always been a challenging woman!) just because the paint had to make up for all the work the sculpt wasn’t doing. There’s a couple of new versions of her available now, both of which look better,  but I’m trying to paint what I have not raise the unpainted pile even higher! 😆

  • mellis1644

    Great stuff and although you may not like the Cersei mini you have done a great job with that. Looks very impressive.

  • Argentbadger

    These look great, especially the richness of the reds. If there is anything missing in the sculpting of the Queen then your painting has done a good job hiding it.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I really enjoyed the reds, I think this army is really going to stand out on the table when it’s done. Glad you like what I did with Her Highness, she’s a very plain sculpt so I had to work a bit to make her stand out (she’s the kind of miniature that would be fine lurking in the back rank of a squad but lacks the visual impact that the Queen of Westeros deserves). Glad you think I pulled it off. 🙂

  • Azazel

    That’s a really nice set of models. The red and gold look really good together, though they’re calling out for a group shot!

  • patmcf

    Nice figures mate, AH blond hair is one thing I find very difficult so if you could manage to see the hair on my tiny guys you would notice they are predominantly red and black !! You done a nice job on yours.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Aye, blonde is a challenge (whoever said they’re more fun wasn’t thinking of painting them!). I must have painted a few in the past but I can’t think of what or when so I had to work it out all over again. Well done on painting a few red-heads in your own collection, that’s another challenging one.

      • patmcf

        😅😅👍🏻, yep it’s funny how one struggles through modelling problem but forgets to take notes on how you managed only to come face to face with it sometime latter and go oh “how on earth did I do this last time !”

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