Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Herr Hans Hossenfeffer & Schildkröte: Specialists of the Ahnenerbe

Frau Totenkinder has an unknown quantity of minions at her disposal: some once human, some crafted from thoughts and feelings of those who hear their tales.  One of the newest to appear in the war is Herr Hans Hossenfeffer.  Hans, to be blunt, is a rabbit.  Not since the days of medieval knights questing for the holy grail have the hearts of men quaked in fear at the mention of a rabbit as they do now.  Totenkinder has other animals, and near-animals at her disposal, so some may wonder what use a mere rabbit is when she has the likes of Wulf and Baby Bear under her direction.

Hans Hossenfeffer is incredibly fast.  Striking out across the battlefield in a brown blurr, he flanks unsuspecting enemy and unleashes a torrent in mad glee.  Those few who have seen him and lived are surprised to find a turtle near him.  That no matter how far afield he goes, a turtle is often close behind, or as improbably as it may seem, just ahead of his position, though none ever see the turtle moving in anything more than a slow motion.  Nothing much is known about this reptile, and he is simply known as "Schildkröte". Often taking cover behind the invulnerable shell, Hans opens fire in the name of his master.


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So the Tortoise & the Hare are painted now... here they are in color:
(click for larger pictures)

I probably have too many of the weird-super characters for this force now, but they're just so fun to paint and develop their backgrounds.. can't resist. 

7 comments:

styx said...

Crazy! Love it!

Chris said...

Such a terrible beast, with pointy fangs!

Michael Awdry said...

Absolutely brilliant! So pleased you can't resist the temptation to keep developing more and more goodies! The turtle's shell is sensational.

Bill said...

Well done. The bullet hole in Hans' ear is a nice touch.

Anne said...

I want some of these!! You've done a great job painting them with so much shading a detail work. I'd love to see these with a background with the rest of your collection.

Brummie said...

Fantastic Paintjob love the shell on the tortoise

Laughing Ferret said...

Thanks everyone!

I have one more minor character and unit idea that I am going to do for this army, then I'll try to get a whole army shot- good idea Anne- it's fun to have a big group shot, though it can be hard to get them all in a picture when there are so many, and this project has really grown.

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