Army Showcase; Thomas Michael’s Sisters of the Damned

As many of you will know, here at Master of Magics we like to keep our eyes pleaded for interesting and unique painted miniatures. There is nothing quite like a fully painted force arrayed for battle, and when someone has an interesting or unique army we think it’s only right to share their efforts. So, when we see some mini’s that impresses us, we reach out and ask the owner if they want to tell us about how and why they came up with their ideas.

This was the case the other day when I came across the amazing “Sisters of the Damned” of one Thomas Michael. Now, you know I like me a spectral themed army, and I have had some great fun with my Grey Knights over the last couple of years. But they pale in comparison to Thomas’s work. So, I had to invite him to share his work with the rest of the community.

So, Ghost Sisters? What’s the story behind this awesome project?

Well the army came about when the first Lockdown happened. I had just finished painting the last of my Orks and wanted something new. I always wanted to do a Legion of the Dammed army, but with them not having many units it wasn’t a viable option. Sisters caught my eye with their awesome game mechanics and it just so happened that I was watching Lord of the Rings; Return Of The King with the army of the dead so decided to mash the two things together….. hey presto Sisters of the Dammed.

The fluff behind them is that they were a vanquished Order and laid to rest by the Imperium, but found by a nosey (some may say heretical) Inquisitor who used all sorts of devilish warp shenanigans to resurrect them to his will!

How did you get the effect? What techniques did you use?

The paint technique is really simple and quick to do. I started off by base coating with Citadel Wraith Bone Spray followed by Citadel Contrast Talassar Blue, thinned down with Lahmian Medium to tone down the blue. Then it’s just a case of dry brushing in stages with Army Painter Royal Cloak heavily, then Army Painter Kraken Skin a little lighter focusing on the cloaks and gun barrels. Then finally Army Painter Poisonous Cloud on the most raised edges, Oh and a highlight of Red on the eye sockets.

Well they put my efforts to shame. How did you do the heads?

These were from Green Stuff World, simply called Burning Skulls and they are perfect for sisters or even guard. The did need pinning and gluing into place as the sunk a little too much in the power armour.

You say you started during Lockdown. How long did it take you to complete the army?

To get my first 2000 points ready it took just under 3 weeks including basing, and from there I have been slowly adding to it.

Do you have a particular model you are proud of?

I would say my kit bashed Triumph of Saint Katherine with the inquisitor at the front. Something different and gets people’s attention.

So, What’s next on the painting table for you. Any expansions Planned?

I’m currently painting 3 custom Exorcists, 2 custom Immolators, 10 Dominions, 1 Cannoness and 2 Hospitallers. Then I have 2000 points of Harlequin’s coming this week which I am super excited to get started with.

Well best of luck with your projects Thomas. I look forward to seeing those custom Exorcists.

If you have a unique and interesting army you have been working on and would like to share it with the wider community, then you can contact me via twitter @TenguPlaysGames and maybe yours will be the next army featured in our showcase. If you have enjoyed todays article, please like and subscribe to keep up to date with all we do here at Master of Magics. You want to support the site directly? You can join our Patreon for as little as a $1 a month. Until next time though remember, “Even in death, duty doesn’t end”.

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