This was a promo mini I got at ReaperCon 2016. He’s from Endless Fantasy Tactics. Had him sitting primed, ready to go for a bit now. Goal: get something painted and done without worrying too much since this week was stressful.
Fun and quick to paint. I decided that it was basically a warbeast, so it got the Dark Elf triad for skin colors, and Snow Shadow -> Winter Blue on the armor plates. I used wet blending for the armor plates to get a decent blend fast. I’m still not comfortable with it, but it’s fast and you have to look closely to see the transitions. Lots of monster-mouth going on here, which is VMC Warlord Purple, highlighted with Spectral White then finished with Citadel ‘ardcoat, which is the glossiest sealer I know of.
Vayl2 is my “other” Legion caster, so it will probably see playtime with her. (I’m not sure if it does anything for Fyanna2 – I feel like she wants to engage on the enemy’s side of the board)
My second Neraph kit (the first one from the battle box). Having learned my lesson, I kept the wings on, but magnetized the head and tail. The previous one I painted didn’t have as much contrast as I would have liked, so I took most of the colors a step lighter – in particular, the wings came up to MSP Spectral White from MSP Drow Nipple Pink (which was still used). The body is my standard Legion warbeast scheme: MSP Drow Skin triad for the body, MSP Winter Blue -> MSP Snow Shadow for the armor plates. VGC Warlord Purple for the gums, and MSP Bathalian Chitin for bony bits.
New Neraph compared to Old Neraph
in pieces for transport
Fyanna2 is the newest warlock to join my stable, and one I hope will see some use. I can assemble a decent army for her now, and am only a few items away from my “perfect” army. 2nd Angelius, Nyss Warlord and Swordsmen UA. Figuring out how to fit everything in will be a pain.
Fyanna has a mixture of my standard warlock paint scheme along with the strider scheme. So she gets MSP HD Winter Blue laminate armor, with P3 Quicksilver metal. As a blighted nyss, she gets MSP Dusky Skin triad, with white/Citadel Druchii Violet wash for hair. The strider scheme contributes the RPP Elven Green loincloth, MSP Oiled Leather and MSP Linen White straps and wraps. MSP Bathalian Chitin is used for claws, armor and bone spurs. MSP Shadow Silver is used on the chain, since the tone is the same as the Quicksilver, but less bright. The chain was definitely a pain to paint.
As close as my phone will let me get.
This week I am happy to report that more minis were finished than were started.
Void Witch from Relic Knights. Primed and purpled.
Angelius, missing 4 wings. Primed
Not pictured: landing pad from Mantis, partially assembled
Finished off Darkspace Hasami. She’s a character from Soda Pop Miniature’s Relic Knights game. This is the cosplay version of Hasami who works for an alternate faction, in this case, the Noh Empire. The costume is based off Ryuko Matoi’s battle outfit from Kill la Kill (a very weird anime). The connection is that regular Hasami (hasami means “scissors” in Japanese) uses a giant pair of scissors, and Ryuko uses a “scissor blade,” which is half of a giant pair of scissors (a scissor?). I had to watch a few episodes to learn that and figure out what was even going on with her outfit.
The miniature is in the new resin material, which I think is produced by Prodos Games. It’s definitely superior to the PVC they were using before, but is not without its faults. I painted the majority of the miniature at ReaperCon 2016, using the limited edition MSP Ghostly Moss. Other dominant colors are P3 Coal Black, MSP Clear Magenta, VGC Purple Ink and MSP Olive Skin Triad. A special shout-out to Adrift, who suggested the MSP Clear Magenta (he described it as Victoria’s Secret Pink) for her panties which looked so great I used it in a bunch of other spots as well. I had a fun time getting a nice smooth blend on the scissors, but am not usually interested in spending that much time on minis.