Kitty (Better Pictures)

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Kitty won a high silver at ReaperCon 2018.  Some of the high points the judges pointed out were use of colors in the shadows and the freehand on the pants.  I now know what I need to do to achieve Gold – spend plenty of time on it, ask better painters for advice and humbly accept it, and iterate multiple times.  Many thanks to Cathy Wappel who was seated at my table at ReaperCon 2017 and gave me lots of good suggestions and advice.  Rhonda Bender was also extremely helpful.  Also thanks to the other people at the table (Charity and… Adam?).

Weak points (for my future reference): the gun’s highlights.  Her gloves are too close in color to the guns.  Her hair needs to go all the way (or nearly all the way) to white, in a “halo”.


Painting the electrical bits was fun – a nice break from all that red.  It’s Citadel blue glaze applied like a wash over Pure White.  1-3 layers to get desired darkness.  Then highlighted with Pure White.  He has a “failure” swamp base.


The difference between a Charger head and a Lancer head is that there are two tubes coming out the bottom vs one.  Maybe also the “eyebrows”?  Good job, Privateer Press.  I painted the “mouth” a different color to give them some actual differentiation.  He has a successful swamp base.


Non-magnetized Ironclad. A little bit of reposing and some dramatic lighting. The swamp base got messed us after I accidentally added color before mixing the resin water. It came out opaque instead of murky. I thought the color would settle, but it didn’t. I was able to partially fix it by applying swamp gel to the top. (the same product I failed to understand before – at least I got some use out of it).

Embossed Khadoran Anvil

Mk3 Battle Box

Cyclone/Defender/Ironclad Heavy Warjack Kit

Or more properly, Kyklone/Defender/Ironklad.  This is the South Khador ‘jack kit from my Mystery Box.  Magnetized so it can be any of the three variants.  “Speed painted” with probably 3-5 hours of work (estimated 20-30 hours for the whole batch).  The swamp base came out well on this guy.  Resin water with some murky green coloring.



Embossed Anvil