Grand Master Gabriel Throne

Leader of the Order of Illumination.  Who let the horse into a tiled room?

Blue: Corporeal Shadow/Desert Sky/Ghost White

Horse Mane: Snakebite Leather?  lots of work after putting it down

P3 Quicksilver, black wash, quicksilver, metal medium

Gehenna’s Gold

Horse… maybe… leather white and Powderburn Brown?  it was a while ago and I didn’t take notes

GW contrast for all the leather and linens

Marcher Worlds Dusk Wolf

Fully magnetized!  First loadout of Rail Gun, Rocket Pod, 2x Battle Rifle, Flamethrower, and chainsword, plus both heads that came with Dusk Wolf A (scout and tactical, I think)

First loadout, rail gun, battle rifle, chainsword, tactical (?) cortex.

Nekkid warjack!

Different loadout.  Rocket pod, flamethrower, battle rifle, scout cortex

Marcher Worlds Hunter (Variant)

All my Marcher Worlds and getting Irish/Scottish Gaelic names.  Aoife is named after a sniper in Valkyria Chronicles 4.  Most of the color on this miniature is GW Contrast paint.

  • Base 4:1 (ish) white:neutral primer, ie offwhite in the yellow direction
  • Contrast Militarum Green for armor/cloth
  • Contrast Skeleton Horde for cape
    • Powderburn Brown for cape accents
  • Contrast 3:1 Aethermatic Blue/Talassar Blue for Arc stuff
  • Contrast Snakebite Leather for leather accessories
  • Black / Contrast Black for gun/ARC receiver
    • AP Uniform Grey for edging
  • Skin: mix of MSP Olive and Dark skintones
  • Hair: Tanned leather over dark brown
  • Cameron Tartan: MSP Blood Red, Grass Green w/ Poison Green crossings, Pale Saffron
  • Basing is Vallejo European Mud covered with Frontline Games Grassy Fields flock

14234: Guardian Beast, Crusaders Monster

I started this model probably 4-5 years ago.  I filled in the wing slots with greenstuff, primed it and let it sit.  I got back to it for Jimmy the Brush’s July community challenge to paint a Reaper Warlord miniature.  I decided to paint him metallic with TMM all over the place.  Then I gave him a grassy base for some nice juxtaposition.

Arael, Half Elf Cleric (60005)

This is a gift to my friend Tempest.  This miniature stands out in my mind because it was a gift from my sister (back from when I was still trying to increase the number of unpainted miniatures I owned)

Fairly quick paint job.  I tried using some greens from the S75 Colors of Nature set for his tunic.  The blue belt is Reaper NPP Ocean Blue.  Armor and boots are Contrast paints, while belts are various browns.  Skin is Kyonin Beige then Secret Weapon Flesh Wash, which ended up *way* to yellow, so I highlighted with Kyonin Beige again then gave it a light wash of GW Reikland Fleshshade.  Finished off with gold, silver and basing.

01602: Tara the Silent

In 2012, I painted “03106: Alidee, Bandit” (sculptor: Bob Ridolfi) nicknaming her in my head “The Mustard Thief,” because the main color was Reaper MSP HD Mustard Yellow.  She was probably one of the first 10 minis I painted.  I probably tried to use a thinned down wash of some sort on the yellow.  Her armor is likely Oiled Leather with Black Wash over it.  Tarnished Steel for the sword and that was basically it for color.  (I think the sleeves might have been Pale Saffron).

In June 2020, Jimmy the Brush’s Twitch stream is having a “Paint it Again” challenge.  From Reaper’s Silver Anniversary line, Tara the Silent (Bobby Jackson) is a great sculpt who is quite similar to Alidee, so I chose her to use instead of buying a new Alidee.  I stuck with Mustard yellow and orangy leathers, but since color choice was one of the bad choices on Alidee, I added a lot more colors.  The blue cloth/armor was chosen as a contrast to all the yellow, and the grey/blue inside of the cloak was similar, but intended to draw much less attention than the armor.  Several different leather colors were used, although they kind of slide together near the end.  The dark shoulder/knee pads got a purple glaze near the end to make them appear more like black leather.  I tried a little bit of freehand on the cloak – not particularly happy with it, I think it’s too dark and it stands out since there’s only the one piece, but practice is what I need to do to improve.  Knives are TMM silver and gold.

Yellow: started with MSP HD Mustard Yellow, shaded with Harvest Brown and Umber Brown.  Highlighted with Golden Glow and P3 Menoth White Highlight.

Blue: Indigo Blue, Midnight Blue, Twilight Blue, Snow Shadow, Ghost White

Cloak Inside: Corporeal Shadow, Basalt Grey, (some lighter neutral grey)

Leather: S75 Leather and Wood set, Black Leather, Brown Leather, Orange Leather, Iroko, Birch for the very highest highlights

a glaze of Vallejo Purple Ink and highlight of Spectral White to shift the knee/shoulderpads

Knives: P3 Quicksilver, VAC Gold, shaded with blue/brown liner, highlighted with Vallejo Metal Medium

the reddish pouch is Contrast Goregrunta Fur

face was some sort of Pale Flesh + flesh wash.

celtic knot was micron pen, traced with Brown Liner

Ursula, Dwarven Bear Rider Captain

Painted for Jimmy the Brush’s May community challenge – “Named Character.”




Had lots of fun painting the blue, as well as painting the hair. The mini itself is very heavy, being solid metal and actually had some damage on the bear’s snout and on her left side bangs (I had to cut new grooves in the metal, you can probably see my clumsy sculpting if you look). Also had a mold line running through her face and across the bear fur.

Fur: Lots of different browns. Started with Daler Rowney Burnt Umber and Vallejo Smokey Ink. Airbrushed the bottom side with darker colors, drybrushed lighter colors on the top. I probably should have gone with a warmer, more saturated brown – didn’t bother to look at bear pictures before I started painting.

Blue: MSP HD Dragon Blue, shaded with GW Drakenhof Nightshade and S75 Eldandil Violet, highlighted with S75 Hykey Yellow, though there are only a few spots where it is pure yellow. This is my first time experimenting highlighting with yellow to try to give the blue a slightly warmer look.

Red Scales: MSP Red Shadow, then S75 Deep Red, Blood Red, Antares Red, Mars Orange.

Hair: MSP Carrot Top Red, Army Painter Red Shade, highlighting up with S75 Hykey Yellow

Leathers: Base of either MSP Lonestar Leather (boots, gloves) or P3 Gun Corps Brown, then highlighting up with Hykey Yellow and P3 Hammerfall Khaki

Armor: TMM, using Vallejo Air Steel, shaded with Drakenhof Nightshade and MSP Blue Liner, highlighted with Vallejo Metal Medium

Base: I started by using Vallejo European Mud, but I overworked it with several layers of paint, so I used Secret Weapon pigments to bring back some of the texture. Grass tufts from Army Painter and little rocky-things from somewhere to complete it.

Thamarite Archon

Had a little accident with the matte sealer, and it pooled in some of the recesses.  It is not particularly noticeable if you look at the model, but of course it shows up great in the photos.

Skin is mostly GW Contrast Guilliman Flesh.  Cloak is P3 Sanguine Base, S75 Dark Red, Blood Red then one of the bright reds.  Leathers are S75 Sharpnel Red highlighted with MSP Harvest Brown, and S75 Cookum Copper with Agrax Earthshade.  Gold is… Valeros Gold, maybe.  Wings are GW Contrast Black with a few layers of drybrushing.  Base is a 3d printed deep base with ballast for some texture, then colored resin.  My clear resins are starting to get old, but they are still clear enough for now.  Good to note for the future that they only last for about a year before going bad.

Wings are magnetized for transport