Just kind of silly now. Throne of Everblight really goes from “horrific” to “goofy.”
Onyx was sitting on my workbench for a while, so I finished her up. I started working on the teal, and just kept going. She went to a weird place – way brighter than I originally intended, but she’s done and she looks fine. She was a freebie anyway, so it’s not like I lost anything painting her weird. The pose is pretty cool (ridiculous, but that’s par for the course with Raging Heroes), and I thought about using her for Legion of Everblight, but there wasn’t a particularly close character she could represent. It was also nice to have a change of pace from red (Khador) and desaturated blue (LoE).
We last heard from the Throne back in May, before all his rules got changed up. He’s better now, so even more incentive to finish. I’m at the stage where I need to base him (I have a skull-covered 120mm base coming) and matte varnish him, then put silver on all the filigree. The sorceress also need painted, but I think she’ll be fast, as she’s a normal sized model (and a Patrick Keith sculpt – always fun to paint).
The first of the new resin minis from Soda Pop Miniatures that I got my hands on, Princess Malya is a beautiful sculpt and fun to paint. I agonized over the last little bit, and between never getting to play Relic Knights and this model’s rules being garbage, she slept on the shelf of shame, waiting for her Prince Charming to show up. I finally finished her off last month, so she can join Mr. Tomm, who’s been done for a year now.
In case the inspiration isn’t obvious, I’ve based her paint job on Alice from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. The base is one of my favorite parts, and I love how it came out – you can even see a bit of reflection in some shots. I definitely got fed up with the dress at points, and just had to leave it in order to move on, but overall am fairly happy. The white in particular, I probably could have redone it using some of the tips from Jen Greenwald’s class that I took last year.
Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
I picked this guy up at ReaperCon a few years ago, got him to about 90% then left him for a while. I wanted to do NMM on the gun barrels, but decided that enough was enough and finished him while on vacation last month.
My favorite part is the crazy eyes. Usually black dot in white is wrong, but here it’s right 🙂
I visited my parents for a week, and got in some painting.
Basically finished stuff (except for basing):
A pair of Blighted Nyss Shepherds. I already have one painted, but I apparently forgot to take a picture of her, so these two look different.
Nephilim Bloodseer. Painted in standard Legion Warbeast/Nephilim colors
Wild West Missionary from Reaper. He’s been sitting at 90% for a couple years.
Questing Knight Princess Malya. Another “almost done” that finally got finished off.
I got her a day before release at the Reaper Store. Spent some time at Reaper Paint Club working on her, including getting tips from Anne Foerster.