Current WIPs

Lots of stuff going on that I haven’t posted about, mostly because I’m bad at posting regularly.

Major project at the moment is my Satyxis pirates.  There are 40 of them and I really should have done them in smaller batches.  Here is a sample:

And an objective for them to fight over (almost done, just needs some shading)

A Raging Heroes sorceress I’ve had on the shelf of shame for several years now.  I finally did her NMM, the part that was intimidating me.  I used Reaper’s NMM triad.  Her crown and some parts of the staff were already basecoated in a different gold color, maybe Buckskin Pale.

Breachstorm Zhren’thrar, also finished up gold NMM on them.  They are also getting very close to done.

I used GW’s new Blood Angel Red Contrast paint on both Vlad2 and Drago.  Vlad2 got completed over the weekend, so here’s Drago with one coat of contrast paint over a zenithal prime.

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Kyojin Bersekers

Several years ago, I commissioned Blue Table Painting to paint my Relic Knights Noh Empire faction.  At the time, Kyojin Berserkers were so-so and also came in 1-2 man units.  I haven’t played 2.0 yet, but I’ve got a tournament coming up at the beginning of February, and the Berserkers look a bit better plus they come in 1-4 man units now.  So I painted up the other 2 that I had using the same paint scheme as Blue Table used.  The main difference is that I used a yellow-gold NMM whereas they used red-gold NMM.  I wanted to try out my Reaper NMM triad so I didn’t worry about matching that exactly.  I airbrushed the skin, and used lots of two-brush blending for the grey so that it would be a fast paint job.  All-in-all, probably 10 hours for the pair.

Here they are next to the Blue Table Painting version.  The newly-painted guys are on the left.

Breachstorm Proxies: Black Diamond and IMEF Troopers

Breachstorm (http://www.breachstorm.com/) is a new skirmish game a friend of my is making. I had a chance to play a short demo game, and I plan on playing a few more times before it hits Kickstarter, when I get a free Saturday. One of the factions (Homeworld Confederacy) is a somewhat generic space marine faction, so I decided to paint up a bunch of my dudes that were just sitting around. When the Kickstarter comes, I am most interested in the race of Lion dudes.

The original plan was to rely primarily on the airbrush, but I ended up throwing a wash and dry brushing medium grays, then edge highlighting in white gray. Still, didn’t take too much time.

Diamond Corps (Relic Knight, Black Diamond faction)
material: injection molded PVC plastic
I will use these guys as Homeworld Confederacy Riflemen and Fire Team Leader

Diamond Corps Medic (Relic Knight, Black Diamond faction)
material: spin-cast resin
The camera did not like the all-blue shot of just the shield and dramatically shifted the color. I would like to get a DSLR one day, but I don’t take $500+ worth of photos.
she doesn’t have a role in Breachstorm, but I wanted to paint up this model at the same time as the other Diamond Corps models

CSM Alex-117 (Relic Knight, Black Diamond faction)
material: spin-cast resin
He will play the role of Capt. Johan Lukas

IMEF: Reggie Van Zandt (Reaper Miniatures, Bones Chronoscope)
material: injection molded PVC plastic (Bones)
Reggie will be used as a Support Gunner for a Fire Team

Big pile of WIPs

Bunch of stuff I’ve been working on.  I know if I try to make individual posts for each it’ll never happen, so here’s the big blob of them.

Throne of Everblight.  Holy crap this thing is big and complex.

Angelius #2

Saxon Orrik, to give my MOW Shocktroopers Pathfinder

Ragman, for when POW 19 isn’t sufficient

Rikard Kozlov

Lesovik (Juggernaut)

Micro Arts Studio Buses and Bus Stops

Questing Knight Princess Malya and Mr. Tomm

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.

Vacation Week Painting WIPs

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.

 

WIP:

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.