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
I apparently forgot to make a post out of this earlier; here’s everything I painted in 2017:
Also here: 2017 Miniatures
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.
Saxon Orrik, to give my MOW Shocktroopers Pathfinder
Ragman, for when POW 19 isn’t sufficient
Micro Arts Studio Buses and Bus Stops
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.
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.
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
Minis Received (as gifts): 7
- Spider, Mimic, Adventurer Diorama from Wyvernfire
- Fairy Tail Palace Guard and Minerva from robinh
- Anhurian Archer from Teskeria
- Rage (Guildball) from a contest win, painted by a friend
Minis Painted for Others: 7
- Egyptian Priestess
- Master Ascetic Naaresh
- 2015 ReaperCon Gold Mini
- Kitsune Kaiken
- Elori Ebonscythe
- Malena the Sorceress
- Female Anti-Paladin
Including the above, here’s what I painted this year:
- 82 total things
- 4 pieces of markers/terrain
- 4 Guildball minis (counting the ball, but not the goal)
- 9 Reaper Minis
- 2 Soda Pop Miniatures
- 59 Privateer Press Minis
- 1 Raging Heroes Mini
- 3 Games Workshop minis