Doom Reaver Megapost

I painted a lot of Doom Reavers.

Fenris, Maximus, male Doom Reaver Swordsmen and male Greylord Escort are from Privateer Press.

Female Doom Reaver Swordsmen, female Greylord Escort and genderbent Fenris dismount are from Raging Heroes.

Objective marker is from Games Workshop.


Female Doom Reaver Swordsmen

Built from Raging Heroes Blade Maidens (Sisters of the Orphanage).  Two Troop boxes and one Command box.  The extra bits were turned into genderbent Fenris and a Greylord Escort.  The swords come with a divot along the length which I filled in with putty.  I made molds of Raging Heroes Flesh Eaters (Lust Elves Fantasy) masks using instamold and used greenstuff to copy them to the Blade Maiden faces.

I gave them a variety of skintones (to reflect Khador’s commitment to diversity when chaining prisoners to cursed swords that will drive them insane), and painted one red and one orange unit.  S75 Red and Orange were used as the base colors (they use weird names that I can’t remember).  VGA Chainmail Silver and GW Gehenna’s Gold for the metal and MSP Linen White and MSP Oiled Leather for the strips of cloth and leather.  Everything was given a healthy wash of some combination of GW Agrax Earthshade and GW Nuln Oil.

My favorite part are the swords; the souls are freehanded on there.  The base is MSP Black Green, the “soul” color is NPP Poison Green and the highlight is MSP Moth Green.

The bases for all units in this post were done at the same time.  The snow is Woodland Scenics snow mixed with PVA and watered down so it doesn’t look dry.  Tufts are Army Painter Frozen Tufts, with a few of them using the older Winter Tufts.

  

  

 

  

  


Next up is a regular unit of PP Doom Reaver Swordsmen and a Greylord Escort.  These guys are a metal and weigh more than the both units of Raging Heroes resin put together.  Again, I used a variety of skin tones, though I did more darker ones after realizing I forgot to include some really dark ones among the women.  These sculpts are much simpler than the women, which helped a lot – I got them done in about a week and a half, as opposed to multiple months for the women.  The swords were dry brushed in the same colors and the women’s swords, with S75 Red, SW Ruby Wash, VGC Beastly Brown, VGA Chainmail Silver and MSP Linen White used for the clothing bits.  All topped off with a healthy GW black/brown wash mix.  There are a few details I skipped over on the clother (rings in the leather skirts for one) so I could move them into the “done” column faster.

The Greylord Escort was painted to match the orange group of ladies above, mostly using the same colors as them.  He started off with a zenithal prime coat, got glazes of VMC Basalt Grey for his cloak, a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade over the primer coat for the fur, VMA Steel for the pauldrons and P3 Battledress Green (IIRC) for the pants.  I’ll have to keep the green in mind for future Khador guys – it’s desaturated so it doesn’t stand out, but way more interesting than brown or grey.  His staff is painted with the standard sword colors of MSP Black Green, NPP Poison Green and MSP Moth Green.  He got lots of GW Gehenna’s Gold accessories.

  

 

  


 

more details to come

 

 

 

Darkspace Hasami

Finished off Darkspace Hasami.  She’s a character from Soda Pop Miniature’s Relic Knights game.  This is the cosplay version of Hasami who works for an alternate faction, in this case, the Noh Empire.  The costume is based off Ryuko Matoi’s battle outfit from Kill la Kill (a very weird anime).  The connection is that regular Hasami (hasami means “scissors” in Japanese) uses a giant pair of scissors, and Ryuko uses a “scissor blade,” which is half of a giant pair of scissors (a scissor?).  I had to watch a few episodes to learn that and figure out what was even going on with her outfit.

The miniature is in the new resin material, which I think is produced by Prodos Games.  It’s definitely superior to the PVC they were using before, but is not without its faults.  I painted the majority of the miniature at ReaperCon 2016, using the limited edition MSP Ghostly Moss.  Other dominant colors are P3 Coal Black, MSP Clear Magenta, VGC Purple Ink and MSP Olive Skin Triad.  A special shout-out to Adrift, who suggested the MSP Clear Magenta (he described it as Victoria’s Secret Pink) for her panties which looked so great I used it in a bunch of other spots as well.  I had a fun time getting a nice smooth blend on the scissors, but am not usually interested in spending that much time on minis.

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03506: Egyptian Priestess (Project M)

Sculptor: Bob Ridolfi

I fished this cute girl out of the Box o’ Goodwill from the Reaper forums, so it’s only right that she make her way back to another forum member as an exchange mini for Secret Sophie 2016.  Tricksay wanted to receive “open to anything”; I love when people pick that, because I can just paint whatever I feel like.  Thanks to Bonwirn for giving me a bunch of Hirst Arts blocks to make the diorama out of.

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After I took these pictures I realized: OMG, you can’t even see the rear half that I spent so much time on.  Despite the chance of ruining the mini, I carefully drilled a magnet hole through the bottom of the base so she can be removed.  I threw in a gaming base as well for picture taking purposes, and just in case Tricksay ever wants to use her in a game.  I was joking with my friends at paint day that “no, those are her adventuring clothes; convenient necklace, weird skirt-thong and all.”

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Current WIPs

Darkspace Hasami from Relic Knights.  I’m loving the Spectral Moss/Clear Magenta combination.  Thanks to Adrift for suggesting Clear Magenta.

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Experimenting with the new airbrush, inks, and techniques I learned at ReaperCon.

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Misc Reaper mini I picked up at ReaperCon

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77299: Female Antipaladin (Project M)

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My partner (Pochi) requested a theme of “I solemnly swear I am up to no good” or “Something wicked this way comes.”  I think this bad girl could fit in either category.  It was fun to have a mini with so much skin to paint.  I feel guilty painting half-naked women, but I really do love painting skin.  I’ll be sending this off to Australia soon.

Tin Man Miniatures Sisterhood Assassin 2

After a complete restart (rare for me), I finished up my first model from Tin Man Miniatures.  I don’t recall anyone of this description showing up in ERB’s Mars series, but it has been a long time since I read them.

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I was super-excited to find a miniature with pigtails, and although red martians are supposed to have dark hair there was already so much dark on her that she needed something lighter.  After painting the hair, it was TOO light and drew way too much attention, so she needed something else to balance it out a bit – thus the periwinkle bikini.  I mean, once you’ve committed to wearing a mask/capelet/bikini combo, is coordinating color really a concern anymore?

The base is from Micro Arts Studios, skull pointed forward so we know she’s bad-butt.

The main thing that bother me about her is that she does not have the “butt-toothed vampire” thing going on on the rear of her thighs.  I used an airbrush to do the primary levels of skin highlighting, and it really stood out when I tried to paint the back of her legs with a brush.  I scraped it off and left it mostly alone.

Lazy Man Mega-Post

I’ve been painting recently, but I haven’t taken any pictures in a while. Rather than post nothing, I’ll post crappy pictures of stuff that’s currently on my table.

 

Relic Knights – Princess Malya Questing Knight (and base)

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Relic Knights – Mr. Tomn (Malya’s cypher, he’s done, just waiting on Malya)

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Tin Man Minis – Sisterhood Assassin

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My FLGS had a clearance sale on some GW stuff, so I picked up a treeman ancient for a reasonable prince

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Relic Knights – Cosplay Candy (as Chun Li)

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Kingdom Death – Survivor Candy (Soda Pop Minis/Kingdom Death crossover mini)

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