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.

  

 

  


 

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Constance Blaize, Knight of the Prophet

Badger Metal Primer, Citadel Nuln Oil (Interesting thing I learned: even when shot through an airbrush, still pools like a wash).  Heavy drybrush of VMC Oiled Steel, then mixing in P3 Quicksilver (I think) and finally Vallejo Metal Medium I did lighter and lighter drybrushes.  Red Gold is Citadel Gehenna Gold over RMS Walnut Brown.  Blue is RMS Desert Blue (an amazing color) shadowed with RMS Indigo Blue and highlighted with RMS Aquamarine Blue and Pure White (I think these three colors must be related, because Desert Sky + Pure White was nearly indistinguishable from Aquamarine Blue at a certain ratio).

The base turned out so-so.  Clear plastic from a blister, backside painted so the upward facing portion is still glossy.   I put it on after I glued her to the base (big mistake).  I used a hex pattern stencil, but it looks more sci-fi than fantasy.  The lines are not as crisp as if I’d used contact paper.

 

Khador Widowmakers / South Khador Long Gunners

Khador’s Widowmakers are feared by all of her enemies. The marksmen triply so.

However, when the concept of “elite marksmen” was attempted to be explained to the natives of South Khador, they just didn’t get it. Not only did they throw their rank-and-file at the problem, they insisted on waving about giant flags, which while very patriotic, dramatically hindered their effectiveness as snipers.

(After purchasing an ebay lot, I found myself with 15 widowmaker scouts/marksmen. I was about to trade them away, when I realized I could use them as Long Gunners with a little bit of conversion. Sure they’re not tourney legal as Long Gunners, but it’s not like I participate in tournaments, and it’s not like my opponents would be any more confused than they already were.)

Kayazy Eliminators

I was originally planning on spending a good amount of time on these models, but the first pass of glazes and paints over directional highlighting looked sufficiently good that I just kind of finished up the details and called them done.  My favorite part is the “witcher” hair on the running one.

For those who are unfamiliar with Warmachine, yes, these two are basically ninjas.  They can run right through enemy models without getting attacked, they can’t be attacked from more than 5″ away, and they’re a huge PITA to hit in melee.

Lady Aiyana and Master Holt

I’ve had these minis since 2015, when I first got into Warmachine with the 2015 Khador All-in-One box.  They got white primer and a blue ink at the time and then got to play in a lot of games.  Then MkIII showed up, and they were warming my shelf.  Since they are very nice looking minis, I decided to finally give them a good paint job.

I started off with Black -> White directional highlighting, followed by many coats of very thin glazes.  I’ve found that one thick coat destroys all your directional highlights, while many thin coats preserve it.  Citadel’s blue glaze and Reaper’s Clear Green and Purple are the main colors here.  The gold is the new Reaper Dungeon Dwellers Cursed Gold I picked up at ReaperCon 2018.  Some of the browns are Agrax Earthshade, while others are Reaper’s Oiled Leather triad.  Base arc is P3 Ordic Olive and basing material is a mix of coarse black ballast, medium dark brown ballast and “Organic Assam” tea leaves (they are veeeery tiny leaves).

Lady Aiyana is a dark elf, as all my elves are, using Reaper’s Dusky Skin triad.  You can blame Alpha Omega Hobby’s Adam for the eye-wateringly bright colors.  He suggested a bright green to go with the bright blue.

Sorscha 0 Conversion

Original figure is a Raging Heroes “nuns with guns” figure.  I replaced the 40k-looking gun with a blunderbuss, added Malakov1’s turbine and a Winter Guard hat.

I practice shaded metallics (I took Michael Proctor’s class at ReaperCon this year) on her turbine, gun and axe.

The matte coat dulled the red/orange of her coat down much more than I expected.  I was a little disappointed honestly, since she was really vibrant.