Way too much stuff in progress. I still have a zillion Satyxis to paint as well.
Stuff I 3d printed, most of it from Artisan Guild
I picked up 44019: Reeve Planomap to compare Bones Black with Bones (white). Bones (white) was definitely hit or miss on detail. While I can’t speak to consistency, Reeve was full of detail and it was much easier to see in the package. He did still suffer from a few spots where his “I’m a plastic miniature” shone through, but overall I was happy with him. Didn’t spend a ton of time on him overall.
Lovely resin/metal model. Outside of coat is Sanguine Base up to Khador Red. Inside is MSP Red Shadow to Sanguine Base. Boots/gloves are GW Contrast Snakebite Leather and Wildwood. Fur is zenithal priming + thinned down coat of Agrax Earthshade. Pants are P3 Traitor Green. Metal is VMA Chainmail Silver + VAC Steel with P3 Armor Wash. Skin is either MSP Fair Skin/Tanned Skin, or GW Contrast Guilleman Flesh (I forget which).
I’m super happy with Rook’s NMM hammers and chains. He’s previously been featured on a WIP. I might put some more work into him if I feel like. (specifically, he might get more chest and arm hair).
Photo backdrop from Hangar 18. They had a going-out-of-business sale at ReaperCon. Sad to hear that, but I did pick up a half-dozen new backdrops.
The whole team:
The Steelheads were 90% at my LGS so I bought them to convert to the upcoming Legion of Lost Souls, a good-guy undead unit. Fitting with power-creep, the new unit has halberds, guns, shields and recursion. The Steelhead unit, while much cheaper (in points), only has halberds.
Painted with GW’s new Aetheric Blue Contrast paint, followed by a white drybrush. The bases are plasticard; the reverse side was airbrushed using new Fallout Hobby stencils. The stencils had a much smaller pattern than I had hoped. In addition, this particular pattern was very hard to pull off the backing and use.
I’ve been wanting to paint Vlad2 for a while, and was surprised by how fast I managed to finish him once I finally got started. (you know, instead of painting Satyxis, like I’m supposed to).
I started out by painting him with GW Blood Angel Red Contrast paint. I then painted the details, and finally some orange highlighting. The single coat of Blood Angel Red is very similar to Khador Red Base – I used that color to clean up some of the places where the paint had pooled in the wrong areas. He comes with that nicely sculpted base. I just used some desaturated blues and brownish greys. The lipped base is also Blood Angel Red through an airbrush – a few too many layers though, so it’s more of a crimson.