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.)

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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.

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.

Kovnik Andrei Malakov

More Malakovs! Ladies, you have permission to swoon now.

I got most of the limited edition model in a big lot, but he was missing his gun arm which I replaced with the standard edition’s arm. I like the limited edition pose better, but standard edition’s face is definitely more characterful.

All three together.

New Camera!

I got a Sony a5100 partly because I read it was a good camera for those just venturing out of the “cell phone camera” category into the deep abyss that is photography.  More importantly, it was cheap with credit card points.  It is exactly what I wanted – good at focusing on the right things, color balance is good, and I can play around with a few of the manual settings like aperture.

Here’s a nearly full-sized image of my favorite warjack to show off what it can do.