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.

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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.

Kommander Andrei Malakov

“For you, the day BisonMalakov graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.”

Malakov is painted with my Daler Rowney inks, using my new-found technique of going back over after the red with a light yellow/cream color before doing one last layer of orange to really pop the orange-red.  I used Secret Weapon Ruby wash, which was a mistake, but I was able to fix most of the damage.  It didn’t give a smooth transition between the area where the wash settled and the rest – it “clumped”.  GW washes seem to have some magic ingredient where they give that transition I’m going for.

I put an excessive amount of shiny metal on Malakov and left gloss sealer on everything except skin and gloves.

But wait!  What’s this?  An enemy approaches!  Look out Kommander!

Quick soldier, take those arrows for your superior!

“If I don’t survive, tell my wife… “hello” ”

Ivan here has magnets in his feet so he’ll stay on the base as long as necessary to protect Malakov.  Arrows are from a Reaper sprue and blood is Tamiya Clear Red and Badger Fresh Blood

And more close-ups, since I got this awesome new camera!

Kayazy Assassins

The assassins were one of my first Khador purchases after the initial 50pt army box, and have been sitting around primed (+ gray cloaks) for several years.  I’m not super happy with the paint job they got and I think the biggest problem was trying to use a wash on the red clothing.  I have several of the Secret Weapon washes and despite wanting to like them (Mr. Justin is a super cool guy) they just don’t seem to work like I want them to.

I got a new photo backdrop, which was used in all these images.  The color is correct on the first one, and not correct on the rest.

I love the Underboss mini.  So tough.  So balding.

I used a variety of skin and hair colors on the assassins.

Unit leaders get fancy cloaks apparently.

Destroyer #2

One of the quickest, if not the quickest, ‘jack I have painted up. Directional highlighting, red ink, attempting to highlight to yellow (and losing nearly all of it when I attempted to red back over it), then highlighting with off-white and putting orange ink over that. Generous edge highlights on the red, black, steel and brass and done.

#23 now hold the award for my favorite Khador jack that I’ve painted. It’s all about the red.

Pictures from right before the orange ink