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.

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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.

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!