Winter Guard

I painted these guys up as fast as I could and I don’t want to take lots of pictures, so here they are in bunches.

Winter Guard Infantry + 3 Rockets + UA.  These models are from the very first Mk2 Khador Army Box I bought.

Winter Guard Mortar Crew x2

Winter Guard Field Gun Crew x2

Winter Guard Artillery Kapitan x2 (including useless “Clear!” rule)

In the display case with their friends.  Total is 2 each of WGI+UA, WGR, Mortar, Field Gun, Artillery Kapitan.  Also Joe and 9 rockets.  Not pictured is Fun Carriage and Sorscha 0/1/2 (if you count 1 and 2 as Winter Guard)

Savio Montero Acosta

Quick paint job on Acosta here. Metal drybrushed over black. Then GW Contrast paints on sword and head. I tried to use Contrast black on the cloak, but it was a miserable disaster. He’s black because he’s a Thamarite (evil) and Cygnaran (evil). Base is brown because that’s what color bases my Mercs get. I’d consider painting the Thamarites a separate color since the Morrowans get a separate color, but that’s something I can fix later if I want.

Rook

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:

Legion of Lost Souls (Steelhead Halberdiers)

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.

Vladimir, the Dark Champion

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.