Thor Steinhammer

I picked up Thor near the start of Mk III, for a Sorscha list with lots of long-range guns.  Pair him with a Ghordson Avalancher for fully boost Quake shots (with boosted blast damage).

As I did with the Rockram, I painted up Thor in safety colors, which also nicely matches his flamethrower in this case.  I painted him up fully in about 2 days of painting – I can go so much faster and without a huge loss in quality if I just relax and let it happen.  (I’m currently looking at well over 2 weeks ongoing for some Ice Witches).

I’m also still playing around with the camera.  All the pictures are much better than before, but here are my manual settings:

And here are automatic.  Better in most ways, worse in a few.

And here he is with his ‘jack. I’ll may change the front-arc markings on the ‘jack to be consistent with the rest of my Mercs at some point.

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Gloomhaven Adventurers – Scoundrel, Brute, Tinkerer

Some quick paint jobs for Gloomhaven.  Mini colors are intended to be very vibrant, and are based on (in most cases) the color of the character card.

I am playing the Scoundrel, Juan is playing the Brute and Amanda was playing the Tinkerer, but she just retired her character.

July 4th Paint Day

I had some friends over for the 4th and we painted some minis!  Well, they painted minis and I advised.

The first row contains Ninja All-Stars chibis from Remy (8), Laurean (adult), and Avi (5)

The second row is Chris, Alicia and Adam (all adults)

AFAIK, none of them have painted minis before.  Laurean is an artist though, and it shows.

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.

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.