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.
I’ve had these minis since 2015, when I first got into Warmachine with the 2015 Khador All-in-One box. They got white primer and a blue ink at the time and then got to play in a lot of games. Then MkIII showed up, and they were warming my shelf. Since they are very nice looking minis, I decided to finally give them a good paint job.
I started off with Black -> White directional highlighting, followed by many coats of very thin glazes. I’ve found that one thick coat destroys all your directional highlights, while many thin coats preserve it. Citadel’s blue glaze and Reaper’s Clear Green and Purple are the main colors here. The gold is the new Reaper Dungeon Dwellers Cursed Gold I picked up at ReaperCon 2018. Some of the browns are Agrax Earthshade, while others are Reaper’s Oiled Leather triad. Base arc is P3 Ordic Olive and basing material is a mix of coarse black ballast, medium dark brown ballast and “Organic Assam” tea leaves (they are veeeery tiny leaves).
Lady Aiyana is a dark elf, as all my elves are, using Reaper’s Dusky Skin triad. You can blame Alpha Omega Hobby’s Adam for the eye-wateringly bright colors. He suggested a bright green to go with the bright blue.