Way too much stuff in progress. I still have a zillion Satyxis to paint as well.
Stuff I 3d printed, most of it from Artisan Guild
A fight between “make her look nice” and “I still have 25 more after her.”
Satyxis (in general) are:
Skin: Red Shadow/Bright Skin Shadow/Bright Skin
Blue: Clear Blue, Indigo Black/Aquamarine Blue
Green: Clear Green. Not sure what I used for highlight/shade
Horns: Walnut Brown/Ruddy Leather/Oiled Leather
Leather: Walnut Brown/Ruddy Leather/Oiled Leather/Burnt Orange
Mix of metallics
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.
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.
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.