Grand Master Gabriel Throne

Leader of the Order of Illumination.  Who let the horse into a tiled room?

Blue: Corporeal Shadow/Desert Sky/Ghost White

Horse Mane: Snakebite Leather?  lots of work after putting it down

P3 Quicksilver, black wash, quicksilver, metal medium

Gehenna’s Gold

Horse… maybe… leather white and Powderburn Brown?  it was a while ago and I didn’t take notes

GW contrast for all the leather and linens

Satyxis Gunslingers

I love these sculpts.  All very unique, sassy poses, perfect for flamboyant colors.  These are the same colors as Severa Blacktide, because she is named Gunslinger character.

MSP Clear Purple 2:1 MSP Clear Magenta for the coats, Clear Magenta for the chest and head pieces.  Clear blue for the pirate pants.  Chainmail Silver for the chainmail, Radiant Platinum for the rest of the steel metals.  Red Shadow/Bright Skin Triad for the skin, Oiled Leather triad for leader and horns, except horns go to P3 khaki something instead of burnt orange.

And here they are with the boss-lady, Severa Blacktide.

Axiara Wraithblade

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

Lady Aiyana and Master Holt

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.

Kitty (Better Pictures)

Original post here

Kitty won a high silver at ReaperCon 2018.  Some of the high points the judges pointed out were use of colors in the shadows and the freehand on the pants.  I now know what I need to do to achieve Gold – spend plenty of time on it, ask better painters for advice and humbly accept it, and iterate multiple times.  Many thanks to Cathy Wappel who was seated at my table at ReaperCon 2017 and gave me lots of good suggestions and advice.  Rhonda Bender was also extremely helpful.  Also thanks to the other people at the table (Charity and… Adam?).

Weak points (for my future reference): the gun’s highlights.  Her gloves are too close in color to the guns.  Her hair needs to go all the way (or nearly all the way) to white, in a “halo”.

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.