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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.

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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!

Kitty

I started working on Kitty about 2 years ago. I decided to bring her along to ReaperCon where I got in the zone with her and finished her off. Lots of greens and yellows, but it’s all centered around P3 Wurm Green, which is mixed into nearly everything. (I think I had just bought a pot of it right when I first started the mini). Helpful suggestions from other attendees and teachers (Cathy Wappel and Rhonda Bender in particular) definitely improved the quality. The base material is from a tub of stuff I received from Frontline Games in my swag bag.

Tin Man Miniatures Sisterhood Assassin 2

After a complete restart (rare for me), I finished up my first model from Tin Man Miniatures.  I don’t recall anyone of this description showing up in ERB’s Mars series, but it has been a long time since I read them.

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I was super-excited to find a miniature with pigtails, and although red martians are supposed to have dark hair there was already so much dark on her that she needed something lighter.  After painting the hair, it was TOO light and drew way too much attention, so she needed something else to balance it out a bit – thus the periwinkle bikini.  I mean, once you’ve committed to wearing a mask/capelet/bikini combo, is coordinating color really a concern anymore?

The base is from Micro Arts Studios, skull pointed forward so we know she’s bad-butt.

The main thing that bother me about her is that she does not have the “butt-toothed vampire” thing going on on the rear of her thighs.  I used an airbrush to do the primary levels of skin highlighting, and it really stood out when I tried to paint the back of her legs with a brush.  I scraped it off and left it mostly alone.