What have I done to myself? I got a bunch of my Raging Heroes troops assembled, converted and primed, along with associated P3 figures.
In no particular order: 2 units of Doom Reaver Swordsmen including UA (one P3 model, one RH). Fenris, his dismount, a RH version of Fenris and a unit of Blighted Nyss Hex Hunters. At least on the Doom Reavers I’m going to have to find a way to force myself to paint them with a decent amount of speed or they’ll never get done.
So back on Black Friday, Privateer Press had old Mk II battleboxes for $10 each. That was too good a deal to pass up, so I got a Khador one amongst others. I don’t really need more Destroyers or Juggys, though, and I DO need more Marauders. Marauder arms are hard to come by now-a-days, so I was forced to make my own. My modding skills don’t match my vision, but they are more than serviceable.
Step #1, remove “upper arm” part of arm from some random arms.
Step #2, take some small binder clips and, using a Dremel, remove the rounded bits
Step #3, using styrene bits, construct an arm. Fill in binder clips with putty
Step #4, decorate the arms a bit, also zenithal priming
Step #5 (the hard to photograph one), deepen shadows and brighten highlights a la sketch style
Now, on to painting. Here’s what I have so far.
Adding some oranges and yellows to the bright spots, and giving it a quick matte varnish (the Daner and Rowney inks are very glossy)
Colors used, over a sketch-style base coat.
My second copy of this model, magnetized for all three possibilities. I even got the polarity of the magnets the same as the previous chassis, so I can swap parts if desired.
I used the airbrush more extensively, although I reached the limit of my skill with the airbrush. I feel like my control is good enough to get the smaller armor plates, but I kept splattering or spidering everywhere, and turning down the pressure just stopped the paint flow. I’m probably not doing something right with the airbrush, because I don’t get a nice even flow of paint unless I increase the pressure past where I need to keep the airbrush back a ways.
Anyway, now Rhyas can play with multiple 2″ reach beasts. Should make for fun times, especially once the current CID’s point costs take effect.
Carnivean (plus back photos)
Some comparisons between the previously painted chassis (left) and this guy (right). The Ravagore in particular has a different color head since that will be an easy way to tell them apart (on the off chance I ever use two Ravagores at once).
HDR mode on camera pops the contrast and makes it look nicer, but isn’t color-accurate so I didn’t use it for most of the pictures.
And proof I magnetized properly: old parts on new body
“A true son of Khador… a good boy.”
The War Dog (aka, War Doge) was mostly painted up in a paint session when some friends came over to paint. I probably should have painted all the rivets, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do that for a 3 point model I hardly ever field.
This model was included in my very first purchase to get into the game, the 50 point Khador army box. Here he is before the current paint job
Marksman, started out using techniques from “sketch style.” Black + white directional highlights. Then Payne’s Grey ink from the bottom and finally drybrush titanium white.