I started this lady at least 2 years ago. I got through the red then was intimidated by all the NMM I wanted to do. I’ve recently become less scared of NMM and just did the rest of her.
Base is from MAS, background from Hangar 18
I painted a lot of Doom Reavers.
Fenris, Maximus, male Doom Reaver Swordsmen and male Greylord Escort are from Privateer Press.
Female Doom Reaver Swordsmen, female Greylord Escort and genderbent Fenris dismount are from Raging Heroes.
Objective marker is from Games Workshop.
Female Doom Reaver Swordsmen
Built from Raging Heroes Blade Maidens (Sisters of the Orphanage). Two Troop boxes and one Command box. The extra bits were turned into genderbent Fenris and a Greylord Escort. The swords come with a divot along the length which I filled in with putty. I made molds of Raging Heroes Flesh Eaters (Lust Elves Fantasy) masks using instamold and used greenstuff to copy them to the Blade Maiden faces.
I gave them a variety of skintones (to reflect Khador’s commitment to diversity when chaining prisoners to cursed swords that will drive them insane), and painted one red and one orange unit. S75 Red and Orange were used as the base colors (they use weird names that I can’t remember). VGA Chainmail Silver and GW Gehenna’s Gold for the metal and MSP Linen White and MSP Oiled Leather for the strips of cloth and leather. Everything was given a healthy wash of some combination of GW Agrax Earthshade and GW Nuln Oil.
My favorite part are the swords; the souls are freehanded on there. The base is MSP Black Green, the “soul” color is NPP Poison Green and the highlight is MSP Moth Green.
The bases for all units in this post were done at the same time. The snow is Woodland Scenics snow mixed with PVA and watered down so it doesn’t look dry. Tufts are Army Painter Frozen Tufts, with a few of them using the older Winter Tufts.
Next up is a regular unit of PP Doom Reaver Swordsmen and a Greylord Escort. These guys are a metal and weigh more than the both units of Raging Heroes resin put together. Again, I used a variety of skin tones, though I did more darker ones after realizing I forgot to include some really dark ones among the women. These sculpts are much simpler than the women, which helped a lot – I got them done in about a week and a half, as opposed to multiple months for the women. The swords were dry brushed in the same colors and the women’s swords, with S75 Red, SW Ruby Wash, VGC Beastly Brown, VGA Chainmail Silver and MSP Linen White used for the clothing bits. All topped off with a healthy GW black/brown wash mix. There are a few details I skipped over on the clother (rings in the leather skirts for one) so I could move them into the “done” column faster.
The Greylord Escort was painted to match the orange group of ladies above, mostly using the same colors as them. He started off with a zenithal prime coat, got glazes of VMC Basalt Grey for his cloak, a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade over the primer coat for the fur, VMA Steel for the pauldrons and P3 Battledress Green (IIRC) for the pants. I’ll have to keep the green in mind for future Khador guys – it’s desaturated so it doesn’t stand out, but way more interesting than brown or grey. His staff is painted with the standard sword colors of MSP Black Green, NPP Poison Green and MSP Moth Green. He got lots of GW Gehenna’s Gold accessories.
more details to come
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.
Raging Heroes Dark Elf Flesh Eaters, intended to be used as proxies for Blighted Nyss Hex Hunters.
Standard Legion colors, the most interesting thing on that front is that much of the blending on the butt-capes was done with my new Sotar 20/20 airbrush. I’m liking it, and the fine details it can do, a lot.
The Raging Heroes models are nice sculpts. As modular ball-and-socket models, they are kind of a pain to put together, but not awful. The material (spincast resin) leaves a lot to be desired, though – giant vents, tons of flash, frequent bad mold lines and just a little too brittle.
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.
Onyx was sitting on my workbench for a while, so I finished her up. I started working on the teal, and just kept going. She went to a weird place – way brighter than I originally intended, but she’s done and she looks fine. She was a freebie anyway, so it’s not like I lost anything painting her weird. The pose is pretty cool (ridiculous, but that’s par for the course with Raging Heroes), and I thought about using her for Legion of Everblight, but there wasn’t a particularly close character she could represent. It was also nice to have a change of pace from red (Khador) and desaturated blue (LoE).
Painted as a “fun” mini in between Warmahordes / Secret Santa Projects
A dark elf from Raging Heroes, painted up in my Legion of Everblight colors. I tried to put flames on her sword (there’s something “wreathing” her sword, but I’m not sure what it is), but I don’t think it came off very well. Her clothes are super-silly, so I’ll be glad to paint some Striders here shortly. Let’s review what she’s wearing: one armored boot. one armored shoe + metal bits stuck to her leg. metal bikini bottom with loincloth. metal bikini top that is apparently glued to her breasts, with chains hanging below it. high metal collar. one winged metal pauldron. metal headdress with weird bun thing supporting a headband of skull, and her cape. yep, her cape is attached to her HEAD, not her SHOULDERS. just in case there was any semblance of reasonableness. also, she’s holding a human heart.