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.
A small amount of work on Tarja and her base.
Progress! Not much to say, except that I’m pretty happy with the red. I will probably do gold NMM, as I think I can pull it off on curved surfaces. I’m not sure what to do with her staff yet.
Continuing with Tarja, I have mostly finished the face and other skin areas. I started on the hair and the base, and threw a little Alien Goo on her staff for flavor.
SUPER-CLOSEUP to make my painting look terrible.