Objective Marker

aka 77089: Halbarand, Cleric standing on some Hirst Arts blocks.  Hammer haft brass-rodded for stability and grabbing.

Tried out some Badger Metalsmith bronze colors (that’s the metallic brown undercoat).  Reaper Ancient Bronze and VMA Gold for highlights.  Bronze statues often have bronze bases, so I didn’t even bother to cut off his broccoli base.

I already have an objective marker, so I’ll probably give this away to a friend.

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Current WIPs

Proteus is starting to look good.  I particularly like how the tentacles came out, plus it was a rare opportunity to use my pinks.  Bubblegum Pink made a nice mix with Drow Nipple Pink for the veins, as well as a good highlight for the Entrail Pink around the eyes and on the tentacles.  I used Badger’s Fresh Blood on the tentacles, but it didn’t really come out how I’d hoped.  Next steps are the underbelly plating, dirty up the areas that are “too clean” around the tentacles and lots of detailing on the chitin.

An undead horse, and a necromancer to ride it (Alexia2)

I touched up the cloak on Alexia1 (light blue edges)

Iron Golem, soon to be Rust Golem

02923: Princess of Hell

A fun mini to paint up for the Reaper Miniatures Spring Mini Exchange. My partner wanted a) female b) non-human skin-tones c) horns, d) practical clothes.

3 out of 4 isn’t bad.

Her wings got replaced with the wings from the Bones 3 Sophie, as Princess’s wings got fatally bent in transit. I used zenithal priming for the major shadows and highlights, MSP Clear Red and DR Payne’s Gray for the red, MSP Bright Skin triad + MSP Splattered Blood for her skin. VMA Steel over MSP Midnight Blue for the weapons. The same Midnight Blue is the base for her thong-dress.

Breachstorm Proxies: Black Diamond and IMEF Troopers

Breachstorm (http://www.breachstorm.com/) is a new skirmish game a friend of my is making. I had a chance to play a short demo game, and I plan on playing a few more times before it hits Kickstarter, when I get a free Saturday. One of the factions (Homeworld Confederacy) is a somewhat generic space marine faction, so I decided to paint up a bunch of my dudes that were just sitting around. When the Kickstarter comes, I am most interested in the race of Lion dudes.

The original plan was to rely primarily on the airbrush, but I ended up throwing a wash and dry brushing medium grays, then edge highlighting in white gray. Still, didn’t take too much time.

Diamond Corps (Relic Knight, Black Diamond faction)
material: injection molded PVC plastic
I will use these guys as Homeworld Confederacy Riflemen and Fire Team Leader

Diamond Corps Medic (Relic Knight, Black Diamond faction)
material: spin-cast resin
The camera did not like the all-blue shot of just the shield and dramatically shifted the color. I would like to get a DSLR one day, but I don’t take $500+ worth of photos.
she doesn’t have a role in Breachstorm, but I wanted to paint up this model at the same time as the other Diamond Corps models

CSM Alex-117 (Relic Knight, Black Diamond faction)
material: spin-cast resin
He will play the role of Capt. Johan Lukas

IMEF: Reggie Van Zandt (Reaper Miniatures, Bones Chronoscope)
material: injection molded PVC plastic (Bones)
Reggie will be used as a Support Gunner for a Fire Team

Gray Maidens – Update 1

Working on some Gray Maidens – grunts, lieutenants and captain – for Curse of the Crimson Throne.

VMA Steel + Citadel Guilliman Blue (glaze), then mixing in VMA Aluminum for the armor.  Wash of Citadel Drakenhof Nightshade (shade).  RMS HD Crimson Red for the cloth bits and RMS Tanned Flesh for the exposed skin.