Several years ago, I commissioned Blue Table Painting to paint my Relic Knights Noh Empire faction. At the time, Kyojin Berserkers were so-so and also came in 1-2 man units. I haven’t played 2.0 yet, but I’ve got a tournament coming up at the beginning of February, and the Berserkers look a bit better plus they come in 1-4 man units now. So I painted up the other 2 that I had using the same paint scheme as Blue Table used. The main difference is that I used a yellow-gold NMM whereas they used red-gold NMM. I wanted to try out my Reaper NMM triad so I didn’t worry about matching that exactly. I airbrushed the skin, and used lots of two-brush blending for the grey so that it would be a fast paint job. All-in-all, probably 10 hours for the pair.
Here they are next to the Blue Table Painting version. The newly-painted guys are on the left.
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
The first of the new resin minis from Soda Pop Miniatures that I got my hands on, Princess Malya is a beautiful sculpt and fun to paint. I agonized over the last little bit, and between never getting to play Relic Knights and this model’s rules being garbage, she slept on the shelf of shame, waiting for her Prince Charming to show up. I finally finished her off last month, so she can join Mr. Tomm, who’s been done for a year now.
In case the inspiration isn’t obvious, I’ve based her paint job on Alice from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. The base is one of my favorite parts, and I love how it came out – you can even see a bit of reflection in some shots. I definitely got fed up with the dress at points, and just had to leave it in order to move on, but overall am fairly happy. The white in particular, I probably could have redone it using some of the tips from Jen Greenwald’s class that I took last year.
This week I am happy to report that more minis were finished than were started.
Void Witch from Relic Knights. Primed and purpled.
Angelius, missing 4 wings. Primed
Not pictured: landing pad from Mantis, partially assembled
Darkspace Hasami from Relic Knights. I’m loving the Spectral Moss/Clear Magenta combination. Thanks to Adrift for suggesting Clear Magenta.
Experimenting with the new airbrush, inks, and techniques I learned at ReaperCon.
Misc Reaper mini I picked up at ReaperCon
NOTE: these are commissioned pieces painted by Blue Table Painting
More great looking demons from Relic Knights.
NOTE: this is a commissioned piece painted by Blue Table Painting
This model is so awesome looking. Hopefully I can play some Relic Knights this summer. I’m sure I can find a way to use him in a D&D game, too.