My character for a one-shot pirate D&D game. The mini is Stonehaven Miniature’s Half-orc Spellblade, but she’ll be a Half-orc swashbuckler. I picked her solely based on this being a mini I wanted to paint.
Most of this is ink washes over zenithal priming. The skin is Reaper MSP Bones Orc Skin with a GW Greenshade wash (a little too much blue for my liking, though). Interestingly, the pants and the coat are the same blue, but the difference is 1 layer vs 5+ layers. Also did a bit of TMM on the swords and pauldrons.
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.
Unlike most of the rest of my South Khador army, I used a black undercoat on this guy. It was mostly me being lazy since I was priming something else black. Compared to, say, Arlan Strangeways, the effect of the undercoat is obvious. I won’t be lazy in the future, although this does give me good insight into how to keep my “regular” Khador colors more on the red side. Also on the topic of “lazy,” I didn’t mix any color into his resin water, and it’s *too* clear. You actually have to kind of look at it to realize there’s anything there – good on the resin, bad on me.
Major Elizabeth Maddox was one of the former Cynaran warcasters to defect to Khador after Vinter the Tyrant’s conquest of Cygnar. Shortly after arriving, she was whisked away to [Greylord college] to help design magical defenses again new electrical weapons continually being developed by Vinter’s chief warcaster, Nemo. A year later, she was given the honorary rank of Koldun and returned to active duty. Although many of those closest to her picked up on her behavioral and personality changes, most of them attributed it to the stress of losing their homeland and the continuing war. Only a few suspected the truth, and those few were smart enough to keep their mouths shut.
Upon reviewing Maddox’s service record, the Greylord commanders discovered that she had been tortured by Menite priests – first physically, then mentally – they resolved to finish the job of breaking her. Although Maddox’s spirit was strong, the damage already dealt by the Protectorate was considerable, and the Greylords were able to accomplish their goal. When they released Elizabeta back to warcaster duty, her loyalty was completely centered on the Greylords. During the subsequent war, she undertook many secret missions for the Greylords, sometimes abandoning whole companies of soldiers right before battle.
Since the war, she’s gained a reputation as a fanatically loyal Khadoran and a heartless commander. Although she’s been assigned to the province of South Khador, her actions have estranged her from most of her peers and caused the troops to fear serving under her.
I’m getting better at swamp bases. I got the correct tool for the job, which helps. 2 part resin water, mixed with a little GW Camoshade.
Conversion on Maddox: Forge Seer hat, lose a Cygnus on one of her shoulders, remove a little thingy from her pauldrons, swap out her electrity turbine for a good-old-fashioned coal powered one.
The martial traditions of swordsmanship live on in the province of South Khador, having been rolled under the command of the Iron Fang. Before Cygnar was liberated from the Tyrant Vinter, these unit were known as Sword Knights. Although most South Khadoran Iron Fangs spend their careers guarding the peasantry from marauding Cryx and Menoth pirates, Viscount Alain Runewood has traveled to the imperial capital to study under the greatest Iron Fang warriors to teach his subordinates the superior fighting tactics developed there.
Red is MSP Retro Red Steel with SW Ruby wash. Then highlighted with Vallejo Metal Medium. Steel bits are VAC Steel with P3 Armor Wash. Cloaks and butt capes are MSP White with MSP Soft Blue shadows. Grass was done with my static grass box, which made a HUGE mess. I wish I had a garage I could do that in.
Viscount Alain Runewood
Officer and Standard Bearer
Standard Max Unit