Doom Reaver Megapost

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

 

 

 

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Gallant

Painting process was nearly identical to Constance Blaize, except I used P3 Brass Balls for some of the metals, and to highlight some of the red-gold.  You can get a better sense of the base from Gallant than from Constance.

These two buddies will bring much warmth to my shelves.

Constance Blaize, Knight of the Prophet

Badger Metal Primer, Citadel Nuln Oil (Interesting thing I learned: even when shot through an airbrush, still pools like a wash).  Heavy drybrush of VMC Oiled Steel, then mixing in P3 Quicksilver (I think) and finally Vallejo Metal Medium I did lighter and lighter drybrushes.  Red Gold is Citadel Gehenna Gold over RMS Walnut Brown.  Blue is RMS Desert Blue (an amazing color) shadowed with RMS Indigo Blue and highlighted with RMS Aquamarine Blue and Pure White (I think these three colors must be related, because Desert Sky + Pure White was nearly indistinguishable from Aquamarine Blue at a certain ratio).

The base turned out so-so.  Clear plastic from a blister, backside painted so the upward facing portion is still glossy.   I put it on after I glued her to the base (big mistake).  I used a hex pattern stencil, but it looks more sci-fi than fantasy.  The lines are not as crisp as if I’d used contact paper.

 

Stormclad/Reliant

I just wanted to be done, so I skipped a couple steps at the end.  (Like getting setting up for a proper photo shoot, for example)

Same basic steps as the rest of my South Khador, although removing the Swans from his shoulder pads was a pain.  I forgot to put anvils on the shoulder until after I did the red, so I had to be very careful applying them, but it worked out.  I also chose not to include the flag, mostly for height/transportation reasons, but that would also have been pain to remove the Cygnus from.

Half-orc Spellblade

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.

77044: Turanil, Male Elf Paladin

I offered to paint up some RPG characters for a random person at my FLGS.  I only got one suggestion, a half-elf paladin with a green knight vibe.  Turanil here was a great candidate, and he got painted up over the course of last weekend.  MSP Grass Green, up through Reaper NPP Poison Green and MSP Alien Goo for the highlights.  Used Violet Shadow for color contrast in the shadows.  NMM because I was feeling like it (Reaper’s Gold NMM Triad for the golds, various blues for the steel).