Legion of Lost Souls (Steelhead Halberdiers)

The Steelheads were 90% at my LGS so I bought them to convert to the upcoming Legion of Lost Souls, a good-guy undead unit. Fitting with power-creep, the new unit has halberds, guns, shields and recursion. The Steelhead unit, while much cheaper (in points), only has halberds.

Painted with GW’s new Aetheric Blue Contrast paint, followed by a white drybrush. The bases are plasticard; the reverse side was airbrushed using new Fallout Hobby stencils. The stencils had a much smaller pattern than I had hoped. In addition, this particular pattern was very hard to pull off the backing and use.

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Alexia Ciannor & The Risen

Ironically, a bunch of army-painted skeletons are now among my best painted Warmachines miniatures.  Alexia got more time, but even then she was painted up fairly quickly.

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Group Shot (actually, missing one skeleton, but you get the point)

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Skeletons: Former Trencher, Former ??? (I couldn’t find a unit with grunts that looked like this, but I’m guessing something from Menoth) and Former Winter Guard.  Bone + 3 colors then a brown wash.

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Alexia – with and without grunts in the background

And finally, a closeup of Alexia’s face.  I didn’t spend a lot of time on it, but am happy with how it came out.  The hair has a bit more definition in person.

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The white fuzz happens if I’m not super-careful with my matte sealer.  It’s hardly noticeable in the hand, so I didn’t bother to get rid of it.  I don’t know why it shows up so well in photos.

77158: Arrius, Skeletal Warrior aka “Arrius the Pink”

I’ve painted up a few members of my 5e adventuring party, and decided to paint one up for the DM as well.  Since we seem to be fighting a lot of undead I decided to go with an undead guy.  But lest the GM get too confident, I gave him a “very special” cloak.

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There’s quite a bit of unpainted or just primer spots on the guy, but when the DM saw him on Saturday he couldn’t tell it wasn’t done.  Since I’ve been in kind of a slump lately, I just fixed a few spots and called him finished.

I’m very happy with how the cloak came out, despite the fact that I used ridiculous colors for it.  I think it’s because I really got a lot of contrast in there, and also while I didn’t spend a ton of time blending, I did use more steps than usual which paid off.  The base color for the cloak is RMS Breast Cancer Awareness pink (for maximum irony on a skeleton), shaded down to Red Shadow and up to nearly white.  As usual, the pictures don’t quite capture the right color – it’s a pink that leans slightly towards magenta.