Sorscha 0 Conversion

Original figure is a Raging Heroes “nuns with guns” figure.  I replaced the 40k-looking gun with a blunderbuss, added Malakov1’s turbine and a Winter Guard hat.

I practice shaded metallics (I took Michael Proctor’s class at ReaperCon this year) on her turbine, gun and axe.

The matte coat dulled the red/orange of her coat down much more than I expected.  I was a little disappointed honestly, since she was really vibrant.

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Cylena Raefyll, Khador Warcaster

Another conversion, this time of Cylena Raefyll into a Khador warcaster.  Hat and turbine added.  Color scheme is my typical Nyss scheme (dark elves) then her clothing is red for Khador plus green/brown because there was too much red on her otherwise.

Kovnik Andrei Malakov

More Malakovs! Ladies, you have permission to swoon now.

I got most of the limited edition model in a big lot, but he was missing his gun arm which I replaced with the standard edition’s arm. I like the limited edition pose better, but standard edition’s face is definitely more characterful.

All three together.

Kommander Andrei Malakov

“For you, the day BisonMalakov graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.”

Malakov is painted with my Daler Rowney inks, using my new-found technique of going back over after the red with a light yellow/cream color before doing one last layer of orange to really pop the orange-red.  I used Secret Weapon Ruby wash, which was a mistake, but I was able to fix most of the damage.  It didn’t give a smooth transition between the area where the wash settled and the rest – it “clumped”.  GW washes seem to have some magic ingredient where they give that transition I’m going for.

I put an excessive amount of shiny metal on Malakov and left gloss sealer on everything except skin and gloves.

But wait!  What’s this?  An enemy approaches!  Look out Kommander!

Quick soldier, take those arrows for your superior!

“If I don’t survive, tell my wife… “hello” ”

Ivan here has magnets in his feet so he’ll stay on the base as long as necessary to protect Malakov.  Arrows are from a Reaper sprue and blood is Tamiya Clear Red and Badger Fresh Blood

And more close-ups, since I got this awesome new camera!

Assault Kommander Strakhov and Kommandos

Finished!  I tried to get lots of dark colors in there without the mini looking too dark.  I’m very pleased with how they came out.

Red: MSP Red Shadow highlighting up to P3 Khador Base

Brown: MSP Walnut Brown highlighting up through Ruddy Leather and Oiled Leather (and maybe some Burnt Orange)

Blue: MSP Nightmare Blue up to Dragon Blue and Ghost White

Blond Triad for the Hov’s hair, Citadel red-gold for insignia and buttons, and VGA Chainmail silver for the guns.  Some wood color on the gun stock.