Orsus the Chained

Black Green/Poison Green/Moth Green/Neon Yellow for the axe.

Lt Allison Jakes

Painted up with Morrowan colors.  I was lazy with prep, so she got to keep her Cygnus (boo, hiss).  When I paint her full-warcaster variant, I will file it off an paint a Morrowan symbol in its place.

Asphyxious 1

My favorite nickname in the Warmachine universe is “Gaspy.” I suspect that no one in that universe dares call him that, though.

The Iron Lich bits are painted the same color as the Cryx ‘jacks: Martian Green. Glowy bits are P3 Green Ink and Secret Weapon Fallout wash. Taking inspiration from the studio paint job and the Martian Green color, I painted his robes Nightshade Purple/Black Green and highlighted with S75 Sunset Purple and Reptilian Green.

He’s not a pirate, but he gets a plank base to fit in with the rest of the crew. 3d printed the boards.

Pirate Queen Skarre (Classic Sculpt)

Fished her out of the metal melt bin at ReaperCon a few years ago.  I got a big pile of Cryx stuff this year as well.

Started with zenithal prime, cloak is Reaper Clear Blue, coat is mix of Reaper Clear Purple and Reaper Clear Magenta (this combo is fabulous).  Skin is Red Shadow/Bright Skin Shadow/Bright Skin.  Walnut Brown/Ruddy Leather/Oiled Leather on horns.  Add Burnt Orange to for leather bits.

Vladimir, the Dark Champion

I’ve been wanting to paint Vlad2 for a while, and was surprised by how fast I managed to finish him once I finally got started.  (you know, instead of painting Satyxis, like I’m supposed to).

I started out by painting him with GW Blood Angel Red Contrast paint.  I then painted the details, and finally some orange highlighting.  The single coat of Blood Angel Red is very similar to Khador Red Base – I used that color to clean up some of the places where the paint had pooled in the wrong areas.  He comes with that nicely sculpted base.  I just used some desaturated blues and brownish greys.  The lipped base is also Blood Angel Red through an airbrush – a few too many layers though, so it’s more of a crimson.

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.