I haven’t posted WIPs lately, and this isn’t much of one, but here’s what I’m working on at the moment:
That’s 20 Satyxis Raiders (+2 UAs +2 Captains), 10 Blood Witches, 3 Gunslingers, 2 solos, 1 warcaster, 2 heavies and 3 lights. Progress is fairly slow because I am doing them assembly-line style and there are so many. Currently, I’ve inked the main colors on each unit (green and blue for Raiders, blue for witches, purple for gunslingers) and started in on basecoating the leather.
They are all getting wooden-plank bases, which are basically done.
The jacks have been drybrushed with metal and washed with black wash, but I may change direction and use color-shift paints on them. I did up one bonejack quickly to see how the colorshift looks
Unrelated to warmachine, I have several 3D printed items I’ve been working on painting. A finished hover-car, a primed police car, primed ship for the Satyxis and some sci-fi vehicles (from Antenocities Workshop) based with colorshift paint.
This is Torch, Kommander Strakhov’s character warjack. I started him last summer, blending the red and painting over the black, painted the flames around ReaperCon, and did the metals last week. I took Michael Proctor’s class on Shaded Metallic at ReaperCon and have been planning on painting Torch using that technique for several months now.
Red: err… I forget. Usual assortment of D&R Inks, P3 and S75 colors.
Flames: Nightmare black up through white. I forget what I used for the midtone – maybe Dragon Blue?
Steel: Skeleton Key + Metal Medium. Shaded with Blue Liner.
Gold/Brass: VAM Gold for everything except the stacks, which are P3 Bright Brass. Shaded down with Black Green, and up with VAM Steel and Metal Medium.
I might go back and touch up a few spots (there is a decent amount of unpainted black) and enter him as a serious piece in ReaperCon. If any of my readers have other concrete suggestions please let me know. If I ever want to aim for Gold, I will need feedback and iteration.
Stormwall, which is the same kit as my Hurrikane, with different magnetized bits, plus Stormpods. The only really notable thing is that I put a little more effor into the TMM on the big guns, which I think makes them look a lot nicer.