Marauder #2 – Update #1

So back on Black Friday, Privateer Press had old Mk II battleboxes for $10 each. That was too good a deal to pass up, so I got a Khador one amongst others. I don’t really need more Destroyers or Juggys, though, and I DO need more Marauders. Marauder arms are hard to come by now-a-days, so I was forced to make my own. My modding skills don’t match my vision, but they are more than serviceable.

Step #1, remove “upper arm” part of arm from some random arms.

Step #2, take some small binder clips and, using a Dremel, remove the rounded bits

Step #3, using styrene bits, construct an arm. Fill in binder clips with putty

Step #4, decorate the arms a bit, also zenithal priming

Step #5 (the hard to photograph one), deepen shadows and brighten highlights a la sketch style

Now, on to painting. Here’s what I have so far.

Red

Adding some oranges and yellows to the bright spots, and giving it a quick matte varnish (the Daner and Rowney inks are very glossy)

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Ripjaw

Painted this guy rather quickly.  I enjoyed doing the glow effects.

Black primer, VMC Oiled Steel and VAC Bright Brass for metal, white for glow, followed by VGC Yellow ink, then 2x Yellow + P3 Green Ink, then Green Ink.  Then white + yellow again for the hot spots.  Vallejo Old Rust and Rust for the rust effects, plus verdigris on the copper.

Base is cork (obviously) with gesso, black primer, then a generous helping of VGC Red Ink to let it seep into the cracks.  Around the edges is green paint filled in with water effect.

Berserker/Rager/Mad Dog

This plastic kit was fun to build and easy to magnetize.  I put some effort into the red, but kind of phoned it in on the rest.  For the red, I started with zenithal priming, the applied yellow, orange and red inks.  I washed with Secret Weapon Ruby wash, making sure to wick it off the brightest ares and large flat areas.   Seems like a decent way to get a jack painted fast.  Too bad I’ll probably never use this kit (all three jacks are terrible, rules-wise).

Berserker (also check out the metal one I painted ages ago)

Rager

Mad Dog

Destroyer/Decimator

I magnetized and painted Juggernaut 52 a while back.  The rest of his parts were magnetized but I just got around to painting them.  Nothing too impressive with the painting, except that I managed to get so close to the original paint job.  Destroyer and Decimator arms and heads are new, Juggernaut is previous.  (Marauder parts were used to make a non-magnetized kit)

Juggernaut (ie, the previously painted bits)

Destroyer

Decimator

Lord Kozlov, Viscount of Scarsgrad and Lesovik

Kozlov and his [unofficial] character jack, Lesovik.

Paint strategy was zenithal highlight, then red, orange, yellow inks, then red ink again (probably should have skipped that step).  Then Secret Weapon Ruby wash (okay, but not great for wide-open areas on Lesovik; great everywhere else).  Black everywhere that wasn’t red, then metals and black wash, then details.