Current WIPs

Middara Heroes

Satyxis

Drago

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Cryx Jacks

Just finished up a slew of Cryx ‘jacks.  Most of the work is Green Stuff World’s Color Shift paint.  Martian Green is the color I used, which I think is a green flake in a purple paint.  It shifts between green and purple.  I used yellow, 1xGreen,3xYellow and Green inks to color the glow.  The other metal bits are VGA Chainmail Silver, VGC Tinny Tin and GW Gehenna Gold.

The bases are the CMON/MAS bases.  Their “large” packs come with 1x 50mm and 6x 40mm, which is a terrible combination for my army, so I will need to figure out what to do for the other two heavies.  The other two lights are waiting on their rims to dry.

I’ve got the new HIPS Slayer, the Slayer and Reaper out of Mk2 starter, and some plastic chickenjacks.

New basing for v3 Slayer.  I 3d printed the planks, used some pumice paste to fill in holes, then painted it the same as the other bases.  The main difference is that I made the center darker than the outsides.

WIP

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.

Torch

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.

Gallant

Painting process was nearly identical to Constance Blaize, except I used P3 Brass Balls for some of the metals, and to highlight some of the red-gold.  You can get a better sense of the base from Gallant than from Constance.

These two buddies will bring much warmth to my shelves.

Stormclad/Reliant

I just wanted to be done, so I skipped a couple steps at the end.  (Like getting setting up for a proper photo shoot, for example)

Same basic steps as the rest of my South Khador, although removing the Swans from his shoulder pads was a pain.  I forgot to put anvils on the shoulder until after I did the red, so I had to be very careful applying them, but it worked out.  I also chose not to include the flag, mostly for height/transportation reasons, but that would also have been pain to remove the Cygnus from.