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26Aug/110

Kaelyssa, Night’s Whisper

Of the two Retribution warcasters I've painted at this point, I think Kaelyssa came out better. I really like Garryth's sculpt but hers just turned out far easier to paint.

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26Aug/110

Garryth, Blade of Retribution

I purchased Kaelyssa and Garryth back when the Retribution of Scyrah was first released just to have them to paint. After a knocking the loosest of the rust off with a few test figures I sat down to see what I could do with my Retribution figures.

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25Aug/110

Diminutive Denizens Migration Complete

After a couple weeks I finally finished migrating Diminutive Denizens, my old miniature gallery, here to my blog.  I decided part way through the import not to push every single image through the IABN.  I tagged some of my favorite Warmachine/Hordes images to pass through but there are a lot more in my galleries, accessible using the Miniature Gallery link up in the header menu or by clicking here.

On top of that I picked up a paint brush for the first time in almost a year the other day.  I'm still feeling a little rusty but I'm getting back into the swing of things.  I have a few new miniatures to post soon and while I had a photo rig set up I got a few shots of some older miniatures that never made it onto my gallery.  I'll be uploading those in the future as I get the images re-sized and color balanced.

And if you're here surfing non-miniature topics of geekery, you can skip the miniature content by jumping 12 pages of posts into the archive.  The mass of miniature posts all blocked together was an unfortunate side effect of the migration.

19Aug/111

Gorman di Wulf, Rogue Alchemist

Although my first try at painting a light source, I was rather pleased with how Gorman turned out. All of his garments were painted in various browns to create a dull, utilitarian look. This was meant to contrast the glowing vials hanging from his waist. I think the end result really highlights the vials.

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19Aug/110

Nephilim Soldier

I tried something a little bit different with the Nephilim here compared with the rest of my early beasts. Instead of using a Sky Blue to highlight my Midnight Blue I use for a base coat I went with Rain Grey, hoping the result would be slightly more muted when compared with the Carnivean and the others. I think the experiment was a success, and the more detailed musculature on the Nephilim here really brought out the difference.

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19Aug/112

Carnivean

Ah, the Carnivean. If not for the lack of opposable thumbs, he would overran the lowlands and rid Immoren of Everblight's enemies long ago.

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19Aug/113

Carnivean

For my second Carnivean I decided to change up its pose in two ways - I placed the head on facing forward instead of to the side (filing and greenstuffing the neck to accomodate this change) and I put a wrecked bonejack on the base under his front foot. Minor changes overall but just enough to make my two Carniveans easily differentiated on the table.

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19Aug/110

Seraph

Although I like the new bend in the wings I gave my second seraph, quality wise I don't think the paint job lives up to his older brother. I was trying to add some more definition to the musculature and the end result looks more unpolished than anything else.

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19Aug/110

Seraph

This seraph was the first non-battlebox beast that I painted.  I wanted to get it on the table and use it but I didn't want to affix it to the base before I painted it queued up next out of necessity. The Seraph is painted just like the rest of my beasts with the exception of the wings, which didn't have any precedent yet.  I wound up going with a darker blue, similar to the color I used for the nyss' leather.

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19Aug/110

Krueger the Stormwrath

Krueger was one of three models I painted up to give out as Christmas presents in 2006 to a couple fellow gamers. The recipient already had Baldur and Kaya, so there really wasn't an option as to which warlock he would want. His army is painted in an autumnal color scheme with lots of oranges and golden browns, so painting Krueger was a challenge. I didn't think an orange or red cloak would look right for a druid, so I was left with golden brown. Unfortunately Kreuger has a lot of open area that wound up being a single color so he looks a little bland.

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