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16Aug/110

Devout

Compared to the rest of the Warmachine warjack, the stock Devout pose is actually pretty dynamic. Unfortunately the Running Man thing doesn't do anything for me so I decided early on to convert this miniature into a more static pose. Since I had a pretty large backlog on my painting desk I decided for the quick fix - file and bend some joints and attach the leg so that it's resting on a raised surface. But what to prop up the leg with? A stone was the easy solution, but seemed to plain.  Enter the bonejack.

 

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16Aug/110

Redeemer

I didn't paint my Redeemer long after my first Revenger, but I still think it's a big improvement.  The purple players especially are much better here.  I was still having problems with the metallic golds spikes though; that's been a weakness of mine for a while.

 

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16Aug/110

Revenger

This miniature sat unpainted in my army transport case for some time - I already had one painted Revenger and I didn't field two often enough to need to get it down. Once I got closer to caught up on my Protectorate forces I decided to go ahead and paint it up.

 

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16Aug/110

Dervish

Unlike the Devout - which is on a similar chassis - the Dervish's stock pose wasn't too bad. The only issue was the height of the model. The sword in its left hand was meant to be vertical, but this made the piece higher than the foam tray I use to store my light jacks in so I had to tilt it to the side.

 

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16Aug/110

Blessing of Vengeance

I don't want to think about how long it took me to paint my character jacks, but they're finally done and ready for the tabletop. Unfortunately Blessing lost a few of his cooler abilities in MkII, but he's still a solid jack with Severius.

 

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16Aug/110

Crusader

I painted this Crusader quickly to match my first one. The quality isn't as high as I could have managed, but I really just needed to get this one done so I could get it on the table. As far as posing goes, I decided to assemble this one as if he was in mid swing as opposed to the first crusader which was rearing back.

 

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16Aug/110

Crusader

The Crusader was the last warjack I painted from my battlebox, and I think it turned out better than the lights. After looking over the Repenter and my first Revenger, the first thing I decided was to do away with the razor highlighting. It just wasn't coming out as expected, so I moved on to wet blending. The blending is probably the most visible on the overhead hood in the first two images and on the shoulders in the fourth. Although I could have done a bit more contrast, I was happy with how smooth it came out using the craft paints I initially started painting with.

 

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16Aug/110

Reckoner

I definitely prefer the 'newer' Menite heavy warjack chassis features on the Reckoner and Castigator to the 'older' Crusader-based chassis.  The gentle curves of the larger plates make it seem less boxy and more organic.

 

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16Aug/110

Guardian

The Guardian was one of those models that say unassembled on my desk for so long that I wanted to get it finished just to have it finished.  I'm not a fan of back-banners of any type in Warmachine or Hordes so I left them off, which had the side effect of making him far more practical to store in an army transport tray.

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15Aug/110

Strider Deathstalkers

Even though they suffer the "2D" affliction that's affected many of Privateer's recent sculpts, I do like the Deathstalker models. Plenty of cloak to play with blending cloth on and enough different surfaces that even a monochromatic scheme can be executed without looking boring.

 

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