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15Aug/110

Blighted Ogrun Warmonger War Chiefs

Enough time had past since I painted my initial Warmongers that I was worried about being able to match their skin tones, but the War Chiefs turned out pretty close when I was done with them. That's one of the biggest hurdle I've come cross as my Legion army grows - matching blends I did on previous models.

 

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15Aug/110

Shepherds

Apparently Everblight developed a fondness for bellbottoms some time during Hordes: Evolution and the Shepherds sure do emphasize that. Other than the cutting and reposing of one of the Shepherd's left arm there's very little special about these two -- my typical Nyss colors on average Nyss sculpts.

 

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15Aug/110

Blighted Nyss Striders

Once I finished up my blighted archers I decided to go ahead and get the last nyss unit, the Striders, done as well. Although I had been looking at blighted elves long enough I wanted to get the Striders done while I was comfortable with to the techniques I was going to have to use. I could have waited, but with my luck that would have resulted in the Striders looking differently than the archers.

 

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14Aug/110

Hierarch Severius

Much like the Harbinger of Menoth, I wasn't a big fan of the extra people on the stock version of this model's base. The Hierarch standing on the backs of a couple zealots might be fluffy, but it's not what I wanted to put on the table. Instead I decided to model my conversion after Severius' encounter with Vlad in Warmachine: Legends. I build a large rock outrcopping for Severius to stand on out of cork, and fashoned a small book stand out of foam and cardstock to hold the Covenant of Menoth (bits ordered separately).

 

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14Aug/110

Feora, Protector of Flame

I did some further experimentation with the Reaper Master Series Dusky Grape color that I picked up to use on Severius and realized it was just too much of a cool tone to match my color scheme. After another trip to one of the local gaming stores I picked up Burgundy Wine to try out. Although the tone is ever so slightly off from the Delta Ceramcoat Royal Plum I used, the difference was nearly indistinguishable and the end result (especially once I mixed it with Dusky Grape for the base coat) fit with my scheme.

 

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14Aug/110

Grand Exemplar Kreoss

As impressive as the concept art for Epic Kreoss is in the Apotheosis rulebook, his miniature is only so-so. Instead of being the giant, imposing symbolic bastion of the Menite faith, he looks like a squat child wearing his father's armor.

 

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14Aug/110

High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza

Considering the most flesh that's visible on a Protectorate of Menoth miniature is maybe a hand or two and how long it's been since I painted anything else, it took more effort than usual to do Amon's bare chest. I actually had just finished Amon when I took this photograph and hadn't sealed him yet. As a result, the miniature seems a bit glossy - I use watered down Future Floor Finish to thin my paints and a byproduct is the reflective sheen which can obscure some of the highlights from the camera.

 
 

I actually lost inspiration on this miniature after I finished up the flesh portions. I just couldn't decide how to paint it up. Eventually I settled on what you see above, which is meant to be reminiscent of my warjacks (dark armored plates over the white/tan hull plates) since Amon is a warjack-centric warcaster.

14Aug/110

Feora, Priestess of Flame

Feora was the second warcaster model I painted after Kreoss and I think a bit of a step backwards for me. Maybe I was rushing too quickly or maybe it was just all of the mechanics (which I seem to struggle with) but compared to most of my other work Feora unfortunately just doesn't quite match up.  Which is a shame since she won me the first tournament I ever attended back in '06.

 

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14Aug/110

Ral Partha High Elf

This is one of the miniatures from the Ral Partha High Elf Irregular blister I picked up in a bargain bin at my local gaming ship. It's one of the apparently few miniatures that I didn't either paint up for a miniature game or for specific use in a role-playing game - I just really liked the sculpt.

 

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14Aug/110

Ral Partha Priest

Way back before I started paitning miniatures seriously I picked up a couple of Ral Parhta's character progression figure packs as a cheap way to pad my collection for RPG use. Each pack had three models with a similar feel to them but at various stages of progression. This model came from the cleric pack, which had a robed, staff-carrying priest, this figure, then a platemail-clad hammer toting warpriest. The others got painted quickly as I was learning the basics, but I painted up the Priest here years later as an experiment in a couple techniques.

 

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