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1Sep/112

Visgoth Rhoven & Honor Guard

I painted Rhoven and his Exemplar honor guard up at the tail end of my Protectorate collection. I've only fielded them once or twice since they were first released, and as such they kept getting pushed back to the end of my painting queue. But as PP's release schedule slowed the past couple years I was finally able to get to them.

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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/110

Captain Bartolo Montador

As Privateer Press Weekend at DieCon 8 was being planned, the organizers approached some of the local painters with an idea to give away models as door prizes and as an overall prize over the weekend. I had enough on my plate that I had to finish before DieCon that I couldn't do too many figures, but I did agree to paint Broadsides Bart here.

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17Aug/112

Reclaimer

The Reclaimer was actually a pretty quick figure to paint considering a vast majority of it was either black or metallic and there was very little exposed flesh. Still black can be a tricky color to paint. I went ahead and went the wet blending route since every time I try to layer black it seems to turn out poorly. The result is subtle but present, which was what I was going for so I'm happy with it. On the down side the highlighting on the teal trim of the stole doesn't show up well, which is dissapointing.

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17Aug/110

Wracks

Despite the amount of skin that I had to paint I was able to work through these guys pretty quickly. They also gave me a good opportunity to work on using the P3 flesh line (Idrian, Khador, Midland, Rin).

 

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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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