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10Aug/110

Rhyas, Sigil of Everblight

I picked up Rhyas as soon as she came out and got her assembled the next day. I was ready to start painting her when I realized it would be better to wait for Saeryn, her twin, to be released. With my luck if I had painted them separately they wouldn't look anything alike. A month later Saeryn was finally released and I was finally able to start.

 

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10Aug/110

Thagrosh, Prophet of Everblight

I decided to try and switch up my flesh tone color a bit for Thagrosh from the typical Nyss blue. Instead of going with primarily blue colors, I started with a gray base, washed with a dark navy blue, then highlighted back up with a mix of the two. This resulted in a more neutral color scheme that was close enough to the Nyss to look natural next to them but was different enough to make him stand out.

 

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8Aug/110

Blighted Nyss Raptors

I was really excited to paint the Raptors back when they were released while the game was still in Mk I.  I really liked the sculpt and I was also a huge fan of their rules on the table.  Painting blighted ulk was definitely easer than the Protectorate Vengers' horses.

 

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8Aug/110

Blighted Ogrun Warmongers

I knew how I wanted to paint my Warmongers for quite some time, I just had so many other models I wanted to paint that they fell by the wayside.  When I finally got to them I took my blighted Nyss skin recipe and replaced the Sky Blue with Quaker Gray. The resulting color was very similar but was a more muted blue.

 

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8Aug/110

Incubii

Painting Incubii introduced a challenge I hadn't experienced yet on any of my Legion models.  I had established very similar but distinct skintones for my Nyss and warbeast models, and the Incubii had both stretched over each other across the figure.  That meant maintaining the preexisting schemes without the areas just looking like half were mis-painted.

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8Aug/110

Forsaken

This little creature is one of the more blighted nyss in the Legion's forces. Although I'm not completely sold on the sculpt, it's stylistically an interesting piece. The limbs are very evocative of their bigger versions on the Carnivean and Seraph, which makes it fit in well with the army on the table . The elf itself just looks good and blighted in general but I just would have preferred something a bit more dynamic.

 

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8Aug/110

Blighted Nyss Archers

The blighted archers were one of the first Legion units I painted, and show some of my early steps in establishing my highlighting/shading on their dark blue leathers.  When I added the unit attachment, which was painted and photographed in a different batch a few months later, to the gallery I realized a couple things.  First, that I had gotten used to working with the legion colors and produced smoother results.    And second, that the color balance on the unit's pictures was way off.

  

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6Aug/110

Lylyth, Shadow of Everblight

Epic Lylyth - just like regular Lylyth but with more Lylyth.

That's a pretty fair statement, but there are some differences between the two models. First off I went away from the bone armor that I had used on the original Lylyth. It looked ok on the model but I wound up not carrying it through on the rest of the faction so switched back to metallic armor on Epic Lylyth.

 

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6Aug/110

Lylyth, Herald of Everblight

Lylyth proved to be a bit difficult to paint as I threw ideas around as to what colors to use to match the scheme that started with the Legion warbeasts. I knew I needed blue and bone, but it came down to how much and where on the model.

 

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5Aug/110

Vayl, Disciple of Everblight

For the most part Vayl was a pretty standard paint job - a more muted dark blue cloak over blue robes with basic cool metallics. The colors are slightly more distinct in person, but the similarity between the two was intentional. My Nyssian paint scheme is all about being monochromatic and cold and I think these two colors together really help convey that. I went with a rather risqué way of painting her up; my initial intent was to take a light ink and make her chest and stomach look as if it was covered in translucent fabric like Vayl's concept art in Hordes: Primal but I decided to change at the last minute and leave it as bare skin.

 

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