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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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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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