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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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14Aug/110

Mage Knight Brass Golem

I painted this figure up a few months before I started playing Warmachine as a test piece. I wasn't sure how easy it would be to use colors such as green on a large flat metallic area like a robot's body and wanted to get a feel for it before I decided if I'd be able to do a Warmachine warjack. While the golem is hardly a work of art, it was good enough for a first attempt to convince me that I'd be able to do more mechanical miniatures with a little practice.

 

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14Aug/111

Ral Partha High Elf Irregular Conversion

"Mira" was as originally a Ral Partha elf that came in a blister with four others labeled as High Elf Irregular Officers. I had purchased the blister specifically for one of the other miniatures in it, but my wife picked this one out to serve as the base for her first RPG character.

 

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13Aug/110

Lady Aiyana and Master Holt

I'm a big fan of the Aiyana and Holt. On top of being a solid unit on the tabletop, they're some of my favorite sculpts in the Warmachine miniature line.  They're not swamped with accessories, but they're great sculpts and fit right in with the look and feel of the Iron Kingdoms.

 

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13Aug/110

Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord

After an one-armed, no-handed Piper lead my troops to victory enough times I decided it was time to reward the faithful musician with an assembly and paint job. My first instinct was to paint him in a similar color to my Menite army, but I decided to go with something completely different instead - if I don't paint something non-Menite every once in a while I tend to burn out.

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13Aug/110

Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew

I started up the Swamp Gobbers while I was painting Rineholdt a while back. Although they're pretty basic the figures have a lot of character and were a lot of fun to paint.

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