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12Aug/110

Shredders

The Shredders were the first part of the Legion of Everblight battlebox that I decided to tackle. I figured that they were small enough that they'd be quick to finsih and I'd be able to see my intended color scheme to determine if I liked it. They became a template I would eventually follow on other beasts as my collection grew - light blue skin, bone carapace, and pink gums. Since Shredders are little more than walking mouths in Hordes, I wanted their toothy maws to be suitably prominent.

 

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12Aug/110

Harriers

To be honest I'm not all that thrilled with how my Harriers turned out. I don't think the skin is highlighted just right and the gums could have used some more work before I called these guys done. Painting these little winged demons was just a chore, though. I'm not sure why that was. Maybe it's because I already painted four similar models in my Shredders but I just couldn't find any enjoyment in working on them. Still I needed to get them done - I had left them off of their bases so painting would be easier but that made temporarily affixing them to their bases for play difficult.

 

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12Aug/110

Angelii

I've found that the serpentine miniatures are some of the most difficult to paint, and the Angelius is the most serpentine Legion miniature there is. I had some good success with my Nephilim and Raek as of late primarily because of the more detailed musculature on those models whereas the more serpentine beasts with their smoother expansive areas of flesh seemed more difficult to pull off realistically.  There's not as many wrinkles, creases, or other hints where to place shadows and highlights.

 

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12Aug/110

High Elf Hero

This miniature is an out-of-print Games Workshop High Elf Hero that has had it's headpiece trimmed down to look less phallic. I had originally purchased it for a specific conversion, but never had the time to start it. Instead a player picked this miniature out to use for his Children of the Sun character, so I painted it up for him.

 

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12Aug/110

High Elf Shadow Warrior

Yup, yet another gaming miniature. This one was painted up to represent an elven ranger-turned-arcane archer in a old D&D 3.5 game. Traditionally I'm not a fan of the system, but a friend came up with a campaign world I liked that he wanted to run d20 in so I went along with it.

 

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12Aug/110

Mordheim Mercenary Sprue Archer

This miniature was assembled from various pieces of the Games Workshop Mordheim Mercenary plastic sprue. The face seems to have turned out well but the miniature is hardly perfect. It's difficult to see the black picking on the fletching from this angle, but it's there. The leather vest is obscured by shadows caused by my lighting - I wasn't able to fix that while photographing the miniature.

 

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11Aug/110

Idrian Skirmishers

I'm very happy with how my Idrians turned out. I knew they were going to go into my Hardcore list for DieCon 8 (in 2009) so I really wanted them to look good. Unlike most of the Protectorate models, these had a lot of bare flesh to paint up and that's always a challenge for me.

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11Aug/110

High Paladin Dartan Vilmon

Vilmon was a fun sculpt to paint, but I had to keep his arms separate until after painting was complete or I wouldn't have been able to get to this face and upper chest.  More than anything else though I was pretty happy with his base.

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11Aug/110

Paladins of the Order of the Wall

The Paladin of the Order of the Wall was too interesting a sculpt to pass up, even if it's not quite as useful in-game as some of my other options. It was fun to paint up and looks great on the table. It's also recently been used as a battle-chaplain of Morrow in the Witchfire Trilogy. Sweet, sweet irony.

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11Aug/110

Deliverers

The Deliverers were one of the units I picked up and painted early on, but I only ever bought 6. I didn't see the need to play more than that in Mk I, and in Mk II I usually fielded other units anyway.

 

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