Saturday, April 23, 2011

Warmachine: Retribution Rayvn

The second post in two days! this is a continuation on the last post, so i have some more retribution models to show today.  I use this warcaster quite a bit, Raven was the first model i purchased for warmachine, and probably the reason why i started playing retribution in the first place, i just liked the model, it wasn't till later that i learned her play style.  I find her tier list to be more suitable for the stealthed warcaster however, but i still like how she plays, she can be a beast.

Once again i apologize for the shadows.  These pictures were taken outside using the sun as a light source.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Warmachine: Retribution Arcanist and Narn

I'm taking a bit of a break from painting my 40k stuff and have decided to dig into the pile of unpainted warmachine miniatures I have sitting around.  This was the perfect opportunity to try out a new set of P3 paints that i had picked up earlier that day (the trollblood kit, which has a great selection of colours for retribution models coincidentally).  It was also an interesting experience having painted one of these two models i'm featuring here at a party a friend was holding.  There were plenty of questions abound, and inquisitive onlookers. Suprisingly most people were more interested and excited about the miniature painting than wierded out by it.

So here is the results of my first attempt using P3 paints, i'll let you be the judge of their usage... personally, i like them.

PS, i also used some citadel paints (washes and reds) and pink vellajo game colour on these models.  All the other colours are frome the Troll Bloods faction paintset.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dark Eldar! The Wyches Have Arrived!

So there is quite a bit to cover in this little post, so i'll get with it. Recently i have not had much time to paint or really explore my hobbies in great depth due to "life events", but now that much of that is resolved i have some new pictures of some painted models to show off, some new and classic Wych models.

The pictures taken here were taken on the front hood of my car with a piece of sketch paper as a back drop, the only source lighting being that of the setting sun, so i apologize in advance for the shadows and any discrepancies there may be, i think only a bit of the vibrancy of purple armour was lost on the classic models due to improper lighting, but other than that, everything looks pretty bang on.

The first image here is a group shot of a finished unit of plastic wyches that i picked up back near the November release of the new line, you may recognize the model to the right of the center model as being one that i posted back when i was doing the initial paint scheme test for these models, well, for the most part they are finished (unless some time in the future a glaring detail pops up, and believe me they always do!).  The scheme is pretty consistent with that of the classic models only including the bluish black body suites of the new models.

the armour is lych purple, with warlock purple highlights brought up and down to varying degrees of shading and highlighting, the body suit is necron abyss, highlighted with fenris grey, washed with bedab black and brought up a bit with some more fenris grey.  The skin tones, is a amalgamation of tallaran flesh, ogryn flesh wash, and deneb stone (this skin tone may be changed for the one featured on the classic models a little further down on future plastic wych models) and of course the metallics are still just simply mithryl silver and Aysuran Blue wash.  I decided to continue with the frozen tundra basing motif, i find it is effective on these models.

This is a Classic wych model, one i painted last wednesday while on an excursion to Black Knight Games in Hamilton ( I love that store, great people, great gaming, great stock, just great in general).  This model features the skin tone i mentioned above a much more pale tone and less tanned (and less work intensive) than the above models and previous wyches i have painted.  The tone is achieved by painting all areas of skin with deneb stone, wash with asuran blue, and highlight with deneb stone, DONE, simple.

I also included a picture of a painted classic mandrake, which i'm using as a wych model in the current edition.  It still has some finishing touches left to be done, but i'm enjoying how well these models sort of bridge the gap between the classic and the new wych models, the guns are still horendously large, the models still incredibly 2-D, but they work.

Well thats all for now, i'll be sure to update more when i get more painted!