More painted miniatures
Here’s two figures I painted up for a friend at the local gaming shop. Dude painted his Black Reach dread up so bad I told him I’d re-paint it free of charge just to help him out. My thought was that if he had a nicely painted centerpiece to the army, he might try and take a bit more time painting the rest of it to match instead of just splotching white and red paint on his figures in a few areas. He mentioned wanting to try out a chaplain, so the figure here was built from random leftover parts in my bits box. Plague marine head modified to be a skull helm, Fantasy staff and backpack decorative bit made into a crozius. I like to modify the backpacks on chaplains to have skulls for the exhaust vents. You can see the freehand on his chapter symbol shoulder, but there’s also a neat looking painted skull that takes up his entire right shoulder as well. All in all I’m pleased with how they came out.
I still have to go back and make the jewels inserted into the left skyboard orange, but other than that, these two hellions are now done. THe one on the right is riding the decorative skyboard from an earlier post.
Here’s my take on Duke Sliscus. The main portion of the figure is Yriel with one hand spliced to hold a venom blade and the other arm replaced with a DE kabalite arm holding a blast pistol. The second venom blade is hung from a sheath on his belt.
I painted GW’s finecast version of Lilith Hesperax in my army’s primary colors. I hate how the resin impaler spear and flag post can never stay straight. I’m tempted to just cut off the impaler and replace it with one from the plastic wych kit.
Here’s a hellion gang that adopts the colors of the bulk of my army. The other two gangs of five are in red/orange and green/white respectively. The fluff has them all in various cliques that randomly work together with the cabals, so I paint my Reavers, Hellions, Wracks and Scourges in gangs of 5. It gives the overall army a sort of flying circus look.
Here’s one of the green/white skyboards. I’m still working on the rider. This group is supposed to be Baron Sathonyx’s personal retinue, so their boards are in an inverted variation of his own.
For people who’ve been asking me what colors I use, I’m not sure how much the answer will help you. Other than washes, I never touch GW paints. These are done with Delta Creamcoat paints I pick up from various craft stores local to my area (Ben Franklin’s to be specific). The blue color is Liberty Blue. I add small amounts of white or black to it for shading. The first coat over grey primer covers the entire mini in blue. I then go over the exposed flesh areas with Santa’s Flesh, which, when properly thinned, shows up much paler than normal, thanks to the blue undercoat. I go back over it with a thicker paint for the highlighted areas of the face and arms. The oranges are some other cheap acrylic paint brand. Apple Barrel or Folk art or something. I use tow shades of purple, with a third highlight color mixed consisting of the lighter purple and white.