Friday, September 25, 2015

Malifaux Essence of Power

I was initially intimidated by this model, not sure how to proceed. I try and follow the artwork on their stat cards. I wanted to keep him purple and have lighter parts pink and then the red jewel in the middle. I painted the whole model purple, picked out detail with a lighter purple, then used the lighter purple areas as a guide to start painting pink flames. I used the flat of the brush to catch the raised flames in pink. And I was mostly successful. For the time I put into it I think it looks pretty powerful.

Malifaux Abuela Ortega

I painted two of these. This is another model I was really looking forward to getting when she finally came out. She's not an amazing character in game and I do have the metal version of this model (which I should post a picture of). I think the model is a little small and so some of the detail, for me is far too small. There are some issues with fitting your brush in certain areas and tiny detail. My metal Abuela has the tassels on here hat painted red. The detail of the tassels on the hat I felt were way too small and would take to long to pick out so that was disappointing for me. Maybe my hopes were too high for this model.

Malifaux Bayou Gremlin

I painted up one of these guys. A very cool model if you like the Gremlin faction. Super, super small. A pain in the ass to paint but it didn't take too long. 

Malifaux Brutal Effigy

I painted two of these models. I for me and one for a friend. This guys falls in line with the Guild "trenchcoat thug" aesthetic. Nothing too stand out about this model except for his silver badge and child-sized coffin attached to his back. Many Guild models are "all trenchcoat" and Brutal Effigy is no exception. Not a bad model, just not that individualistic if you have a lot of Guild models.

Malifaux Guild Austringers

I ended up painting two of each of these models - 2 for a friend and two for me since my primary faction is Guild. I'm told that these models are almost an auto-include in any crew. They are very dark with their blue gray Union, er I mean Guild overcoats. I brought them up a little bit with some bleached bone highlighting. I tried to pick out a few lines here and there to brighten things up a bit. In the end I didn't pay too much attention to the hawks they are wielding. These guys have some really small details and I got filled up working on these guys really quickly. It's funny because I had been looking forward to getting them for a while and when I got them I just wanted to get them done and over with. I really like the austringer on the right - the native american looking fellow. I don't like the austringer on the left. His face was hard to frame and the detail was hard to pick at from a funny angle. Probably why I got fed up with the models. I hope they drop many scheme tokens for me.

Malifaux Ryle

This, my friends, is Ryle. A very simple model to paint but oh do I feel rewarded by my effort. I looked at him, decided what color to paint his pants - Charadon Granite (or whatever it is called now). Charadon Granite, by the way, is such as useful color for painting Malifaux miniatures. I don't know what I would have done without it. It fits the bill in so many situations and goes with brown, black, gray, basically an awesome color for any dark colored area that you don't want to dray too much attention but you want a little bit of funky brownish/black. I was going to do more of a greyish white flesh like many dark eldar models have in Warhammer 40k, but I didn't have that. I went with an elf flesh, which after you wash it, looks pale enough. Ryle looks so much like Bane, but with an assault cannon arm!

Malifaux War Wabbit

Painted for a friend. I only painted one of these. It was just pure fun. Come on, seriously!

Malifaux Pale Rider

I painted one Malifaux Pale Rider for myself and one Pale Rider for a friend. I really like this model - the undead horse, the cloaked rider. Very cool. It reminds me of an old Warhammer Fantasy undead champion I painted back in the early days of my hobbying. I'll have to find him and take a picture of him for comparison.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Malifaux Ten Thunders Samurai

Painted for a friend. Some Ten Thunders Samurai.


Malifaux Arconists Reinforcements

Painted for a friend. Some Performers.


Malifaux Resurrectionist Reinforcements

Painted for a friend. Some of the new Crooligans.

A Scion of Black Blood, Angel Eyes and 2 Bloodwretches.

And Nekima.

Malifaux Guild Reinforcements

Painted for a friend. A Governor's Proxy and an old metal Judge from past editions.

2 old metal Hounds from past editions.

And Dr. Grimwell, Nurse Heartsbane and 2 Orderlies

Also 2 Executioners, one current and one old metal from a previous edition.

I used some blood effects technical paint on the claws and apron. The blood effect has a wet look as opposed to red paint. I'm still experimenting with it and I thought this would be a great place to start. Actually there are a few models in this most recent batch that have bloodied blades.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ryza Rust Effect

I picked up some Ryza Rust the other day. I have a lot of tanks and I'm looking to go the extra mile to bring some added detail here and there. I am also a big fan of the type of AFV tank models they paint in magazines such as Military Modeler magazine where it is all about adding rust and dust and mud and scratches and scrapes. So, being a fan of realism and trying to detail my tanks in similar ways, here is a ryza rust test on the exhaust pipes of my baneblade.

As a preface, the exhaust pipes were painted black, then painted with ironbreaker silver paint.

Here is the ryza rust right out of the pot on top of the ironbreaker with a little bit of water to thin it down because it is thick. It is essentially really thick orange paint on first glance. I painted it on with an old, worn brush and mottled it so it is thicker in and thinner in spots.

Here is the ryza rust with a wash of agrax earthshade.

Here is the ryza rust with the agrax and a nuln oil wash.

So there it is. I think it works. For me it was too bright out of the pot so it needed washes to darken it down. I would even hit it several more times with brown and black washes to get it really dark. I would even consider using some pigments on it. You could go back and brush on some silver parts again. I like it overall though.