Miniature Mondays: Reckoner 2, Electric Boogaloo

Reckoner, Heavy Warjack by Privateer Press

With the Vanquisher finished, I’m moving on to the other heavy warjack in the lot, the Reckoner. The model is not perfect. Some of the details were obscured during the paint stripping process and I had to do a lot of major gap filling near the base of the smoke stacks. Also, whoever assembled the model scraped a little too much off some parts. I should be able to work with it but I will not repair it. Hopefully, it will look decent after it’s painted.

I previously purchased a heavy warjack kit and magnetized the Reckoner chassis. This model is going to stay a permanent Reckoner since I use at least one in most of my lists. I might paint it slightly differently but still working with black and sanguine.

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Miniature Mondays: Yu Jing: Ninja with Tactical Bow (Finished)

Yu Jing: Ninja with Tactical Bow (Finished)

This was a very frustrating model to paint. The model looked great, I’m just not skilled enough to bring it to life the way I wanted to. I’m not down, it gives me more motivation to learn new skills and paint more!

Skills I need to work on: edge highlighting, blending and working with black. As you can tell, my edge highlights need a lot of work. I tried to employ several techniques but they didn’t come out great. My brushes were not co-operating with me and the paint kept getting everywhere. I need to work on brush control. I also need to work on paint consistency. It could be why the paint was getting everywhere.

I also need to work on the basing. I went back and forth between clean and dirty and couldn’t figure it out. The urban theme is also something new for me. The base didn’t come out as well as I would have liked, it’s going to be another adjustment.

This model was extremely humbling. After feeling good about my last few models that I painted, this one kicks me in the teeth. The final product is not what I wanted, but I will get better. It’s going to be a long road. Check out the pictures below.

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Miniature Mondays: Yu Jing: Ninja with Tactical Bow

Yu Jing: Ninja with Tactical Bow

Infinity is the new Wargame that our gaming group has decided to try out. With some of the factions taken, I settled on Yu Jing because who doesn’t like space ninjas? I know that the Infinity painting style is different. It has a lot of edge highlighting and a lot of contrast. It’s going be an adjustment for sure but thankfully I have a few YouTube channels I can watch for some inspiration. I hope I can get it done quickly.

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Miniature Mondays: Deliverer Sunburst Crew

 

Deliverer Sunburst Crew

The last unit I painted was the Temple Flameguard which I completed almost TWO YEARS AGO! I have been lazy in assembling and painting units but it’s based on need. The DSC and some artillery have gotten better and I’m definitely taking advantage of that unit. With the nerfing of some of the Protectorate guns like the Reckoner, Errants and Zealots, I needed to fill my lists with a hard hitting unit. I picked up the unit on Ebay for a fairly cheap price and have primed them. They are ready to paint! Check out the primed photos below and check back next week for some finished pictures of the unit.
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Miniature Mondays: Thyra, Flame of Sorrow

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow

I’m almost done with the Devout and I have to prime my next model to paint. I assembled Thyra earlier in the year to test out a list but now I think it is time to paint her. Small bits of the model are missing and the pose is a little off but it will have to do. The smaller model and details may be a hurdle that I will have to overcome. It’s going to be a challenge but it’s only going to make me better as a painter.

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Miniature Mondays: Devout, Protectorate Light Warjack

Devout, Protectorate Light Warjack

The other model I primed for NeoCon was the Devout. I didn’t finish Malekus during NeoCon so the Devout is on deck. After I finish Malekus, I’ll get started on the Devout. The left arm has broken off a few times but it should hold up.
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Miniature Mondays: Blood of Martyrs (Finished)

Blood of Martyrs (Finished)

I finally finished the Blood of Martyrs after weeks of sitting on the table. I also played him in a game yesterday with his warcaster Thyra. I had fun painting this model and tried some new blending techniques. I tried to do some two brush blending on the shoulders but it didn’t come out as smooth as I wanted it. It’s a great start though and my technique will get better with more practice.

This model was also a lesson in purchasing miniatures second hand. The sword was broken at the tip and I couldn’t fix it. Also, half of the left fist was cut off, presumably to fit the sword. The next time I purchase a model, I’ll be sure to look at all the pictures first. Let me know what you think in the comments below and thanks for stopping by.

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Miniature Mondays: I’m Doing Some Hobby Stuff, I Swear!

I’m Doing Some Hobby Stuff, I Swear!

I finally finished painting Testament of Menoth but I’ve been working on some other stuff too. I finished assembling Thyra (not pictured), Blood of Martyrs, the Deliverers Sunburst Crew and Malekus. I need to get them primed so I can finally put on some paint. Need to paint my unit of Daughters as well in order to run a Thyra list.
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Picture taken before I started painting Testament.

Miniature Mondays: Testament of Menoth (Finished)

Testament of Menoth

I finally made some time to paint and Testament is finally finished. I know it’s been awhile since I posted painted models but I want to make this a more frequent segment. I recently assembled a few minis that I can hopefully prime and paint. I’ll be posting more photos in the upcoming weeks to show you what’s on deck. Check out some of the pictures of Testament below.

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Miniature Mondays: The Testament of Menoth

The Testament of Menoth

The first miniature on the painting table will be the Testament of Menoth. I have had this miniature for a while and decided to make it my first miniature of the new year. It came assembled and since it’s the “epic” version of High Reclaimer, I do not need to make a base. Hopefully I can get this done within a week. Check out the photos below.

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