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: Vanquisher, Heavy Warjack (Finished)

Miniature Mondays: Vanquisher, Heavy Warjack (Finished)

This model was fun to paint and easy to assemble. The pose was a little awkward but it makes it easy to distinguish when it’s on the battle field. I tried to employ some edge highlighting and two brush blending but only one came out okay. I had to repaint the black a few times because my two brush blending didn’t go well. I need to read up on how to highlight black or flat surfaces. I like how my Vanquisher turned out and I want to touch up my older warjacks as well. Check out the pictures below and let me know what you think.

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Miniature Mondays: Vanquisher, Heavy Warjack (Classic)

Miniature Mondays: Vanquisher, Heavy Warjack (Classic)

I picked up a small warjack lot that included the classic Vanquisher. I assembled and painted two plastic Vanquishers but this will be my first metal heavy. I’m not a fan of working with metal, especially when I have to pin arms and legs. I like the weight of the model and it should look cool on the table. I can see why these models were re-sculpted in plastic/resin. The arms are stuck in one position because of the joint slots. The legs are one metal piece as well. Despite the lack of poseability, I’m excited to paint one of these since it’s one of the original Privateer Press warjacks. Check out the pictures below.
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Miniature Mondays: Deliverer Sunburst Crew (Finished)

Deliverer Sunburst Crew (Finished)

After months of sitting on the shelf, I finally finished painting the Sunburst crew. I still have to do some touch ups on the metals but I’m happy with it overall. I finished the unit in time for EpixCon! Check out the pictures below.
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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 (Finished)

 

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (Finished)

Thyra, is a Daughters of the Flame warcaster. Daughters, are the Protectorate’s assassins/ninjas. They are quick and stealthy which made me paint her a dark color. I tried a different technique on the face which came out better than expected but the eyes are off a bit. I didn’t like the highlights on the cloth, and will need to practice more two brush blending or layering. I also didn’t like the way the metals came out. I need to work on highlighting and washing.
Overall, I loved painting this model. It pushed me to do better and try new techniques. It didn’t come out the way I wanted it to, but I had a great time. I need to watch and read more tutorials and try it out on more minis. Thanks for reading and check out the minis below.
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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: Malekus, the Burning Truth (Finished)

Malekus is Done

This model has been done for at least a month. Laziness combined with birthdays, family gatherings and general busyness, has stopped me from taking some finished pictures. I will try to be better going forward.

One of the things I need to work on is model prep. After painting, I started to see some mold lines and gaps that should have been filled. This was the first time working with Privateers new plastic which was great to work with. I need to focus on basic model prep and hopefully, future models will not have those glaring mold lines! Overall, I’m happy with the final mini. It’s one of my bests minis which is encouraging. I looked at a few of my early models and I am proud of how far I’ve come. The only way to get better is more practice.

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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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NeoCon 2017 Video Recap

 

NeoCon 2017 Video Recap

In addition to helping man the booth at NeoCon 2017, I was able to make a time lapse of day 1 and do some interviews on day 2. If you didn’t get a chance to read up on my experience at NeoCon 2017 check out THIS post from last week.
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