As promised in my December painting challenge, work has begun on the Destroyer! Work has also started on Eiryss too, but I took this picture before that began, so I’ll post some more pictures later.
I want him to look work and battle weary. He’s going to have some rust spots and some chips, and snow clumped on him too. I was deliberatley slapdash with the highlighting to start giving him that ‘been in a few fights’ type look.
So, I have pledged that the month of December (starting in true, Khadoran, snowy fashion) shall yield me completing two minis. The first being my Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios and my Destroyer Warjack. The destroyer won’t be in the usual Khador red, I opted for green on this guy. There will be some hits of red, but I really, and I mean really hate painting red. I figured a WW2 style green armour would look cool. I can see it having plenty of weathering and some rust patches, and will even be putting some snow on him too. I figured I would change the schemes up for different units/jacks in my Khador army. One of the things that bothers me about Warmachine is that each faction has its color. Its like a bloody football team or something.
Eiryss will be dropping the green cloak in favor of a snowy white cloak, to keep in theme with the northlands, with a green surcoat and a pale ice blue on the inside of her cloak. She’ll probably have brown leather boots, and will be complemented by a snow covered base. I want to convey her ‘invisibilty’ attribute by having her well camoflaged, only distinguishing the gear she is wearing underneath her cloak. I also own the alternate sculpt that was available through No Quarter magazine, and in my opinion is a far superior sculpt to the one i’ll be painting. The original, while dynamic, looks a little odd on the battlefield with the ‘movement’ of the figure, exaggerated by the positioning of the cloak. Does she only run backward? or is the wind always blowing from behind her? Sometimes I think Privateer Press should think less about crazy dynamic posing, and more about pose durability with their figures. Still, if this plastic rumor is to be believed, then we’ll see a world of difference…
I’ll start posting photo’s of the progression soon!!
Indeed! I found more pictures I forgot I had! These are pretty small, and unfortunately don’t do the mini too much justice, but in the interest of getting my page up and running, i’ll post them anyway. I always thought it a little bizarre that a faction that dwells predominantly in the Northlands would have their color as red. Surely this would make you somewhat of an easy target in the frozen lands, no? sneak attacks? I don’t think so! Anyhoo, here, my Forward Kommander Sorscha Kratikoff is in her red uniform. I do have the Epic Sorscha which I will be doing in white.
Currently I am working on my Destroyer Warjack, which is actually going to be green (lots of forests up north!). I’ll be sure to get some pictures up over the weekend.