Friday, April 14, 2023

Demon hunter (Mishima)

I was actually hoping for painting some more undead legionnaires for nephatire warlord's squad, but instead decision was made to work on rather unusual piece for my taste: 
not only alive but also pretty bright 😁 My latest victim was demon hunter from late 90's.

Mishima models are just supercool. The idea of sci-fi samurai faction supported by cool models is something you cannot pass without turning back. Sadly when it comes to playing games I am monogamic and my sould has been sold to forces of darkness long time ago, so don't think I will command Mishina force ever. But that doesn't mean I cannot paint something from that range for a change.

Until I started working on the piece I wasn't sure about the sculpt: I used to think it's just medicore. But I changed my mind just after applying undercoat - model is simply great and not just for oldschool standards. As for color choice I tried to keep it less cartoony then official Warzone paintjobs. Initially the blade was supposed to be painted bright silver but then I thought Ki-force ensorcelled, hot as hell blade is way more suitable to face monstrocities like Alakhai the Cunning:

Here demon hunter is dealing with remains of local secret kohorts:

The model is actually gift piece so it might see some combat tomorrow night and after that it starts the journey to the recipient. And next time: evil machine should roll in... 👾

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Defiler (Cryx)

Spring cleaning time has also hit my painting desk. Some time ago friend of mine sent me printed fire burst. At first I wanted to use if for Bolt Action US army but all in all dropped this idea - M1 flamethrower was simply way to small for such a burst.
So it's been waiting for the proper moment. 

As it happened there was old Cryx Defiler piece staggering around painting station. It's equipped with solid nozzle which is just perfect for little cinematic effect.

I like original Cryx color scheme, but I like "realistic" painting even better. Most of painting is just simple airbrusing upgraded with washes and dry pigments. Works surprisingly well if done clean. Red is natural opposite color to green so the burst was painted like flame instead of fluff-wise acid spit. For the opponents I chose oldie Stalker bonejack and bunch of mechanithralls - old, dry corpses simply burn like hell!

I had lots of fun working on this lil' pest - hope you like it: