I’ve been working on my Cryx and I figured that my caster should be painted. I decided to get some basic coats on her in such a way that I could go back later and add more detail on top of the basecoats.
In Privateer Press’s Warmachine and Hordes, it is important to indicate on the model which way it is facing. There are bonuses for attacking a model from it’s back facing. The pure facing of the model can be ambiguous. Is it the facing of the model’s head or its body? How do you tell where the front and back starts based on the head. If it comes down to being very close, arguments can ensue. Typical solutions to the problem are painting the front arc of the base one color and the back another or drawing lines where the front starts and ends. I thought that this seriously detracts from the overall appearance of the model so I decided to try to use the basing of the model to show the arcs.
On either sides of the model you can see where the patches of static grass begin/end. Of course I’ll clear this with my opponent ahead of time. If they have a problem, I’ll pencil something in and erase it later as the most important thing is avoiding confusion.
I’ve started building and painting up the battle box for the Trollbloods for Privateer Press’s Hordes. They’re great, large fantasy models. I didn’t want the weapons to look too new and shiny so I’ve been working on painting rust and patination on the metals.
For the rust I’ve painted the whole area with a dark brown. I then add some bright orange to that brown and stippled the color over the area, leaving a small area brown. I added more orange and stippled more lightly about 3 or 4 times. I then stippled the highlighted area with dark brass color, followed by a dark metal.
For the brass area, I painted the whole area in a dark green. I then mixed in some white and a little blue. When I just added white, the color was a little off, the blue gave it that Statue of Libertyesque hue. I stippled a couple more layers adding more white. I then stippled and drybrushed a dark brass followed by a bronze. By drybrushing a little less carefully that I normally would, it leaves some nice random patches of the green.
I have recently started playing Warmachine by Privateer Press. I was introduced to the game by The D6 Generation. If you haven’t listened to their podcast, I suggest you check it out. I chose the Cryx because those models are my favorite. Many of the ‘jack models of the other factions are just a little funky.
I’ve started with the battle box and Denegra and built up to 500 points. I’m going to play a few games to see what needs to be added or changed. I’ve completed my first three bonejacks, one each of the Defiler, Nightwrench and Deathripper.
The models are nice because they’re a slightly larger scale than I’m used to(30mm as opposed to the 28 of Warhammer and Warhammer 40k and the 25mm of Lord of the Rings) and the ‘jacks are even larger than the human sized models. The combination of the bone and hard metals makes the Cryx models very interesting to paint.
I’ll post more as I complete more of the army and perhaps a step by step of how I did them.