This chick has a huge stone face that she's slinging around. Pretty neat! Anyway here's the skin tone progress. Pretty simple, a coat of tallarn flesh then some dry brushing elf flesh on this one. Still needs a wash and then a bit more dry brushing. Lots of people (that are better painters than I will ever be) do lots more for their skin tones but I don't have that sort of patience (or ability). So while watching tv, this is what I get!
King's Man is all done. This guy is one tough cookie to kill. He dodges most of the things you throw at him. Doesn't help that he's fully clad in armour and we're mostly throwing rocks and hiding behind cloth...
By now our group has probably fought him 6 times? I think we're 30% wins haha.
Well these are apparently the quintessential unit in a Khorne Daemonkin army since they're space marines who are closer to the warp than the rest. I tried to pick heads that had horns (there were a few choices) and to make them look as khorny as I could. I used spare shoulder pads too so they'd be turned world eaters like the berserkers they'd once been.
I was heavily inspired on this paint scheme by a google search /flikr for the model, so while not remembering who's it was, I am glad I found it. I mounted him on some resin bases I found in my hobby box as well. I'm going to paint up these boss models a bit more vibrant than I'm used to. It might be a nightmare world but painting can be happy :)
Here's my first Rawhide armour guy. We decided to gear up 1 guy before anyone else so this guy got a shield to help tank the evil lions. Not sure if he'll be keeping it but it works for now! Also put some blood on the axe for visual interest (it's pretty drab!). Also since I thought he was Jaimie Lanister looking, I went with some blond hair. The look is uncanny!
There are four models on each sprue (2 male 2 female) but I'm only putting 1 of each together for now. I don't think we'd outfit an entire party with 1 type (they each have unique bonuses) and some look better than others in terms of stats. So for now, here's the token white lion figure. Lots and lots of fur went into crafting this so she's pretty warm I bet. Also since the materials called for bone on a few pieces, and we don't have iron yet, I avoided painting any of the larger panels in metallics. I suppose it could be rawhide but I think that would have ruined the 'whiteness' of the model and made it look similar to some of the other sets like leather/rawhide/antelope where I have other plans.
Here's a player character that's in progress. This game was pretty expensive, so my friends I'm playing it with pitched in a bit of money to help out. As part of that I told them all they'd each get a model for each armour type to assemble and paint themselves. Anyway, despite them all having painted their own 40k armies and such, none of them have jumped to paint a dude yet. Since I want the game to look nice while we play, I'm going to do the tour of models to start. Just 1 of each type for now. Later probably a few more with different weapon options. The joints are so small (not heroic proportions) so I'm not going to try to magnetize them.
Here's my finished Chaos Lord for my Khorne Daemonkin army. I tried to capture the 'essence' of him being slowly possessed in his worship; hence the wings and the bloodletter arm. I'm sure it's a painfully murderous process!