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Mystic Wargames: The Death Lord (70mm)

OK, this is the third version of Morti, the Primarch of the Death Guard I painted. I think it is one of the best versions of him pre-Heresy. (And also that I need to get better light sources.) I cannot recommend this company enough -they make some real nice looking alternatives for Warhammer 3- 40K,

I tried to paint his armor as dirty as possible, and had a little experi8ence with OSL -with some success, but not to my complete satisfaction.ű

(I just noticed I forgot to paint the chains holding the skeleton to the scythe. .. will do that tonight. Also: it is a really freaking stupid choice of weapon if you ask me.)

Mystic Wargames: Red Angel (55mm)

This is the second model from Mystic Wargames; I have to say I am really impressed with the quality and detail. I will buy some more from them as soon as feasible (time and financial constraints). For a full review, please see ModelGeek; here are some photos of Mr Angry. This is probably the last of the Angron models I will paint… I have been quite busy painting different iterations of him and Mortarion.

Do not talk to me or my little brother ever again

Smart Resin Models: Eternal Eagle (the Big E himself), Alternative weapons

EDIT: sadly the company behind this mini (TAGO Collectibles) stopped honoring their kickstarter pledges to their backers. I cannot really recommend purchasing anything from them. If you are interested in an Emperor Figure, Mystic Wargames has one for you. This has been an expensive lesson for me.

In a previous post or two I have shown the Emperor with some extra heads… now let’s see him with optional weapons, too. (Smart Resin Models was very kind to send some extras with the ordered claws, so there will be a new post once I am done with those.)

(Let me know if the slideshow or the tiled view works better.)

Anyhow I think the lance and especially the power claws work better than the flaming sword. I magnetized all, so you can always swap them out. As I said I have some other pieces to finish: two heads and a hand covered with psychic fire…

Mystic Wargames: The Iron Lord (70mm)

Darn the face is out of focus… I will shoot another photo when I get around.

I did a review of this figure on Modelgeek. It is a great depiction of Perturabo, the Primarchs of the Iron Warriors. As character he kind of sucks (unfortunately the writers who were assigned to flesh him out did a very poor job at it so we have a moping, petty little fourteen year old), but the figure looks awesome.

And it is the first 3D printed figure I have ever seen…

Artel W Miniatures: Red Angel Bust

This is my first ever bust. Normally I am wary of these things because skin tones are not something I have experience with, and this thing costs a lot of money. But it actually depicts Angron in a way I really like (not just some foam-in-the-mouth berserker), so I bought it. (They have a small Angron, too, if you are interested.)

The package is pretty cool – you do feel you have a premium model in your hand. Black box with foam packed parts – now I finished the model I really do not know what to do with it, because it would be a shame to discard it.

I painted and built the bust over three years; I just never had the fortitude to get on with it. (I was afraid to fail.) The assembly is simple, and the model fits well (apart from a seamline on the back, which I will cover with a piece of chain. If you paint after assembly it can be easily filled with putty. The head fits in wonderfully: the bottom is rounded, and fits into its “socket” in one way only without the use of locating pins or pegs; I found it pretty neat.

Anyhow, I painted the base of the armor using Vallejo’s gold, then gave it depth using several layers of AK Interactive’s true metal gold, old bronze and copper.

Most of the other colors were achieved with oil paints (with some acrylic help when I needed a strong coverage). Overall I am pretty pleased with the results. Absolutely recommended; this bust will most definitely stand out on any model collection… Now I just need to get a stand for this guy.

Perturbado

I have no idea who makes this figure – I got it from a Facebook buy/sell group (as I do a lot of stuff, because buying used is significantly cheaper).

He is about the size of a space marine (probably a tad smaller), which is to say, he is small. I guess he can be seen as a practice for the larger-scale version by Mystic Wargames which I am currently painting and reviewing.

Smart Resin Models/TAGO Collectibles: Ethernal Eagle (the Big E himself), Alternative Heads

EDIT: sadly the company behind this mini (TAGO Collectibles) stopped honoring their kickstarter pledges to their backers. I cannot really recommend purchasing anything from them. If you are interested in an Emperor Figure, Mystic Wargames has one for you. This has been an expensive lesson for me.

In a previous post I showed Emperor with his helmet on. I am working on the alternative heads…

I have to say the heads look a bit tiny compared to his body. I left the eyes just white- it suggests some big psychic force, plus saves me trying to paint the iris… Looking at the photos I also need to work a bit more on the skin, but hey, until the new power claw arrives I have some time.

Smart Resin Models: Eternal Eagle (the Big E himself), WIP 2

EDIT: sadly the company behind this mini (TAGO Collectibles) stopped honoring their kickstarter pledges to their backers. I cannot really recommend purchasing anything from them. If you are interested in an Emperor Figure, Mystic Wargames has one for you. This has been an expensive lesson for me.

I guess He will be a constant participant for this blog, as I have some heads to finish, and I also am waiting for an alternative weapon to arrive (I do not necessarily like the flaming sword).

Anyhow, this is He, the Master of Mankind, at his present state. The sword, for now, is only attached using blue-tac – to be magnetized later. The heads are already magnetized.

I was thinking about doing some object source lightning on the flames, then I just said, nah. I like how he turned out and would not risk ruining it…

If you buy the larger version of the miniature, you can add LED lightning to them as they come in a transparent form.

Forgeworld: Magnus the Red

Finally it seems like the curse has been broken, and I managed to find inspiration to finish Magnus.

As I mentioned the white cape did not turn out well; I repainted the whole thing in French blue (AK Interactive), and did some shading using wet blending methods (so I do not use oils only). I found some of the parchment strips hanging from his coat (I have been with this figure since two years ago, and it has moved countries with me half-painted). I painted the details using water-soluble oils, though – they give a nice, transparent effect.

I tried to give some of the iridescent effect to the feathers; I think they turned out OK. I also played with the skin-tones: I did some shades using purple. I have read a long time ago someone mentioning this -and surprisingly it works.

Anyhow, it is finished, and took its place in my cabinet. Off to finishing off the big E, and the other running projects. God, help me find strength not to start new ones until I do.

Artel W Miniatures: Angron, the Red Angel

Well the last one finish first, I guess. (The Emperor is getting ready, and I have trouble with Magnus‘ cape.)

I worked on his face and arms for a little bit more and decided he was finished. (My approach of painting skin tones is to start with dark, and layer on increasingly lightened skin tones, wash, start over, and keep doing it until something approaches acceptable comes out.)

A bit chaotic method, but it is mine.

I know it is not a Golden Demon contender, but I am really pleased how the armor came out, and I even like the skin on this guy. The mini itself is simply great; it is well-cast, has great detail, easy to assemble, and more importantly: it captures Angron’s rage while does not simply paint him as a monster. You can see his pain behind the rage – unlike in the Forgeworld version where he looks more like Gene Simmons with an alternative facepaint. (The book Betrayer is a great one about his character.)