HORDES Minions Alten Ashley…

Alten Ashley is a fun little solo I usually run with my chosen anti-Hordes list at the time. I really like the model as it has a lot of character with the slow advancing while smoking a fat cigar pose. He was a pleasure to paint and the hodge podge of shoulder pads and studs somehow reminded me of someone who could totally be a character in the Mad Max world.

minions_alten_ashleySmoke’em if you got’em…

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature
  4. Minimal highlights (flesh, rivets & studs)Bases consist of mixed grit sizes, Army Painter Swamp Tufts & Flame/Red Mix Leaves
  5. I then varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testors Dullcote to subdue the shine

WARMACHINE & HORDES Free Rules & Massive Errata…

It was bound to happen and it finally did. That’s right boys and girls, they finally released the core rulebooks for the awesome price of FREE99!

DOWNLOAD Warmachine Prime MKII Rulebook

DOWNLOAD Hordes Primal MKII Rulebook

They have also just released a massive errata that changes many things for the overall health of the game. They re-balanced some models and got rid of some bad play experience abilities.

Here’s some key changes…

  • You can SHAKE off BLIND (Gorman Di Sadwulfe)
  • Haley2’s FEAT no longer lets her choose order of activation (Better game experience now)
  • Pistol Wraith’s DEATHCHILL only causes STATIONARY now (So Huge bases are now immune)
  • Siege Animantarax gains up to 3 Rage tokens in which it can boost things now
  • Archangel Draconic Aura causes models within 2″ to suffer the Fire Continuous Effect
  • Grotesque Raiders are now “Legion Blighted Nyss Unit” sub-type

WARMACHINE Mercenaries Cephalyx Agitator…

The solos that put Cephalyx into overdrive! These guys are pretty for awesome and buff most of the army with their little INSTIGATION aura which can be pretty amazing. Their baby Doc Oct claws were a little bit of a pain to put on, but they worked out in the end. I experimented doing some minimal glows on their eyes as a way to break out from my usual routine. You gotta mix it up to keep progressing that paint game!

mercenaries_cephalyx_agitatorAgitators have been down with Hip Hop since day one son!

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Soft Tone Ink over flesh & Dark Tone Ink over metal
  4. Painted eyes & rivets
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnished with Rust-Oleum Clear Gloss and then Testor’s Dullcote

WARMACHINE Khador Andrei Malakov…

This was the Warmachine Tactics Kickstarter exclusive sculpt. I really dig the pose and prefer it over the official release. This also marked a point where they started to offer different sculpting styles in which some of the models aren’t as bulky as usual, of which I am a fan of. That also meant less time to paint since less coverage so that motivated my lazy ass. I have only used him a handful of times, but he’s been pretty fun!

khador_andrei_malakovMy name is Inigo Montoya…

  1. Touch Tone Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature
  4. Minimal highlights (flesh & rivets)
  5. Bases are comprised of Woodland Scenic flock & Basecrafts Autumn Leaves
  6. I then varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testors Dullcote to subdue the shine

INFINITY HVT High Value Target…

In Infinity, you are required to have a HVT. It brings another element of scoring in the game which helps a lot since some scenarios are designed poorly or had minimal outside play testing. I wasn’t feeling the “Official Infinity Civilians” so I decided to go through some Reaper Chronoscope miniature bins at my LGS (Local Gaming Store) and pick something more appropriate. And so…Doctor Dave was born.

infinity_hvt_high_value_targetDoctor..

  1. Touch Tone Flat Grey Primer (Cheap automotive primer!)
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature
  4. Highlight using the same basecoat color
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Autumn Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testors Dullcote to subdue the shine

Warmachine Cryx Machine Wraith & Pistol Wraith…

These were a welcome break since they were different from what I usually painted. I also got to try out some new techniques such as glazing. I have been having a lot of fun with them in the Mercenaries Cephalyx Puppet Master contract!

cryx_machine_wraith cryx_pistol_wraith_01 cryx_pistol_wraith_02and then there was three…

  1. White P3 Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors
  3. Faux Zenithal Drybrushing – I drybrush at a downward angle pretending the light source is coming from above the models
  4. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over the miniature with a big flat brush
  5. I then used a purple glaze all over the miniature
  6. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  7. Rust-Oleum Clear Gloss then Testor’s Dullcote

Privateer Press Lock & Load 2015 photo dump…

Relive the experience OR live vicariously through these pics!