Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Starter finished, time to begin



So, I've finished painting Denny. Really great model. My only complaint would be that it's rather difficult to remove the mould lines from the blades on her back. They are so soft that I ended up breaking one of them and needed to make some repairs.



I tried a slightly different color scheme here as I wanted her to stand out among the rest of the army. So, the metallics are brighter with a slightly different approach to weathering. It's very bright today so she's probably a bit brighter in the picture than in real life. I think that I should try to print a darker background too.



Well, there it is, minis from the Cryx battlegroup set. Happy family on a sunny summer day, ready to plunder, destroy, kill and torture :) Overall, I'm quite happy with how they turned out. I wanted a more or less cohesive color scheme and I tried to find a method that would allow me to paint them quickly without losing much on the quality. All in all it took me about a week (I had quite a few things on my mind, plus I usually paint in the evening or at night). They should look nice "on the table".



I haven't yet had a chance to play WARMACHINE but at the end of the week I'm moving out from Kraków (where I've spent the last 5 years) back to my hometown. My brother has been playing WM for a while now so I will finally get to play it too. He's got a quickly growing Protectorate force, most of it unpainted so far. I challenged him to paint at least the starter before I move in so I'll see whether he's been successful soon.

I want to start expanding my slowly growing Cryx force and today I will make an order and buy a few more minis. I want to take it easy and get the feel for playing this army, begin adding solos/units/jacks in a consistent and carefully thought out way. My main criterion for choosing minis is whether I like them or not. And since Cryx has a lot of great models, I'm spoilt for choice. Now I plan to paint the first solo for my army. I should be able to do it by the end of the week, so stay tuned :)

Cheers,
Viruk

5 comments:

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I really like the color scheme and quality of your paint jobs on your Cryx. I look forward to seeing some more 'jacks, solos, and units!

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  2. Thanks Jake, much appreciated. I've ordered a couple more today so more pics should be posted here soon :)

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  3. Very nice family, ViRuK :) If you're going to paint all your figures in Cryx army like that, it will really be a nice and interesting horde :) I especially like the area of coloured, diverse metal on the left arm of the big guy ;) Some things need a little more work, like Denny's metal armour or big guy's glowing eyes, but overall you've done a really good job :)

    Greetings

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  4. Hi Kędzior :) Thanks for popping in, nice to see a fellow painted here :) There are always areas for improvement so this kind of comments are very helpful.
    Currently I'm working on a more "undead" model and I'll definitely post an update by the end of the week.
    Cheers!

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  5. I think the purples on Denny are outstanding!!
    Really very cool! :)

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