Saturday, 15 September 2018

Seishin


I've painted these models before so I didn't feel too encouraged to do that again. I wanted to have some potential summons for Ana Lovelace so I had to find the motivation. It wasn't easy as I am still adjusting to different style of working at a new place and return home much later than I used to. Still, "nulla dies sine linea", as Apelles of Kos used to say. I tried to find a few minutes on a slightly irregular basis and somehow managed to finish them.
Nothing too fancy, the combination of toned down green with a vibrant red/yellow pattern is not something that can be described as innovative. I tried to blend them with the bases slightly more by sculpting around their tails and adding the greenish light effect there as well. Also, I made sure not to use drybrush on the manes. While I'm not strictly against this technique, I find that standard highlights with smoother blends work much better for a wavy look of hair that flow in a natural way.


The inspiration derived from Chinese Dragon parades is rather obvious here. To the Chinese, dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. Well, apparently Ana and Kirai are the worthy ones in the world of Malifaux. I like the fact that each of the Seishin has distinctly different facial features and their bodies are not the same size and thickness too.

If this model is sacrificed in game, it can protect friendly models within 3' from blasts and auras, or heal them. Other than that it's merely an extra activation that can occasionally come into play as a result of trigger from Ana Lovelace's attack. They may have some good use against blasters like Rasputina or Sonnia but I haven't tried them under such circumstances yet.
These three took much longer to finish than they should but now that they're done I can focus on other, more interesting projects.


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