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Another successful hobbying weekend! With Pics!

Despite my being out of town for a almost a week, I had what I would call a successful hobby weekend!  Well it was pretty much a successful Sunday…but still!

Let’s take a look-see at what hit the table this weekend!

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Quick Base Pic & Tutorial!

The last post didn’t really show off the base inserts that came with the Kickstarter so here’s a better shot.

Quick, fast, and easy. Also not too bad on the eyes if I say so myself...
Quick, fast, and easy. Also not too bad on the eyes if I say so myself…

These were very easy to paint:

  1. Basecoat in VMA Gungrey
  2. I washed various parts in different washes, all from Secret Weapon. I used Dark Sepia, Blue, Yellow Snow, Green, Armor Wash, and Amethyst.  Don’t wash the entire model in the same wash, vary when you place the different colors.
  3. Drybrush VGC Silver.
  4. Finally I dusted Earth pigments all of them, again from Secret Weapon, this time their Dry Earth Pigment kit.  I affixed the pigments with 93% alcohol (the highest % my corner drugstore sold).  Basically, you let a brush soak it up and then just let it flow all of the base.  It’ll dry in about an hour or so.
  5. Finished them off by painting the lips black.  I went back and forth on whether to keep the purple bases, but ultimately felt the black lips made the rest of it ‘pop’ more.

[Relic Knights] Leopold Magnus & Static

Following on the heels of last post as promised, here is the first Relic Knights’ pair of models: Leopold Magnus and Static!

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Magnus is a Questing Knight (sort of like a junior Knight) for the Black Diamond faction and Static is his Cypher. I haven’t got a game in yet, but just by looking at his abilities, he seems to be geared towards Control type tactics with Esper stealing and knockback abilities.  Also I’m not quite sure what he is?  A robot?  Alien in a suit? So I’ll just put what’s on the back of the box:

Leopold Magnus spearheads Black Diamond’s research and development.  Naturally the best place to test his fiendish creations is on the field of battle.

While I’m not really super proud of the paintjob (it’s pretty much a tabletop speed job special), I do really like how his cape came out:

Crappy picture is still crappy though.
Crappy picture is still crappy though.

The bases also came out really good and they are the kickstarter extras that were included.  It also gave me a chance to break out my Secret Weapon pigments! I also think that the bases are a better plastic that the actual models!  Jeez, I really hate the type of plastic used on the models (same can be said about Privateer Press plastics too)…

Sigh...I need a light box...
Sigh…I need a light box…

The rest of the starter box models are incoming! Just as soon as I figure out a paint scheme, although I’m leaning towards making them all purple to match Mags here.  Kinda like his personal guard…

[Relic Knights] Black Diamond Starter Unboxing

Ah Relic Knights…the kickstarter many thought would never arrive…

Many of our locals that went into in have begun to actually recieve their rewards!  One of those locals is Plarzoid, which means by extension, ME!

I jumped onto Plarz’ pledge (does one man really need four factions?), picking Black Diamond as my faction of choice. I didn’t really go as over board as some of our folks, only adding a box of Black Dragons to my order.  But we’ll get there. First let’s start with want comes in the new Starter box Soda Pop Miniatures has made for the game…

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