Just wanted to share the work I was able to do on the Nephilim Soldier last night. He’s pretty much done at the moment and I’m very happy with the result. In fact, it’s emboldened me to push on. This is 5 points down, 45 to go!
Still undecided on what to do as far as basing though. I did have an idea when I remembered that my mom has one of these hanging up in her house. I was going to swing by on the weekend anyway, but now I think I’ll also try and get a mold of it made with some insta-mold and then make a cast that I’ll smash to chunks. Thoughts?
Also, I have some pics of the Scythean I started on. The first week of the Slow Grow/Journeyman (never know which is the right one to call it) culminates in a 15pt Highlander event, which means I need one of every model type. I have the Nephilim Soldier as my light, the Scythean as my heavy warbeast (as the other in the list is Typhon and I don’t think characters are permitted), Swordsmen or warmongers (probably Warmongers) as my unit, and either a Shepard or a War chief (probably the War Chief) as my solo. Rhyas as my warlock of course.
I put my Khador aside for a moment so I could take a stab at my Menoth stuff. All the white was starting to drive me a little crazy…
Ever since I prepped and primed all my models a couple of weeks back, I’ve been chomping at the bit to try out the scheme I had in my head for the Menites. So I’ll have predominate white Khaodr and predominate black Menoth. This model also represents a couple other firsts for me beside being my first Menoth figure. It’s my first light warjack, my first time using black primer (I had been using white for my Khador go figure), and my first time using a palette. So far, one of the top critiques I’ve gotten is that my paints looks thick, so I am hoping with the use of this palette and trying to officially water down my paints, I can alleviate that.
He still has a ways to go (you can see all the blue tac), but I hope to enter this guy in Lost Hemisphere’s December Paint the Target (target is non-humans) and Vox Populi. I still have more coats of gold to do and the jewels will end up being blue, which should be a nice contrast to all the dark colors.
It was also my first with trying drybrushing. I really don’t have that down. I wanted to do it for the bases because all of the Menites are going to have a simple desert base. I am really not happy with it. It any of you have any pointers in that area, please let me know. Here is what I did:
I used Elmer’s glue and some dirt/gravel and then primed with Krylon black primer. Then I used P3 paints. I base coated with Bloodstone and then (attempted) to drybrush Menoth base over it. I think maybe I still had a lot on paint on the brush, but I had brushed it all off on a paper towel until it didn’t have much on it.