Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Malifaux - The Guild Grows...


Looking back over my posts about Malifaux, it seems I have a small flurry of posts each year. Two years ago I covered the painting of my Lucas McCabe crew. Last year I chronicled my introduction to the game itself. This year, it's more toy soldiers : )

My gaming group has recently started playing Malifaux again, so I figured it was a good chance to try a new crew and paint up some more models. I have a fondness for all of the different Guild crews and I like the idea that I can keep expanding my collection and will, in years to come, be able to pick and choose from a large pool of minis.

It was a toss up between Sonnia Criid and Lady Justice, but I felt the Death Marshals would take a bit longer to paint up when hobby time is at a premium. The Witching Stalkers are very cool little models too - this helped sway me.


Here is my Sonnia Criid, flanked by Samuel Hopkins and the Perpetual Flame. I decided to go for magical blue flame on both Sonnia's sword and her totem, rather than the standard orange fire. This way I'll be ablate match them to the Death Marshals when I get to them (probably next year).


I really like my wooden plank bases and figured that a creature like the Perpetual Flame would create some charring damage. Over the top of the wood I sculpted some charred wood texture with greenstuff, then painted it up to look the part. Over the top of the grey edges I lightly drybrushed some Blue Green to simulate some OSL.


The very cool Witching Stalkers. I love the poses, the swords, the robes, all of it : )


And because I love to push around more than the average amount of models, I added these two Guild Guards to the crew. These two are perfect for dropping Scheme markers and getting in the way or slowing down enemy models.


I have also decided to build a handful of models that could work as Guild Guards or Wastrels. This figures are from the Through The Breach Male Multi-part Models box set. There are some interesting parts in the set, but also a surprising amount of repetition. Still, these four are pretty cool.

Anyway, I have to get back to my painting table : )

Cheers
Dave

10 comments:

  1. The shading on your two Witching Stalkers and Guild Guard's clothes is beautifully done, not that any of the other work isn't great. I'd love to know more about that if you had the time.

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    1. Thanks, Chris. I'll try to put something together soon.

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  2. those multi pose kits are really cool and versatile.

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    1. They certainly are. I wish there was a little more variety in the leg poses, but they've certainly crammed a lot onto that sprue.

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  3. They look great. I'm always curious to check out how good painters do flames. I've been finding more an more that flames painted "wrong" or with regular dark to light shading look better than "true" flames painted with lightest in the heart/recesses of the flames.

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    1. It's a tough one. I always find that the "wrong" way is simpler and faster because it is essentially highlighting. The "true" way takes longer because you have to rethink everything, but ultimately can look a lot better.

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  4. Those are utterly phenomenal! Love the charring on the decking, that's an inspired bit of work - good stuff!

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    1. Thanks, mate. I figured it could look cool and give that burning feel : )

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  5. Great work, a quick question what blues did you use for the robes/cloth?

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