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Today, I have some crappy cell phone pictures of what I’ve been able to do over my lunch hours here and there this week. Mostly, it’s been applying the same treatment to all of the Scythean’s upper armor.

I didn’t try and get every panel of armor on the entire model because just like with the arm, I’m trying to see what it will look like in stages before I commit too much time to the experiment. Small steps, asses and then move forward.

Anyway, the pictures:




Overall, I’m very happy with where this is headed. Unfortunately, the white is a decently tedious process, much more so than 2-brush blending the Coal Black shades and Arcane Blue highlights

Also, I know the pics aren’t all that great, but they’ll get better when we finish moving into our new place and I can settle into my new studio. Give me another week or two.

Looking forward, there’s still loads to do for this army in just two months. I have four more heavies to finish besides this guy, three of which need to be cleaned and assembled. I also have about 20 small based models, including a warcaster who will need special attention.

I’ll be honest, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed and I’m not sure I’ll get the army done in time for Hardcore at Nova Open. That’s not even including the handful of competition pieces I want to do for the conventions’s Capital Palette Painting Competition.

Wednesday, I played a 35pt version of my eventual 50pt Vayl2 Hardcore list.


Vayl, Consul of Everblight (*6pts)
* Harrier (2pts)
* Harrier (2pts)
* Angelius (8pts)
* Ravagore (9pts)
* Scythean (8pts)
Blighted Nyss Legionnaires (Leader and 9 Grunts) (6pts)
Spawning Vessel (Leader and 5 Grunts) (3pts)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (1pts)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (1pts)
1 Spell Martyr (1pts)

My opponent, Paul, threw Kraye and a Stormwall at me.  It also looks like he was a point over, but we won’t hold that against him.

Captain Jeremiah Kraye (*6pts)
* Hunter (6pts)
* Centurion (9pts)
* Stormwall (19pts)
Rangers (5pts)
Journeyman Warcaster (3pts)

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Here’s a photodump of stuff from the First Annual Feat of Service, hosted by the Nova Nomads.


Bold strategies on the battlefield, a humble work ethic in the workshop and a shared love of good ale has earned Katya the respect and undying loyalty of the soldiers under her command.

Katya grew up and an orphan on Elsinburg’s streets. Her fate changed when she was selected to be a blacksmith’s apprentice when the man she would eventually marry fixed the stove in the orphanage she stayed at. Her affinity for metalworking and mechanikal design led to her apprenticeship being years shorter than any the Khadoran Mechanikal Assembly had heard of. She aced the Assembly’s entrance exam at the age of 15, and still holds the record for the youngest person to pass.

Her path through the courses at the Mechnaiks Assembly left an exhaustive trail of broken records. Ending with her graduating a year earlier than the rest of her class. During her time there, Katya’s ability to control and commune with warjacks surfaced, and soon it became clear to the instructors that she had warcaster potential.

Katya charged head first into her Warcaster training, spending most of her time among the soldiers of the Unbreakable 11th, stationed at Ravensgard on the Khador-Cygnar border. There, she practiced commanding warjacks in border skirmishes during the day, and spent her nights in the Supply Depot, repairing destroyed Warjacks, Man-O-War armor and anything else she could get her hands on. In exchange for her extraordinary repair services, Katya made an arrangement with the Supply Officers of the 111th that kept her detachment well stocked on beer and ammunition.

Katya is often seen leading a pack of warjacks from the front line, protecting and guiding her forces. Her custom suit of Man-O-War armor sacrifices speed in favor of armor and strength. It is equipped with a massive Mechano-Wrench that doubles as a weapon, and Welding Torch that can be quickly configured to act as a flamethrower. Katya’s arcane gifts and extensive intellect help her use these tools to orchestrate complex battlefield repairs on destroyed and damaged warjacks, effectively resurrecting the war machines.

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Here’s the stat cards for my Custom Warcaster for the Feat of Service Charity Event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project this weekend.

If you want to donate to this great cause (and you should), then donate here.


Parts for her model came from four different kits: Bombshell Bombardier, Battle Mechanik Officer, Assault Kommando Flamethrower, Man-o-War Kovnik.  See if you can spot the parts in these WIP pictures.




And here she is, all painted up!







Yes, that’s the NOVA Nomads‘ club logo on her beer mug.  We did design the logo to be beer label-esque, after all…



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The Nova NomadsFeat of Service is just a few weeks away, and we held our Spell Draft about two weeks ago.  Why so early?  Well, a fair portion of the event is aimed at building and painting the custom warcaster that you get to create for the event’s play day.  To do that, you need time to order bits, convert, assemble and paint the miniature.

So, two weeks ago, I was fresh off that awesome Hex Hunter caster I had drafted, and while I was tempted to rock the Legion, I knew I wanted to play fully painted for the event.  That meant I had to go with Khador.

This blog post will detail my thoughts through the army construction and Spell Draft, and at the end, I’ll show you the model I just finished converting, and will be painting in the next few weeks.

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