(Be sure to click the pictures, they’re friggin’ huge!)
There’s a unit of Nyss Hunters here, converted using bits from Games-Workshop’s Wood Elves models. The conversion work was done by good buddy, @cutthroatcure. The only work I did on them was swap out all the swords for Nyss Hunter blades, and paint. The client wanted them to be inspired by the White Walkers from Game of Thrones, so they were done in muted blues with a slightly warm final highlight. We also kept them very simple, they’re 70% airbrush work.
On this side, we have the Dragoon solo, Skeryth Issyan and the dismounted version. I personally love shields, so I had a blast painting the shield here and calling out the emblems on it and the horse. There’s also a unit of Spears of Scyrah, led by Eyriss3. These girls were done in a largely greyscale scheme – something fun and different for Mage Hunters in this army. Lastly, Elara1 with her neon pink hair leads her new Harpy in to battle. (I think that one’s the Harpy… I don’t know what they are or what they do, I just make them look good.)
Aaaaand over here, we have the big boss himself, Vyros! His bird is painted like a peregrine falcon, black/blue on top and a creamy brown underneath. He’s flanked by some jacks – a Siren and a Banshee. They’re orange. What else do you want from me?
Note: The blue armor seems to be horrible to photograph. No matter what settings I use, the effect on the model isn’t being captured well. As a result, they look somewhat flat and off in photos, but they look stellar in person. I’m going to keep at it, but as reference, here’s the original model the method is based off, which shows the final effect nicely.
The second army in the Sunset Retribution collection features an Arcane Force Generator led by Ossyan, Moros and Hypnos. However, the client wasn’t going to be satisfied by the standard AFG model. So, I had the opportunity to do one of the coolest conversions in the Warmachine Comunity – the AFG Chicken Walker (AT-ST) build!
I have to say, this was a killer conversion and was a blast to work on.
I had the pleasure of delivering this army to its owner last weekend. It was a long haul, and many things were learned, and in the end, it’s quite the sight to behold.
Items of note:
Helynna’s flourescent pink mowhawk
Imperatus’ action pose
24 friggin’ Sentinels
Sylys Wyshnyllyr (painted in about two days)
Click for bigger pictures.
Adding high contrast lines to the weapon blades really helps them stand out, and helps broadcast the unique design of Retribution weapons. The Imperial Blue tint really shuts down the initial black-to-white contrast, and it would be too subtle to be seen unless you were examining a model individually. I was originally worried the lines would be too much, but seeing it across a whole army – I think it works nicely.
I really enjoyed not having to build bases, only paint them. There’s a whole discussion to be had about the benefits and costs of DIY versus resin bases, but from a time-savings stand point, being able to generate 30+ finished bases in two or three evenings is fantastic. I’d finished the models, and needed to base them, and before I realized it, they were done – and they look great.
Yes, I photographed them on my Khadoran Trenchworks terrain set. Because this is my blog, and it’s all about me.