I recently painted a Cryx Battlebox, and it was my first experience of the new Warmachine plastic/resin things they’re moving to. It was interesting to compare them with Games Workshop’s Finecast and Mantic’s resins.
I was originally going to paint the Warwitch to match my variant Deneghra – most of the armour in silvers and golds. But with the benefit of hindsight I thought it looked far too drab. I opted for crisp clean silver and then added in P3 Jack Bone to the helmet, shoulder pads and boob-plates to help break up the appearence. That wasn’t enough, so I amped up the P3 Necrotic Green on her staff and Scourge-casting hand.
Compared to Privateer’s metal models, I think their new plastic offerings have less crisp and paintable detail. There’s a few soft edges (look at the roundedness on her rack blades) and areas that seem a little half-baked that I had to correct with clever painting. Do you have have experience with Privateer’s stuff?
More copying the standard studio schemes. This time, it’s Deneghra, the most diminutive of the Cryx casters. She was bought as a present, and so she went straight to the front of the Cryx painting queue.
This was my second attempt at painting the girl. The first time I used the Vallejo Game Color (eurgh american spelling) silvers, and it came out truly awful. They had that glittery finish that put me in mind of fairground bumper cars. I got sulky, and threw her in my undersink Nitromors jar. For my second attempt I wet out and bought some of the GW metals – I must say, (price aside) they’re the best metals on the market, and produce a gorgeously even finish.
Only problem with Deneghra is she’s, well, ‘meh’. She’s not a 10-foot tall steampunk skellington, or a zombie pirate dragon – she’s just an unimposing little girl with very straightforward colours. Maybe in time I’ll do another in a more striking scheme, with marble green armour plates, and lots of runic tattoos.
I do like the way her skin came out. I wanted her to stand out from all the green/grey Thralls, and look healthy and alive, but still eeeeevil.