Of the four warbands I’ve painted for Shadespire, I’m easily the most happy with these. These specific models are why I picked up Shadespire; that they turned out the way they did makes me even happier with them.
I picked up four boxes of Dark Age Forsaken Prevailers at NOVA, and have been steadily making progress on them.
In fact: I was almost fully painted with them when I took these photos:
Just five models to go. Of course, since then, another twelve have shown up (I’ve had to acknowledge that Warknights don’t really align with my playstyle), but they’ll get painted up rapidly, I think.
Now, getting things models together has been a rocky road. Best case scenario, stuff is falling apart. Worst case scenario, shit is just flat out breaking for being breathed on.
That Warknight Captain is going to run around with a bladeless hilt for the rest of his existence because that blade will. not. go. back. on.
I’m painting some Skylancers right now: one of them melted. Literally. Literally. I was priming it and holding it at an angle (like you do, when you’re trying to get good coverage), and the ankles on the model just… decided that the rest of the model was too much weight and just noodled all the way over and then broke off before my eyes. It was dramatic enough that my current theory is that there might have been some chemical reaction between the primer (Vallejo airbrush primer) and the chalky metal they use.
After some cussing, I drilled a hole up her butt, stuck a paperclip in there, and am relying on the paperclip to support her. It’s worked out so far, as it has for the Warwind. I ended up doing this for two of the Repentants, and I’m starting to think I need to do it for the other two. At this point, I’m confident they’re going to fall apart.
This has had a drastic impact on my inclination to put time into these models. I like the game, I’m starting to appreciate… if not the fluff, then the tone of the game. But if I’m going to have to fucking fight these models to bring them to the table, I’m going to get them painted and leave it at that.
So, I’d say most of these are tabletop quality and probably not much more. I’m pleased with the Banes, satisfied with most of the Command models, and I’m just glad to be done with the Warknights.
Not much. Just working on a Zero, the Kriza, and playing around with some color options for painting Ad Mech.
Wrapped up some Frostgrave Gnolls earlier this week. Just about done with some Skeletons…
… so I'm about to start on some more Infinity figs for NOVA.
I painted up a few more minis while waiting for some terrain to show up in the mail.
Between that terrain being delivered and a last couple of weeks to see if I can get anything together for Historicon, this’ll probably be the last painting post I make for a bit. (Which is a shame, ’cause I’d just started getting some momentum back up here.)
Bandits are rad. They just are. I don’t know why I think 90’s urban camo is the dumbest thing but also the coolest thing, but I do, so I was happy to have an excuse to use it on the Bandit figures.
I’m still struggling with non-Caucasian skin. This came out… okay, but not the way I imagined it would. Carlota’s a Tomcat and Tomcats are great; I only got her because I really needed a second Zondcat.
Two Midnight Sun Analysts: the one on the left is the standard one, and the one on the right is the Infinity RPG variant. In space, you can have purple muttonchops. =