The Berserker Pig is the first of the individual Adversary models from the latest Relicblade Kickstarter. As a character he’s existed for a long time, but this is his first time getting a model. While I was painting one pig, I figured I’d do a few others.
Like Cato, I felt like doing more blue. So the Berserker got blue accents. I’ve tried doing distinct accent colors for the pigs to help tell them apart on the tabletop, although these newer models also have more distinctive poses than the original set.
Branching out from accent colors, the Warlord gets gray skin. He’s fills out a 30mm base, unlike the 25mm common to most Relicblade models. I guess you don’t get to be Warlord by being small.
Verminmouth is the last of the pig sculpts. I really like how there are rats everywhere, including forming a loincloth.
In case there weren’t enough rats on Verminmouth, you can always summon the Rat Swarm. Dotting all the eyes was a pain, but worth it.
I missed Cato on his initial release, but once his mount Ladon became I available I knew I’d eventually make him mine. Plus, his Exilii benefits give me an excuse to buy whatever other models from the line appeal to me. Win-win?
I’ve been doing a lot of greens and reds, so I decided to focus on blue for Cato. As usual, the Arena Rex models are beautiful, if finicky in the thin parts.
Ladon followed my usual approach for beast models. Airbrush the main color, with some highlights and modulation. Then wash and drybrush. The drybrush falls apart if you look very closely, but otherwise I’m happy.
Like Caho-Ta, I drilled a small hole for a magnet so that I can add/remove the rider as desired. The spear is metal, where the rest of the model is resin. This has the advantage of not being droopy like some other thin pieces, but it bends super easily.
The Lone Guard Commander is the final Advocate model from the latest Relicblade Kickstarter. He’s an individual model that thematically goes with the Lone Guard faction pack.
For the Lone Guard human characters I used the same three colors in different combinations of pants, shirt, and cloak. I needed the commander to match while still getting a distinctive look. Thus, the orange cloak and shield (unique color) but burgundy accents (common color).