After getting badly badly poisoned by McMourning a few weeks ago, I decided I needed some condition removal, in the form of the limited edition Johana.
I originally tried to use a different blue on her shirt, centered on Marine Teal., but I didn’t like how it looked. I painted back over with the blues I’ve been using, centered on Twilight Blue. It ended up as an interesting intermediate shade. Some of the highlighting a bit loud up close, but it works well on the tabletop.
This model is also my entry in December’s #MFXTOP painting competition.
Naturally, the Guardians needed something to ride around in. I painted this model months ago, but haven’t had the chance to show it off much.
It doesn’t totally come across in the pictures, but I think the shading I did with the airbrush worked pretty well on this model. It’s subtle, but it helps to keep the model from looking too flat.
The weapons are, as usual, magnetized. The shuriken cannon/catapult was kind of a pain, since it’s designed to pop onto a pivot point, the magnet needs to be on the inside of the U. I ended up cutting it with a razorsaw, putting in the magnet, and gluing it back together. The seam is behind and under, so I didn’t worry too much about the seam being a little visible.
While priming and airbrushing I just attached the top hull with blue tack. This let me do the shading with the natural shadows of the model, but still easily get to the engines without spoiling the orange.
My Jakob Lynch crew has a decided lack of cheap models — the only model less than 7 stones is Mr Tannen, and he’s kind of a specialty piece. These Terror Tots give me more options.
I went for a base color of Reaper’s Imperial Purple, a highlight of Amethyst purple, and wash of Secret Weapon Amethyst. The armbands are the Midnight Blue, Twilight Blue, and Snow Shadow triad, which I’ve been using across the Neverborn. The hooves, loincloth, horns, and teeth are all variations on Bone Shadow/Aged Bone/Bone Highlight, washed with SW Sepia Brown.
Looking at the pictures, the eyes don’t pop nearly enough. I’ll probably go back and try to bring them out a bit more. I like the highlighting I’ve got on the hooves, face, and armbands, though.
I think these demon babies will make a nice addition to my crew.