Category Archives: Neverborn

Malifaux: Barbaros


The Terror Tot’s big brother is ready to trim your hedges.  I like the lunging pose on this guy, although I haven’t tried to fit him into foam yet.

Barbaros
Barbaros

I decided that the bigger nephilim should be a paler color than the terror tots, so I started with the highlight on the tots (Amethyst Purple) as a base, and highlighted with a mix of the base and Grel Flesh (the Reaper website makes it look like it would be the perfect highlight, but it’s a bit greyer in person).  I still washed with Secret Weapon’s Amethyst.

I tried washing the metals with a dark blue to try to tie back to the purple/blue scheme, but it didn’t really show up.  So I went back to one of my standbys, Armor Wash.

The wings are the blue triad I’ve been using across my Neverborn, but with the Amethyst Secret Weapon wash to tie it together a bit.  I meant to try do some blending at the base of the wings, but I guess I forgot.

The hair is Blue Liner, which is this neat black/grey/blue color, depending on how thin it is.  I thinned it a bit to let it leave the high points with a bit more primer shining through, which gave a nice natural highlight.  I did a light drybrush of Blue Liner mixed with white to bring it out a bit more.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.

Malifaux: Terror Tots


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.

Terror Tot (wolverine)
Terror Tot (wolverine)

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.

Terror Tot (punch daggers)
Terror Tot (punch daggers)

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.

Terror Tot (arm blade)
Terror Tot (arm blade)

I think these demon babies will make a nice addition to my crew.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.

Malifaux: Mr. Graves

Next up is Mr. Graves, a big man with a stick. You can tell he’s classy because he wears spats.

Mr Graves
Mr Graves

I splattered some blood on his front. Don’t mess with a man whose fist is larger than his head. I like the effect up close, but from a little farther away it’s either invisible or just looks dirty.

Mr Graves (detail)
Mr Graves (detail)

Somebody’s skull is having a bad day.

With this model, I’ve painted all my Malifaux models, except for the Nightmare Whiskey Golem (which I’ll wait until I have more Gremlins to play him with).  I don’t let myself buy too far ahead of what I can paint, so I have to finish some 40k before getting any more.  I’m thinking of getting the Lilith box next.  That’ll get me Terror Tots for some cheap scheme runners, plus expand into a second master.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.

Malifaux: Miss Ery (Teddy)


Miss Ery is the Wyrd Gencon bonus model for this year.  It goes together pretty easily, and is a fairly nice model.  There are some weird lines on the torso, which I think is from milling out the mold at not-quite-high-enough resolution.  Hard to argue with the price, though.

Miss Ery
Miss Ery

I played with putting some of GW’s “technical” Blood for the Blood God” paint here.  I started applying it before Dullcoting, which I realized was silly (part of makes it work is the wet/glossy texture).  I just went over most of it again after applying the varnish.

I decided to go for metal for stitching as well as the claws.  I thought it would make her look more menacing.

Miss Ery (detail)
Miss Ery (detail)

I’m still not quite sure what the tuft on the top patch is supposed to be.  It doesn’t look like leaking stuffing, or anything else for that matter.

What a cuddly teddy bear.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.