Since the GenCon Miss model this year was an alt Seamus, I figured I ought to get some of his friends. Fortunately, the High Society box was available for prerelease. Sweet! Unfortunately, they ran out and my box was significantly delayed. It did come eventually, so here we are.
I used these models as an opportunity to borrow a friend’s collection of contrast paints from Games Workshop and play with the new product. There wasn’t a good undead flesh option in the collection, so I tried one of the grays here. I disliked it enough to go back to my standard recipe for the rest.
I used a simple technique:
Zenithal prime white over black
Apply contrast paint over sections, in a single coat
Highlight with regular paints from my collection, mostly Reaper.
I’d call it pretty successful overall. At nearly $8 a bottle it’s a tough sale, but it was certainly fast with pretty good results.
I don’t expect to switch over entirely, but I have bought a few to use when it feels like the right tool.
I already had a transparent red Bete painted, way back in the day nominally to go with the nightmare Tara crew. I don’t love the paint job on it, though, so maybe the new one will find some use someday.
As Wyrd has done for the last few years, Black Friday brought a themed support piece for Gencon’s Nightmare crew. In this case, an alt Rogue Necromancy to go with Brine and Bones pirate Molly.
To give some texture, I used an airbrush stencil on the arms. This is one of my more successful attempts, as it’s actually still visible on the finished model, unlike Lord Chompy Bits.
I wish I had known this model would be coming before I bought and painted the regular Rogue Necromany, but maybe that one will fit better with other crews. Especially if I go all in on McMourning sometime.
While I’ve mostly focused on Wyrd’s plastic limited edition models, I couldn’t help but track down a Miss Pack once I started playing as Resurrectionists.
As a metal model, Miss Pack comes attached to a standard tab for a slotted base. Since my Resurrectionists are in resin bases, I trimmed it down. But the feet are a small target to drill a pin into. Instead, I left a bit of of the tab and drilled a matching hole, filling the gap with green stuff. It makes for a much more durable connection than just gluing the feet would have made.
I’ve been playing Resurrectionists for a while now, and what master of the undead would be complete without a swarm of unthinking zombies? Not me, anymore, anyways.
The paint scheme here is pretty simple, as befits their cheap minion status. I did go for some dripping red blood on some of the wounds. I’m not quite sure the mechanics of a bloodless gray-green flesh that somehow still holds fresh, bright red, blood. But hey, it looks pretty good, so let’s not think about it too much.