These alts, slated for release at the Adepticon that wasn’t, were so popular they sold out within hours. Fortunately they were reprinted for slowpokes like me.
They also act as previews for the currently running Storms of Kural Kickstarter. The project is for a new two-player starter set, featuring two four model warbands, each model representing a different faction. The stat cards were released in the second edition rulebook, but these are the first models available.
The starter set is all single piece models, to be more accessible to people unfamiliar with metal models. These alt poses wouldn’t work in a single piece, but they aren’t exactly complex (torso and arms). I like slight posability, plus it would be easier to do simple conversions.
As a bonus, have a cat. You can never have too many cats in Relicblade.
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).
The mounted Battlesmith was one of the models that sold me on Relicblade. Well, really it was his ibex. It was time he walked on his own two legs.
Characters in Relicblade can’t be dismounted, but I painted him to match his mounted brethren anyways. The kit comes with an alternate head that seems to match the Woggie Woggelbuck Legends character, but I like the helmet version better.
The Wilderkin are the final faction pack for the Advocates in Relicblade.
The Stonekin is my favorite model out of the pack. His stony skin was shaded first with an airbrush, then washed and edge highlighted. In game he’s a tough and strong, but hungry for dice.
The Geomancer comes with two summable stones, although there’s no in-game restriction on the number. I like the less-common stone theme for the magic user.
I always have trouble painting animals. Sometimes there’s enough texture on the model that I can cheat with a drybrush. The shadowfox is not such a beast.
I picked up the Battlesmith on Ibex as part of my original Relicblade purchase at Adepticon last year. The rules let you mix and match mounts and riders, so long as the size matches. So I drilled into both to insert magnets and make them swappable. I started with 1/16″, but that wasn’t strong enough. I had to drill out the magnets themselves (not recommended) to make room for 1/8″.