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Before he was a warcaster, Coleman Stryker was a palace guardsman, protecting the throne from enemies foreign and domestic. One fateful night,when the oppression of King Vinter Raelthorne had finally come too much to bear, his brother Leto lead his own forces in a coup that set brother against brother, and changed the fate of Cygnar forever...


"The Lion's Coup" was kind of an odd duck for Privateer Press, four minis released under the "Iron Kingdoms" line and supported with a scenario in No Quarter where two players could reenact that fateful night with Warmachine rules. I picked up all four minis* when they first came out, back in '06, intending to proxy them into my Cygnar army somehow - but never did. Eventually, I dropped out of Warmachine and my minis were heaped into various nooks and crannies of my house, occasionally pulled out and fondled and then consigned to dust again.


Last year, my on-again-off-again gaming group started playing the new, non-D20 Iron Kingdoms RPG... combined with my renewed interest in painting miniatures, this was the perfect impetus to break out these old figures and finally try to do them justice.


Royal Guard Stryker here is intended to be a Cygnaran Duelist/Aristocrat, if my current character should fail for whatever reason - or if we start up a new game. I'm not particularly picky. I didn't quite follow the studio scheme, but as a nod to his heritage I kept him a ginger. ::D:








The vast majority of paints used were P3s, but Stryker's skin and hair were both MSPs - the Rosy Skin triad and Red Hair Triad respectively.


The tile base was part of my Secret Sophie gift from Bonwirn, and many thanks are given. ::):


Thanks for reading. C&C welcome.


*Royal Guard Stryker, King Vinter, Prince Leto, and "The Knight of the Prophet." No clue as of right now if I'll be painting up the other three any time soon, as I have a couple other projects on my mind... but it could be fun!

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Nice work, you dirty, Electric Chicken lover, you.


EDIT: Just saw your footnote. Where'd you get ahold of a Vinter? (Unless, of course, you ordered it from PP.)

Same as the other three...


... which is to say, I don't recall. Got em all at the same time, though, so probably Origins that year. Why? Is he rare?

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Nice work, you dirty, Electric Chicken lover, you.


EDIT: Just saw your footnote. Where'd you get ahold of a Vinter? (Unless, of course, you ordered it from PP.)

Same as the other three...


... which is to say, I don't recall. Got em all at the same time, though, so probably Origins that year. Why? Is he rare?


Not rare so much as most retailers don't carry the Iron Kingdoms minis, just the Warmachine and Hordes minis. I got lucky and picked up an Alexia (Witchfire Trilogy) and an Ordic Pistoleer, but they were the last IK minis on the shelf at my last FLGS.

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Nice job on striker.


As for the old IKRPG line you can find them pretty cheap online if you look. I ordered a bunch, including Vinter, for around $5 a piece with many being around the $3 range just last summer. Now that the RPG book is more popular those prices may have gone up though.

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Not rare so much as most retailers don't carry the Iron Kingdoms minis, just the Warmachine and Hordes minis. I got lucky and picked up an Alexia (Witchfire Trilogy) and an Ordic Pistoleer, but they were the last IK minis on the shelf at my last FLGS.

Asooo... yes, this is an issue. My FLGS only has the dwarven mechanik, last I checked. I used to get them from another store which since no longer carries RPG or wargaming material; they had a very good selection for a while there, though.


I have Alexia and had the Ordic Pistoleer - he vanished on me at some point, though. :huh: Not entirely sure what happened there...


Alexia, amusingly, was one of the first minis I painted up when I got back into painting last year.year before last, the pictures are dated for crying out loud



I should take better pictures. She was also one of the first minis I've ever based - simple gravel, flock, and static grass, but it worked out well I think.that was after these pictures, one more reason I should snap new ones

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I reckon the top guy could use a little API Soft Tone to "darkline" his skin tones. Hairline, eyesockets, between the fingers. Strong Tone or Dark Tone around his neck where the sculpt should recess but doesn't, and to define the division between hand and hilt, and "up" his sleeves. And under those gigantic cuffs.


Nice work, and some nice lining, you just need to...

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Just a few C&C for you: 

  • The cloak needs a few more higher highlights as well as something like a dark blue or black line along where the really soft blue edging of the cloak meet with the normal blue. I see some areas where it's not as clean as you could have it and that line would cover that up and make a nice transition.
  • A dark flesh wash between the fingers.
  • A few highlights along the brown leather areas.
  • A few highlights along the tips of the hair.
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