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I've shown the Wraiths off in another thread, but the shots were run through a photo program that wanted to "correct" and "enhance" the images into complete garbage (whether I wanted it or not), so I've got some new ones for them. Some of these pictures are over-exposed, but you can actually see some of the colors on the robes now.
The apes are new. They've actually been done for some time, I just never did anything with them.
First, the Bar-Llgura. He's big, blue and orange, and cranky. I figure he's "dad" or "big brother" to the other two.
Second, the blackback, or youth.
Last, the silverback.
The stars of the show: The Nagendra!
The Captain and The Matriarch.
I had actually wanted to avoid green and brown, but sometimes it's just right to follow the tried and true path. I was originally modelling the captain off the boomslang, but I didn't want to do all those black tips/edges. I ended up just enjoying the green and playing with the red enamel armor. The Matriarch was originally to be modeled off the taipan...but they have all these little lateral chevrons...I thought about trying to do just a straight brown line, and then decided just to keep the black head and khaki/brown body.
Spear-snake and Warrior
I wanted to do something unusual, and I remember the Golden Eyelash Viper, so that's what I used as inspiration for the spear-snake. It's yellow. Kind of like the name suggests. The Warrior is based off Fea's Viper. Fea's Viper will serve as the inspiration for all Nagendra Warriors.
Which brings up the last two: Archer and Warrior.
I started looking at spitting cobras for the archer, and if I'd found the red spitting cobra first I would have used it. But I ended up on another cobra (palawan) instead. The palawan is basically black with light brown/khaki stripes and a partial mask. I added three dots to the hood for grins and giggles. The fletching on the arrows is purple, and decoration on the bow is done in a silver/steel color. The other warrior is just like the first, except that the orange is a different shade, and I didn't put the tan on the head.
Misc. Action Shots:
With spending more time at home, I have been able to start painting a bit more. I have chosen to focus primarily on the figures that will have applications across multiple scenarios that might come up at the gaming table. I decided I would try to knock out some of these types of figures that I wouldn't normally choose to paint with the limited amount of time I normally have...outside of a global pandemic. These types of figs are good practice, and frankly, it will be great to have these figs ready to add to the table for atmosphere, if nothing else. Imagine that there is an encounter in a city setting where these two watchmen are not engaged, either down the street or a block away, but still on the battle map where the players can see them, it might make the tension a bit more palpable in that the scenario the party is engaged in. They might be overheard by the authorities. They will be heard of combat breaks out. IDK. Sounds like a good theory, anyway.
I sat down to paint these guys and started finding all these little details that I had missed. That, compounded by trying a new paint brand I really wasn't familiar with, they ended up taking longer than I had anticipated. Which, in hindsight, ended up being a good lesson in patience and perseverance. Despite all that. I am happy with the result.
I may have misled you a bit by the title as instead of using copper for the armor metallics, I thought that Vallejo Game Color Brassy Brass was a much more impactful metallic color while still being close enough to copper to make the pun work. The tabards are just RPE Miniature Paints Dark Green which is a bit thinner than I like for a base coat, but working in layers I was able to work up to a nice dark green base and then build up the highlights from there. The highlights where built up using RPE Miniature Paints Bright Green mixed in with thr Dark Green. These guys were good practice, and I got to try some free-hand on their badges, which is just a very loose interpretation of a fleur de lis.
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