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Friday, September 5, 2014

Mortaria Noctis

 For the first stab at painting a mini in five months I worked on the iconic sniper, and self described "Hit-Woman" , Mortaria Noctis.

A lot of bad habits I developed over the years painting GW figures came back to bite me on this project.  Techniques that work really well on very deeply inscribed detail are not as effective on the RH sculpts so I', going to have to get back up to speed on regular painting.  Fortunately I've a couple of iterations of this one so I'll be able to track my progress.
This version sports the alternate head but the next one will have the death mask. 
 The color scheme is was developed for the eNV Corp operatives from the Serene Dawn setting.  I'm going to use it with some modification for the Iron Empire troops who will be used primarily as a Mechanicum flavored Astra Militarum force that has been fighting both the other TGG factions (Kurganova and Jailbird) and has only recently rediscovered by the universe at large.  They have infected with a weaponized disease by Contagion (a Death Guard Based Warband and system wide nemesis for all the factions) and have responded with dark, forgotten, science and an unhealthy obsession with Mortuary cults.

4 comments:

  1. Skin tones are really nice. Excellent work on the face, liking the color schemes. Get some zoomed in shots of some of that hard work! (hard to make out some of the crazy details you painted!)

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    1. Thanks Greg! I was interested in paying more attention to make up details and skin tones after looking at some of what the 54 mm crowd has been doing lately. Still a long way to go but its great to have a target!

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  2. I love a good RH fig. Probably my fave mini company right now.
    She looks just the right amount of arrogant and dealy- nice work!

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    1. Thanks SinSynn!.

      I've really been impressed with my interactions with RH! I'm looking forward to painting up a lot more of their stuff.

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