Saturday, January 15, 2011

Warmachine - first completed minis

I'd originally picked up a Warmachine piece in the consignment case of my FLGS just because I thought it was a cool model.  Turned out there were three in the box I bought, 2 heavies and a warcaster.  Took them home, downloaded the freebie quickstart rules and figured it looked like a good game.  My kids also took a look and were interested so I got them a couple of the starter battle boxes for christmas and a couple of mercenary solos myself.  These are all assembled, and in various stages of being painted, but the first 5 are finished. 

Got to say they are very nice models.  The warjacks are decent, but the characters are well above average.  Better casting quality than what I'm used to from the GW metals.  I picked up some Secret Weapon bases and the snow kit for these guys.  All comes together really well.

Soft Snow

Just a quick example shot of this.  I've been itching to try the one of the snow effects offered over st Secret Weapon so I picked up his winter scenics kits.   Really easy to use, and really effective.  There is a tutorial on his site that shows different ways of mixing the snow.  I'm liking the snow/realistic water blend as its a little softer then the snow/PVA.  So props to the kit, if anyone has been looking for a similar effect this is an easy and effective way of getting it.