• Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 8

     Nyss are almost Ready! Each model received a bit of a touch up, and the bases received a bit of autumn flocking. Bowstrings Initially, I was ready to call it quits.  However, I couldn’t let the lack of bowstrings go without some sort of solution.  I wanted to have some of the Nyss Hunters drawing back a bow, and I was ready to cut and fashion an arrow out of a paperclip and clay, but I realized it would look utterly ridiculous.  To begin with, the archers’ drawing hands are way beyond their shoulder.  I was taught to pull to

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 7

    Extra time means more paint! The straps and accents on the quiver and sheaths picked up a coat of German Uniform, and the bow picked up a nice shade of Beige Brown.  Silver highlights were next for the buttons, studs, what have you. Paint Vallejo Model Color 70.920 German Uniform 70.875 Beige Brown 70.997 Silver

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 6

    More Green! Ouch!  I don’t have any green in the bottle to help spiff things up.  However, I do have a nice glaze that I think will work out.  So I mixed Deep Green with Verdigris Glaze at a 3:1 ratio.  It’s nice and bright.  I think these Nyss Hunters are working out pretty well. Paint Vallejo Model Color 70.970 Deep Green 70.832Verdigris Glaze

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 5

    Green, Brown… Now What? What now, indeed?  Well, the quivers and sheaths are obvious places for an accent, and I decided firmly on a deep red.  Not too bright, so it doesn’t drown out anything, but just the right amount of color. Paints Vallejo Model Color 70.814 Burnt Red

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 4

    Cloaks are Brown Another shade of brown on the cloaks, slightly lighter than the last.  This one is also from the Model Color line, off their Panzer series of paints. Paints Vallejo Model Color 70.826 German Camo Med Brown

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 3

    Shadows in the Cloaks I think I use a lot of this particular color.  German Camouflage Black Brown.  It is exactly as it seems – black with a touch of color to keep it from being unnaturally black. Armor Next up: the armor!  Keeping things moving, I hit the armor with a few thin coats of Deep Green.   Paint Vallejo Model Color 70.822 German Camo Black Brown 70.970 Deep Green

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 2

    Skintones & Swords I found an old bottle of Reaper Miniatures Master Series paint called Fair Skin.  Fifteen years ago, that paint mixed into a rosy peachy color, and to my surprise, still does today.  I tempered it with Vallejo Model Color Verdigris Glaze, in a 2:1 mix of Reaper:Vallejo.  Next, the Nyss Hunters took a splash of grey wash.  Their swords also took a hit from the Reaper/Vallejo mix, for an eerie greenish coloring along the wavy part. Armor Their leathers would take a hit of Military Green before my hour was up.  I hadn’t decided yet what was going on

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  • Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters Day 1

    I decided to take a break from my Cygnar build while I wait for some supplies.  In the meantime, I will be working on Cylena Raefyll & the Nyss Hunters.  First step is to pick a color scheme. The studio scheme appears to be a black with a touch of green in the cloak (or it could be my monitor).  Anyway, their whole spectrum is white->grey with a brown accent, and a gold to go with the brown.  I don’t have the book for Mercenaries, but from what I can tell, the group is from the north.  Usually they’re a pale sort of

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