Monday, September 22, 2014

Warmachine: Reckoner Heavy Warjack

This fellow is my latest painted model, a Reckoner Warjack for Warmachine. Every person that makes fun of how unrealistic the proportions on a Space Marine Dreadnought are should look at this guy. He's all shoulders and arms with itty bitty legs. Imposing, but not practical. I'm trying to relearn my Menoth painting technique. This came out rougher than I planned, but I think part of it is that my Menoth White Highlight paint is getting old. It's got way too much grit in it.

He was a fun model to paint. Very different from my 40K paint schemes. I'm still learning how to paint the Protectorate symbol, the Menofix, but I think the two on the top of his carapace came out okay. Any inaccuracies are extra noticeable on him because both can be seen from the same angle. If they're not mirror images, it will be easily noticed. I used grey rather than black for the freehand, since it's on such a light background. I think it looks far better than black would. Not as stark a difference but still dark enough to stand out.

I wish I could discuss how he works on the table, but I honestly have no idea. The people I've talked to have said that he's one of the best  heavy warjacks in the game, so I'm hoping he'll be useful whenever I get the chance to play.

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