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THE SISTERS OF THE EMPEROR’S MERCY

THE SISTERS OF THE EMPEROR’S MERCY

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About the Project

Since the beginning of all things. The Emperor of Mankind has stood as the light in the darkness. We sisters, ordained and consecrated in battle, defend that beacon against all who come against it – Traitors, Heretics, Xenos – we defy them all. And when the time for vengeance comes: We shall bring the Emperor’s Mercy! (The mantra of the Sisters of the Emperor’s Mercy)

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Repentia Superior

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Skill 7
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Got one model done this weekend.  Progress, am I right?

This model was actually fairly difficult…

This model is a Raging Heroes – Dark Elf I believe.

Finished the freaky cherubs!

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Skill 8
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So. I was thinking about doing the wings in black, but I think the white pops much better.  These were more difficult than I was expecting.  They are all individual, with lots of details.

These are Armorium Cherubs.

Forgot to do the black rim on the basses…

More Flesh

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Okay, I realized I had more models that had skin prominent.  Primarily all those freaky cherubs!   Also I had some of those Raging Heroes figs that were basically running around in bikinis.  So, my plan for my next bit of painting is to get the models with a lot of skin out of the way…

Here you can see my basic skin treatment.  Here you can see my basic skin treatment.
More Flesh

What's Next?

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I think I’m going to continue with getting the most difficult units out of the way.  That means The Triumph first.  Then probably the penitent engines…

Actually, on second thought.  Because GW is going to be kicking out a lot of new units.  I think I will just stick with painting core infantry units for now.  Kind of boring, but there it is.

Two Completed Squads

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Pretty happy with that for my Spring Cleaning Challenge.

Still plenty to do for next year!

Arco-Flagellants Done

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Painted in the same basic colors and techniques as the Repentia.

Yes, they are running around in their underwear, but when you have been fitted with pacifier helms, subdermal stimulant pumps and ophthalmic goads, who really cares…

Repentia Done

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Skill 10
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So, the Repentia are finished, except for the Superior.

I am very satisfied with how they came out.  Holy cow, how good do the autum leaves look!

Okay, I should try to explain how I did this…

Once the skin was done, I went in and hit the metal bits with Leadbelcher and then highlighted it with Mithril silver, then did a Nuln Oil wash over that.  Added brass bits where necessary, highlighted those with Mithril silver and washed with Nuln Oil.  The tabards I did with a base of Red Gore, highlighted with some white mixed in, a heavy wash with Flesh Tearers Red and a little Nuln Oil in the recesses.  The wraps were complicated – based in Wraithbone, and then washed in contrast white, then highlighted in white, then washed in parchment, and highlighted again in white.  Lastly I did a drybrush with Fortress Grey over everything.

The leaves came from Shadow’s Edge Miniatures.  Took a long time, but they eventually arrived.

Oh, and the check pattern on the blades:  a yellow base, made 2mm marks along the blades, drew lines down the sides and back.  Marked lines down the sides, then filled in the boxes with black.  Not that difficult, if you have a steady hand…

The Lost Weekend

Tutoring 8
Skill 9
Idea 9
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Typically I only hobby on the weekends.  I got my second covid shot on Friday.  I spent all day Saturday on my back with side effects.  Starting to feel better on Sunday, then my HVAC takes a dump!  It’s 92 degrees in my house – that’s 33 C for you weird people!

Repentia

Tutoring 10
Skill 13
Idea 11
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Started blocking in colors.  Decided to try a check pattern for the eviscerators.  I must say, even though my eyes have gone to crap, I still have a relatively steady hand.

Repentia

Wash

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Skill 10
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Okay, I lied.  Here they are, but it’s anyone’s guess in what proportion…

Wash

Flesh

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Trying to get the most difficult things done first, and nothing is more difficult that skin.  Starting with the girls with the most skin: Repentia and Arco-flagellants.

I am not a good skin painter by any means, but I am doing what I know: Elf Flesh as a base coat, followed by a heavy drybrush of Pallid Flesh, then a wash of a combination of Secret Weapon washes (frankly I don’t which and in what preportion) and then a final light drybrush of white.   Not the most brilliant method, but it works and its quick!

Flesh

Basing Final

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Skill 8
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I know what you’re thinking – those bases look fine, but they are kind of dull.  Well, I have some secret sauce that I will be using at the very end…

Basing Final

Basing Continued

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Skill 9
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A heavy dry-brush of Codex Grey.  A lighter dry-brush of Fortress Grey. And a Nuln Oil wash.

Basing Base Coat

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Kind of a boring update, but essential.  Got the black base coat down for the bases.  The reason I am doing the bases first is because I will be hitting them with a heavy drybrush and I didn’t want that to get on the finished models.

Will need to touch these up a bit and fill in any little bits that the paint didn't get into before the drybrush. Will need to touch these up a bit and fill in any little bits that the paint didn't get into before the drybrush.

Primimg Day

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Krylon grey with a dusting of white.  This army looks big all laid out like that.  And that doesn’t include the vehicles…

Primimg Day

The Full Air Wing

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Skill 8
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All the bases done, all the jump packs on.

The Full Air Wing

Next weekend

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Skill 5
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PAINTING BEGINS!

HQ

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Nearly everything is up on bases now.  Just a few odds and ends.  Apparently there is a new heavy combat squad on the way from GW…  Will have to get that.

HQ

Zephyrim

Tutoring 7
Skill 8
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Perched on ruins.  I think this works better than flying stands or just leaving them on their original stumpy things.

Seraphim

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
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Got the Seraphim up on bases.  Used various bits from the old terrain kits for ruins.  Still need to get all their jump packs on.